Westlake Highlands Overview
Westlake Highlands homes are located in the 78746 Westlake zip code within the Eanes School District just East of Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360), south of Westlake Drive and north of West Lake Hills. Westlake Highlands is located only minutes from the Austin Country Club and Davenport Village Shopping Center. It’s located about 18 minutes from downtown Austin, 16 minutes from the Arboretum area and about 15 minutes from Barton Creek Square Mall. The Austin Bergstrom International Airport is about 30 minutes away from homes in Westlake Highlands.
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Westlake Highlands Homes
Homes in Westlake Highlands were built in the early 1960’s through 2000 with some newer built homes. Many of the older homes have been updated or remodeled for modern day accommodations. Homes range from 1,600 square feet to over 7,000 square feet in size. A majority of the homes in Westlake Highlands have a 2 car garage while some have 3 and 4 car garages.
Westlake Highlands Home Prices
Homes in Westlake Highlands typically start in the mid $600’s and go up to the multi-million dollar price range. Home prices depend on size, age, updates and features.
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Eanes Independent School District
Westlake Highlands students attend Eanes ISD, one of the most desirable school districts in Central Texas. The nationally recognized school system includes 6 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 1 high school with a total of 7,700 students.
Private Schools Located in the Westlake Area:
St. Gabriel’s Catholic
St. Stephen’s Episcopal
Westlake Highlands Area Grocery Stores
The closest grocery stores to the Westlake Highlands homes are the HEB located in the Villages at Westlake shopping center and the Randall’s located at the Westbank Market off Bee Cave Road (FM 2244) and Walsh Tarlton. Both grocery stores are about an 11 minutes from Westlake Highlands.
Westlake Highlands Area Restaurants
There are a number of restaurants in the Westlake area close Westlake Highlands. A few favorites include The Grove, Maudie’s off 360 in Daveport Village, Hat Creek, Lupe Tortilla, Izumi Sushi, P. Terry’s, La Madeleine, Texas Honey Ham, Hai Ky, County Line BBQ & Rudy’s BBQ.
Depending on what you are hungry for, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from in Westlake. See our comprehensive list of restaurants in Westlake.
Westlake Highlands Area Shopping
Shopping areas close to Westlake Highlands homes include Davenport Village, Barton Creek Square Mall where there are plenty of shops, Villages at Westlake where the HEB is located and the Westbank Shopping Center where the Randall’s is located. Across the street is the West Woods Shopping Center.
Barton Creek Square Mall is located off South Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360) and Mopac Expressway (Loop 1). It’s a 2 level shopping mall with plenty of options for shopping. Anchor stores include Macy’s, Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Sears, and J.C. Penny along with other stores such as the Apple Store, Forever 21, The Gap, Victoria’s Secret and Abercrombie & Fitch. AMC Barton Creek Square also resides here. Visit Barton Creek Square Mall for a complete directory.
Davenport Village is located off Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360) and Westlake Drive. The center features several restaurants including Maudie’s, 360 Uno Trattoria and Wine Bar and Opal Divine’s (Freehouse). There is also a pharmacy and a Body Business health club and spa. Visit Davenport Village for a complete directory.
Villages at Westlake is located off Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360) and Bee Cave Road (FM 2244). It’s an outdoor shopping center that includes an HEB grocery store, several restaurants including La Madeleine, Lupe Tortilla, P. Terry’s, and Izumi Sushi and stores such as Dolce Baby, Twin Liquors, Tyler’s, Starbucks Coffee, Office Depot, Leslie’s Pool Mart and Westbank Dry Cleaners. Visit Villages at Westlake for a complete directory.
Westbank Market is located off Bee Cave Road (FM2244) and Walsh Tarlton in the heart of West Lake Hills. It’s an outdoor shopping center that includes a Randall’s grocery store, several restaurants including Jason’s Deli, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Zpizza, Starbucks Coffee, and other stores such as Fedex Office Center, Westbank Dry Cleaners, Tomlinson’s Pet Supply Store, and Massage Harmony. This shopping center is also close to the West Woods shopping center.
West Woods Shopping Center is located in the heart of West Lake Hills off Bee Cave Road (2244) and Walsh Tarlton across from the Westbank Market. This outdoor shopping center includes several restaurants such as Las Palomas Restaurant and Bar, Bombay Grill Indian Food, Trianon Coffee and My Fit Foods. Other stores include Stein Mart, Radio Shack, Petco Animal Supplies, Michaels and The UPS Store. A U.S. Post Office is also located here. Visit West Woods Shopping Center for a complete directory.
