About Bryker Woods
Bryker Woods is a great older community in north central Austin. The area runs along North Lamar between 35th Street and Westover Road. It’s such a convenient area, located just south of downtown Austin and University of Texas, Bryker Woods has much to offer those looking to live in a central community. Some of Austin’s great hot spots call Bryker Woods home. A favorite aspect to this neighborhood is the close proximity to great retail along North Lamar and 35th street.
Bryker Woods Parks and Amenities
There are some great amenities in this area, including Seiders Springs Park and Bailey Park, located off Shoal Creek Blvd and running parallel to North Lamar towards downtown. The parks act as a buffer for some great hike and bike trails and each area is connected with historic bridges. On most days you can see people at the park doing yoga, enjoying the trails, playing frisbee golf or cycling through. Other amenities nearby are the original Kerbey Lane restaurant, Central Market grocery and cafe, the Hospital District, and St. Edward’s Episcopal School. The medical center has become a large aspect of this neighborhood and an iconic landmark for the area.
In the 1970s Bryker Woods joined the West Austin Neighborhood Group (WANG). WANG serves to preserve and promote the parks and amenities of the West Austin area.
Bryker Woods Homes
The homes in Bryker Woods encompass a large variety of styles and ages. Homes in this area date back to the early 40s and span various decades. Many of the older homes have been remodeled or rebuilt to accommodate the modern buyer. Some homes have been removed and rebuilt and though some residents support this movement, some are very opposed to the change. Either way the variety of housing is outstanding; there are small cottage bungalows, mid-century modern homes, modern contemporary homes and grand estate homes. The neighborhoods are characterized by lush landscaping and tree-lined streets.