BOULDIN CREEK

78704

Bordered by South Congress, living in this delightfully diverse community means you can walk to some of Austin's best restaurants, shops, and activities.

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Location

This neighborhood is bordered by Lady Bird Lake on the north, the Union Pacific Railroad Tracks (South Lamar) on the west, Oltorf Street on the south, and South Congress Avenue on the east.

Homes in Bouldin Creek

While the original neighborhood included some historic estates, like the Green Pastures Restaurant, the bulk of the remaining homes are 1920s and 1930s bungalows.  These days many of those homes are being restored or replaced with new construction.  

About the Bouldin Creek neighborhood

Bouldin Creek households enjoy quick access to downtown Austin and the activities along South Congress.  This compact neighborhood includes tree-lined streets with round-abouts, and you’ll often find homeowners cycling or walking dogs through the neighborhood.  Bouldin Creek is a great example of the “keep Austin weird” philosophy, as it’s not uncommon to see colorful houses accented with unique landscaping along with the periodic vegetable garden or rainwater collection tank.  

Bouldin’s most famous landmarks include Auditorium Shores, the Long Center for the Performing Arts, and the Palmer Community Events Center. The 65 acre Texas School for the Deaf is also located in this neighborhood.

History of the neighborhood

Bouldin Creek dates to the turn of the century when prices were cheap because of frequent flooding from the Colorado River.  Most of the neighborhood’s growth occurred in the 1920s and 1930s.

Our favorite places in Bouldin Creek

  • The Long Center – for fabulous performances and amazing city views
  • Polvos – Mexican food and margaritas   
  • Magnolia Cafe -- a staple since our UT days

Public schools in Bouldin Creek 

Out and about in Bouldin Creek 

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