About The Rosedale Neighborhood
The Rosedale neighborhood is located in the northern part of Central Austin. The neighborhood borders on 38th Street to the south, Shoal Creek to the west, North Loop / Hancock Drive to the north, and Lamar Boulevard to the the east (view boundary map). Ramsey Park, with its swimming pool, tennis courts, playgrounds, and picnic areas, is located in the heart of the neighborhood. There are over 1200 homes in the area, a wide variety of businesses within easy walking distance, and an extensive network of medical services close at hand (including Seton Hospital).
The Rosedale neighborhood began from farm and dairy land in the 1860's. In the 1900s, four florists and nurseries found their home in this area. Much of the nursery stock planted during that time remains, as witnessed by the many large and lovely trees in the neighborhood (view City's PDF land use map).
The majority of the homes in the Rosedale area were built during the 1930s and 1940s, giving them an allure not found with newer construction. The many renovation projects and new construction throughout the neighborhood lend a sense of vitality and renewal. The population of the neighborhood is a fabulous blend of young families, single professionals, and original owners who raised their children here and have many tales to tell.
Beyond the delightful charm of the area, the Rosedale neighborhood's location makes it one of the most desirable of Austin's neighborhoods. We have close proximity to the Capitol, the downtown area, and The University of Texas at Austin, as well as easy access to the main thoroughfares of our beautiful city.
- Spring Picnic
- 4th of July Festivities
- Night Swim at Ramsey Pool
- National Night Out
- Neighborhood Food Drive
- Rosedale Halloween Party
- Caroling in December
With its location in Central Austin, the Rosedale Neighborhood is close to many of the activities that Austinites love. In our immediate vicinity, these are some of the places that people like to go and things that they like to do.
Ramsey Park lies in the heart of the Rosedale neighborhood, in the block bordered by 43rd Street, Rosedale Avenue, 44th Street, and Burnet Road. It is in the jurisdiction of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department. The park offers a swimming pool (open during the summer months), tennis courts, a toddler playground as well as a regular playground, a basketball court, a baseball diamond, and picnic areas with barbecue facilities. The schedule for the Ramsey Park swimming pool is generally from early June to late August, during the AISD summer vacation; times are scheduled for lap swimming, swimming lessons, and recreational swimming. Alcohol is prohibited in Ramsey Park.
Moore-Hancock Log Cabin
This historic home includes two renovated log buildings and a rock summer kitchen with a hand-dug well and root cellar. Located at 4811 Sinclair Avenue, this private residence is occasionally open for public viewing free of charge (for example, at times during the annual Rosedale Ramble).
Shoal Creek Greenbelt
The Shoal Creek Greenbelt runs along Shoal Creek on the west side of the Rosedale Neighborhood. The three miles of developed trails extend south from 38th Street to the intersection of Cesar Chavez St. and Lamar Blvd. Shoal Creek is a favorite place to run, stroll, walk the dog, ride a mountain bike, or simply sit and watch the water (when it's running!).
Located at 2210 Hancock Dr., 78756 (512-454-7208), the Yarborough Library (formerly called the North Loop Area Branch) lies on the northern boundary of the Rosedale neighborhood. The library offers a variety of services, such as weekly children's story hours. It houses materials especially useful for the visually impaired, including a large collection of large type books and a large collection of audio tapes.
Attractions close to the Rosedale Neighborhood
This 10 acre park is located at the NW corner of Guadalupe and 38th St. and southeast of the shopping center that contains Central Market. The park includes a hike and bike trail, picnic areas, and a series of three stormwater quality ponds. Built in cooperation with the City of Austin, it was officially opened on October 14, 1997. The ponds are reminiscent of ponds that were located in the same area on the grounds of the State Hospital over 100 years ago. The original ponds were filled in around 1930. The new ponds are beautifully landscaped and add a wonderful new amenity to our neighborhood.
3505 W. 35th St.; A park and preserve located on the Barrow Brook Cove of Lake Austin. The fenced grounds include a series of five ponds and a turn of the century home. Several peacocks and hens wander freely throughout the yard. Beyond the fenced yard is the wooded nature preserve with a variety of trails. It is a favorite family outing.
The Austin Art Museum / Laguna Gloria
304 E. 44th St. 78751, 512-458-2255. This museum is housed in the former studio of the 19th century German-Texas sculptor, Elisabet Ney (1833-1907). Includes Ney's sculptures of 19th-century European and Texas notables and memorabilia from the artist's life.
The UT Campus
The campus of UT Austin offers the visitor many sights and opportunities. On the UT Austin Visitor Central site, you can find help in discovering some of the things there are to do. A few favorites: The LBJ Museum, the Texas Memorial Museum, the Earle Stanley Gardner office on the top floor of Flawn Academic Center, the biology pond north of the Tower, ...
3800 Mt. Bonnell Rd.; You can access the summit by the staircase (over 100 steps!) or by a sloping trail from the north. The summit of Mt. Bonnell is Austin's highest point, which affords terrific views of downtown Austin and Lake Austin. There are picnic tables at the top, but no other facilities.
Links to summaries of Austin attractions:
- Austin Parks and Recreation Department Facilities
- Austin Convention and Visitors' Bureau
The Rosedale Neighborhood is close to schools at all levels, both public and private. This page lists information about many of the schools in the area.
Public Schools serving the Rosedale area
The neighborhood is located within the Austin Independent School District [1111 West Sixth Street, Austin, Texas 78703,512-414-1700]. AISD has over 90 schools in the Greater Austin area, which are divided into vertical teams. In a vertical team, many elementary schools feed into several middle and junior high schools, which ultimately feed one or two high schools.
- To determine the elementary, middle, and high school assigned to a particular address, please visit the school boundaries tool.
- The Rosedale neighborhood is split between areas, with children whose families live south of 45th Street generally going to Bryker Woods Elementary [3309 Kerbey Lane, 78703, 512-414-2054] and those whose families live north of 45th Street generally attending Highland Park Elementary [4900 Fairview Dr, 78731, 512-414-2090].
- The corresponding middle schools are generally O Henry Middle School [2610 West 10th St., 78703, 512 414-3229] and Lamar Middle School [6201 Wynona, 78757, 512-414-3217].
- The corresponding high schools are Austin High School [1715 E. Cesar Chavez, 78703, 512-474-7935] and McCallum High School [560 Sunshine Dr., 78756, 512-414-7505].
- Children may also apply to the various magnet schools and focus programs.
- The Rosedale School [2117 West 49th Street, 78756. 512-414-3617], which is part of AISD, is a multi-level school designed for children with special needs.
Specialty Schools near the Rosedale neighborhood
Other links related to education in Austin
- Education-related pages from Austin City Links
- Austin-area Homeschoolers
- Education-related pages from MAIN
Several Capital Metro bus lines pass through or around the Rosedale Neighborhood.
|Rosedale Connections to Bus Lines|
|3||Medical Parkway and Burnet Road|
|151||North Loop, Hancock, Shoal Creek, 38th Street|
|21, 151, 982, 983, 987, FW-PRC||38th Street|
For more information on bus routes, maps and schedules, see the CapMetro routes and schedules page.