Predominantly single-family homes, Bryker Woods is an older, established neighborhood composed of smaller homes in great condition. It is convenient to almost all parts of Austin, being minutes away from key highways, and within a few minutes of downtown, uptown, and shopping. The neighborhood boasts unique bungalows that the neighbors are trying to protect. Initially developed in the 1930’s, many of the homes are being renovated and preserved giving the area a charm that qualifies it for the Old West Austin Historic District. The area has large, mature tress that line the street and provide shade, and the eastern border of the neighborhood is Shoal Creek, with a hiking and biking trail that lead to Pease Park. This is a ‘must see’ neighborhood if you are looking for historic charm and family friendly!
Spotlight: Pease Park
Pease Park has a rich history dating back almost 11,400 years ago when Central Texas was settled by Native Americans! The Shoal Creek Valley attracted the Native Americans that would winter in Texas, and as settlers moved into the area, they also found this site to be increasingly attractive. Pease Park is host to the 24th Street Bridge built in 1928 to bring potential buyers to the new neighborhoods, and the park hosts a much-loved Austin tradition called ‘Eeyore’s Birthday Party’ that continues today! Multiple events are held at the park throughout the year like ‘movies in the park’, and the park also has wonderful amenities like a splash pad for families and children during the hot Texas summers!
PEASE PARK WEBSITE: http://peasepark.org/about/park-history
Bryker Woods Neighborhood Map