Welcome to Rollingwood
Private, luxury neighborhood close to downtown.
Rollingwood is an expensive, luxurious neighborhood, purchased in 1945 by George B. Hatley and established in 1955. It spreads over 600 acres between Austin and West Lake and is a self-sufficient city with its own firefighters, police, and government body, despite its smaller community of approximately 1,500 citizens. Due to its creation in the 1950s, housing here appears from the outside to be older, while the inside has been updated with modern amenities, blending modern and traditional styles.
Downtown is just at the doorstep, allowing all city conveniences to be nearby while maintaining the charm of a small town. With easy access to many outdoor activities, a calm atmosphere, an active community, and proximity to great schools, Rollingwood is a great place for families as well as single professionals.
What to Love
- Tight-knit, social community
- Small-town feel close to Downtown Austin
- Plenty of outdoor activities
- Beautiful scenery
The exclusive nature of Rollingwood leads to a close-knit community where neighbors are friends. While Rollingwood offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, the neighborhood association makes sure residents have plenty of opportunities to socialize with many community events, including Easter egg hunts, an annual barbecue lunch, the National Neighborhood Night Out, and community garage sales. The neighborhood’s beautiful trees and lawns add to the aesthetic, and some properties are waterfront.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Boasting all-natural, Texas-raised chicken, Tumble 22 gets its name from its chicken, which is hand-breaded and tumbled exactly 22 times to reach its ideal crunch. With a secret combination of spices, Tumble 22 has gone from a single food trailer to five restaurants within four years. There’s something for all chicken lovers with six heat levels from mild to incredibly hot.
The Garden brings authentic Italian seafood from Chef Tim Lane. Using only the freshest ingredients, from lobster flown from the Northeast to herbs picked from their own garden, quality is something sacred here. Serving brunch, lunch, and dinner, this restaurant provides great appetizers, entrées, and a selection of fine wine and cocktails.
Jjim BBQ serves Korean braised barbecue, often served during special celebrations and enjoyed by countless people. Meanwhile, Lover Boy Pizza boasts stellar pizza with creative toppings, truly establishing itself as a pizza shop for food lovers.
Things to Do
Close to Rollingwood is Lady Bird Lake, sometimes known by its previous name Town Lake. Guests can kayak, canoe, and paddleboard, while fishermen try their luck at catching redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, and largemouth bass.
A yearly event, the ACL Festival hosts over a hundred varied performances over two weekends while offering a wide selection of incredible festival food, drinks, and sweets. Between performances, there’s a lot to do for kids and adults, including sponsored giveaways, shopping, and photography opportunities.
Western Hills Athletic Club, otherwise known as Rollingwood Park, is a private club full of outdoor recreation. This non-profit organization provides a 25-yard lap pool with a shallow area, a diving board, and a separate kid pool, which is heated and open all year-round. There are also two tennis courts, a playground, a sand volleyball court, and a basketball court.
Barton Creek Greenbelt provides hiking trails, rock climbing, and places to swim. Starting from Zilker Park, the hike passes overhanging limestone for rock climbers and crosses the creek several times. Campbell’s Hole, Twin Falls, and Sculptor Falls are all popular places along the trail to swim.