Welcome to Bouldin Creek
Where history becomes modern-day art
Bask in comfort as you indulge in one of the oldest neighborhoods and very first "suburbs" in all of Austin, Texas. Bouldin is a laid-back, quirky area with unbeatable skyline views and a significant historical foundation. The neighborhood is only a short distance from Downtown Austin and is home to a surplus of food trucks, tasty bites, shopping, and entertainment.
The residential scene in Bouldin Creek mixes modern-day remodels with the 1920s and 1930s-styled bungalows. As you explore the neighborhood, you may notice famous street art such as the "Greetings from Austin" and "You Belong Among the Wildflowers" murals. Keep an eye out, as quite a few well-known creations are scattered throughout the area.
What to Love
- Walkable community
- Skyline views
- Local boutiques and family-owned restaurants
- Quaint and cozy atmosphere
Austin, Texas, is known for being one of the most accessible cities in the nation, and the Bouldin Creek neighborhood lives up to those high expectations with ease. Much of the area is walkable, and getting around is relatively easy. From bike trails to public transit, parks, and gorgeous weather, the views make exploring all the more exciting, and the winding streets only add to the adventure.
Bouldin is considered an upscale residential area with a laid-back, friendly atmosphere. The neighborhood isn't too far from South Congress Avenue and features quite a few fine locations that ooze luxury while maintaining a sense of comfort and small-town charm.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Chasing right after the foodie's heart, Elizabeth Street Cafe
presents you with delightful French breakfast bites and authentic Vietnamese platters for lunch and dinner. The small restaurant bursts with charm and acts as the perfect backdrop for those who need to capture film memories.
Want to taste a staple meal in the neighborhood? Head on over to Terry Black's BBQ
for a state favorite. The legendary restaurant has been in business for four generations and combines market-style BBQ with homemade deliciousness. Terry Black's is the perfect place for tender, pit-smoked meats and serves large portions. The unique thing about the place is that they offer a delivery service for those backyard BBQ days when you feel like hosting friends and family. The meat comes prepared — all you have to do is cook it!
Start the day right with smoky roasted coffee at the Bouldin Creek Cafe
. This bohemian-style restaurant offers hearty meatless dishes and a fully vegan/vegetarian menu. The cafe is every artist and hipster's dream, providing a locally stocked bar and a monthly art show in a vintage-styled setting.
For fans of performance-based art, check out the Long Center
located right by Lady Bird Lake. The venue is the permanent home for Austin's Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera, and Ballet. It also brings in numerous musicians annually, providing various event stages.
Things to Do
Outdoor recreation is one of Bouldin's best feats. Whether you're into biking, hiking, or just want to get out and explore, locations like the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt
are the perfect setting. The trails are relatively easy and take minimal time to complete, which is excellent for a quick workout or moments when you're limited on time.
For those days when you want a little extra peacefulness while you enjoy some sunshine, pack a picnic and head on over to Butler Metro Park
. The recreational area is a modernized public parkland with stunning views of Austin. Winding walkable paths will guide you to the park's pond, a night-lit fountain, and much more.