A luxury community situated just west of Austin, near the Colorado River.

Welcome to Westlake

High-end properties in affluent areas with a small-town, cozy community atmosphere

Westlake, also known as West Lake Hills, is a luxury community situated just west of Austin, near the Colorado River. The hilly terrain of the community is dotted with large, luxurious homes amidst more traditional properties. Homebuyers have various architectural options, ranging from conventional ranch-style homes that embrace the rural aspects of the region with substantial decking and patios to more modern mid-century mansions and vast, beautiful Tuscan-style villas.

What to Love

  • An upscale neighborhood with a rural, small-town feel
  • Proximity to Downtown Austin
  • Gorgeous landscapes
  • Variety of luxury home aesthetics

Local Lifestyle

Westlake keeps its private, isolated atmosphere while still being close to retail, major roads, golf courses, and walking and biking paths. The residents enjoy access to Lake Travis for boating, waterskiing, sailing, windsurfing, rowing, canoeing, fishing, and swimming. The city offers every convenience you can think of, including shopping, restaurants, and top-notch schools. Its proximity to Downtown Austin means residents can enjoy an upmarket small-town life and an urban commuting lifestyle.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Village at Westlake is a large shopping center home to some of Austin's most coveted specialty shops and eateries. Westlake residents can get everything they need at this location, which is centered by a Gold's Gym and an HEB. It also features banking, dry cleaning, and other services.


Barton Creek Square is one of this area's largest indoor shopping and entertainment centers. It features over 170 specialty shops and delectable dining options set within a vibrant, sleek, and contemporary atmosphere.


If it’s exquisite food you’re after, Las Palomas Restaurant and Bar is a local favorite that serves Tex-Mex and regional specialties. Frozen margaritas with prickly pear and sangria flavors are available to pair with street tacos, empanadas, and ceviche.


Blue Dahlia does not disappoint with delicious rustic tartines, classic French dishes, and hearty salads. This is a great place for a quiet date, and the wine and dessert menus are fantastic.


The Grove Wine Bar + Kitchen is the place to go for a great wine list, delicious food, and outdoor dining. It's a popular gathering spot for friends over small plates and bottles of wine.

Things to Do

The Barton Creek Greenbelt has nearly eight miles of beautiful trails and is a popular hiking destination in Westlake. It combines limestone cliff walls with popular swimming, rock climbing, and biking spots.


The popular River Place Nature Trail is a 5.5-mile out-and-back trail perfect for an afternoon hike. Locals visit for the small lake and boardwalk and experience the 1,700-foot elevation change, which makes for a challenging workout or a stroll around the area to reconnect with nature. The stunning 360 Bridge is a favorite among locals who enjoy a good view. This fantastic lookout is the best place in town to indulge your inner sunset photographer, as it is ideal for everything from picnics to marriage proposals.


Zilker Park is a 351-acre metropolitan park home to the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Blues on the Green, and so much more. Hiking and biking trails, sports fields, The Austin Nature and Science Center, a botanical garden, and off-leash dog areas are also available.


With prestigious courses like the Austin Country Club, West Lake Hills is a picture-perfect place to golf. Arnold Palmer-designed courses are also available at the nearby Barton Creek Country Club.


Westlake is zoned within the prestigious Eanes Independent School District. Top education opportunities in the neighborhood include:
  • St. Michaels Catholic Academy, Private, 9-12
  • St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Private, 6-12
  • St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Private, K-12
  • Trinity Episcopal School, Pirate, PK-8
  • Regents School of Austin, Private, PK-12
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