Located just north of Downtown, Hancock is home to ambitious professionals, laid-back creative types, and University of Texas students. Getting around this residential neighborhood often involves walking, jogging, or biking to its local bars, cafes, and eateries renowned for their outdoor patios and intimate vibes. Hancock’s soothing atmosphere makes it seem far away from 6th Street’s noise, but jump on the interstate bordering this neighborhood and you’ll be Downtown before the band goes on break.
With its tree-lined streets and relative isolation within the city, Hancock maintains a peaceful atmosphere even at night and on the weekends. With a central golf course and a 24-hour gym easily
Hancock is also home to St. David’s Medical Center and Hancock golf course, as well as Eastwoods Park– a lovely 9-acre park complete with basketball and tennis courts, playground and splash pad for kids, picnic tables, BBQ pits, half a mile of hiking trails, and a multipurpose field. There is also a statue of Eeyore located here (the donkey from Winnie the Pooh). The statue commemorates the 1963 founding of an annual Austin festival of springtime and hippie-dom called, Eeyore’s Birthday (originally held in Eastwoods Park every April, but held in Pease Park since the mid-70s).
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