Westlake, also known as West Lake Hills, is a scenic suburban neighborhood located within 10 minutes of Downtown Austin. Sprawling across wooded Hill Country around Lake Austin and the Colorado River, Westlake is a prestigious neighborhood with beautiful views, green space, hiking and biking trails, and highly regarded public schools.
Westlake is bounded by the MoPac Expressway to the east and Highway 71 to the west, while Barton Creek and the Colorado River form its northern and southern boundaries. Westlake’s distinct and highly desirable neighborhoods include Davenport Ranch and Lost Creek, which overlook the golf courses at Austin and Lost Creek Country Clubs; the gated community of Rob Roy, where lots frequently extend over one acre or more; and gorgeous waterfront real estate with private boat slips along the shores of Lake Austin.
What to Love
- Refined atmosphere
- Beautiful scenery
- Lake Austin
- Barton Creek Mall
- Austin Country Club
- Outstanding school
People & Lifestyle
Westlake is a refined community that offers an exceptional outdoorsy lifestyle, with prestigious country clubs and water-based activities on Lake Austin. The views are stunning, and the vibe is welcoming and neighborly. The outstanding local school district is a major draw that attracts many young families into the area.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Westlake contains an abundance of places to shop and dine. Barton Creek Mall has more than 180 specialty retailers and is anchored by a Nordstrom department store, while upscale fashion boutiques and restaurants are also located at the shopping center in Davenport Village. Local dining highlights include deliciously smoky honey-glazed pig at Texas Honey-Baked Ham and farm-to-table Southern-style cooking at Jack Allen’s Kitchen.
Things To Do
Lake Austin is a man-made reservoir on the Colorado River. With a surface area of nearly 1,600 acres, Lake Austin is a popular place for sport fishing, jet skiing, kayaking, sailing, and other water-based activities. Austin Country Club has provided the community with sophisticated recreation space since 1899. In 1984, the club moved to its current location, with a spectacular Pete Dye-designed golf course on the south bank of the Colorado River. Austin Country Club hosts the PGA Tour’s World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play. One of the four major world golf championships, the PGA Dell Match Play is the only major tournament to be held using a match play format.
Westlake is served by the Eanes Independent Public School District, which is ranked among the top five districts in Texas. The district’s test performances fall within the top 0.5% statewide.
- Forest Trail Elementary, Public, K-5
- Bridge Point Elementary, Public, K-5
- Hill Country Middle, Public, 6-8
- West Ridge Middle, Public, 6-8
- Westlake High School, Public, 9-12