Westlake Highlands Parks & Greenbelts
There are a number of parks close to homes in Westlake Highlands including Red Bud Isle, Westlake Beach, Rollingwood Park, Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, Lady Bird Hike & Bike Trail and Zilker Metropolitan Park. The Barton Creek Greenbelt is also close.
Barton Creek Greenbelt is spread over 809 acres and offers runners, mountain bikers and hikers over 7.9 miles of trails. Rock climbers are also drawn to the limestone cliffs. During the summer, the Greenbelt provides Austinites with a refreshing swimming hole. There are several access points to the Barton Creek Greenbelt. One of the more popular and easier access points to the Greenbelt is off Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360). Visit Barton Creek Greenbelt for a map and access points.
Lady Bird Hike and Bike Trail (also known as Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail) is the most used trail in Austin, totaling approximately 6 miles. The main trail is quite wide and extremely popular. Many locals bring their dogs with them for a jog or walk. Other trails branch off of the main one. The trails are smooth, primarily flat and mostly crushed granite. The beautiful and beloved lake that runs through the center of Austin was called Town Lake for decades. It was renamed Lady Bird Lake in July of 2007 in honor of former first lady and Austin resident Lady Bird Johnson.
Red Bud Isle is a popular park in Austin for dog owners. It is a leash-free park for dogs and their owners that covers over 17 acres of land. Red Bud Isle is located off of Redbud Trail, between Lake Austin Boulevard and Westlake Drive. Kayakers and canoeists are often seen nearby on Lady Bird Lake.
Rollingwood Park is a quiet, hidden park in the Rollingwood neighborhood just west of Mopac Expressway (Loop 1) and north of Bee Cave Road (FM 2244). It has 2 play areas for children, a pavilion and baseball fields (Hatley Field). It is also near the Rollingwood community pool.
West Lake Beach is located in West Lake Hills off Westlake Drive on Lake Austin. Although it’s a privately owned park, it’s also open to the public. West Lake Beach provides a roped off swimming area with volleyball net, picnic tables, grills and a volleyball court. Fishing is allowed with your own fishing pole and bait.
Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve is located on Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360) and provides hiking trails that cover over 227 acres of land. Pets, bicycles and picnics are prohibited. St. Edwards University acquired the Preserve in 2009 and it now serves as the living laboratory for the School of Natural Sciences. Trails at Wild Basin Preserve are open from sunrise to sunset each day.
Zilker Metropolitan Park is located in the heart of downtown Austin. It covers over 351 acres and provides visitors with picnic areas, sand volleyball courts and the popular Barton Springs Pool. There are many city-wide events that take place throughout the year at Zilker Park including Austin City Limits Music Festival in October, the Kite Festival in March, the Zilker Holiday Tree in December and The Zilker Hillside Theater Musical in the park during the summer months. It is also home to the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum as well as the Austin Nature & Science Center.
See our comprehensive list of Westlake Parks and Greenbelts.
Westlake Highlands Area Clubs, Gyms & Fitness Centers
There are several clubs, gyms and fitness centers close to Westlake Highlands. See below for a description and link to each. Please contact them directly for additional information.
Austin Country Club is located on Lake Austin just to the east of Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360) and north of Westlake Drive offering incredible views of Lake Austin and the Pennybacker Bridge. Some of the amenities members enjoy include an 18-hole golf course, heated swimming pool, fitness facility, tennis courts, private boat slips, boat club and clubhouse.
Bikram Yoga Studio (Westlake-Davenport) is located at 3600 Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360). This hot studio offers a challenging 90-minute hatha yoga class designed to systematically work the entire body, creating optimum health and maximum function.
Body Business Health Club and Spa is located in the Davenport Village shopping center. Some of its services include boot camps, personal training, fitness classes, pilates, weight loss programs and a day spa.
The Hills Fitness Center This fitness center is located on Bee Cave Road just east of Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360). Services and amenities include massage, personal training, pilates, swimming pool, outdoor running trail, basketball, racquetball and fitness equipment.
Yoga Vida is located on Bee Cave Road (FM 2244), very accessible from Mopac Expressway (Loop 1) or Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360). This hot studio offers a full schedule of classes 7 days a week.