Hyde Park is a historic neighborhood in Central Austin, located north of The University of Texas. It is a wonderful example of what the word neighborhood really means, where neighbors relax on their front porches and you can walk to the local cafe.
Hyde Park was originally developed by Monroe Martin Shipe in 1891 as a streetcar suburb with a large artificial lake, but it has since become a densely populated area in the center of the city. Hyde Park is known for its beautiful and large tree-lined streets, great diversity, and is now home to small, local shops and restaurants. It has retained the sense of community that it had a century ago.
In 1892 sculptor Elisabet Ney built a small castle-style studio, named Formosa, in northwest Hyde Park. The studio is now the home of the Elisabet Ney Museum and a frequent stop on the annual neighborhood home tour.
In recent years, Hyde Park has been revitalized and with its proximity to U.T., it is a very sought-after community. It continues to exert a special appeal for its "fine streets and perfect shade," its mix of Texas Victorian homes and bungalows, and its front-porch friendliness.
LOCATION -- Hyde Park is located north of The University of Texas in Central Austin between 51st Street, 38th Street, Duval, Guadalupe, and Red River (north of 45th Street). The zip code is 78751.
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OUT & ABOUT
-- In the Hyde Park area, you will find Hyde Park Grill
, where the buttermilk-dipped fries are great, vegetarian fare at Mother's
, breakfast tacos at NeWorlDelil, Italian food at Asti's
as well as a large-scale shopping area, Hancock Shopping Center. Locals gather at Quack's Bakery
for coffee and pastries or Dolce Vita,
for gelato and a glass of grappa. The neighborhood has a Fresh Plus grocery store, local dry cleaner, and the Hyde Park Gym
. It is home to FronteraFest,
which is a five week celebration of theatre, plays and productions. Also in the neighborhood is Hancock Golf
, the oldest golf course in Texas.
Some historic locations:
Shadow Lawn Historic District
Elisabet Ney Museum
Colonel Monroe M. Shipe House
Frank M. and Annie G. Covert House
Peter and Clotilde Shipe Mansbendel House
The Mansbendel House is a
Registered Historic Place in Texas
LINKS & IMPORTANT NUMBERS
Hyde Park Neighborhood Association
Hyde Park Yahoo Group
Hyde Park Neighborhood Plan (PDF)
Hyde Park Historic District Guide
Electricity, water, and trash -- City of Austin
Cable -- Time Warner
Children in Hyde Park attend schools in the Austin Independent School District:
Lee Elementary School
Davis Elementary School
O. Henry Middle School
McCallum High School
Private School: Hyde Park Baptist School
DO YOU KNOW THE OLDEST GOLF COURSE IN TEXAS?
It is the Hancock Golf Course, located at 811 E. 41st Street in Hyde Park, Austin, TX. It was established in 1899. Now it is a 9 hole course with a challenging layout of hills and a creek that meanders through the course.
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