West Austin neighborhoods include Davenport Ranch, Rob Roy, River Place, Lake Pointe, Spanish Oaks, Flintrock Falls, Ridge at Alta Vista, River Hills, Belvedere, Cypress Hills West, and the Hills of Lakeway, among others – and are mostly in the upper to very high-end price range.
With lots of rolling hills, stunning views, great public school districts, and an abundance of both private and public golf communities, this is a popular area of town for monied tech and business executives. Flourishing restaurants provide local flavor and offer venues for many musical artists. West Austin residents enjoy easy access to the Lower Colorado River chain, the new Galleria shopping center in Bee Cave, and hike and bike trails that twist along 360 and Southwest Parkway.
There are also nearby county parks at Lake Travis along Pace Bend and Hamilton Pool Road, and Pedernales State Park that provide a rural setting practically in your own backyard. Moving west of Austin also gives residents a choice of three top ranked school districts: Eanes ISD, Lake Travis ISD is located west of Bee Cave Road and along Lake Travis, while Dripping Springs ISD is located southwest along West Hwy. 290.
The Hill Country Galleria in the community of Bee Cave has gained attention as a outside walking mall with more distinctive shops than your traditional large shopping centers. Located just a short distance to many of the Westlake communities, the Hill Country Galleria features restaurants, popular upscale shops and offices offering a wide array of services. In addition, Barton Creek Mall on Loop 360 and MoPac is only a short drive away.