Neighborhoods

West Lake

Barton Creek West

Long popular due to its affordability and gorgeous natural surroundings, Barton Creek West offers homes built in the late 80’s to early 90’s. Only ten miles from downtown, just off Bee Caves Road and west of Cuernavaca. This area appeals to homebuyers looking to get in to the award-winning Eanes Independent School District and find a spacious family home with great amenities like pools and gourmet kitchens. One major draw to the area are the miles of nature preserves and greenspaces which create a sense of space and seclusion while maintaining easy access to the city.

Barton Creek West has an active Home Owners Association that is mandatory to join. Over 350 residents are kept up to date with community activities through a monthly newsletter. Numerous events offer the opportunity for neighbors to meet one another. 

Hot Spots: West Austin Athletic Club, Hill Country Galleria, Barton Creek Country Club, Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Popular Shopping and Dining options along Bee Caves Road 

Outdoor Attractions: 400-acre Barton Creek Greenbelt and Wilderness Park, Playground, Swim Center, Pool, Trails and Tennis Club

Students Attend These Schools: Barton Creek Elementary (4 Minutes), West Ridge Middle School (4 Minutes), Westlake High School (15 Minutes) or St. Gabriel’s and St. Michael’s Catholic Schools (Less than 2 Miles)

Average Home Pricing: $858,000 – $1,556,000

Bee Cave Woods

Bee Cave Woods is another affluent community in the city of Westlake. Located just east of Walsh Tarlton and west of MoPac, the neighborhood offers excellent proximity to just about everything! Bee Cave Woods shopping center is right next door with numerous restaurants and take-out selections along with a Randall’s and HEB Market. South of Bee Caves Road and north of Capital of Texas Highway is Barton Creek Mall, one of the largest in the city. Residents get to enjoy a painless commute to downtown Austin and for those who travel regularly, a short drive to ABIA airport.

Most homes in the area were built around 1982; however, many of them have been recently updated with upscale finishes. The average home size varies but most range between 2,400 to 4,000 square feet. This charming neighborhood offers a tight-knit community that is family friendly. Many of the children choose to ride their bikes or walk to school as an elementary and middle school are perfectly situated within the neighborhood. 

Hot Spots: Barton Creek Mall, Bee Caves Woods Shopping Center, Hills Fitness Center 

Outdoor Attractions: Barton Creek Greenbelt, Zilker Park

Students Attend These Schools: Cedar Creek Elementary, Hill Country Middle School, Westlake High School, Trinity Episcopal School, Westlake Hills Presbyterian Preschool, Child’s Day Preschool and Elsass Academy

Price range: $858,000 – $1,188,000

Cortona

Named after the Tuscan city, this newly created 37-acre residential community offers privacy with the convenience of a location normally reserved for homes of smaller size. The average home in Cortona sits on acre plus lots with 5,000 – 6,000 square feet. Most are custom built by Austin’s finest builders with amenities like gourmet kitchens, wine rooms, exercise rooms, game and media rooms and dramatic views of the downtown skyline. They scream luxury.

The lots are truly one-of-a-kind, offering a rare combination of expansive downtown and hill country views. With no through streets, the main drive and its cul-de-sac are laid out to provide an undisturbed environment. Some estates are gated while others are firmly tucked into the rolling hills for utmost privacy.

Homeowners are in the center of Westlake Hills, immediately off Westlake Drive and close to Loop 360 and Mopac, just short drive from Westlake High School. The Forum and Village at Westlake shopping centers offer chic dining and shopping options with salons and spas.

Outdoor Activities: Lake Austin, Zilker Park and the Barton Creek Greenbelt 

Hot Spots: Westlake High School, The Grove, Forum Shops, Village at Westlake

Schools These Students Attend: Eanes Elementary, Hill Country Middle School, Westlake High School, Trinity Episcopal

Price Range: $3,068,000 – $6,370,000

Crystal Mountain

Secluded amongst the rolling hills of west Austin, Crystal Mountain is a small community with custom homes on one to three plus tracts. It’s locale off Bee Caves Road, between Loop 360 and Hwy 71, offers convenience in a naturally lush setting. Development began in the late 1980’s and continued through the mid 1990’s. Many homes have since been updated to accommodate the modern lifestyle. Homes range in size from 2,000 square feet to over 4,000 square feet and feature stunning hill country and greenbelt views.

Residents are attracted to endless amenities surrounding Crystal Mountain. They are able to choose between the best that Westlake Hills and Barton Creek has to offer. There are several parks, a greenbelt, two country clubs and numerous gyms/fitness centers nearby. Not to mention close proximity to shopping centers and malls, including the upscale Hill Country Galleria. 

