among others – and are mostly in the upper
to very high-end price range.
With lots of rolling hills, stunning views,
great public school districts, and an abundance of both private and public golf
communities, this is a popular area of town
for monied tech and business executives.
Flourishing restaurants provide local flavor
and offer venues for many musical artists.
West Austin residents enjoy easy access to
the Lower Colorado River chain, the Hill
Country Galleria shopping center in Bee
Cave, and hike and bike trails that twist
along 360 and Southwest Parkway.
There are also nearby county parks at Lake
Travis along Pace Bend and Hamilton
Pool Road, and Pedernales State Park that
provide a rural setting practically in your
own backyard. Moving west of Austin also
gives residents a choice of three top ranked
school districts: Eanes ISD, Lake Travis ISD
is located west of Bee Cave Road and along
Lake Travis, while Dripping Springs ISD is
located southwest along West Hwy. 290.
The Hill Country Galleria in the community
of Bee Cave has gained attention as a outside
walking mall with more distinctive shops than
your traditional large shopping centers. Located
just a short distance to many of the Westlake
communities, the Hill Country Galleria features
restaurants, popular upscale shops and offices
offering a wide array of services. In addition,
Barton Creek Mall on Loop 360 and MoPac is
only a short drive away.
Close to downtown in west Austin, Westlake is known for nationally acclaimed
schools, hilltop views of the city, pricey real
estate (most home prices here start around
$400,000), and high school sports championships. Like most everything else in
Austin, Westlake has more than one name
and is known as “Eanes” for Eanes Independent School District or “the Westbank” for
being on the west bank of Lake Austin.
Westlake has MoPac as its eastern edge
and extends west to Highway 71, with the
Colorado River as a southern boundary,
and Barton Creek to the north. Choose the
Davenport Ranch area and be close to Austin
Country Club with its perfectly manicured
golf course, tennis courts and marina and
fine dining as well as having easy access to
Loop 360 to go North or South. Shopping
and dining, exercise facilities, and coffee
shops are within walking distance of many
of the homes. Large homes co-mingle with
condos for those wanting smaller spaces.
Rob Roy sits to the west of Loop 360. This
gated community boasts one-acre lots with
room for houses to sprawl. Perched high
above Lake Austin, this neighborhood offers
residents panoramic views of the lake and
sunset views of the Hill Country.
Lost Creek is another favorite area. Across
Loop 360 from Westlake High School and
two elementary schools, this neighborhood