Westlake

Welcome to Westlake

Upscale suburban city six miles west of Downtown Austin.
 
Westlake is an independent suburban city located just six miles west of Downtown Austin. Also known as West Lake Hills, this beautiful community is perfectly positioned between all the amenities of Central Austin and the natural splendor of Texas Hill Country. The city covers an area of 3.7 miles and has around 1,000 homes. Many of these properties rise into the hills, offering captivating views across the Colorado River to the Austin skyline. This peaceful community boasts award-winning schools along with the hugely successful Westlake Chaparrals high school football team. This small city also offers a good choice of restaurants and boutique retailers plus access to sprawling Hill Country greenspace.
 
Homes in Westlake are some of the most attractive and sought-after in the Austin area. Westlake’s real estate mix includes palatial hillside residences with incredible views and grand acreage estates.

What to Love

  • Independent city adjacent to Austin
  • Attractive and sought-after homes
  • Excellent Eanes ISD schools
  • Sprawling Hill Country greenspace

People & Lifestyle

Westlake is an affluent community with a relaxed, family-friendly vibe. The highly rated Eanes Independent School District plays a significant role in attracting young families to Westlake. Westlake also offers an abundance of space. All lots are a minimum of one acre in size, and expansive open space preserves surround Westlake. The city’s bustle feels a world away from Westlake, but the drive along the MoPac expressway to Downtown Austin can be completed in less than 15 minutes.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Village at Westlake is a stylish shopping center featuring 37 businesses. Retailers at the Village include the unique apparel and home décor boutique The Tree House and a H-E-B supermarket for grocery shopping. The Village’s eclectic dining choices include Japanese cuisine at Izumi Sushi, the health-focused fare at Juiceland and Snappy Salads, American comfort classics at Kerbey Lane Café, Tex-Mex eats, and margaritas at Lupe Tortilla, all-natural beef burgers at P. Terry’s Burger Stand, and Mediterranean meals at Zoes Kitchen. Texas Honey Ham Company is a local favorite for delicious sandwiches made with signature honey-glazed ham. Blue Dahlia Bistro serves sophisticated French-inspired cuisine in an attractive space decorated with local artworks. The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen pairs thin-crust pizzas, pasta dishes, and refined meat and seafood plates with an extensive selection of wine bottles, flights, and glasses. County Line offers delicious Texas-style barbecue and an outdoor patio with sweeping views over the surrounding Hill Country scenery. There’s also award-winning Thai cuisine at Sway and a wide choice of nutrition-focused smoothies and acai bowls at Blenders and Bowls.

Things to Do

Westlake is the only city fully covered by the highly-rated Eanes Independent School District. As well as providing excellent public education, Westlake High School provides the town with lots of local pride when its football team takes to the gridiron for Friday Night Lights. Numerous former Westlake Chaparrals players have gone on to NFL success, including Super Bowl MVPs Nick Foles and Drew Brees. 
 
Westlake also offers lots of opportunities for outdoor recreation. To the north, Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve extends over 227 acres of beautiful Hill Country scenery within the Balcones Canyonlands. To the south, Barton Creek Wilderness Park features scenic hiking trails and a rushing creek with waterfalls. On the Colorado River to Westlake’s east, Lake Austin is a popular destination for boating and fishing.

Schools

West Lake Hills is served by the Eanes Independent School District, which is one of the best-ranked districts in Texas.

  • Bridge Point Elementary School, Public, K-5.
  • Eanes Elementary School, Public, PK-5.
  • Hill Country Middle School, Public, 6-8.
  • West Ridge Middle School, Public, 6-8.
  • Westlake High School, Public, 9-12.
 
 
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