Hot Spots: West Austin Athletic Club, Hill Country Galleria – Whole Foods, Buenos Aires Café, Café Blue, Iron Cactus Mexican Grill, Mimi’s Café, Zingers Bar & Grill, The Grove, Barton Creek Country Club, Lost Creek Country Club 

Outdoor Attractions: Lakes Austin and Lake Travis, Barton Creek Greenbelt, Boulder Park in Lost Creek, Wild Basin Wilderness Park, Commons Ford

Students Attend These Schools: Barton Creek Elementary, West Ridge Middle School, Westlake High School, St. Andrew’s, St. Gabriel’s Catholic, St. Michael’s, St. Stephen’s and Trinity Episcopal

Average Home Pricing: $1,559,000 – $1,848,000

Cuernavaca

Looking for a neighborhood with an eclectic vibe unique to Austin? This is it! Cuernavaca is made up of several smaller neighborhoods located off Bee Caves Road just west of Loop 360. A mix of old and new, homes vary from high-end estates to affordable abodes and beautifully wooded lots ready to build on. Residents who live in this large community are interested in an easygoing, relaxed atmosphere within the Eanes Independent School District. It offers a refuge for free spirits looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

One of the great treasures for those who live here is Commons Ford Metropolitan Park, a secluded oasis with towering pecan trees. A great place to walk the dogs, host a picnic, fish or launch your boat for a fun day on the lake. Membership to the Lake Hills Community Association is also an option and gets you access to a waterfront park, swimming pool, boat ramp with docks and recreational areas to play, meet and gather. 

Hot Spots: Barton Creek Resort and Spa, Hill Country Galleria, Forum, Village at Westlake 

Outdoor Attractions: Commons Ford Ranch Park, Golf Course at Barton Creek Resort and Spa, Lakeside Golf Course at the Austin Country Club, Lake Hills Park and Pool

Students Attend These Schools: Valley View Elementary, West Ridge Middle, Westlake High, Lake Hills Montessori

Average Home Pricing: $775,000 – $1,980,000

Cueva De Ora
Davenport

Davenport Ranch is a highly sought-after, upscale community that blends peaceful, scenic living with all the amenities that Westlake has to offer. Development began in the early 1980’s through the 1990’s with some newer homes built in 2000. Several of the older homes have been remodeled for modern day accommodations. Some are beautifully appointed patio homes on the lake while others are hillside and range from 2,000 to over 9,000 square feet with 2, 3 and 4 car garages. Executive apartments make up a newer development called Davenport West.

Residents have easy access to downtown, major thoroughfares and shopping. Davenport Village, one of the best high-end shopping centers in the city, includes a number of popular restaurants and trendy boutiques. Nearby grocery shopping adds to the convenience.

This ultra-active community offers great facilities including schools, libraries, fitness clubs, salons and spas. Children can also choose from many organized sports including little league baseball and football. There’s something for the entire family.

Hot spots: Austin Country Club, Davenport Village, Maudie’s Milagro 

Outdoor attractions: Lake Austin, Wild Basin Preserve

Schools These Students Attend: Bridgepoint (5 minutes), Hill Country Middle School (10 minutes), Westlake High School (10 minutes), St. Stephen’s Episcopal and Riverbend Preschool

Average Home Pricing:$891,000 to $6,600,000

Las Lomas

Ever popular Las Lomas as well as its neighboring Rollingwood enjoys a harmonious coupling of spacious lots, a close-knit community and convenient access to shopping, restaurants, and schools all just five minutes to downtown! It is intimate yet luxurious. Families and professionals are highly attracted to this area for its picturesque streets, nationally acclaimed Eanes ISD schools and proximity to nearly everything that makes work/life balance easy.

Just a short bike ride from the famous Lake Bird Lake Hike & Bike Trail system along with Zilker Park. Austin’s own Magnolia Café and other popular restaurants are within a five minute drive. The area offers a variety of extra-curricular activities as well. 

Development began in the mid 90’s and continued into the early 2000’s. Many of these lavish estates have been completely updated and remodeled. Sixty-five luxury homes ranging between 4,000 to 10,000 square feet on one acre plus lots sit within this neighborhood. Membership into the homeowners association is mandatory for approximately $350 a year.

