Bee Cave is located approximate 12 miles west of Austin and got its name from early settlers who discovered a large cave of wild bees in the area.
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A small community at the end of Bee Caves Road and just off Highway 71 west of Austin, Bee Cave has exploded in popularity for its beautiful scenery and its accessibility to all Austin has to offer. In fact, it’s estimated that more than 115,000 new residents will move into this triangle of land between Highway 71 and US 290 in the next 25 years, causing the Bee Cave area to undergo a whopping population increase of more than 600 percent by 2030.
This fast-growing rural community offers a wide variety of neighborhoods for homebuyers, including The Homestead, and portions of other subdivisions such as The Uplands and Lake Pointe, just to name a few. Bee Cave is an interesting mix of old and new homes – you’ll find everything from trailer homes to custom-built luxury homes in the master-planned development of Spanish Oaks that’s just on the periphery of Bee Cave, where home prices start in the $700s.
Students here attend school in either the Eanes Independent School District, or the Lake Travis Independent School District – both of which boast an equally excellent reputation for outstanding academic and sports accomplishments. The opening of the Hill Country Galleria in 2007 has only added to the area’s appeal. This massive, 1.3-million-square-foot lifestyle center is a multi-use complex with 650,000 square feet of retail, 145,000 square feet of Class A office space, 300,000 square feet of multifamily housing, 80,000 square feet of retail pad space, 100,000 square feet of residential condominiums, and 50 acres of greenspace.