Austin’s East Side is definitely a happening place to live in town – it’s rapidly growing and has been voted among the coolest neighborhoods in the country. But even after deciding to live on the east side it’s easy to be overwhelmed with options. Which is the best neighborhood? Cherrywood? Swede Hill? Austin Heights?

Local food options are always a good thing to think about when it comes to inspecting a new neighborhood. East Side Pies delivers to the Rosewood area or has pickup available. They have vegetarian vegan and gluten free options so there’s an option for every dietary restriction.

For a sit-down restaurant that has food options including delicious oysters and fancy cocktails (virgin or alcoholic) Hillside Farmacy is the place to be. As far as food trucks go – everyone’s favorite option for tasty-yet-cheap eats – El Coqui is a good bet with their Caribbean food and sandwiches. They’ve got an average of 5 stars on Yelp including reviewers lauding it as the best Puerto Rican food in Austin.

There’s also the Rosewood Community Market – currently being turned into East Austin’s first co-op grocery – and the Rosewood Collective a uniquely Austin shop that features a retail boutique a coffee shop truck and artist studios.

After deciding to live in Rosewood check out the multiple residences MX3 Homes has available in the Rosewood neighborhood.

Submitted by MX3 Homes.