Why We Build in Bryker Woods
When Willie Nelson sang “Texas has beauty to spare,” he may very well have been talking about Bryker Woods. As one of the neighborhoods of the Old West Austin Historic District, Bryker Woods has an undeniably genteel charm that makes it easy to forget you’re so close to the bustling city center. The serenity you’ll find here — from the majestic oak trees lining the streets to the vibrant greenery of Shoal Creek just steps away — make this charming neighborhood a welcoming place to lay your Austin roots.
And yet, despite its laid-back appeal, Bryker Woods is also close to everything you could want from city life. Nestled between Mopac to the west and North Lamar Blvd. to the east, Windsor Rd. to the south and 35th St. to the north, this little enclave has downtown proximity as well as plenty of casual and upscale dining and locally owned boutiques throughout its walkable streets.
Plus, with excellent schools and a strong sense of community, Bryker Woods is an ideal place for those who want a nurturing and supportive environment, especially for growing families.
If you’ve been searching for your own little slice of paradise with everything in easy reach, Bryker Woods welcomes you home.
Life in Bryker Woods
Bryker Woods was established between the 1930s and 1950s, and many of the original one-story cottage homes still stand among the newer, more modern single-family homes that dominate the area today. The neighborhood is a mix of young and older families, and it’s known for its active and supportive community spirit. It tends to have high voter turnout and an active neighborhood association — so don’t be surprised to see fun and diverse neighborhood-sponsored events throughout the year!
Bryker Woods maintains its historic charm while also offering must-have city benefits such as:
- A quick commute. No matter where you work, the centrally located Bryker Woods offers a quick commute to all corners of Austin, with the downtown business district and the UT campus being just minutes away. If you’re a freelancer, you’ll be able to sip and work from any one of its many coffee shops and cafes. Families with kids will be happy to know that the esteemed Bryker Woods Elementary is just around the corner.
- Abundant green. If a nature-friendly neighborhood is one of your must-haves, you can’t go wrong here. Take a stroll to Bailey Park to fly kites or enjoy a picnic with the family. For jogs and leisurely hikes, the Shoal Creek Greenbelt offers miles of shaded trails. And golfers can tee off at their choice of two different neighborhood golf courses.
- Plenty of fun. Even though you’re minutes away from downtown, there’s enough neighborhood fun to keep you busy that you might not even want to leave. Foodies flock to a bevvy of casual and date-night-worthy cafes and dining spots, including local favorites Tiny Boxwoods and Olive & June. Bryker Woods is also home to plenty of one-of-a-kind local shops and activities, such as Breed & Company for gifts and housewares, and Fiddler’s Green Music Shop.
Our Bryker Woods Homes
Here at Paradisa Homes, homebuilding is our passion. We’re Austin home builders who create timelessly modern homes that you’ll love for a lifetime. Our home floor plans feature a classic yet contemporary style that’s perfectly suited to the Bryker Woods neighborhood. With high ceilings, open-floor layouts, and plenty of natural light, your new home will be as aesthetically stunning as it is functional.
Want to learn more about building in the Bryker Woods neighborhood? Contact us today and our team will get started in helping you find your new forever home.