West Lake Hills

30.2980° N, 97.8020° W

Welcome to West Lake Hills 

A tranquil, secluded, and prestigious neighborhood nestled among the hills

Considered one of the most desirable places to live in the Austin area, West Lake Hills (often referred to as Westlake) is a neighborhood just six miles west of downtown. Residents are drawn to this community by the allure of spacious estate-style homes with breathtaking architectural designs. Westlake offers residents who value privacy and luxury the opportunity to enjoy the excitement of a big city while maintaining a peaceful distance from the bustling center of activity.


  • Scenic beauty with hill country & lake views
  • Location and accessibility
  • Exemplary schools
  • Sprawling properties with lots of privacy
  • Abundant outdoor activities


The lifestyle in West Lake Hills embodies a perfect balance between tranquility and convenience. Residents enjoy a sense of privacy and exclusivity, thanks to the area's spacious properties and secluded ambiance. Yet, despite its peaceful setting, West Lake Hills is just a short drive away from downtown Austin, where an array of cultural, dining, and entertainment options await. While the neighborhood tends to be quieter in terms of nightlife, it compensates with a plethora of beloved local restaurants and cherished independent shops for residents to enjoy


 From upscale restaurants to quaint cafes, West Lake Hills offers a diverse culinary scene that caters to every palate. Catch a happy hour Jack Allen’s Kitchen where southern comfort food meets farm fresh ingredients or cruise your boat to Hula Hut for a margarita overlooking Lake Austin. Grab lunch at Blue Dahlia Bistro for a laid back European atmosphere with a French café feel or Flower Child for a quick healthy meal while enjoying their awesome patio. Make a reservation at Sway for a modern Thai cuisine. (and a rooftop that overlooks the Downtown skyline!) The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen is a local favorite for either cappuccinos in the morning or where wine connoisseurs flock to at night for their extensive wine list. Grab a breakfast taco at local favorite Texas Honey Ham, or Tacodeli. For coffee head to Summer Moon Coffee or Starbucks. For authentic Tex-Mex, check out Las Palomas or Maudie’s Milagro. For legendary barbeque, head over to County Line BBQ or Rudys. When it comes to shopping, Westlake is home to many independent shops and boutiques. Head over to Barton Creek Mall for favorite retailers such as Nordstrom, Lululemon, Apple and Sephora.  


The heartbeat of West Lake Hills lies in Lake Austin, a favorite spot for locals to unwind after work with a boat cruise or for a sunset surf. Head to the Barton Creek Green Belt for hiking, biking, rock climbing and swimming. Take a short hike and catch views of the iconic 360 bridge- Pennybacker Bridge Overlook. For your furry friends, take your dog to Red Bud Isle- this park covers 13 acres and even features lake access! Head over to Ziker Park for sand volleyball, or an afternoon picnic. (This is also where the iconic ACL Music Festival happens every October!) 


  • Treemont
  • Lost Creek
  • Rollingwood
  • Davenport Ranch
  • Rob Roy
  • Bee Cave Woods


Eanes Independent School District is home to award-winning Austin schools.

For the most current school ratings visit GreatSchools.org and Niche.com

For more information on the West Lake Hills community, reach out to local Realtor, Kelsey Easton.

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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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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 Camino Alamo BBQ, The Marvelous Vintage Tea Party Co., and Kaifit.

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Dining 3.99 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.76 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.31 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.76 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.88 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.3 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

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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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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Eanes Elementary
PreK - 5th
Fusion Academy Aus: Austin
6th - 12th
No rating available
Forest Trail Elementary
K - 5th
Trinity Episcopal School Of Austin
K - 8th
No rating available

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