WEST LAKE HILLS
Just six miles west of the state’s dynamic capital, and set along the west banks of Lake Austin, lies West Lake Hills, an affluent Austin suburb known for its scenic rolling hills, stunning Hill Country terrain, and skyline view perfect for watching the purplish glow of the sun set over the Violet Crown City. Nestled between Mopac and 360 on the east and west and Wild Basin Preserve and Bee Cave to the north and south, this prosperous Texan community is a safe and stunning haven to raise a family, or simply escape city life for a more private—yet still convenient—living retreat.
Nature lovers, rejoice—it’s hardly possible to overstate the stunning beauty of the meandering hills and canyons of West lake Hills. It’s reflected in the mystically-named neighborhoods—Windsong Estates, Rainbow’s End, Cliff of Ghost’s Canyon—and towering homes. But most of all, you’ll witness that beauty in the greenery of Austin’s beloved Barton Creek Greenbelt—residents of West Lake Hills can even wind their way from home to the trails all the way up to 45th Street in Austin. Whether you’re an adventurous climber or biker, or just prefer a leisurely hike and occasional dip in its green waters, these trails will become the heart of your home here. The Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve—which protects native endangered plant and wildlife—is yet another scenic outdoor staple in WLH, as is the lakeside marina of West Lake Beach.
Like its artsy neighbor Austin, West Lake Hills is no stranger to great live music. One World Theatre is a premier music and theater venue, and its intimate setting is as perfect for a date night as it is a cultural experience for the whole family. Country clubs are a staple of West Lake Living, too: the Barton Creek Golf Resort and Spa, Barton Creek Country Club, and the historic Austin Country Club offer members luxurious amenities set against the stunning Hill Country backdrop. Some of West Lake Hill’s favorite restaurants include rustic-chic County Line on the Hill for grade-A Texas barbecue, seafood staple Jack Allen’s Kitchen, and French-inspired bistro Blue Dahlia. And if you ever find yourself craving nightlife that’s more on the wild side, the downtown of the Live Music Capital is only 5 miles away!
Families with kids, take note, because West Lake Hills is famous for its prestigious education: it’s the only city completely within the reputable Eanes Independent School District, and West Lake High School frequently makes the national list of top public high schools, teaching American sign language, in addition to four other foreign languages. And it’s easy to see why popular TV show Friday Night Lights drew story inspiration from West Lake —after all, they’re currently ranked 18 in the Texas High School Football line-up. This upscale enclave is a smart choice for those in the workforce, too—international big-wigs Accenture and Intel both makes homes in West Lake Hills.
For breathtaking Hill Country panoramas, the very best in education and recreation, and an upscale respite from city life, West Lake Hills welcomes you home.