Welcome to West Lake Hills
An independent neighborhood in Texas’ beautiful Hill Country
Founded in 1953, West Lake Hills is a gorgeous nature community that covers 2,560 acres. Even though Austin grew and expanded around it, the city has remained autonomous. It is well known for its award-winning public schools and famous high school football team. The private schools and country clubs are also competitive. The neighborhood is surrounded by nature with hilly terrain and a tranquil atmosphere. Although it is only six miles from downtown Austin, this desirable area feels like an oasis.
Many West Lake Hills homes are built on the highest topography in the area, leading to fantastic views of the Texas Hill Country and downtown Austin. Some properties are modest, but many sprawling estates spare no expense. Some housing has historical character, having been built in the 1970s and 1980s, but has also been remodeled into contemporary houses. Estates have generous floor plans and sit on one acre or more of land.
What to Love
- Surrounded by natural beauty
- A plethora of fun activities
- Peaceful, private feel in the middle of the city
West Lake Hills is dedicated to preserving the area’s natural beauty and rural environment. The thriving community has easy access to city conveniences in addition to picturesque nature. It is surrounded by splendor and beauty with stunning views of both landscape and cityscape. West Lake Hills gives the impression of an escape from the city while still being near enough for easy access.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Opened in 2003, Hutson Clothing Company provides a place for men to easily shop for clothes and experience expert alterations and personal attention. The store creates personal relationships with its guests and is committed to the highest level of service. Julian Gold Inc. has spent the last 75 years building a reputation for having the best of everything fashion. It provides a selection of popular designer labels and contemporary, unique styles. The store has something for everyone, from weddings to footwear to custom tailoring.
Modern and award-winning, Sway is a Thai restaurant in a beautiful two-story building with a luxury dining room, a courtyard garden, and a private rooftop for all kinds of events. Texas Honey Ham is known for its sandwiches, breakfast tacos, and signature ham. Founded in 2004, the restaurant is dedicated to providing the community with a comfortable, warm place to enjoy great food and stellar service.
A new twist on a classic idea, Marye’s Gourmet Pizza has been making homemade pizzas, sandwiches, and salads from organic, locally-sourced ingredients for the past 30 years. The menu has recently been expanded to include new dishes, mouth-watering appetizers, and delectable desserts. Blue Dahlia Bistro provides guests with French-inspired dishes and a European atmosphere. It is dedicated to being positive and generous, thus delivering unparalleled service along with delicious food.
Things to Do
Rollingwood Park has an upper and lower park. The upper park contains several ball fields, exercise equipment, and the Doyle Moore Field House. The lower park has two playgrounds, swings, a community garden, and a pavilion. The Lost Creek Neighborhood Park is near the Limited District office and follows Barton Creek. The gazebos are available for rent.
A 17-acre island found inside Lady Bird Lake, Red Bud Isle is an off-leash dog park with the opportunity for kayaking, canoeing, and hiking. The island has trails, a play area, dense brush, and Lady Bird Lake, making it a fun and varied place for dogs to enjoy.
Treemont Park is a private park found in Rollingwood. It provides a playground, picnic tables, and green open spaces. The Barton Creek Wilderness Park is a popular preserve with waterfalls, hiking trails, stunning views, and a creek. It is a heavily wooded area attractive to hikers, bikers, and rock climbers.
West Lake Hills is proud of its high school football team, which often competes for the state title. The Chaps games at Westlake High School draw out crowds to cheer on their local team. Residents can attend games in person or live stream them from their homes.