The Rollingwood neighborhood is one of the prime areas to live in Austin. One of the major selling points of Rollingwood is the fact that it's located just southwest of downtown Austin. It's about a ten-minute commute if you work downtown. On the east, Rollingwood borders the MoPac highway, which is also known as Route 1.
The northern boundary is like Lake Austin, and Ridgewood Drive is along the western perimeter. It's an easy walk from your home in Rollingwood to neighboring Zilker Park, which is home to countless festivals and events, including the famous Austin City Limits Music Festival. Many of the older homes in this area are being torn down and replaced with newer, more modern homes. But, even with the surge in redevelopment, it still retains its small town feel.
Rollingwood is located in the Eanes school district, which was recently rated number one in the state of Texas for public schools. Students in Rollingwood attend Eanes Elementary, Hill Country Middle School, and Westlake High School. Every school is rated exemplary, and Westlake High School has been rated number 1 in the state and number 20 among public schools nationwide.
The heart of Rollingwood is Hadley Park. It's a great park that features baseball fields, swimming pools, soccer fields, picnic facilities, and playgrounds. Rollingwood has just about every option you would want in the way of dining and shopping. Bee Cave Road is home to Austin's first Trader Joe's. Numerous other merchants, including grocers, restaurants and specialty stores are within 10 to 15 minutes, and it's only 5 minutes to Barton Creek Mall.
When considering a place to live in Austin, I urge you to look at Rollingwood. It's a small, unique neighborhood with a strong sense of community. It's in a great location, convenient to downtown, and it's an excellent school district, which maintains great property values for its residents, even those who don't have children in the school system.