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West Lake Hills

Busy days, quiet nights, and ample amenities.

Overview for West Lake Hills, TX

10,842 people live in West Lake Hills, where the median age is 36.9 and the average individual income is $76,222.42. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

10,842

Total Population

36.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$76,222.42

Average individual Income

 

Welcome to West Lake Hills

A closed-in suburb with an independent streak.
 
Occupying four square miles, West Lake Hills has retained its autonomy even as Austin has literally grown up around it. Case in point: residents here enjoy some of the lowest property taxes in the state.
 
Incorporated as an independent suburb in 1953, West Lake Hills, with its hilly terrain and tranquil residential streets, only feels far-flung from Austin’s bustling core. A mere six miles west of downtown, this family-friendly pocket is a sought-after community.
 

What to Expect

Palatial hillside homes and Friday-night fandom.
 
West Lake Hills boasts a number of no-expense-spared estates perched along some of the area’s highest topography. It’s also known for an abundance of spirited boosters devoted to supporting the area’s nine award-winning schools, not to mention the Westlake Chaparrals high school football team, which often makes a run at the state title. Win or lose, don’t be surprised to see fellow Chaps fans enjoying the area’s moderate year-round temps on the patios of local restaurants.
 

The Lifestyle

Busy days, quiet nights, and ample amenities.
 
Once considered the outskirts of town, West Lake Hills still feels like an escape from the city, albeit one with the conveniences of a bustling suburb. And while you may not find any late-night spots, there are plenty of cherished eateries, like Texas Honey Ham and Blue Dahlia, and an array of independent boutiques dotted amid national chains.
 

Unexpected Appeal

Being surrounded by the natural Hill Country splendor–and those views.
 
The well-named West Lake Hills is loaded with scenic vistas, and if you’re lucky you’ll be able to see downtown’s growing skyline from your porch. Plus, there’s easy access to the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve as well as the picturesque trails that run through the Barton Creek Greenbelt, a favorite among hikers, bikers, and rock climbers.
 

The Market

Multi-million-dollar estates but also modest fixer-uppers.
 
The little more than a thousand homes in this area were largely built in the seventies and eighties when development was booming, but there are plenty of restored and new-build contemporary stunners tucked into these wooded hills. A one-acre minimum is required to build a home here, and you can expect generous interior floor plans too.
 

You'll Fall in Love With

The vitality of this thriving community.
 
It’s not just the strong school district and stadium-packing athletic programs that make West Lake Hills an ideal place to raise a family. The laidback community vibe, kid-friendly restaurants, and spacious homes all make this a great place to grow roots and thrive.
 
 

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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Very Walkable
Walking Score
88
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
44
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Gulp Coffee, The Big Taquito, and Devil’s Details Boutique .

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.95 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.99 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.89 miles 24 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.94 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.96 miles 24 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.29 miles 33 reviews 5/5 stars
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