This affluent neighborhood is regarded for its schools and upscale residences nestled in the hills,  often with views of the lake and the downtown skyline.

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Westlake Hills is southwest of downtown Austin and east of Highway 360, approximately 6 miles from the city center.

Homes in Westlake Hills

Homes in this area include 1970s and 1980s ranches, sprawling estates, and new construction. 

About the Westlake Hills neighborhood

Rolling hills and mature trees are a hallmark of the Westlake area.  It is the remotest of the Central Austin neighborhoods, but also close to shopping and dining options along Bee Cave Road (aka FM 2244) as well as the nearby Barton Creek Mall.  And even as the furthest out, it is still a short drive to downtown Austin. 

There are many smaller subdivisions commonly referred to under the umbrella of Westlake Hills, including Rollingwood, Davenport Ranch, Treemont, Lost Creek, Bee Cave Woods, Westwood, Woodhaven, and more.  People settle here for the schools, privacy, and proximity to downtown.

History of the neighborhood

The village of West Lake Hills itself was founded in 1953.  Development was slow to take off as residents raised funds for city services like a fire engine. In the 1970s and 1980s development  quickly picked up pace.  

Our favorite places in Westlake Hills

  • Hat Creek Café – good food where the kids can run around
  • The Grove – wonderful patio setting to enjoy a nice meal under the oak tree
  • Breed and Company -- home goods, plants, and hardware all in one

Out and about in Westlake Hills

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