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What It's Known For

It's close proximity to Lake Austin and some of Texas’ most beautiful scenery.
Easy access to boating, waterskiing, sailing, windsurfing, rowing, canoeing, fishing and swimming.
Stunning landscape and marvelous hillside mansions.


Serious scenery
Close to the Barton Creek Mall
Access to Barton Hills and Downtown via 2222


Pricey area
Traffic to Downtown can be bad during rush hour

Living in Westlake

Leave Downtown behind and head out west! The area just west of Central Austin is known as Westlake; it’s scenic with rolling hills and many sparkling water spots. Westlake is known for being a prestigious area of Austin, with gorgeous mansions scattering the horizon and close proximity to Lake Travis. Living here puts you near the neighborhoods of Westwood, Westlake Hills, Lost Creek, and Rollingwood to name a few.

Westlake is home to untouched natural beauty, known to locals as “The Greenbelt”. The Greenbelt is 12 miles of hike/bike trails, water holes, and picnic spots situated on Barton Creek, extending from the western tip of Westlake all the way to Zilker Park. There are several access points near Westlake apartments to the Barton Creek Greenbelt, where one can find Austin water hotspots like Sculpture and Twin Falls. 

Just outside of Westlake, the Hill Country Galleria is conveniently situated at the gateway to Hill Country. From small boutiques to name brands, the Galleria is a mecca for shopaholics from around the Lone Star State. Complete with diners and Mexican cantinas, wash down your shopping experience with a classic Mexican martini. For those who live more central or prefer indoor shopping, the Barton Creek Square Mall is located just off Loop 360 and Mopac, and has over 150 stores to peruse when that direct deposit hits.

Finding your dream place in Westlake

Renting an apartment in Westlake is a great alternative to being in the heart of Austin—you’ll still have access to the city and all of its amenities without all the traffic and noise. However, apartment complexes in Westlake are in high demand and can be hard to come by. Whether you are just out on a day trip or thinking of settling west of Austin, there is plenty to see and do in Westlake!

Zip codes: 78746, 78723, 78730

Hot Streets: Loop 360, FM 2222/Bee Cave Road, Westlake Dr., Redbud Trail, Walsh Tarlton

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There’s always new retail and restaurant spots popping up all along Bee Cave Road. Traffic has gotten a lot worse but that goes hand-in-hand with growth.

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