Founded in 1953, The village of Westlake Hills is approximately 4 square miles and comprises about 1,000 homes. However, this is far from the whole story! While Westlake Hills is a municipality, separate from Austin, it, and the surrounding neighborhoods comprise a much larger area functionally, and one sought after as one of the Austin’s premier residential and commercial locales. Famous for rolling hills, incredible city, hill country and water views, landmarks like the Pennybacker Bridge, and some of Austin’s most storied luxury real estate, Westlake’s stature and prestige are both well-earned and widely renowned.
Uniquely positioned at the edge of the legendary Texas Hill Country, Westlake is framed by the cityscape and at varying points, both Lady Bird Lake and Lake Austin, as the Lower Colorado River winds its way through Central Texas. It is this desirable location that provides Westlake the cache of some of the most coveted addresses in the region. Storied streets such as Redbud Trail, with luxury properties spanning decades and featuring sweeping city views, are nestled into the hillsides, twisting, in serpentine fashion, through the natural landscape of West Austin. Owners enjoy the proximity to the city, while relishing the peace and privacy afforded to those who live high above the city noise, or tucked into shaded canyons.
In addition to the beautiful geography of the area, Westlake’s long-standing reputation for city-meets-country luxury living also means that it is a thriving commercial area, boasting some of the Austin area’s best restaurants, shopping, and industry of every type.
The Eanes Independent School District is also 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. In addition to Eanes ISD, there are a wealth of private school options in the area, ideal for meeting any educational need.
Worth every penny, Westlake is one of Austin’s most expensive and celebrated districts; truly the land of plenty!