Between West Lake Hills and Zilker Park is the neighborhood of Rollingwood. Properties occupy large, flat lots uncommon to the hiss of Westlake with some surround the waterfront areas of Lake Austin’s South Shore. The neighborhood is spread among 600 acres and was established in 1955. It is self-sufficient with its own governmental body and is patrolled by its own Rollingwood police.
Family friendly has to be Rollingwood’s middle name. Practically a throwback to a time when kids could run and play until the streetlights came on or it was time for dinner. Rollingwood has walkable streets, familiar neighbors and a wonderful feeling of security. Children in these neighborhood attend the highly acclaimed Eanes School District.
If you live in Rollingwood and don’t want to leave, you don’t have to. As an upper-class community, residents get to enjoy a beautiful neighborhood pool, numerous playgrounds, ball parks and special access to fitness, swimming and tennis clubs. There is ample shopping, dining and guest accommodations.
Hot spots: Barton Creek Mall, Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail, Barton Springs
Outdoor attractions: West Hills Athletic Club, Rollingwood Pool, Zilker Park
The Western Hills Athletic Club is a private club that offers year-round swimming, basketball, tennis, volleyball, and outdoor fun for the whole family.
Zilker Park and
Lady Bird Lake
Zilker Metropolitan Park is a recreational area in south Austin that comprises over 350 acres of publicly owned land. It is named after its benefactor, Andrew Jackson Zilker, who donated the land to the city in 1917.