Homes in the 78704

Life on the south side of the River

Lady Bird Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes running through any large city in the country. In Austin, it defines the separation between Downtown Austin and South Austin. The neighborhoods that define 78704 are numerous and in some areas eclectic. An artsy vibe continues to resonate in 78704, live music, shopping, and plenty of eateries line the main thoroughfares known as 1st St, Congress and Lamar Blvd. Wonderful schools are a draw, as is the proximity to the city’s gem known as Zilker Park…home to Austin City Limits Music Festival as well as countless other festivals held throughout the year.

About Zilker Elementary

Zilker Elementary is a K-5 elementary school located in South Austin in the neighborhood known as Zilker. It serves students from around South Austin including the neighborhoods of Barton Hills, Bouldin, Dawson, South Lamar, Galindo, and more. Along with the South Austin lifestyle, people desire to live next to Zilker Elementary because it is an exemplary school within the Austin ISD located near several city attractions and a wide range of real estate options.Ranked better than 93% of other Texas elementary schools ZIlker students regularly have high test scores and benefit from a healthy student teacher ratio of 14:1. Located in the heart of the Zilker neighborhood, Zilker elementary is surrounded by quaint and cozy homes. The school prides itself on having a very strong connection between teachers, students, and parents. Learn more about Zilker Elementary.

Zilker Neighborhood

Located south of Lady Bird Lake and west of South Lamar towards Robert E. Lee Drive, the Zilker neighborhood is highly sought after part of town. Sandwiched between Barton Hills, Bouldin, and South Lamar, Zilker features plenty of nooks and crannies where you can find quaint bungalows and remodels in a vibrant and eclectic neighborhoods. Zilker is a highly active real estate market, with as many as 65 listings available at any time. Because of the history of the neighborhood and the amount of redevelopment going on, it’s easy to find a home in any style you’re looking for, and in any price range. Homes in the area have an average list price in the $700s, but you can just as easily find home in the $200s as in the millions.

Barton Hills

Barton Hills is named so because it lines the rolling hills and valleys of the Barton Creek greenbelt in near west Austin. Comprising an area west from South Lamar to Highway 1, and stretching from Zilker Park to the intersection of Highway 360 and 290, Barton Hills is a vibrant neighborhood that features a wide variety of homes styles – from 50s style bungalows, to modern chic homes with skyline views. Because of its proximity to ZIlker Park, the Barton Creek Greenbelt, and Downtown Austin, people from all over Austin aspire to live in Barton Hills for the lifestyle it affords.


Funky, quaint, historic, and up and coming, the Bouldin neighborhood of South Austin is at the hub of the hustle bustle of South Congress and South First. As a historic neighborhood with lots of culture being pumped into the area, Bouldin is a very exciting place to live. Full of amazing amenities – the shopping and dining can’t be beat! – and close to some of Austin’s finest and most alluring attractions (SoCo shopping, Zilker Park, Downtown Austin, Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail) the neighborhood is priced accordingly with most homes averaging around the $700s. With ample remodels, you can also find luxury, modern builds in the millions. Bouldin is a very active market, so you’re able to find a variety of homes at any time.


Dawson is a small section of the larger South Congress area located between South Congress and South First from Oltorf Street to Ben White Blvd. Over the past couple decades the Dawson HOA has worked to improve the natural beauty of the area and reinforce the standards of the neighborhood, which is more of a laid back version of South Congress. Centered around Dawson Elementary, residents enjoy close access to great Austin locales, including SoCo the amazing shopping district just south of Downtown Austin. With a very active market, Dawson’s real estate profile straddles the road between South Austin luxury and historic bungalows, with a median home price in the $500s.

Additional Communities

There are several other neighborhoods located nearby Zilker Elementary School, including Galindo, South Lamar, Travis Heights, South Congress, Westgate, St. Edwards, and Riverside.


Zilker Elementary is surrounded by the beautiful neighborhoods of Zilker, Bouldin, Barton Hills and Travis Heights. Get to know homes for sale near Zilker Elementary here.