Hyde Park Bar and Grill in Central Austin - photo by Bob Kelly
Hyde Park is a neighborhood in Central Austin, located just north of The University of Texas and listed in the National Register of Historic Places as Hyde Park Historic District.
In recent years, Hyde Park has been revitalized. As Austin has grown, Hyde Park's proximity to the University of Texas at Austin and downtown has made it popular with faculty, graduate students and young professionals as well as increasing the value of houses in this area. The median house price in Hyde Park is approximately $300K.
Hyde Park has many restaurants that are well known both locally and nationally. The image is of the Hyde Park Bar & Grill. It is home to 'The Fork'...Back in 1982, Corpus Christi native and UT alum Bick Brown was ready to open his own restaurant. He spotted a shockingly pink, rather run-down old house on Duval with a red & white Coca Cola sign out front that had once housed Armenâ€™s Aremenian Food. In time, the old homeâ€™s essential character was revealed, with a beautiful copper bar inside and dark ship-lap wood on the walls, ideal for setting off the work from area artists. The giant fork created an immediate landmark, and Hyde Park Bar & Grill opened September, 1982. Not long after, artist Dale Whistler began creating various art pieces and accouterments for the Fork, as can be seen today at the restaurant!
Central Austin, which also includes the exclusive Tarrytown area, is a great diverse area close in to downtown,. It offers a variety of homes for many tastes whether that is traditional or new homes, condominiums or lofts. Area residents include UT students and faculty, young professionals and families, empty nesters and retirees. All areas are close to UT, the business district, the downtown cultural attractions, Town Lake, parks and the entertainment area, to mention just a few!