Though the area was originally settled in the 1850s, The City of Bee Cave wasn’t formally established until 1987 and remained largely untouched for several years following. However, with the construction of the Hill Country Galleria in the early 2000s, the area has experienced explosive growth with new communities, commercial projects, and area infrastructure being developed every day.
Bee Cave boasts some of the Austin area’s most sought after neighborhoods, particularly for those seeking an upscale, family-friendly environment. With multiple gated communities, such as Spanish Oaks, The Uplands, The Preserve at Barton Creek, and Signal Hill, the area appeals to homeowners who value privacy and security but also features several more accessible subdivisions. Among these, Lake Pointe, Falconhead, Ladera, The Homestead, and many others offer Bee Cave citizens a variety of cultural, architectural, and lifestyle options.
Bee Cave is also situated at the crossroads of RR 620, Hwy 71 and Bee Cave Rd, the area’s main access roads to the city, providing residents with the shortest commute to town from the Lake Travis area, while still being located in the celebrated Lake Travis school district, regarded as one of the best public school systems in Texas, consistently ranked among the state’s best by both the Texas Education Agency and private ranking systems.
Located in the heart of the Texas hill country, many of Bee Cave’s communities are tucked into the hillsides, ensuring that those homeowners enjoy expansive views of the rolling hills, Lake Travis, Lake Austin and some of central Texas’ most impressive vistas.
With the development of the Hill Country Galleria and surrounding commercial properties, Bee Cave is uniquely positioned to provide its residents with both the slower pace of the countryside and close proximity to stores, restaurants, entertainment, medical care and the other conveniences of city life.