Rollingwood Real Estate
Rollingwood Homes for Sale
The affluent community of Rollingwood isn’t just another West Lake suburb: it’s been an independent municipality since 1955. As an incorporated small city only six miles west of the state capitol (three miles as the crow flies), on the west bank of Lake Austin (Town Lake), it’s in an enviable position both geographically and politically. Simply put, Rollingwood is a place that works. It has its own mayor, city manager, and town council. It regulates its own police, fire, EMS, and municipal court, and its own departments handle issues relating to water, sewer, streets, and parks. There is a commercial district, an attractive community park, a women’s club, and a lively neighborhood association known for sponsoring a variety of social events, such as Easter egg hunts and barbecues. Residents take a very active interest in local politics, and voter turnout for municipal elections is typically heavy. Because of its independent status, Rollingwood can provide constituent services that sometimes surpass Austin’s, such as trash collection (which happens here twice weekly, rather than once).
The Rollingwood Neighborhood
In the main, though, Rollingwood remains what it was always designed to be: a safe, friendly neighborhood of single-family homes, close to but separate from the big city. Nestled between West Lake Hills and Zilker Park, Rollingwood, which has a population of about 1,450 spread among 600 acres, charts its own path, and slow, controlled growth has always been part of the plan. Rollingwood is a close-knit community, and the neighbors socialize often. (To get more of a feel for neighborhood doings, visit www.myrollingwood.com) Since it’s so close at hand to Austin, it’s hard to call it a proper suburb; nevertheless, Rollingwood retains the charm of a place apart, where winding lanes climb to hilltop panoramas of parks and lakes, and people live their lives in eclectic homes that feel very far from the urban bustle. Those who live here take full advantage of not only their closeness to Austin’s nightlife, restaurants, museums and street festivals, but their almost equal proximity to the many hiking, bicycling, camping and boating opportunities of the Hill Country and its lake system.
Homes in Rollingwood
Homes in Rollingwood sell for around $300,000 to $1.5 million, and have 1500 to 5000 square feet of living space. The homes and lots are shaded by plenty of mature trees, and older units typically feature extensive renovations, upgrades and additions in a great variety of styles; gourmet kitchens, high-end appliances, stone countertops and tiled floors are common features. The more expensive properties are typically newer, sprawling manors and country homes with all the amenities buyers expect in this price range, such as vaulted ceilings, jetted tubs, covered patios and much more. Many homes back onto a park (such as the Zilker Nature Preserve) or have impressive views of Town Lake.
Rollingwood is part of the exemplary Eanes Independent School District, which is well known as one of Austin’s finest. (Westlake High is a US Blue Ribbon School and has won many awards for academic and athletic excellence alike; the elementary and middle schools are equally notable for their quality.)
Eanes Independent School District 512-732-9000
Eanes Elementary 512-732-9100
Hill Country Middle School 512-732-9200
Westlake High School 512-732-9280
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