Located in Central Austin next to the University of Texas, Hyde Park was marketed to the elite back in the 1890s as luxury Austin real estate. It wasn’t long, however, before ads began to describe the suburb as an ideal place for the “working man or woman” to invest. The architectural character then shifted to smaller frame houses and bungalows. Today, Hyde Park is a charming community of single-family homes, turn-of-the-century architecture, and tree-shaded streets. Neighbors are often seen relaxing on their front porches with cheese and fire-roasted coffee purchased from the artisan shops and cafes just down the street.