Austin Lake Hills Real Estate
Prices of homes in Austin may have risen over the past couple of years, but there are still places where your money goes a long way and will buy not only a place to live, but a place where you may feel you’ve only begun to live. One such neighborhood is Austin Lake Hills. If you’re looking for a neighborhood that balances proximity to downtown Austin with an appreciation of nature and friendly neighbors, you’d do well to give this locale some serious consideration.
Austin Lake Hills Location
Part of West Lake Hills, Austin Lake Hills is ideally situated near a bend in the Colorado River (Lake Austin), close to Bee Cave Road, the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, and the landmark Pennybacker (360) bridge. Downtown Austin is less than a half-hour away, and the rural beauties of the Hill Country are equally accessible. A mixture of single-family homes and upscale condominiums, Austin Lake Hills retains a small-town, neighborhood feel as a result of controlled growth and the residents’ desire to preserve the magnificence of the landscape in its native state. Mature live oaks along with other indigenous trees and shrubs bestow shade and beauty on older and newly built homes alike. Blessed with sunny weather nearly and warm temperatures nearly year-round, Austin Lake Hills is an ideal base from which to explore the many outdoor pleasures Austin offers, from boating on Lake Austin, to hiking and bicycling in parks and nature preserves, golf courses, country clubs, horseriding and more. And all are only minutes away.
Austin Lake Hills Homes
The exclusive Bella Lago development on Lake Austin is part of Austin Lake Hills. Built by Toll Brothers, award-winning builders of luxury homes, these grand residences typically have more than 5000 square feet of living space, spectacular views and landscaping, and every amenity buyers in this price range expect. Even more modestly priced homes in Austin Lake Hills typically boast such features as gourmet kitchens, breakfast bars, walk-in closets, cathedral ceilings, and spacious balconies and decks.
Austin Lake Hills Neighborhood
The neighborhood is served by one of the city’s best school districts, the Eanes Independent School District. All of Eanes’s six elementary schools and two middle schools boast a rating of Exemplary, the highest there is. Westlake has also won many awards in both academics and athletics. The Lake Hills Montessori school is also right in the neighborhood. Austin Lake Hills residents can also enjoy the benefits of a very active and friendly community association, which provides more member benefits than most similar neighborhood organizations in Austin. Members of the Lake Hills Community Association (LHCA) have the use of a guarded swimming pool, clubhouse, lakeside park, a boat ramp with docks, a private beach area, basketball and volleyball courts, a children’s playground, and more. The LHCA also sponsors an annual music festival, the Cuerny Jam, along with an equally popular Halloween carnival. (Further information about the LHCA can be found on their website at www.lakehillsca.org.) Homes in Austin Lake Hills range from $100,000 to $500,000 plus, and from 1000 to over 5000 square feet in interior space.
Schools Servicing Austin Lake Hills
Links of Interest Near Austin Lake Hills
City of West Lake Hills homepage
Lifestyle Guide for Bella Lago
Commons Ford Neighborhood Association
Lake Hills Community Association
Austin Community Foundation
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Capital Area Master Naturalists
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Contact Joe, your Austin Lake Hills area Realtors®, for more information about real estate in Austin Lake Hills.