Just north of the UT, historic Hyde Park is authentically Austin. Independent shops thrive here, including Quack’s, Dolce Vita, and Flightpath. Texas’ oldest golf course, the 9-hole Hancock Golf Course, is a focal point of this centrally located neighborhood. So is past resident and 19th-century sculptress, Elisabet Ney’s studio. Mother’s and Hyde Park Bar and Grill are among the local favorites for a good meal and are easy walks for residents. This neighborhood was built in the 1890s and some of the homes are designated historic landmarks. Many of the bungalows, popular with longtime residents and college students alike, were built in the 1920s and 1930s and radiate with a character that draws people into the calm and inspired place that is Hyde Park.