Welcome to West Lake Hills
Westlake - A peaceful, family-oriented community with scenic vistas
West Lake Hills, commonly called Westlake for short, is one of Austin's most sought-after neighborhoods. With far-reaching plots of land and an abundance of mature oak trees, this peaceful haven is the perfect respite from the big city. From humble beginnings, the neighborhood has preserved the natural beauty of the rural hillside, and today, residents have kept that tradition alive with great success. Locals enjoy having their own municipality only six miles from Downtown. Families of Westlake take advantage of their private enclave of outdoor activities while maintaining easy access to the city.
What to Love
- Sprawling properties with lots of privacy
- Lush parks and nature preserves with pedestrian paths and hiking trails
- Trendy restaurants with delicious cuisine
- Proximity to Austin’s unique dining and high-end shopping
West Lake Hills Real Estate Market
Westlake real estate is diverse. Cord Shiflet Group agents use their years of experience and luxury real estate expertise to find homes for sale in Westlake.
Residents of West Lake Hills enjoy this exclusive and coveted community situated on the surrounding palatial hillside overlooking Austin. The peaceful streets and scenic vistas only feel far from the action: locals regularly enjoy easy access to city amenities. Though the neighborhood is on the quiet side for nightlife, there is an abundance of beloved local restaurants and cherished independent shops to enjoy. Families indulge in various outdoor activities unique to the neighborhood’s landscape.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
A West Lake Hills icon, Tyler’s
has been styling the Austin community with sporting goods and leisure apparel since 1978. A Texas original, they bring over 350 brands and their famous tees to residents and tourists with a mission to help everyone feel a little closer to home. Likewise, Texas Honey Ham Company
is well-known across Austin for delicious homestyle meals. Locals have been gathering here since 2004 for a fun environment, warm smiles from the staff, and unbeatable Texas cooking. You’ll find elegant dining and elevated food at Sway
. An award-winning Thai restaurant, Sway gives the neighborhood a unique option for modern cuisine. Residents enjoy meeting with friends for their happy hour specials and creative specialty cocktails. Perhaps one of the neighborhood's most inviting and unforgettable establishments, Las Palomas
offers authentic Mexican dishes in an upscale yet relaxed environment. Locals rave about the food and atmosphere, with several different themed dining rooms and a peaceful outdoor patio.
Residents will tell you: you’ve never had barbecue like Rudy's “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q
. Using slow-burning oak instead of mesquite to cook, Rudy’s boasts uniquely tender and delicious Texas classics. Known as one of Austin’s cult classics, The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen
is prepared to serve guests their favorites day or night. In the morning, locals come in for their cappuccinos and coffees. At night, the place is packed with patrons seeking a delicious meal made with locally sourced organic ingredients and an extensive selection of wines.
Things to Do
A stunning reservoir that offers endless outdoor activities, Lake Austin
is a favorite spot for locals of Westlake. It provides plenty of opportunities for every water sport imaginable and is known to be a great fishing spot.
Residents head to the Barton Creek Green Belt
for hiking, biking, rock climbing, and swimming. With over 12 miles of trails along Barton Creek, everyone can find something they enjoy on the Greenbelt. Right next to City Hall, you’ll discover Rollingwood Park
and its new playscape for kids, walking paths, and picnic areas.
The Westlake 4th of July Parade and Celebration
is a huge hit every year. Residents enjoy tons of booths from local vendors featuring restaurants from the town, live music, games, and prizes. Locals celebrate with costumes and enjoy decking their bikes, wagons, and vintage cars for this festive parade.
Austin Country Club
will host the World Cup Championship Dell Match Play in March 2023. This PGA event is a must for any golf fans and competitors. The tournament’s past winners include Tiger Woods, Rory Mcllroy, and Dustin Johnson.
A unique activity in Westlake is visiting the Pennybacker Bridge Overlook
. A short quarter-mile hike to this special spot will reward you with incredible scenic views overlooking the 360 Bridge and the rolling hills along the backdrop of Austin.
The West Lake Hills neighborhood is home to several award-winning Austin schools. Educational opportunities include:
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