Live on the Edge of Hill Country in West Lake Hills
The city of West Lake Hills is a small upper class community of about 3,000 people in Travis County to the west of Austin. It is a collection of elegant homes set on the south side of the Colorado River directly across the Capitol of Texas Highway Bridge. The scenic bluffs and stark cliffs in this area serve as a beautiful back drop for resident’s day to day lives.
West Lake Hills is a perfect community for families with children. About half of all the families that live here have school age children and enjoy the excellent Eanes Independent School District that serves the area. Eanes has won numerous awards and has been recognized for its outstanding record as a school district. It is no wonder then that some of the Austin area’s most prized neighborhoods are located here. These neighborhoods include Stratford Place, Davenport and Rob Roy. Also within a short distance of West Lake Hills are the Austin Country Club and Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve. Founded over one hundred years ago, the Austin Country Club is one of the oldest in the nation. The Club is home to eighteen holes of golf, several tennis courts and a ballroom in the clubhouse. The Wild Bason Wilderness Preserve is over two hundred acres of naturally preserved central Texas forest, trails, creeks and waterfalls open every day from sunrise to sunset. In 2009 the Preserve became part of Saint Edwards University and now serves as a living laboratory for the study water quality and native plant species.
Though it is a small community, West Lake Hills is very civic-minded. They have an active public library that provides story times, craft projects and theatre classes to children in the community. Every year West Lake Hills also has a 4th of July parade supported by local institutions such as the fire department and local businesses such as Texas Honey Ham Company and Amy’s Ice Cream. The community even coordinates One Run, a fun run whose profits benefit the local charity Mobile Loaves and Fishes.
West Lake Hills is a community with a unique identity and set of values. Poised at the edge of Texas Hill Country, this community enjoys the natural beauty of the river and cliffs that crisscross throughout the area. The homes of this upper class neighborhood offer a variety of scenic vistas and verdant backyards for children to play in. If you are looking for a combination of style, services and access to Austin, then West Lake Hills may be for you.