Rollingwood Real Estate: Central Austin at its Best
Rollingwood is conveniently situated in Central Austin. In less than 5 minutes, top-notch recreation at Zilker Park and Barton Springs Pool as well as the thriving nightlife in Downtown Austin are all within easy reach. And it’s just a short 20 minute drive to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport for travel or picking up visitors.
Featuring manicured lawns with mature trees lining the rolling hills and wide streets, construction in Rollingwood began in 1948 and continues today. Known for its eclectic homes filled with personality and character, many of the older homes in the community have been remodeled to include modern amenities and design features. Ranging from small, affordably priced older homes to new, luxury custom estates with more than 10,000 square feet of living space and priced in the millions, there are a variety of real estate listings for sale in Rollingwood.
“I take pride in getting to be hands-on with the property values in my neighborhood by lending my contracting expertise to the construction, upgrades and additions to the homes here,” says Mike O’Connor, who along with his wife Shirley, own a contracting business specializing in multi-million dollar homes and renovations in Rollingwood.
“I used to be an advocate of homeschooling until we moved to Rollingwood,” says Shirley. “We moved here primarily for the award-winning public schools in the Eanes Independent School District. Now I feel great when I drop my kids off at school each morning knowing they will have the foundation to be successful. I feel just as fulfilled when I pull back into my picturesque neighborhood, especially with the family atmosphere among all the residents.”
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Walking Trails, a Community Pool and Friendly Neighbors
In addition to community planning and development, the Rollingwood Neighborhood Association hosts an assortment of social activities throughout the year. Community events include the annual Easter egg hunt; the Meet the Candidates Forum; National Neighborhood Night Out; an annual barbecue luncheon; and a community garage sale.
Fitness buffs and folks in the area who just love sports take full advantage of the Western Hills Athletic Club, also known as Rollingwood Park, a private club that features swimming, basketball, tennis, volleyball and outdoor recreation for the entire family. The club also offers swim lessons, lifeguard training, a swim team, tennis lessons and an assortment of fitness classes.
Community favorite Rollingwood Park is home to two playgrounds, a covered picnic pavilion and baseball fields. A master-planned park, the grounds and landscaping at Rollingwood Park are attractive and well-maintained. Lined with towering oaks, the park has miles of walking trails, perfect for a long walk or jog. For special occasions, the park pavilion can be reserved by residents for parties and events. For nature lovers, Zilker Botanical Garden is always a beautiful daytime getaway for the whole family and is located just outside the Rollingwood community.
“We never run out of activities for our family to participate in,” says Cherie Armstrong, a 5-year resident of the Rollingwood community. “All of our neighbors are personable and it really feels like home every time we pull into the driveway!”
The Perfect Blend of Modern and Traditional
Far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, yet close enough to easily enjoy its charms, Rollingwood combines the best of both worlds. An ideal location to embrace the Austin lifestyle, shopping and recreation are only a stone’s throw away with myriad shopping centers, like Barton Creek Square, and recreational facilities all around the neighborhood.
Locals rave about the traditional Texas barbecue and exceptional views at Country Line On The Hill, while other nearby neighborhood favorites include Abuelo’s and Emerald Restaurant. Of course, to reach the celebrated cuisine, nightlife and entertainment of downtown Austin, Rollingwood residents need only take a 10-minute drive.
“My husband and our children moved here over a decade ago and it has been pure bliss ever since,” says Mary Elizabeth Cofer, vice president of the Rollingwood Neighborhood Association and active member of the Rollingwood Women’s Club. “We appreciate the serenity and the short distance to everything Austin has to offer, but the community is truly the best part about living here. We work hard to keep the neighborhood buzzing and excited. Rollingwood is the perfect blend of modern and traditional — it’s the Texas spirit that will continue shining.”