Hyde Park, where I make my home, is a historic neighborhood in Central Austin- located just north of The University of Texas and directly east of the beautiful State Hospital grounds. The neighborhood was originally developed by Monroe Martin Shipe in 1891 as a streetcar suburb with a large artificial lake, but it has since become one of the most densely populated areas in the city's urban core. While the lake was filled in long ago, Hyde Park is still known for its beautiful tree-canopied streets and its great diversity of residents, buildings and land uses. It is now home to small, local shops serving everything from buttermilk-dipped fries at Hyde Park Bar and Grill to vegetarian fare at Mother's as well as two independent groceries, Fresh Plus and Avenue B Deli, left over from yesteryear. Surrounding neighborhoods include The Highlands and Hancock Neighborhoods. $250+ /s.f.