Neighborhood Spotlight: Rob Roy
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Development of Rob Roy
Rob Roy, located in the Heart of Westlake, Overlooks Lake Austin and the Texas Hill Country.
First developed in the 1980’s, the neighborhood has been developed over time and features a wide variety of custom homes and architectural designs situated on estate sized lots of one acre or more. From traditional to contemporary, the homes reflect various tastes and styles along with a range of building materials from stone to brick to stucco. Many builders have used local stone facades to allow homes to blend into the hill country landscape all while incorporating upscale finishes such as gourmet kitchens, lavish pools, home theaters, wine cellars and nearly any other amenity a homeowner could desire. Families living here enjoy a peaceful, impeccably maintained environment of elegant custom homes and breathtaking views of Lake Austin and the Hill Country, with some areas offering Lake Austin waterfront. Rob Roy is one of Austin’s largest private residential neighborhoods with vast green belts, mature trees, lush landscaping, and breathtaking scenery. Prices in the neighborhood will range from just over $1,000,000 up to $5,000,000.
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Location and Area Amenities
The prime location in West Lake positions Rob Roy residents within a 15-minute drive to downtown and only 20 minutes to Lake Travis, making all areas of Austin convenient and accessible. Within a five-mile radius you’ll find plenty of local shops, boutiques, and national retail stores. Davenport Village, the Village of West Lake and Barton Creek Mall, are within minutes and near shopping, dining, and medical offices. The Hill Country Galleria shopping mall is also within proximity of only ten miles.
For outdoor enthusiasts, the 227-acre Wild Basin Wilderness Park nature preserve is just minutes away. It consists of 2.5 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, grasslands, and streamside habitats, perfect for hiking and biking. Runners and cyclists can also enjoy the 7.5 miles of private roads within Rob Roy’s gated neighborhood. Other nearby parks include Emma Long Metropolitan Park off Lake Austin, the Barton Creek Wilderness Park, Barton Creek Greenbelt for hikers and of course the renowned Zilker Park. For golf and tennis enthusiasts, there are three country clubs located near Rob Roy, Austin Country Club, Barton Creek Country Club, and Lost Creek Country Club. All clubs offer golf, tennis, swimming, and a wide variety of other amenities for members to enjoy.
Rob Roy is serviced by the highly rated Eanes school district, one of the most prestigious school districts in Texas. Students attend nearby Bridge Point Elementary, Hill Country Middle School and Westlake High School. Nearby you will find some of the best private schools in Austin, including St. Stephen’s, one of the most highly regarded private schools in the state.
Safety and privacy are enhanced with a private security patrol of the gated neighborhood. Rob Roy is self-governed as a homeowner’s association. The Association organizes several events for neighbors throughout the year, all done by an active and enthusiastic Social Committee.
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