Hyde Park ~ Historic Austin

Hyde Park has one of the largest concentrations of historic homes in the City of Austin. Hyde Park is a historic within the boundaries of 38th Street, 51st Street, Guadalupe , Duval, and (north of 45th Street) Red River, and this community is over 100 years old. Platted in 1891 by the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Land and Town Co., Hyde Park was marketed under the direction of Monroe Martin Shipe as an affluent suburb featuring large, majestic residences. Completion of Shipe’s streetcar line in 1891 provided a reliable transportation connection to downtown from the relatively isolated area.

Shyde House & First built home in Hyde Park

Trees were planted, parkland established, lakes created and a theater pavilion erected to augment the pastoral quality of the area, which was marketed as the “fashionable part of the wealthiest and most aristocratic city in the land.” The first houses built in the neighborhood were stylistically pretentious examples of late 19th-century domestic architecture. Many of them, such as the Oliphant-Walker House at 3900 Avenue C, were built in the Queen Anne style by locally prominent citizens. – austinhydepark.org

Founded in 1974, the HydePark Neighborhood Association, or HPNA,  exists to foster and preserve the unique community, amenities, and historic character of Hyde Park.  For more details visit austinhydepark.org.

2009 saw strong movement in this neighborhood.  22 Listings were sold between January and December with an average price of $459,743.  The high sale saw reported at $839,000 and the low sale came in under $300k (and in much need of updating and maintenance.  The average square footage sale for 2009 came in at 1,832, and the high sale square footage was reported at 3,719.

Whether you’re curious or ready, have a quick question or need a personal consultation, contact The Nelson Project:  512.633.6643   hello@thenelsonproject.com

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