Tucked between Airport Blvd and IH-35 in North Central Austin, Ridgetop is one of the few Central Austin neighborhoods that post a reasonable price tag. Just North of Hyde Park, Ridgetop residents have easy access to all of the Central Austin amenities and UT. A fairly small geographical area, Ridgetop has all residents would look for – restaurants, shopping, gym, golf and transportation. Scroll Down to Read our Ridgetop Neighborhood Guide.
Ridgetop Homes for Sale
Ridgetop Neighborhood Map
Ridgetop is bordered by Red River St and Airport Blvd to the west, E Koenig Lane to the North, IH-35 to the east and 45th St to the South. Explore other Central Austin neighborhoods in our Central Austin Neighborhood Guide. Scroll down to continue reading our Ridgetop neighborhood guide.
Ridgetop Zip Code
The zip code in Central Austin’s Ridgetop neighborhood is 78751.
Most homes in Central Austin’s Ridgetop neighborhood were built in the 1940s and 1950s. The Ridgetop neighborhood is known for its diversity.
Ridgetop Home Tour
Average Ridgetop Homes
The average home in Central Austin’s Ridgetop neighborhood has the following profile:
- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 1,200 sq ft
Ridgetop Property Tax Rate
The property tax rate in Central Austin’s Ridgetop neighborhood is 1.9749% as of the 2022 tax year, down from 2.1767% as of the 2021 tax year.
Children who live in Central Austin’s Ridgetop neighborhood are served by the Austin ISD and will likely attend the following schools:
- Ridgetop Elementary - 7/10
- Lamar Middle - 6/10
- McCallum High - 7/10
School ratings reflect Great Schools ratings as of September 2023. Ratings are subject to change at any time. Please verify ratings and boundaries with the school district.
Ridgetop Sold Data – What Ridgetop Homes Actually Sold For
What sold recently in Ridgetop 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 Ridgetop? How many homes are currently for sale in Ridgetop? What’s the median sold price in Ridgetop? What does the 90 day historic market trend look like in Ridgetop? How’s the Ridgetop market trending?
All of these questions (and more!) can be answered on our Ridgetop Sold Data Report.
Golf in Ridgetop
A nine hole public course, Hancock Public Golf Courseis reasonably priced and doesn’t require huge monthly fees to play there. Its easy to get a tee time and a decent golf course. Just south of the neighborhood, Hancock is where many Ridgetop residents play.
Things to Do in Ridgetop
Ridgetop is home to the Coldtowne Theater – Austin’s only center for improv and sketch comedy training. Your admission to the classes will also get you into the shows. They also host corporate team building exercises.
Yoga in the Park at Shipe Park
Just east of Ridgetop, you’ll find Shipe Park, one of Austin’s many public parks. Every Wednesday at 7pm (provided the temperature is at least 60 degrees and not extremely hot either) you’ll find Yoga in the Park. For a suggested donation of $10/class, you’ll get a full yoga class in a cool outdoor setting.
Places to Eat in Ridgetop
Ridgetop residents don’t have to travel far for good pizza. House Pizzeria, located right in the middle of Ridgetop, serves authentic neapolitan style pizza. They’ve developed about 10 different topping combinations on their 12” pizzas. Try a few different pizzas with friends, or split a pizza and salad. Either way you’ll be happy you came.
Taqueria La Canaria
If you live in Ridgetop and like Mexican style street tacos, you need to try the carne guisada tacos at Taqueria La Canaria. It’s in the yellow truck at the corner of 51st and Airport.
Breakfast for under $1? Yes, its still possible at one of Ridgetop’s local restaurants, Tamale House. There are 17 different two ingredient breakfast tacos to choose from.
Another Ridgetop favorite, Burger Tex executes burgers and fries perfectly. With homemade wheat buns, 100% USDA chuck, and 3 different sized patties you can’t go wrong. They also have a ton of other choices including fish, chicken and steak. Definitely worth a stop.
Texas Land and Catttle Steak House
Great place to go when you want steak but don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for it. Meals come with a salad and a side and are all priced below $20. Just east of Ridgetop over IH-35, Texas Land and Cattle should be a regular stop. Scroll down to continue reading our Ridgetop neighborhood guide.
Coffee in Ridgetop
If you’re looking for a great place to study, get some work done or just enjoy some peace and quiet, try the back section of Flightpath Coffeehouse, just a few blocks east of Ridgetop. Parking can be problematic during busy times, but if you check the back of the building or surrounding streets you can usually find something. Their tables and chairs are comfortable and coffee is pretty good.
Epoch is a must go for night owls since its open 24 hours. A mile or so east of Ridgetop, residents like the dog friendly patio, free wifi, selection of teas and desserts. Residents aren’t fans of the bathrooms so go before you go.
Where to Work Out – Gyms Near Ridgetop
24 Hour Fitness
Located in Hancock Center, just South of Ridgetop, 24 Hour Fitness is a nationally owned chain of gyms. If you’re looking for a more modern gym with group classes, a kids club and pool, 24 Hour Fitness may be more your style.
When it’s not blazing hot outside – or if you’re a lifetime Austinite used to the heat – Ridgetop residents can enjoy the basketball and tennis courts for public use at Shipe Park.
Eastside Balance Pilates Studio
Ridgetop residents looking for a different types of workout head to Eastside Balnace Pilates studio located in Ridgetop. They have classes for beginners, intermediates and advanced levels. They limit their classes to just a few students, so you’re able to take advantage of the personal attention and advance faster. If you know 4 or more people who want to take the classes with you, their price is even lower. Thanks for reading our Ridgetop neighborhood guide.
Central Austin Realtor Specializing in Ridgetop
Rebecca Jacks and Raymond Stoklosa are Central Austin Realtors specializing in Ridgetop homes. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Ridgetop, Rebecca and Raymond 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 Ridgetop and Selling a Home in Ridgetop.