Featured Neighborhood: Westlake
West Lake Hills is on Farm Road 2244 on the west side of Lake Austin at the edge of the Edwards Plateau six miles west of downtown Austin in west central Travis County. The city today is comprised of 2560 acres (four square miles) with approximately 40 miles of public streets.
Education and Workforce
Westlake High School is a comprehensive four-year public high school. Westlake HS consistently receives recognition at all levels including its rank among the 100 best high schools in the country by Newsweek magazine. It is one of just a few large comprehensive high schools in the state to be rated Exemplary and exceeds both regional and state standardized test score averages in all categories.
Westlake HS students excel academically as well as in music arts and athletics. WHS consistently boasts impressive numbers in the National Merit competition as a record 44 finalists received the honor in 2010. Traditionally about 95 percent of students continue their education after graduation; in 2012 that number topped 99 percent.
Westlake High School offers a full slate of Advanced Placement courses a Career and Technical Education program an acclaimed Performing Arts department as well as special support programs such as The Learning Center and Adult Transition Services.
Quality of Life
Westlake is close to shopping major roadways golf courses and hike and bike trails while still maintaining the private secluded ambiance of this luxury community. The hills west of the city include more than 7566 public acres. Residents of Westlake have access to boating waterskiing sailing windsurfing rowing canoeing fishing and swimming in some of Texas’ most beautiful surroundings.
Many locals take advantage of their close proximity to the natural wonders of Barton Springs located right at their proverbial backyards. This greenbelt area is a popular destination for recreation and relaxation with over eight hundred acres of protected parkland. There are plenty of bicycling and hiking trails located here as well as stunning old trees and sheer rock walls. But the highlight of the area is certainly the natural cold springs themselves. Long considered an ideal spot for rejuvenation Barton Springs is the ideal place to spend a warm summer day.
West Lake Hills offers some of the most spectacular hospitable living in the heart of Texas Hill Country. With the golf haven of Lakeway located on one side and the vibrant city of Austin on the other this suburb encompasses the best of all worlds.
Westlake is one of the most exclusive luxury real estate areas in all of Austin. The city boasts gorgeous homes estates and lakeside mountain retreats. The Westlake or “Westbank” area includes the Austin suburbs of both West Lake Hills and Rollingwood. A big draw to the area is the renowned Eanes Independent School District.
West Lake Hills is unique in many ways. It is a close-knit community of the nearby metropolitan area of Austin Texas. Situated on the Edwards Plateau the town is peaceful and family-oriented. The area is also naturally beautiful and over the years residents and administrators have worked to preserve the feel of West Lake Hills.
The city of Rollingwood is a vibrant community nestled between Austin and West Lake Hills with a population of 1412. There is an active neighborhood association beautiful parks and unique shopping and restaurants. Rollingwood is located within Eanes ISD.