Hot Spots: Western Hills Athletic Club, Rollingwood Pool, Barton Creek Mall, Farmers Markert 

Outdoor Attractions: Zilker Park, Barton Springs, Deep Eddy Park and Pool, Red Bud Isle, Lady Bird Lake Hike & Bike

Schools These Students Attend: Eanes Elementary, Hill Country Middle School, Westlake High School, Trinity Episcopal

Average Home Pricing: $1,815,000 – $4,300,000

Lost Creek

Lost Creek blankets rolling hills and takes in scenic vistas at every winding turn. Situated between Loop 360 and Barton Hills at the southern end of the Westlake community, this neighborhood offers homes constructed in the mid-seventies to mid-eighties. The average priced homes in Lost Creek is approximately $650,000, with an average size of about 3,500 square feet.

Residents enjoy diverse homes, beautiful mature trees and the Barton Creek greenbelt. Nearby amenities include the Lost Creek Country Club with its sixteen tennis courts, a fitness and swim center as well as a leisure pool. The golf course is a feature attraction in itself. 

Residents also take pride in their neighborhood and appreciate the area for its diversity – age, properties, people and its natural beauty. Not your average “cookie-cutter” homes, each property offers a unique design and curb appeal. 

Hot Spots: Lost Creek Country Club, Westbank Market, Las Palomas Restaurant and Bar, The Hills Health Club 

Outdoor Attractions: Barton Creek Preserve, Lost Creek Nature Trail, Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Park

Schools These Students Attend: Forest Trail Elementary, West Ridge Middle, Westlake High School, St. Stephens Episcopal, St. Gabriel’s Catholic, Elsass Academy, Westlake Childcare and Butterfly Christian Pre-School

Average Home Pricing: $693,000 – $2,600,000

Parkstone

Parkstone is a privately gated community along the Barton Creek Greenbelt. The typography provides for a lush setting but with a quick ten minute drive to downtown, exquisite golf courses and excellent shopping. These luxury homes were built in the late 1990’s to early 2000’s. Homes range from 3,000 to 6,000 square feet with many featuring two to three car garages, views, privacy and extensive outdoor living.

Parkstone is only five minutes from Barton Creek Square Mall and fifteen minutes from the Arboretum area. Austin Bergstrom International Airport is a mere twenty minutes away and easily accessible. Residents get to choose between two exceptional country clubs. The Barton Creek Country Club, which has been named the Number One Golf Resort in Texas, and Lost Creek Country Club.

The neighborhood first played host to the Parade of Homes in 2006. This parade showcased eight local builders whos goal it was to exemplify environmentally friendly, eco-conscious homes. 

Hot Spots: Lost Creek Country Club, Barton Creek Country Club, Bikram Yoga Studio, The Hills Fitness Center, Yoga Vida, Body Business Health Club and Spa, Tres Amigos, Rudy’s Bar B Que 

Outdoor Attractions: Barton Creek Greenbelt, Boulder Park, Lost Creek Park

Students Attend These Schools: Forest Trail Elementary, West Ridge Middle, Westlake High School, St. Andrew’s, St. Gabriel’s Catholic, St. Michael’s, St. Stephen’s Episcopal, Trinity Episcopal

Average Home Pricing: $1,500,000 – $2,700,000

Patterson Place

Patterson Place on Crystal Creek is one of the most secluded, upscale communities in Austin. Tucked into the soft rolling hills of West Austin near Bee Caves Road and Crystal Creek Drive, this location is ideal for those looking for a peaceful environment. The elaborate estates feature custom designs, lavish features and sweeping views of the surrounding hill country.

From infinity pools to gorgeous wine cellars, it’s no surprise that Patterson Place homes are priced well over $1M. Each home resides on a small acreage, adding to the estate-like feel of the neighborhood. Residents get to enjoy privacy and a close-knit community all at the same time. 

A huge attraction is its close proximity to the Barton Creek Resort and Spa. Homeowners can golf on the premier courses, receive salon services or get a relaxing massage at the resort’s spa and take advantage of the great dining and wine options. 

Hot Spots: Barton Creek Resort, County Line on the Hill, Rudy’s Bar-B-Q, Maudie’s Café, Village at Westlake 

Outdoor Attractions: Barton Creek Greenbelt, Barton Creek Resort Golf Course, Lake Travis

Students Attend These Schools: Barton Creek Elementary, West Ridge Middle, Westlake High School

Average Home Pricing: $1,210,000 – $2,178,000

River Hills

River Hills is a prestigious, suburban neighborhood located off Loop 360 along the Colorado River. Real estate is primarily made up of medium-sized to large single-family homes and high-rise apartments. Development began in the late 1970’s and has continued into the present with new residences continuing to pop up. The properties are exceedingly well-maintained and tend to maintain value over time as it is a highly desirable area. It was rated “best choice” neighborhood for executive lifestyle in Texas by NeighborhoodScout’s analysis.

