Moving to Austin? Interested in downtown life but not necessarily wanting to be in the eye of the storm? Swede Hill represents all that can be in downtown Austin living while maintaining the pride and importance of a historic area. South of MLK and running alongside IH35, Swede Hill wraps around the historic Oakwood Cemetery. What used to be a sprawling haven for early Swedish settlers to the area has now been bounded by urban development. What remains has now been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Access to downtown, University of Texas at Austin, University Medical Center at Brackenridge and the Capitol complex and government district make Swede Hill an ideal location for students, medical professionals, civil servants, young families, and lifetimes residents alike.
Green Energy Star homes, distinct architecture, and antique materials crafted alongside some of the finest building materials available come standard in new homes built for charm in Swede Hill. Mixed use developments, hip urban boutiques, and loft-style living sit side by side with up-and-coming properties needing some refurbishing and TLC. Just South of Swede Hill in East Cesar Chavez find the unique style and garden offerings of Big Red Sun. A small jump over IH35 and you will find Waterloo Park with its host of yearly events and festivals, Brick Oven Restaurant, and Scholtz Garden (The “Oldest Business in Texas”), some of the classic venues that make Austin a great place to call home.
Neighborhood Website OCEAN and www.swedehill.org
“Swede Hill Row” (a row of homes on Waller Street personifying the trend in Swede Hill towards updating the area while maintaining the historical feel); Brick Oven Restaurant, Good Soil Community Garden & Blackland Learning Garden, Big Red Sun Design & Construction, MODE fashion boutique, University Medical Center at Brackenridge/Seton, UT Austin, Capitol Complex and government district, George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center, Texas Music Museum
Kealing Park & Pool
Willie Mae Kirk Branch
Blackshear Elementary School
Campbell Elementary School
Jr. High School
Kealing Middle School
McCallum High School
Check with AISD to confirm the school your child would attend
“Buyer and selling a house can be very stressful experience, but Outlaw Realty, and especially agent Grant Whittenberger, made the process smooth and enjoyable. We were especially impressed with Grant’s ability to negotiate with the buyer’s agent on the inspection of the house we were selling. Grant was extremely attentive and responsive, as well as friendly and generally pleasant to work with. We would recommend Outlaw Realty to anyone buying and selling a house.” - Mandy & Kyle K.