Westlake is located to the west of downtown Austin and Mopac Expressway (Loop 1) in West Austin. There are two zip codes in the Westlake area including 78746 and78733. When referring to Westlake, most people mean neighborhoods that are located within the Eanes School Districtas well as popular neighborhoods such as West Lake Hills, Rollingwood, Lost Creek and Rob Roy.
Westlake is known for its highly ranked Eanes School District.This nationally recognized school system consistently receives “Exemplary” ratings based on students’ academic performance.
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Styles and Ages of Homes in Westlake
Styles and ages of homes in Westlake vary according to neighborhood. You will find a mix of older and newer homes throughout most Westlake neighborhoods. You will also find a variety of home styles including traditional, Tuscan and more contemporary.
Most Westlake locations are 10 to 15 minutes from downtown Austin, Barton Creek Square Mall and the Hill Country Galleria. Westlake also has access to several major thoroughfares including Mopac Expressway (Loop 1), Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360) and Bee Cave Road (FM 2244). The Austin Bergstrom International Airport is about 20 to 30 minutes away from most locations in Westlake and homes are conveniently located close to several retail areas, providing plenty of shopping and restaurants.
Home Prices in Westlake
Westlake homes vary in price. Homes typically start in the low to mid $300’s in some of the neighborhoods off Cuernavaca and go all the way up into the multi-million dollar price range depending on neighborhood, size and home features. Homes on Lake Austin easily start in the million dollar price range. If you are willing to buy an older home that needs work, you may be able to find something on the lake for less.
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Located in West Austin and encompassing the communities of Westlake, Eanes ISD is 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.
Eanes students consistently score above average in the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) tests. Each year, the Eanes ISD receives an “Exemplary” Public School Accountability rating, which is based on students’ academic performance.
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Eanes ISD Elementary Schools:
- Barton Creek Elementary
- Bridge Point Elementary
- Cedar Creek Elementary
- Eanes Elementary
- Forest Trail Elementary
- Valley View Elementary
Private Schools Located in the Westlake Area:
St. Gabriel’s Catholic
St. Stephen’s Episcopal
Westlake Area Grocery Stores
There are 2 main grocery stores located in the Westlake area including Randall’s and HEB. Randall’s is located in the heart of West Lake Hills off Bee Cave Road (FM 2244) and Walsh Tarlton in the Westbank Market Shopping Center. HEB is located off Bee Cave Road (FM 2244) and Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360) in the Villages at Westlake Shopping Center.
Westlake Area Restaurants
TThere are a number of restaurants in the Westlake area. A few favorite spots include The Grove, Maudie’s, Texas Honey Ham, Hat Creek, Lupe Tortilla, Izumi Sushi, P Terry’s, Hai Ky, County Line BBQ and 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 Area Shopping
Westlake is conveniently located near several areas that offer plenty of shopping and restaurants. A few of the main shopping centers in Westlake are listed below. See our comprehensive list of shopping in Westlake.
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 MarketMarket 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 Parks & Greenbelts
There are several parks in the Westlake Area and the Barton Creek Greenbelt is close to several Westlake neighborhoods. See below for a description and links to each.
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 www.texasoutside.com/bartongreenbelt for a map and Barton Creek Greenbelt access points.
Boulder Park in Lost Creek is located just south of Bee Cave Road (2244) and west of Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360). It’s a small park hidden in the Lost Creek neighborhood and provides the perfect place for a walk or picnic.
Emma Long Metropolitan Park is located just south of Bee Cave Road (2244) and west of Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360). It’s a small park hidden in the Lost Creek neighborhood and provides the perfect place for a walk or picnic.
Emma Long Metropolitan Park is located off City Park Road. This park charges a small entrance fee per car, but provides public showers, bathrooms and roped off swimming areas. Two sand volleyball courts are available on a first come first serve basis. Camping is available, but the park fills up fast so reserve your space early.
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, especially on the weekdays after work and on the weekends. Many locals bring their dogs with them for a jog or walk. There are other trails that branch off the main one. The trails are smooth, primarily flat, and mostly made of 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.
Lost Creek Park is located just west of Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360) in Lost Creek on Lost Creek Boulevard. It has a playground for children, grills and picnic tables.
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 City 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’s 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 with grills and a volleyball court. There’s also a volleyball court on land and a volleyball net setup in the water. 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, 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 and Science Center.
Westlake Area Clubs, Gyms & Fitness Centers
There are 2 main country clubs in the Westlake area including the Austin Country Club and Lost Creek Country Club. The popular Barton Creek Country Club is also near several Westlake neighborhoods.
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 that members enjoy include an 18-hole golf course, heated swimming pool, fitness facility, tennis courts, private boat slips, boat club and clubhouse. Please contact Austin Country Club for more information on membership.
Barton Creek Country Club is located off Barton Creek Boulevard just south of Bee Cave Road (FM 2244) and west of Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360). Amenities include a full service spa, fitness center, personal training, 4 pools, an indoor running track, tennis courts and dining room. With its four championship golf courses, Barton Creek Country Club has been named the Number 1 Golf Resort in Texas. Please contact Barton Creek Country Club for more information on membership.
Lost Creek Country Club is located west of Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360) in the Lost Creek neighborhood. Some of the amenities members enjoy are golf, tennis, swimming, dining, fitness and junior programs. Other membership benefits include networking events and participation in competitive tournaments. Please contact Lost Creek Country Club for more information on membership.
Westlake Area Gyms & Fitness Centers
There are several gyms and fitness centers located in the Westlake Area. See below for a description and link to each. Please contact each for more information.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.
Joy Moves is located on Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360) just north of Walsh Tarlton Lane. This pilates studio offers classes for all skill levels. Some of the classes include circuit, mat/tower, pilates cardio sculpt and reformer.
Pure Barre is located west of Mopac Expressway (Loop 1) in the West Woods Shopping Center on Bee Cave Road (FM 2244). This fitness studio offers a technical workout using a ballet barre.
The Hills Fitness Center is located on Bee Cave Road (FM 2244) 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.
Westlake Crossfit is located on Cuernavaca Drive, just north of Bee Cave Road (FM 2244). Services include personal and group training.
Wild Basin Fitness is located off Bee Cave Road (FM 2244) on Beardsley Lane, just west of Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360). Services include boot camps, cardio, pilates, yoga, strength training, balance, flexibility and personal training.
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 yoga studio offers a full schedule of classes 7 days a week.
Yoga Yoga 360 is located on Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360) near Barton Creek Square Mall. Yoga Yoga offers 3 major yoga styles, as well as many other different kinds of classes.