Neighborhood Profile: Rosedale

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Schools: Highland Park Elementary, Bryker Woods Elementary, Lamar Middle School, O. Henry Middle School, McCallum High School, Austin High School
Average List Price: $706,640 (August 2016)
Nearby Restaurants: Uchiko, Noble Sandwich Co, Draught House
Nearby Attractions & Amenities: Ramsey Park, University of Texas Austin, Seton Hospital

Bordered by North Loop/Hancock Drive to the north, 38th Street to the south, Lamar Boulevard to the east and Shoal Creek to the west, Rosedale is a charming and conveniently located neighborhood with a rich history and a strong sense of community. Residents who live in Rosedale’s 1200+ homes enjoy green living in a beautiful neighborhood that maintains the charm of old Austin while offering the benefits and amenities of new development, including a wide variety of restaurants and retail options within easy walking distance.

In the 1860s, the Rosedale neighborhood was made up farm and dairy land. In the 1900s, four florists and nurseries made their home in the area, planting it with fruit and nut trees, flowers, vines, trees and shrubs. In fact, the neighborhood got its name from the Rosedale arbor vitae (a feathery, compact evergreen), which was part of the original nursery stock. While no traces remain of that type of tree, other trees from the original stock are still in abundance. They’re a living reminder of the neighborhood’s history, and the mature, lovely trees that line many of Rosedale’s streets lend it a tranquil feel, despite its urban location.

The majority of the homes in the Rosedale area were built during the 1930s and 1940s, and neighborhood residents are an eclectic mix of young families, single professionals, and original owners who raised their children there. There is a strong sense of community in the neighborhood, and a commitment to preserving the integrity of the homes and ensuring that nearby retail development is compatible with Rosedale’s look and feel.

At the heart of the neighborhood is Ramsey Park, named after one of the families that originally settled in the area. The park, with its swimming pool, tennis courts, playgrounds, and picnic area, is a popular gathering place for residents. Austin’s downtown, the University of Texas at Austin, the main transportation corridors, and major city medical centers such as Seton Hospital and the Heart Hospital are also easily accessible by Rosedale’s residents.

School-aged residents generally attend the following AISD schools:

North of 45th Street

South of 45th Street

 

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