The neighborhood of Bryker Woods is bordered by the MoPac Expressway, Preston Ave, and West 35th Street. As some areas have become more developed, residents of Bryker Woods became more invested maintaining the history of their community. As a result many residents are involved in community actions including ensuring developers follow zoning laws.
Bryker Woods is also located in close proximity to downtown Austin, the Capitol, the University of Texas and shopping on 35th Street. The Shoal Creek greenbelt is also located in Bryker Woods, enhancing the outdoor involvement in the community, along with regular walking and bicycling. In fact lot size in Bryker Woods is purposely made smaller to spur interaction between residents.
Most of the homes in Bryker Woods are older, smaller homes in good condition. In fact, the area is listed with the Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. Elements of the style of the homes include large mature trees, garages placed behind homes, open front yards, inviting front porches and modest homes sizes. Residents consider their community spirit one of the area's chief assets.