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Located in South Austin, the neighborhood of Zilker attracts folks who crave some nature alongside their cityscape. You can observe the Downtown skyline from most viewpoints in Zilker, but you’ll only glimpse it through the greenery. Whether picnicking in Zilker Park, kayaking on Lady Bird Lake, jumping into the cool waters of Barton Springs, or hiking through the Greenbelt trail, outdoor enthusiasts here enjoy a variety of activities that citydwellers typically must venture outside the city to find.
It’s not only Zilker residents who love it here, however — Zilker is by far one of the most popular spots in the entire city for locals in-the-know to meet up. In addition to the neighborhood’s natural treasures, its classic dive bars and high-end restaurants also offer plenty of indoor fun for Austinites from all over the city. While gentrification led to rapid growth in recent years, it still preserves enough of the “Keep Austin Weird” spirit to feel authentic, despite the population influx.