Rosedale is a neighborhood in north central Austin. Lamar Boulevard and Burnet Road form the eastern border, though the eastern border swings southeast to follow Fifteenth Street for several blocks.
The neighborhood boundary goes around the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. 38th Street is the southern border of the neighborhood.
Ascension Seton Medical Center is on the other side of 38th Street. Seider Springs and the Seider Springs Greenbelt sit south of the intersection of Shoal Creek Boulevard and 38th Street. Shoal Creek Boulevard runs parallel to Shoal Creek.
The creek continues south of 38th and joins with Seiders Spring inside of the greenbelt. The creek cuts through Gregg Hill Pocket Park, half of which is inside of the Rosedale boundaries.
The Mopac Expressway marks the western edge of the neighborhood. The Camp Hubbard Transportation Department is located near the intersection of 35th Street and Mopach. T
he area west of Shoal Creek up to the highway is sometimes called Oakmont Heights. The massive medical district to the east is called Triangle State. Old West Austin is south of Rosedale.
The Ramsey Neighborhood Park is located in the middle of the subdivision. The long and narrow Crestmont Park runs along Crestmont Drive. Red Bench Park sits at the northwestern corner of the intersection of Hancock Drive and Shoal Creek Road.
That is at the northwestern corner of the subdivision. Note that the Hancock Recreation Center is more than a mile to the southeast of the neighborhood, and it is not on Hancock Drive. Residents are actually closer to the Berry M. Whitaker Sports Complex.
That area is also home to the UT Micro Farm.
The area has good public transit. There are bus routes along 35th Street, Bull Creek Road, and Medical Parkway. Medical Parkway gets its name from medical facilities like the Cornerstone Specialty Hospitals Austin and Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin along it.
The Heart Hospital of Austin and Central Park Medical are located off of North Lamar Boulevard. These large medical facilities explain why Rosedale is home to so many medical professionals.
This is one of the older neighborhoods in downtown Austin. When the area was first settled in the 1860s, it was mostly farmland and dairy farms. Plant nurseries were built in the early 1900s, and this led to more residential construction. There are quite a few century old homes here.
A majority of homes were built before World War 2. There are many properties dating to the 1950s and 1960s, too. Contemporary homes cost a million dollars or more. The area contains around 1200 homes.
Rosedale School is located in the neighborhood. It is sandwiched between 49th Street and 48th Street. This is a special needs school. Most children in the subdivision are assigned to Highland Park Elementary or Bryker Woods Elementary. Middle school students may go to O Henry or Lamar.
They may attend Austin High School or McCallum High School. (The full name is Stephen F. Austin High School.) All students are zoned for the Austin independent school district. Residents are a short bus ride to the UT Austin campus in downtown Austin.