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West Austin

Neighborhood Scores

Using a combo of our local, expert knowledge + third-party stats from Yardi, here's our scorecard to help you find your next favorite neighborhood!



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What It's Known For

Serving up Hill Country Vibes
Proximity to Lake Austin & Lake Travis


Easy access to Mopac
Close to the Lake
Newer properties


Not many apartments, mostly residential
Pricing higher than South Austin suburban areas


If watching sunsets over the lake, enjoying Texas Hill Country views, and having easy access to prime shopping, golfing, the big city, and more sound ideal to you, you’re not the only one! West Austin is a prime spot to settle down for those looking to live in a scenic residential area while still being relatively close to everything Austin proper has to offer.


Being so close to Lake Travis and Lake Austin gives you so many opportunities for adventure on the water. Spend your weekends boating, fishing, wakeboarding, or just plain enjoying the views and sunshine on the shore. When it comes to green spaces, Emma Long Park is the perfect place for swimming, picnic dates, and spending quality time with your furry friends.

Spending a day on the water will leave you hungry, so it’s a good thing West Austin has plenty of eats to choose from! If you haven’t had enough of the lake for the day, The Oasis on Lake Travis serves up dinner with a side of prime views on the water. Fun fact: It’s also the largest outdoor restaurant in Texas! If you’re more in the mood for an extensive wine list and fresh takes on your favorite eats, we recommend The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen.


West Austin tends to be more residential than renter-friendly, with the primary real estate options being upscale houses and condos. Apartments around here are pricey, but residents maintain that the prime location makes paying higher rates worth it.

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The laaaaaake! Who lives in Austin and doesn't love being close to the lake?

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