Welcome to Zilker!

Cosmopolitan, dynamic, laidback and full of things to see and do.

Community overview

Zilker is a neighborhood in south central Austin conveniently located south of Lady Bird Lake between MoPac Expy and I-35. Its population is approximately 6,329 with a median age of 36.9 years.  

With A+ amenities and schools, Zilker is one of the most desirable areas to live in Austin. You’ll find plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance and abundant greenspaces and beautiful parks to the west. With a hopping downtown just minutes north, Zilker residents can take full advantage of the most incredible live music in the world seven days a week.



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The neighborhood

Zilker got its name from Austin’s most beloved park – Zilker Park. If you love live music and food trucks, look no further because this area is home to world-renowned music festivals throughout the year including Austin City Limits and South by Southwest. 

Some of Austin’s best-known restaurants and plenty of shopping are also in Zilker.

It’s a family-friendly neighborhood with easy access to open spaces and quality schools. The population is diverse in age, ranging from students and single young professionals to families and seniors.

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The sights

With something to suit most everyone, there is so much to see and do in Zilker! For those who enjoy the great outdoors, there’s Zilker Park, the Barton Creek Greenbelt and the hike and bike trail around Lady Bird Lake. 

Want a peaceful stroll in a lush, shady garden? Zilker Botanical Garden is located on 26 beautiful acres nestled within Zilker Metropolitan Park and is often called “the jewel in the heart of Austin.”

For art enthusiasts, the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum exhibits the work of Charles Umlauf and other contemporary sculptors in a natural setting.  


Barton Springs Pool is the perfect place to cool off during the hot summer months. It’s a 1,000-foot-long natural limestone pool that’s fed by several underground springs. Locals love coming here with their dogs to swim, play and chill out seven days a week.

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