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Neighborhood Spotlight: Rosedale

Rosedale | 78731 & 78756 

Known for its charming cottages, breezy side streets and surplus of quirky old school-Austin cafes, bistros and bookstores, Rosedale needs its own romantic comedy like yesterday. Despite its retro flair, the area is home to some of the city’s most notable and world-class dining and shopping options, as well as its best medical facilities. With its abounding greenery, fantastic walkability, and well-balanced mix of new and long-established residents, we’ve found the community of Rosedale to be even more welcoming than its delightful name. 

Average List Price: $932,958  


Rosedale is the northwest Austin neighborhood bordered by 38th Street to the south, Shoal Creek to the west, North Loop / Hancock Drive to the north, and Lamar Boulevard to the east. 


In 1902, orchard owner and nurseryman Frank Ramsey purchased several tracts of land stretching from Lamar to Shoal Creek Boulevard between 40th and 45th streets. In these areas, Ramsey began planting fruit and nut trees, as well as flowers, vines, trees and shrubs. A caretaker’s cottage was constructed where Ramsey Park sits today and Ramsey’s Nursery was opened. Specializing in native flora, Ramsey was given credit “perhaps more than to any other one man” for the “introduction of the greatest number of native plants to cultivation” in a 1929 Farm and Ranch article. 

Today, living reminders of the original nursery continue to grow in Rosedale with each passing season – symbols not only of the area’s namesake but of its fragrant beginnings. Find them among the elm trees at 4208 Sinclair, the magnolias, Spanish oaks, and sycamores at 4504 Greenbriar, the crepe myrtle at 4703 Sinclair, and the pink sweetheart rose at 4309 Ramsey.

Rosedale Arbor Vitae, after which Rosedale was named. Courtesy

Top Spots

For a bite: Uchiko, Little House, Gusto, Oakmont Food Company, Stinson’s, Fonda San Miguel, Epicerie, Lutie’s, Tiny Boxwood’s, Kerbey Lane Cafe Central (one of our favorite locations!), Gyro Center food truck, Tacodeli, Judy’s Mediterranean food truck, Yaya Cafe

For a drink: The Parlor, Axis, Draught House, Honey Moon Spirit Lounge, Billy’s on Burnet, Hopfields

For fun: Shoal Creek Greenbelt, Pease Park, Project Panic Escape Room

For the kids: Ramsey Park, Sunshine Community Gardens, Central Market Playscape + Turtle Pond, Mayfield Park and Nature Reserve

épicerie café & grocery on Hancock. Courtesy Everyday Annie.
Honey Moon Spirit Lounge
Tacos at Fonda San Miguel. Courtesy Austin Vacation Rentals.

Considering a move to Rosedale? You can browse all active listings in the area here, or contact one of our local agents for more personalized assistance. 

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