Named after Lewis Hancock, the mayor of Austin from 1895 to 1897, Hancock is located just east of historic Hyde Park and slightly northeast of the University of Texas. Like many of its neighbors, Hancock was largely developed following WWII with veterans utilizing the GI bill, but also has its share of historic homes and even some new construction. Perhaps the single most pivotal development in Hancock came when Hancock Shopping Center, Austin’s first mall, was built in 1963. It was only about 1/3 the size of present day malls and had no roof. But, it was far ahead of its time. It was subsequently redeveloped to include one of the biggest HEB’s in the area and now is home to 24 Hour Fitness and several other restaurants and retailers. Hancock residents take pride in the diversity of the neighborhood which makes it a very close knit community. If you’re looking for Central Austin living with easy access to 35, Hancock is a great place to start your search. Scroll Down to Read our Hancock Neighborhood Guide
Hancock Homes for Sale
Hancock Austin Neighborhood Map
Hancock is bordered by East 45th Street to the north, Hwy 35 to the east, 32nd Street to the south and Duval Street to the west. Explore other Central Austin neighborhoods.
Hancock Zip Codes
The zip codes for Central Austin’s Hancock neighborhood are:
Many of the homes in Central Austin’s Hancock neighborhood were built in the 1910s and 1920s as one of the more upscale suburbs in Austin. As the city has grown, Hancock is now considered one of Central Austin’s neighborhoods. Being just blocks from the University of Texas, its condos and apartments, which are interspersed between the older Craftsman style bungalows, are home to many of the schools 30,000+ students. You’re also seeing some new construction on both undeveloped lots and lots that were once home to small, tear downs.
Pictures of Hancock Homes
Average Hancock Home
An average home in Central Austin’s Hancock neighborhood has the following profile:
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 1,500 sq ft
Hancock Sold Data – What Hancock Homes Actually Sold For
What sold recently in Hancock and for how much? Where can I find pictures of homes that actually sold? How many days does it take to sell a home in Hancock? How many homes are currently for sale in Hancock? What’s the median sold price in Hancock? What does the 90 day historic market trend look like in Hancock? How’s the Hancock market trending?
All of these questions (and more!) can be answered on our Hancock Sold Data Report.
Children who live in Central Austin’s Hancock neighborhood are served by the Austin ISD and will likely attend the following schools:
- Ridgetop Elementary School – 9/10
- Lamar Middle School – 7/10
- McCallum High School – 7/10
School ratings reflect Great Schools ratings as of August 2018. Ratings are subject to change at any time. Please verify ratings and boundaries with the school district.
Golf in Hancock
The Hancock Golf Course, which is the oldest golf course in Texas, is a very playable but challenging 9 hole course. The Course has several hills and Waller Creek meanders throughout the course.
Things to Do in Hancock
The Hancock Neighborhood is in close proximity to everything that is Austin. Near by the University, Downtown, easy access to 35 and being adjacent to some of the most popular neighborhoods in Austin make Hancock a hidden gem. The Hancock Shopping Center is located in the northeast corner of the neighborhood. Shops include HEB, Sears, Radio Shack, Bath and Body Works, Rack Room Shoes plus many others. Eastwoods Park is a 9 acre park located just south of the Hancock Neighborhood. Because of it’s location, it is a place that a lot of UT students go to study or relax after class. The park has barbecue pits, basketball courts, multipurpose fields and a wading pool for the young ones.
Places to Eat in Hancock
Freebirds World Burrito
is a fast casual Mexican restaurant with giant burritos and other Mexican dishes such as, tacos, nachos, salads and quesadillas. Mother’s Cafe and Garden is located on Duval Street and just recently re-opened after a fire. Mother’s have soup, salads, sandwiches, Enchiladas and they have Weekend Brunch. Pok-E-Joes Smokehouse has been in Austin for over 30 years and lay claim to having some of the best Barbecue in Austin. Pei Wei is a casual Asian Diner that services Asian dishes from 5 Asian Cultures (China, Korean, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam). They use fresh ingredients and each dish is wok seared to order.
Coffee in Hancock
It’s a Grind Coffeehouse is a growing chain coffee house and is emerging as one of the world’s foremost coffee shop. The Grind’s goal is to serve the world’s best coffee in an environment that is appealing and captivating.
Where to Work Out – Gyms Near Hancock
The 24 Hour Fitness is located in Hancock Shopping Center. 24 hour fitness offers top of the line equipment and a endless amount of group classes. They also have a kid’s club to watch the little ones while you work out.
Central Austin Realtor Specializing in Hancock
Raymond Stoklosa and Rebecca Stoklosa are Central Austin Realtors specializing in Hancock homes. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Hancock, Raymond and Rebecca know the area well and have the experience and tools necessary to make your next real estate transaction stress free. For more info about who we are and how we work, check out Buying a Home in Hancock and Selling a Home in Hancock.