Upper Boggy Creek

This casual East Austin neighborhood advocates laid-back living in a homey atmosphere.

Upper Boggy Creek offers a tame alternative to University of Texas, its neighbor across the interstate. Instead of throwing all-night parties, this East Austin neighborhood is more likely to host backyard barbeques or picnics at its local park. Upper Boggy Creek may be a casual residential respite, but it boasts plenty of delicious eateries and unpretentious music venues of its own while remaining close to Downtown—6th Street is just a short drive away.

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On the Map

Upper Boggy Creek is bordered by Rosewood, Hancock, Mueller, University of Texas, East Downtown, and MLK & 183

Bergstrom International Airport: 19 minutes by cab
Downtown: 11 minutes by car
Zilker Park: 15 minutes by car

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Easy

Unpretentiously Whimsical In Central Austin

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Upper Boggy Creek's endearing unpretentiousness attracts generations of families, aspiring artists, and students from nearby University of Texas to its shady lanes and bright porch fronts.

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A childlike mystique permeates this primarily residential neighborhood.

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Its everyday amenities saturate the neighborhood with kaleidoscopic light.

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Urban gardens sprout up in many of Upper Boggy Creek's back yards, front yards, and side yards.

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Upper Boggy Creek is more whimsy than propriety.

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Residents like it that way.

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Conventionally unconventional, the neighborhood wins the affections of its inhabitants year after year.

Upper Boggy Creek's Cafe Culture

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Upper Boggy Creek enchants by its eccentricity.

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Just across the interstate from the University of Texas, the neighborhood's cafes, coffee shops, and casual bars invite students and residents to engage their creativity.

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Game nights, open mics, and poetry readings are popular pursuits in Upper Boggy Creek's warmly-lit bars and evening hang-outs.

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Go ahead, you got this.

Only Organic In Upper Boggy Creek

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In Upper Boggy Creek, hyper-localism is the way of life.

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Fresh from nearby farms, local produce and local proteins await you.

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Here, tea is sweetened with organic nectar rather than processed syrups.

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Here, cupcakes aren't made with machines.

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Cupcakes are made with love.

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Yes, thank you.

Inviting Dining Spaces In Upper Boggy Creek

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In this creatively inspired neighborhood, old homes transform into new bars and restaurants.

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It's easy to feel at ease when your restaurant's picnic table feels like your own family's dining table.

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Order at the window.

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Pick your bench.

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Invite the night to join you.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Mandy Harris

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Austin native Mandy Harris started framing picturesque settings when she was just nine. Though she’s enjoyed photographing the Colorado Rocky Mountains and beaches of Mexico, she’s found her greatest joy capturing interior and exterior design. She divides her time between Airbnb and AL Collective, an Austin-based wedding and portrait studio. Thanks to the Neighborhoods Project, Mandy explored her hometown in a new light.