Escape the city lights and lose yourself in picturesque Hill Country in West Austin. This neighborhood is perfect for those looking for a rural or semi-rural lifestyle paired with convenient access to downtown Austin. This beautiful and serene community is filled with rolling hills, winding roads, tree-lined streets, and plenty of scenic views of Lake Austin and the downtown skyline.
West Austin is ideal for those who love the outdoors. The neighborhoods close proximity to the lake and Zilker Park opens up plenty of opportunities for boating, swimming, wakeboarding, and more. City parks and open space are often considered the most valuable and attractive features of West Austin. Without doubt, the neighborhood is blessed with an abundance of fantastic parks. The hilly landscape also offers a good deal of challenging hiking and biking trails.
You will also find many West Austin Dwellers enjoying the breathtaking views atop of Mount Bonnell, the highest point within Austin City Limits at 785 feet. A popular place to relax in the sun, Mt. Bonnell has spectacular views of Lake Austin, the 360 Bridge, as well as views of the downtown Austin skyline.
If you have kids, you will be pleased to know that West Austin is home to the most prestigious schools in Austin. In particular, Westlake High School is renowned for its award-winning academics, programs and athletics. In 2011, Westlake High was declared among the top 100 best high schools in the country by Newsweek magazine. The school is also known for its elite football team which has earned invitations to several State Title games.
West Austin has many upscale, planned communities throughout the area. Homes in this neighborhood are typically in the semi-luxury to high-end price range. The first-class West Austin properties for sale are valued well into the millions, and often include long stretches of river frontage. With close-knit communities, private country golf courses, amazing views, and prestigious schools, you can expect only the best in West Austin.