Rollingwood Homes For Sale
Rollingwood has changed dramatically in the past 30 years, but has retained its character as a friendly, close-in community. Since 1955, Rollingwood has been an independent city with its own mayor and court system.
Rollingwood homes are a mix of original mid-century modern A.D. Stenger 1960’s homes , ranch style homes and new, tear-down MacMansions with character. Increasingly, older, original homes are being torn down for larger, high-end homes.
Rollingwood boasts many caves and even an old bomb-shelter hidden within the limestone hills of the neighborhood. The most famous cave is privately-owned Bandit’s Cave, allegedly used as a 1800’s bank-robber hideout. In the 1960s, neighborhood moms decorated the cave for Halloween trick-or-treating. The cave has been sealed with an iron door since the 1970’s. These are just a few of the things that give Rollingwood its eccentric, “small town” feeling.
There is an active Rollingwood Neighborhood Association which hosts many events including a 2k Run, July 4th parade and Spring Egg hunt. Proximity to Zilker park affords Rollingwood residents easy entry to Austin events such as Austin City Limits. Rollingwood’s Municipal Center abuts Rollingwood Park which is the heart and soul of the nieghborhood. The park was donated by the original Rollingwood developer , George B. Hatley for which it is officially named. Located at the intersection of Rollingwood and Hatley Drive, the park includes a recently updated play-scape and pavilion. The adjoining fields are used for baseball and softball.
Adjacent to the park , is the privately owned Western Hills Athletic Club (aka Rollingwood Pool). This club includes two tennis courts and volleyball area. Membership is limited (@400 total) and restricted to residents of Rollingwood or EISD families. The majority of the Rollingwood children attend the U.S. Blue Ribbon Eanes’ Elementary School, Hill Country Middle School and Westlake High School. Westlake High School was designated one of the “Top 100 High Schools in U.S. “ for 2010 and 2011. U.S. News and World Report.