Choose Swede Hill Vacation Homes for a Historic Holiday
Swede Hill is located in Downtown Austin, Texas. The neighborhood was first inhabited by Swedish immigrants who came to the area in large numbers in the 1870s. During this time, 67 Swedish families made their homes in the area first known as Svenska Kullen, or Swedish Hill. They built the first Swedish Methodist Church in Texas. Soon after, Swedish Methodists founded Texas Wesleyan College, located in the vicinity of Swede Hill. Urban development, including the construction of highways, shrunk the community, although Swede Hill vacation homes can be found in the area. The part of Swede Hill that remained was designated a historic district by the National Register of Historic Places. You can find Swede Hill lodging and Swede Hill vacation homes that will allow you to experience the area's history.
Eclectic Mix of People and Places
Today, Swede Hill is a vibrant community with unique architecture representative of the area's history. It also boasts newer contemporary architecture, Swede Hill vacation homes and an eclectic mix of residents. Young families, professionals, students and artists are all attracted to the area because of its neighborhood feel, local universities and urban offerings. Tourists are attracted to Swede Hill lodging because the neighborhood is centrally located near the state Capitol, Royal Stadium and the University of Texas.
Enjoy Swede Hill Amenities
Visitors to the area are just a short walk away from Downtown Austin and can enjoy art studio tours, city celebrations, historic landmarks and libraries. There is also a wonderful mix of restaurants offering many different culinary styles. Visitors can also enjoy Swede Hill Park, known for its magnificent centuries-old oak trees. Aside from the sprawling scenery, the park offers basketball and volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, soccer and baseball fields and party facilities. Austin vacation rentals give you many lodging options when traveling to the area.