River Hills offers character and a unique mix of occupational, cultural and social groups. As part of the Westlake community, residents enjoy nationally-accredited Eanes ISD schools and endless recreational opportunities.

Hot Spots: Davenport Village, The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen, 360 Uno Trattoria, Austin Country Club 

Outdoor Attractions: Lake Austin, Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, Emma Long Metropolitan Park, Mount Bonnell

Students Attend These Schools: Bridgepoint Elementary, Hill Country Middle, Westlake High School, St. Stephen’s Episcopal, Riverbend Preschool

Average Home Pricing: $1,100,000 – $2,750,000

River Oak

River Oak is a small, gated neighborhood with no through streets but several cul-de-sacs allowing for a safe, low traffic setting ideal for young families. The neighborhood is accessible from Rio Robles Drive along a quiet strip of Westlake Drive. Privacy is abundant with entertainment, shopping and dining still in close proximity. Home seekers will find elaborate, elegant homes tucked into heavily wooded lots of less than .5 acres. Many back to a peaceful green buffer.

Developed in 1999, this Toll Brothers neighborhood has long been a preferred choice for its family friendly floor plans, solid construction and warm atmosphere. Home sizes vary between 3,000 to 7,500 square feet.

A family-like atmosphere where everyone knows one another is a result of many fun, organized neighborhood activities. A community park also provides the opportunity for residents and families to socialize. 

Hot Spots: Westlake Village, Barton Creek Mall, Davenport Village 

Outdoor Attractions: Lake Austin, Zilker Park, Austin Country Club

Students Attend These Schools: Bridge Point Elementary, Hill Country Middle and Westlake High School

Average Home Price: $1,210,000 – $1,617,000

Rivercrest

Custom built, lake view and waterfront luxury homes define Rivercrest. Adjacent to Loop 360 and Davenport Ranch, this community offers an exclusive address. Homes were built in the late 1960’s through early 2000’s with a few newer builds placed throughout. Although few originals remain, many have been updated for modern day accommodations. Sizes range from 1,800 to 6,000 plus square feet and include two to three car garages.

From infinity pools to private marinas, the homes take full advantage of an extremely magical setting with features hard to find elsewhere. Lush landscaping and one-of-a-kind designs add to the visual appeal. Residents enjoy privacy and seclusion while maintaining proximity to downtown and the airport. A number of highly regarded shopping and dining establishments are just around the corner at Davenport Village. Golfing and other social activities are available at the nearby Austin Country Club.

Hot Spots: Davenport Village, The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen, 360 Uno Trattoria, Austin Country Club 

Outdoor Attractions: Lake Austin, Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, Greenbelt

Students Attend These Schools: Bridgepoint Elementary, Hill Country Middle, Westlake High School, St. Stephen’s Episcopal, Riverbend Preschool

Average Home Pricing: $1,540,000 – $2,618,000

Rob Roy

This serene West Austin neighborhood is located between Hwy 360 and Bee Caves Rd. Over time, Rob Roy has grown to include six intimate, gated communities: Rob Roy, Rob Roy on the Creek, Rob Roy West, Rob Roy on the Canyon, Rob Roy on the Lake, and Rob Roy Rim. The estates sit on spacious lots and regularly feature luxury amenities such as guest suites and elaborate outdoor livings. Although the neighborhood began development in the early 1980’s, many homes have been transformed with to-the studs remodeling. They range in size from 2,400 to over 9,000 square feet and include 3 t o 4 car garages. You will find styles range from traditional, contemporary to Mediterranean.

Rob Roy offers a private and relaxing lifestyle for the five hundred plus families who call it home. Set in the midst of lush and mature foliage, most homes also enjoy breathtaking lake and scenic views. Waterfront homes are found on Lake Austin along Humboldt and Pascal Lane. Homeowners have private access to the lake, hiking and biking trails, indoor and outdoor swimming pools as well as tennis and basketball courts.

Hot spots: Barton Creek Resort and Spa, Village at Westlake Shopping Center 

Outdoor attractions: Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, Lake Austin

Schools these students attend: Bridge Point, Barton Creek or Forest Trail, Valley View Elementary, West Ridge or Hill Country Middle, Westlake High School

Average home pricing: $858,000 – $7,920,000

Rollingwood

Between West Lake Hills and Zilker Park is the neighborhood of Rollingwood. Properties occupy large, flat lots uncommon to the hills of Westlake with some surrounding the waterfront areas of Lake Austin’s South Shore. The neighborhood is spread among 600 acres and was established in 1955. It is self-sufficient with its own governmental body and is patrolled by its own Rollingwood police.

