This month, we will be exploring the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood of Austin, Texas. This neighborhood, located just South of downtown and Lady Bird Lake, is a vibrant, eclectic area with a mix of old early 20th Century bungalows and Modern rebuilds. The area is bordered by Barton Springs Road to the North, South Congress to the East, Oltorf to the South, and the railroad tracks that run parallel to Lamar Boulevard to the West. The area gets its name from Bouldin Creek, which runs through the heart of the neighborhood.
Bouldin Creek first began to take shape in the 1920’s and 30’s and was mostly settled by African American residents looking for more affordable housing. The area’s homes were priced lower because of the threat of flooding in the area before the Colorado River was dammed. A vibrant Hispanic Community began to grow in the area in the 1940’s and their influence is still felt today in the family-owned Mexican Restaurants and Bakeries that dot the landscape of Bouldin.
Bouldin Creek is popular with Austinites who want to be in biking distance of work downtown and walking distance of the many restaurants and shops along South First Street, Lamar and South Congress. Residents can even walk to events at Auditorium Shores, Butler Park, the Palmer Events Center and Long Center. Bouldinites also enjoy the colorful mix of Taquerias, Food Trailers, gourmet restaurants, and shops selling everything from vintage clothes to cupcakes that line the thoroughfares of the area. All this while dwelling on lush, quiet, tree-lined streets.
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