Close to downtown and west of Austin, Texas, Westlake is known for nationally acclaimed schools, hilltop views of the city, pricey real estate (most home prices here start around $400,000), and high school sports championships. Like most everything else in Austin, Westlake has more than one name and is known as “Eanes” for Eanes Independent School District or “the Westbank” for being on the west bank of Lake Austin.
Westlake has MoPac as its eastern edge and extends west to Highway 71, with the Colorado River as a southern boundary, and Barton Creek to the north. Choose the Davenport Ranch area and be close to Austin Country Club with its perfectly manicured golf course, tennis courts and marina and fine dining as well as having easy access to Loop 360 to go North or South. Shopping and dining, exercise facilities, and coffee shops are within walking distance of many of the homes. Large homes co-mingle with condos for those wanting smaller spaces.
Rob Roy sits to the west of Loop 360. This gated community boasts one-acre lots with room for houses to sprawl. Perched high above Lake Austin, this neighborhood offers residents panoramic views of the lake and sunset views of the hill country.
Lost Creek is another favorite area. Across Loop 360 from the high school and two elementary schools, this neighborhood is close to Lost Creek Country Club with its golf course, pool and tennis courts. Turn to the right out of the neighborhood and you are on your way to downtown or the airport. Turn left and be at the grocery story in 5 minutes!
Westlake also offers the opportunity to live on Lake Austin’s waterfront, a constant-level lake created by the damming of the Colorado River. Westlake Drive meanders through the hills along side Lake Austin and beautiful lawns amid towering trees stretch to the water. But don’t expect to see these beauties. Part of the beauty is the privacy that the owners enjoy! A short drive across the low water crossing on Redbud Trail, and downtown Austin, Texas is minutes away.
The Eanes Independent School District covers 32 square miles, and all of the schools are award winners. All areas funnel into Westlake High School which in additional to champion athletic teams, sports a second-to-none Fine Arts program, and unparalleled academics. While schools are a major draw for this area, many live here long after the kids have gone on their way – and many kids come back to make their homes here, too.