Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages:
Notable locations in zip code 78705: Hal C Weaver Power Plant (A), Saint David's Rehabilitation Center (B), Goodall Wooten House (C), J Frank Dobie House (D), John M and Ula H Payne House (E), Andrews Dormitory (F), Austin Fire Station Number 3 (G), Batts Hall (H), Beauford H Jester Center (I), Behnken Hall (J), Benedict Hall (K), Bernard and Audre Rapoport Building(L), Beto Academic Center (M), Blanton Dormitory (N), Bokenkamp Student Center (O), Brackenridge Hall Dormitory (P), Calhoun Hall (Q), Carothers Dormitory (R), Connally Center for Justice (S), E P Schoch Building (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Shopping Center: Central Park Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map
Churches in zip code 78705 include: University Baptist Church (A), Saint Austins Catholic Church (B), University Lutheran Church (C), First English Lutheran Church (D), Redeemer Presbyterian Church (E), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (F), Hill Country Bible Church (G), Hubbard Dianetics Foundation (H), Intervarsity Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in zip code 78705 include: Eastwoods Park (1), Pease Park (2), Bailey Park (3), Fascholz-Keller Baseball Complex (4), Adams Park (5), Hemphill Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map
Tourist attraction (not listed on the city page) : Caswell Tennis Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2312 Shoal Creek Boulevard).
One of the earliest settlers of the Hancock area was Susanna Dickinson, who was a survivor of the Battle of the Alamo, and originally lived at 32nd Street and Duval. Another early resident was Lewis Hancock, Jr., for whom the neighborhood was named, and who was mayor of Austin from 1895 to 1897. Hancock also founded the Austin Country Club and Golf Course in the area in 1899, and after the turn of the century, formal neighborhoods were planned in the North University area, which it was called at the time.
Directly south of the country club, which was considered suburban at the time, Dr. J.R. Bailey platted the Beau Site in 1910, and in 1912, the Austin Country Club expanded to 18 holes after the land east of Red River on which it was expanded was purchased by the club and its owners. In 1928, the neighborhood was subdivided into its current configuration, and Austin's population at the time was only around 35,000 residents, so the area was still considered to be on the outskirts of town.
St. David's Hospital was built around 32nd Street in 1924, when it opened its doors, and Concordia Lutheran College was also built on twenty acres of land from the Hancock Estate in 1926. Various commercial establishments sprang up shortly thereafter, and many prominent Austinites relocated to the Hancock neighborhood around the same time, including J. Frank Dobie, a well-known writer, and Edgar Perry Jr., a cotton broker, as well as Tom Miller, one of the early mayors of Austin who served two terms as mayor.
In 1946, the Austin Country Club relocated outside the city limits to present-day East Riverside Drive, and the city sold the back nine holes of the Hancock Golf Course, as it was called after the country club relocated, to the Sears Corporation to finance other recreational projects. The Sears store later became one of the flagship stores in the Hancock Center Shopping Plaza, which was built in 1963 on the back nine of the golf course and is considered Austin's first shopping mall. The other flagship store in Hancock Center is a huge H-E-B grocery store, among various other smaller stores, shops, and restaurants. During the 1960s was home to the first Dillard's store in Texas and a Sears more than double the size of its original downtown store. Other early Hancock Center tenants included Merritt, Schaeffer, Brown, Snyder Chenards, Leon's, and Merle Norman Cosmetics.
The decline of Hancock Center could be traced to the opening of the fully enclosed Highland Mall in 1970. However, the Center was sold again an the 1990s and plans were announced plans to invest $11 million in remodeling. Pacific Retail Trust acquired the mall in 1996 and unveiled H.E.B.'s plans to construct a new grocery store with 94,000 square feet, almost three times the size of the original store opened in 1964. Today, Hancock Center is home to Jason's Deli, PetCo, Marble Slab Creamery and many other businesses.
The University of Texas at Austin (informally UT Austin, UT, University of Texas, or simply Texas ) is a state research university and the flagship institution of The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883 as "The University of Texas", its campus is located in Austin—approximately 1 mile (1,600 m) from the Texas State Capitol. The institution has the fifth-largest single-campus enrollment in the nation, with over 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 24,000 faculty and staff. The university has been labeled one of the "Public Ivies," a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League.
UT Austin student athletes compete as the Texas Longhorns and are members of the Big 12 Conference. The university has won four NCAA Division I National Football Championships, and has claimed more titles in men's and women's sports than any other school in the Big 12 since the league was founded in 1996. Current and former UT Austin athletes have won 130 Olympic medals, including 14 in Beijing in 2008 and 13 in London in 2012. The university was recognized by Sports Illustrated as "America's Best Sports College" in 2002.