A refined residential neighborhood minutes away from Downtown.

Located just north of Downtown, Hancock is home to ambitious professionals, laid-back creative types, and University of Texas students. Getting around this residential neighborhood often involves walking, jogging, or biking to its local bars, cafes, and eateries renowned for their outdoor patios and intimate vibes. Hancock’s soothing atmosphere makes it seem far away from 6th Street’s noise, but jump on the interstate bordering this neighborhood and you’ll be Downtown before the band goes on break.

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Hancock is bordered by Hyde Park, North Loop, Upper Boggy Creek, Mueller, Windsor Park, and University of Texas

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Easy

Bergstrom International Airport: 21 minutes by cab
Downtown: 9 minutes by car
Zilker Park: 14 minutes by car

Easygoing Eccentricity North of Downtown

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Hancock may seem reserved compared to many of Austin's unbridledly expressive neighborhoods, but don't let its residential serenity deceive you.

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This just-north-of-Downtown area showcases the same eclectic edge as its endlessly-energetic southern neighbor.

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Hancock just happens to be a little less loud about it.

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Good grub, gear-minded repair shops, and student-centric stores fill this calm neighborhood.

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Hey, remember video stores?

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You'll find one of those in Hancock, too.

The neighborhood is very safe,  and a really lovely place to walk or bike around."

Residential Calm In Wholesome Hancock

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Hancock's artistically imaginative shops quietly transform into bucolic neighborhood homes.

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Lush front yards, lush backyards, and lush side yards characterize Hancock's residential inclinations.

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Hancock's residents relish big sky and, in this neighborhood, it's easy to enjoy the expansive blue backdrop.

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Hancock Golf Course is Texas' oldest golf course.

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Nine holes of pristinely manicured fairways await your next lunch break.

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Tee time.


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