Family friendly has to be Rollingwood’s middle name. Practically a throwback to a time when kids could run and play until the street lights came on or it was time for dinner. Rollingwood has walkable streets, familiar neighbors and a wonderful feeling of security. Children in this neighborhood attend the highly acclaimed Eanes School District. 

If you live in Rollingwood and don’t want to leave, you don’t have to. As an upper-class community, residents get to enjoy a beautiful neighborhood pool, numerous playgrounds, ball parks and special access to fitness, swimming and tennis clubs. There is ample shopping, dining and guest accommodations.

Hot spots: Barton Creek Mall, Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail, Barton Springs 

Outdoor attractions: West Hills Athletic Club , Rollingwood Pool, Zilker Park

Schools these students attend: Eanes Elementary, Hill Country Middle School, Westlake High School

Average Home Pricing: $810,000 – $4,600,000

Senna Hills

Senna Hills is a family-friendly master planned community located along the western fringe of the prestigious Eanes Independent School District. It offers newer construction at affordable pricing relative to most neighborhoods serving Eanes ISD, making it a popular choice among the sought after real estate in this area.

It’s just 20 minutes away from downtown Austin, yet growing amenities of the nearby Village of Bee Cave and Hill Country Galleria offer a wealth of dining and shopping choices making a trek to downtown unnecessary.

A major feature of Senna Hills is the picturesque views. The natural terrain is of higher elevation than the rest of Austin, perfectly positioning homes along scenic vistas. Developed in early 2004, homes range in size from 1,800 to over 5,000 square feet and feature 2 to 3 car garages.

Hot Spots: Hill Country Galleria, Village of Bee Cave, Barton Creek Country Club, Lost Creek Country Club 

Outdoor Attractions: Neighborhood Park and Pool, Barton Creek Greenbelt, Boulder Park in Lost Creek, Commons Ford Park, Lost Creek Park, Wild Basin Wildernesss Preserve

Schools These Students Attend: Barton Creek Elementary, West Ridge Middle School, Westlake High School, St. Andrew’s, St. Gabriel’s Catholic, St. Michael’s, St. Stephen’s and Trinity Episcopal

Average Home Pricing: $800,000 – $1,556,000

Seven Oaks

A residential masterpiece whose 153 home sites blend distant views of the Texas Hill Country with easy access to downtown. Seven Oaks offers serenity of the country with the ease of a close-in Austin neighborhood. The highlight of the neighborhood is the generous acres of natural habitat preserves.

Residents have access to areas like the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve and private back-roads that provide motorcycling and bicycling opportunities. Nearby Lake Austin also allows for year round recreational activities like canoeing, kayaking and boating. 

Homes were built in 2003 with several new builds currently under construction. They are often Tuscan or Mediterranean and sit on 1 to 2 acre lots. Spacious properties allow plenty of space for private facilities like tennis courts and swimming pools. There are also many undeveloped lots remaining and can be purchased for $500,000 and up. 

Hot Spots: The Grove, Barton Creek Country Club, Old World Theatre 

Outdoor Attractions: Lake Austin, Lake Travis

Schools These Students Attend: Valley View or Barton Creek Elementary, West Ridge Middle School, Westlake High School, St. Andrew’s, St. Gabriel’s, St. Michael’s, St. Stephen’s and Trinity Episcopal

Average Home Pricing: $3,980,000 – $7,500,000

Stratford Hills

Estate sized lots, dramatic views, rolling hills and finely built custom homes define the small enclave known as Stratford Hills. One of the most preeminent neighborhoods serving the acclaimed Eanes school district, this area is a short 5 minute drive to central Austin and has long been sought after by the affluent buyers looking to combine convenience and luxury.

Most homes were built from the late 1990’s to early 2000 and lean towards 6,000 plus square feet with a Texas flair. All in some way capture the natural beauty of the area whether it be distant hill country vistas or secluded views.

Stratford Hills a relatively quiet lakeside community that allows quiet canoeing and kayaking. Motor boats and jet skis are permitted past the Tom Miller Dam, further upstream on Lake Austin.

Hot Spots: Mozart’s, Hula Hut, The Grove, Barton Creek Square Mall, Westbank Market, West Woods Shopping Center, Village at Westlake 

Outdoor Attractions: Lake Austin, Red Bud Isle Dog Park, Barton Creek Country Club, Austin Country Club, Lions Municipal Golf, Zilker Park

Students Attend These Schools: Eanes Elementary, Hill Country Middle School, Westlake High School, Butterfly Christian Pre-School

Average Home Pricing: $1,700,000 – $9,600,000

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