Welcome to Westlake
Private and pristine community with stunning architecture and beautiful views
Westlake is a premier neighborhood situated on the Colorado River as it cuts through the city of Austin. Sandwiched between the river and Highway 360, Westlake offers a serene space and privacy, with large homes on even larger plots of land. When open space is a rare commodity in such a bustling metropolitan area, Westlake spares no expense when it comes to soaking up every foot of their real estate. The area is home to many six-figure estates. If the architecture doesn’t make your jaw drop, the landscape views will undoubtedly leave you speechless. Whether you fall in love with a hilltop home that overlooks the city or a luxurious lakeside loft, a piece of the beautiful Austin backdrop will be right outside your window. More of a traditional neighborhood kind of person? Don’t worry; Westlake also has plenty of streets lined with charming homes that seem to get cozier with age.
Westlake’s impressively high quality of life doesn’t just stop at the doorsteps of homes. This area is known for having some of the best educational opportunities around, and nine of its schools have been formally recognized for their excellence. Between the top-tier houses, wide open spaces, and award-winning schools, there’s no question that Westlake is a highly sought-after location.
What to Love
- Award-winning schools
- Jaw-dropping architecture
- Private houses situated on large lots of land
- Short distance to downtown
- Lakeside access and views
- Open spaces
Rightfully so, Westlake has earned a ranking among the best places to live within city limits due to its private, prestigious lifestyle. This neighborhood is uniquely tucked away, strategically placing its impressive homes amid the natural landscape of Texas Hill Country. It also happens to be a very short distance from one of the state's largest cities, making it as convenient as it is stunning. Westlake curates a dreamy balance for any outdoor lover who appreciates the energetic nature and endless amenities of an urban area.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Westlake’s schools aren’t the only thing that wins awards in this area. This neighborhood is home to top-notch restaurants and businesses. Sway
is a Thai restaurant that has made headlines and earned titles for its modern take on classic cuisines. Texas Honey Ham Co.
is a traditional favorite hometown deli with great food and even better company. The Midway Food Park is a spacious food truck gathering with tons of seating, a variety of menu options, and a playground to keep the kids entertained while you enjoy a bite. Strung with lights and equipped to host live music, this food park is a great spot, day or night.
The shopping options are just as impressive as the restaurant scene in Westlake. With two high-end outdoor centers, Village at Westlake
and West Woods
shopping center, residents hardly have to leave the neighborhood to find what they need. Breed and Co.
is another Westlake cornerstone, and while it may seem like another independent hardware store, it has been a go-to for locals for over 50 years.
Things to Do
A waterside community in the heart of Austin just wouldn’t be right if it didn’t come with a long list of outdoor activities. Take your boat out on Lake Austin for an afternoon of skiing, tubing, and whatever other water festivities strike your interest. Pack up your clubs and take a swing at any of the three golf courses in Westlake: Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
, Lost Creek Golf Course
, or Austin Country Club
Try your feet at the Hiking Hill of Life Trail
, one of the many trails that line the 12 miles of Barton Creek Greenbelt
. Want to take your four-legged friend on an adventure? Red Bud Isle
is a well-known favorite for both people and pets. And finally, are you looking to stay active but stay out of the heat? No problem! Westlake also has a variety of indoor gyms and clubs like RIDE Indoor cycling