Westlake Homes for Sale

Settled west in the hills of Austin lies Westlake, one of the premiere suburbs of Austin. Still only a short haul from town, Westlake has it all...beautiful lakes, country clubs, rugged hills, great public shools, and amazing homes with even more amazing views of the city. It is one of the truly unique neighborhoods in the state of Texas.  Westlake is just a short drive from many major employers. Many people choose Westlake for homes for their perfect blend of luxury and convenience. Residents enjoy short commute times, convenient shopping, fine dining and a relaxing lifestyle in a community with a heavy emphasis on education. A West Austin address has cache, as some of Austin's most prized neighborhoods are located in this Austin region: Barton Creek, Davenport, Seven Oaks and Rob Roy to name a few. The cities of Rollingwood and West Lake Hills sit on the west bank of the river making it easy to commute to downtown. The Texas hill country seems to start here, making the region one of the most beautiful in all of Austin.

Make no mistake, Westlake is the most expensive area in Austin. Million dollar homes are common in this area and can quickly exceed the million dollar mark if situated near the lake, a golf course, or with city views. With the price, though, comes huge homes, large lots with beautiful scenery, and the lowest crime rate in the city. Because of the cost of the area, Westlake is an area that caters mainly to families with school-age children. It's a fantastic area to raise a family. Many of the homes were built in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, however, there are still sections that have yet to be developed, so if you’re looking for a brand new home, don’t rule out this highly desirable tract of land.

Westlake is an amazing area for those who love the outdoors. With the hilly landscape, there are a number of challenging hiking and biking trails, and the Barton Hills Country Club provides a number of great outdoor activities for all ages, including tennis and 36 holes of golf.  Points of interest include the 360 Bridge, Austin Country Club, Barton Creek Resort and Spa, Barton Creek Greenbelt, and the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve. Known for its exceptional Eanes ISD schools, Westlake is a great place to raise children. It’s a beautiful area that offers home owners privacy and keeps them close to downtown Austin. The taxes are higher but that’s part of what drives the impressive public schools. Westlake High School has one of the preeminent football programs in the state of Texas, having won the state championship  a number of times and commonly ranking in national polls. If you’re looking for convenience, luxury and some of Central Texas’ best hill county, this is definitely a place worth exploring.

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