West Lake Hills

Home to luxurious, beautiful estates and scenery.

Welcome to West Lake Hills

Centrally located neighborhood near the great outdoors.
West Lake Hills is home to luxurious, beautiful estates and scenery. One of Austin’s most upscale areas, this neighborhood boasts vast green spaces and gorgeous views. Surrounded by natural hills and close to Lake Austin, West Lake Hills began in 1953 on prime real estate and is known for its luxury housing.
While close to nature, West Lake Hills resides mere minutes from Downtown Austin, giving residents the convenience of busy town life and the tranquility of a private neighborhood. With views of both the growing downtown skyline and the country-like hills and lake, residents get the best of both worlds. There are many hiking, biking, and rock climbing trails, as well as unique local dining options and shops.

What to Love

  • Great views
  • Quiet getaway close to downtown
  • Many outdoor activities
  • Luxurious, waterfront property

Local Lifestyle

With the surrounding hills and miles of grasslands, West Lake Hills feels like an escape from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Austin. However, downtown’s excitement and activity are only six miles from the neighborhood, giving residents the convenience and social life of the city. The quiet atmosphere and great community make West Lake Hills an attractive destination.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Inspired by the 1950s in their decor and menu, Phoebe’s Diner boasts classic diner food such as flapjacks, fried chicken, club sandwiches, and, perhaps best of all, an all-day breakfast menu. This diner combines traditional American and Texas BBQ favorites. Meanwhile, Texas Honey Ham is a sandwich and breakfast spot that also serves tacos, soups, and salads. Founded in 2004, this restaurant is dedicated to providing a community gathering place with quality food and fantastic service.
Saffron Austin serves a special mix of the Himalayas and traditional Indian cuisine for a unique blend of flavors. While the menu is inspired by Nepal, India, and China, all dishes are sourced locally and made from scratch in-house. This restaurant stays true to the roots and origins of its food while providing a mix of several culinary styles.
For a convenient, one-stop spot for all errands, Village at Westlake is the place to go. It provides a wide variety of eateries and some of the most admired specialty retailers in Austin. Whether you’re looking for groceries, banking, sports supplies, a gym, or dry cleaning, find it all at Village at Westlake.

Things to Do

Nature and wildlife lovers will be delighted by the Wild Basin Wilderness Park’s 227 acres of Hill Country. With 2.5 miles of both guided and solo hiking trails, volunteer workdays, and educational events, this preserve is a safe place for several rare species to call home, such as the endangered golden-cheeked warbler.
One of Austin’s most popular courses, the Lions Municipal Golf Course opened in 1924 as the city’s first public golf course. Since then, this course has been played by famous golfers such as Ben Hogan, Sandra Haynie, and Tom Kite. It hosts the Firecracker Open, the oldest amateur golf tournament in Texas. 
Just below the Lake Austin Dam, Red Bud Isle is a 17-acre island on Lady Bird Lake. This free park is open from dawn to dusk and allows leash-free dogs, making it a popular retreat for dog owners. It’s also a great place to take a sail on the lake in a canoe or kayak.
Made popular by its stellar sunset views, which can be seen from all directions, the Pennybacker Bridge, otherwise known as the Austin 360 Bridge, is 1,150 feet long and lets pedestrians and Highway 360 cross the Colorado River. Opened to traffic in 1982, this bridge is named after engineer Percy V. Pennybacker Jr. Guests can follow the Pennybacker Bridge Overlook Trail to a beautiful overlook.


Eanes Independent School District serves West Lake Hills.

Overview for West Lake Hills, TX

3,373 people live in West Lake Hills, where the median age is 49.4 and the average individual income is $102,423. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for West Lake Hills, TX

West Lake Hills has 1,230 households, with an average household size of 2.72. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in West Lake Hills do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,373 people call West Lake Hills home. The population density is 938.66 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.47 / 51.53%

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Schools in West Lake Hills, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby West Lake Hills. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Eanes Elementary
PreK - 5th
Fusion Academy Aus: Austin
6th - 12th
No rating available
Forest Trail Elementary
K - 5th
Trinity Episcopal School Of Austin
K - 8th
No rating available

Around West Lake Hills, TX

There's plenty to do around West Lake Hills, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sideserf Cake Studio, Tweedy's, and Antojitos El Flaco.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.04 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.99 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.51 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.86 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.78 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.5 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

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