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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 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. Westlake is a prestigious area of Austin. With the rolling hills, Lake Austin, and Eanes School District, Westlake Austin apartments are in high demand and extremely hard to come by. Only a few Westlake Austin Apartments exist, and they are usually kept at high occupancy. But if you’re looking for Westlake Austin Apartments, you’ve come to the right place!

Leave the city behind and head out west. The area west of Austin, Texas is scenic with rolling hills and sparkling lakes. Whether you are just out on a day trip, or thinking of settling west of Austin, there is plenty to see and do in the area just west of the capitol of Texas.

Conveniently situated at the gateway to Hill Country, shopping at the Galleria is a fantastic first stop on your trip out of town. 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.

When you think about fine wine, Texas might not be the first region that comes to mind. In fact, the area west of Austin is wine’s best kept secret. Tucked in the rolling hills of the west are dozens of vineyards turning out bold Texas reds and fine dry whites. Head down to Driftwood Estate Winery and sample their season’s best with a wine tasting and tour of the grounds. Relax on the open deck with a view that is all Tuscany.

The area west of Austin offers untouched natural beauty, emerging artisan vineyards and wineries and some of the finest shopping in Texas. For a day trip or an extended stay, pack up the car and take a trip through the rolling hills. Smart City Apartment Locating also provides Westlake condos, townhomes, and luxury apartments. Contact our team to learn more by calling 512-815-2317.

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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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