Bouldin Creek

Bouldin Creek mixes artistic edginess with convenient Downtown proximity.

Bouldin Creek’s bright storefronts and eccentric art galleries garner this funky neighborhood its must-see status. Located directly across Lady Bird Lake from Downtown, Bouldin Creek blends central city convenience with edgy entertainment. This eclectic neighborhood’s tattoo parlors, second hand shops, and traveling food trucks only add to its cool-as-a-cucumber reputation.

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On the Map

Bouldin Creek is bordered by South First, Dawson, South Congress, Galindo, Old West Austin, Travis Heights, St. Edwards, Zilker, South Lamar, and Downtown

  • Public transit is Difficult
  • Having a car is Easy

Bergstrom International Airport: 19 minutes by cab or 60 minutes by bus
Zilker Park: 6 minutes by car or 25 minutes by bus
Downtown: 6 minutes by car or 22 minutes by bus
SoCo: 10 minute walk

A Nearly Central Neighborhood With a Friendly Edge

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Being removed from Downtown has its advantages.

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Bouldin Creek's nearly-central location allows it to live like a neighborhood on the fringe.

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In Bouldin Creek, life on the fringe means bold expression.

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Personal automotive repair shops in an era of corporate chains. Scrawls on the sides of boldly colored buildings. Cobblers and bootmen in a world of mass production.

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In Bouldin Creek, tattoo parlors, taco stands, and Texas Custom Boots run against the grain.

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In Bouldin Creek, creative sass and hand-crafted edginess abide by Austin's gold-standard of artful eclecticism.

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In Bouldin Creek, your Sunday morning begins with Mexican brunch and a margarita.

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...a great neighborhood with interesting homes and cottages, and easy access to everything—near Lamar Street, Zilker Gardens, SoCo, and just across the river from downtown."

Kate

Visited in 2011

Bouldin Creek's Eclectic Spirit

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Bouldin Creek's artists imbue past relics with contemporary craftsmanship.

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In this neighborhood, expression lives somewhere between Texan mystique and historical intrigue.

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Artists like Roadhouse Relics' Todd Sanders commemorate ephemera at their galleries, showrooms, and workshops.

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They nod to nostalgia.

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They expertly transform retro materials into modern works.

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They collect treasure.

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In Bouldin Creek, clutter isn't a concept.

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It's an artform.

Bouldin Creek's Bold Flavors

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Like many of Austin's mobile-food movement neighborhoods, Bouldin Creek's trailer parks are the tastiest destinations around.

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Torchy's Tacos has risen in the ranks of Austin legends. Visit its original incarnation in Bouldin Creek.

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Most establishments are BYOB, so grab Texas' favorite tall can and take your seat at the table.

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Make sure you stay awhile.

Photography

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I'm a photographer & designer living in Chicago, IL. I'm passionate about cultivating a culture of well-lived life through authentic community. When I'm not creating, you can find me: exploring new cities, drinking massive amounts of coffee, digging through vintage shops, enjoying the latest restaurants, and spending time with loved ones.

Nathan Michael

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