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West Lake Hills

Westlake, Austin, TX

Welcome to West Lake Hills

Westlake, Austin - A peaceful, family-oriented community with scenic vistas
In the heart of Austin lies the exclusive West Lake Hills, commonly called Westlake for short, 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 municipality only six miles from Downtown. West Lake Hills is renowned for its exceptional homes and esteemed schools within the Eanes Independent School District, known nationally for its academic excellence.
Nestled west of MoPac/Loop 1 and south of the picturesque shores of Lake Austin, West Austin encompasses a diverse collection of over twenty distinct neighborhoods. From classic family-centric areas like Rollingwood, Treemont, and Lost Creek to the luxurious elegance of Barton Creek, the serene waterfront communities embracing Lake Austin, and the natural beauty of West Lake Hills, each neighborhood offers a unique experience, catering to various preferences.
Beyond its geographical boundaries, West Lake Hills epitomizes a lifestyle—an emblem of sophistication and a commitment to excellence. It's more than an address; it's a testament to a legacy, embodying the finer aspects of life and offering a place where residents can celebrate and enjoy the essence of opulence.

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

West Lake Hills real estate is diverse. Cord Shiflet Group agents & realtors find houses, mansions, estates & luxury homes for sale in West Lake Hills, TX.

Local Lifestyle

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 West Lake Hills. 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 West Lake Hills 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 West Lake Hills 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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Overview for West Lake Hills, TX

3,373 people live in West Lake Hills, where the median age is 49.4 and the average individual income is $102,423. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.4 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for West Lake Hills, TX

West Lake Hills has 1,230 households, with an average household size of 2.72. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in West Lake Hills do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,373 people call West Lake Hills home. The population density is 938.66 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.47 / 51.53%

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Schools in West Lake Hills, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby West Lake Hills. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Around West Lake Hills, TX

There's plenty to do around West Lake Hills, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sydalie's Cookies, Devil’s Details Boutique , and SUP DOG.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 4.26 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.35 miles 25 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.04 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.45 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.3 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.98 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

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