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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Zilker is a neighborhood in Austin, Texas with a population of 8,916. Zilker is in Travis County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Zilker offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Zilker there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Zilker and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Zilker are highly rated.
About Zilker...
Population
8,916

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$528,583
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,268
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Zilker Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    145
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    65.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    632.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,782.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    145
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$88,234
National
$55,322
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    44%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Zilker Reviews

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I love the community aspect of this neighborhood. The general vibe is really nice and accepting! Everyone who lives here, for the most part, loves to be outside and enjoys each other’s company. Close parks, a river, a spring, and tons of restaurants make this a great place to call home.
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I love living in Barton Hill neighborhood, as it's close to the city, but outside of the urban zone, so it still feels a bit like the burbs. The parks in this neighborhood are amazing, and the people are nice. I have moved away from this neighborhood, only to move back after about a year being gone. I haven't traveled much in the US, but this place is great compared neighborhoods in Houston, and San Antonio.