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Perched on the rolling hills overlooking the Colorado River, West Lake Hills is an affluent community that offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown Austin. Often touted as one of Austin's most prestigious neighborhoods, West Lake Hills is renowned for its gorgeous views, expansive lots, and sumptuous homes—all just minutes from the heart of the city.


What to Love

  • High-profile residents from entrepreneurs to artists
  • Acres of undisturbed natural beauty
  • Stellar educational options
  • A serene lifestyle with downtown convenience


The Local Lifestyle

Encompassing only about 4 square miles, West Lake Hills offers an intimate community vibe that belies its proximity to downtown Austin. It's a place where renowned architects meet nature's grandeur, creating homes that serve as personal retreats. The residents—entrepreneurs, professionals, musicians, and artists—value privacy, environmental stewardship, and of course, the breathtaking views of both the city skyline and the natural landscape.


Luxury Real Estate with A Conscience

West Lake Hills residents are deeply committed to maintaining the area's natural beauty. You'll find a host of homes designed with sustainability in mind, utilizing features such as solar panels and water conservation systems. Lot sizes are generous, often stretching over an acre, providing ample space to appreciate the area's native trees and wildlife. Head to our West Lake Hills community guide to explore the rich tapestry of real estate options available.


Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Given its serene environment, West Lake Hills is not bustling with commercial activity, but that's just how the residents like it. That said, you're only a short drive from both downtown Austin and the South Lamar Boulevard area, renowned for their culinary and shopping scenes. Locally, check out spots like Blue Dahlia Bistro for European-inspired eats or the Barton Creek Square for an upscale shopping spree.


Recreational Opportunities

For those in search of an active lifestyle, West Lake Hills offers plenty. The Barton Creek Greenbelt is a playground for hiking, mountain biking, and swimming. Or if golf is more your style, the Lost Creek Country Club offers a highly-rated course with spectacular hill country views.


Education: Top-Notch and Close to Home

Residents with schools as a priority will be pleased to hear that West Lake Hills is served by the highly-regarded Eanes Independent School District, which includes Westlake High School, known for both its academics and athletics. Additionally, there are several well-regarded private schools in the area, offering a range of educational choices for residents.


In Summary

If you're looking for a community that provides luxurious living, serenity, natural beauty, and easy access to downtown Austin, West Lake Hills is the ideal place for you. To truly understand what makes this community unique, you need to experience it for yourself.


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