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About Allandale

The area known as Allandale and Rosedale is a large, primarily residential, neighborhood that is also home to local businesses and excellent schools. Allendale and Rosedale may be used interchangeably, but locally the area South of 49th St. is referred to as Rosedale, while North of 49th is Allendale. That said, this is not a hard boundary, as the area as a whole has a shared culture, similar demographics, and many residents call both areas home.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $750,000 to $1,300,000

Average $ per sq ft: $512

Association Fee Ranges: $600/quarter, $92 to $454/mo, $0

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1959 to 1963

Sq. Ft.: 1900 to 2072 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 3 to 4 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 2 to 3 Bathrooms

Around Allandale

Most of this area is taken up by small, 1960s-era homes that show pride of ownership. Pricier accommodations are along Shoal Creek and 2222, where you can also see remodels. Those looking for affordable housing may have the most luck in the areas closest to the highway. Since Allandale and Rosedale are known for its quiet atmosphere, the noise created by the overpasses and train tracks along Mopac is a trade-off that can make living in this highly desireable area affordable.

This North Central Austin neighborhood is not particularly known for its culinary scene, but there are several American, Mexican, and Asian-style restaurants available for hungry residents and visitors. Several bakeries in this area also serve their freshly made goods directly to the public. Coffee and tea houses are also a staple of this area, and you can find everything from specialty espresso to discount drinks for commuters who need a quick breakfast and coffee.

Young couples, families, and empty-nesters occupy a great deal of Allandale. The farther south you venture, the more families you are likely to find. Residents of all ages enjoy their time outside, so you are as likely to see seniors on bicycles as children walking with their mother to the library. While cars are a huge convenience for leaving the neighborhood, Allandale/Rosedale are very bike and pedestrian-friendly.

Friday nights in Allandale and Rosedale are quiet but still exciting. The area's many boutique and vintage stores make for excellent shopping, which can lead you all the way out of the neighborhood and onto North Loop with ease. Several small local pubs cater to craft beer and cocktail enthusiasts. If you want to have more options for bars and nightlife, the stretch of Guadalupe between 45th St. or the University area are easily accessible. If you enjoy spending your weekends at home, options abound for food delivery and entertainment.

Sundays in Allandale are laid-back and offer options for all residents. The area's many local coffee shops and bakeries are a great way to start the day, and some young people and students stay late into the night. Ramsay Park is a popular destination for picnics or a dip in the pool, and a playscape and baseball field make it a great choice for families who want to have a nice day while giving children a scenic place to play. During the summertime, most residents take advantage of the outdoors, and this neighborhood is home to a local 4th of July Parade that brings out kids on bikes, seniors, and everyone in between.

Locals Love

  • Tree-lined avenues
  • Proximity to Mopac
  • Family and pet friendly atmosphere
  • Easy access to public transportation
  • Central location

Locals Don't Love

  • Rising property taxes
  • Homes are generally small
  • Encroaching development
  • Congestion along major streets
  • 2222 and Mopac are both very noisy

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