Residents of Bouldin Creek believe in preserving the links their town already maintains to the area's past. Most of the area's commercial activity is still controlled and owned by small business owners whom live locally and have a vested interest in Bouldin Creek. The area is named after the creek which cuts through the eclectic area.
Attractions include TownLake, South Congress, central location and family-friendly atmosphere. The neighborhood attracts a diverse group of people, and the largest employer is the Texas School for the Deaf. Another attraction is the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association, a board comprised of Bouldin Creek residents which handles neighborhood issues.
Bouldin Creek is served by Austin Independent School District. AISD has a large, diverse student body. 124 schools educate 86,000 students. 62% of the schools in the district received Exemplary or Recognized ratings, and 99% passed the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. Languages taught include American Sign Language, Chinese, Spanish, and Japanese. Schools include Becker,TravisHeights, Fulmore, Juan Diego and St. Ignatius.
Neighborhoods nearby Bouldin Creek include South River City, Zilker and Galindo. Home prices range from $150,000 to over $1,000,000. Lower priced options include bungalows both finished and needing finishing. The area is close to SoCo, so the shops and restaurants, like Magnolia Cafe, located there are usual favorites. Many of the most historic homes in the area were constructed in the 1920s.