Westlake Highlands Real Estate
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In the north of West Lake Hills, midway between Loop 360 and Westlake Drive, can be found some of Austin's most exclusive real estate. This is classic Westlake: roads that wind, loop and climb green hills to stunning Hill Country vistas. The folks who live here combine a zest for fine living with a preference for casual style and closeness to nature. In short, it's one of the best places in which to indulge in the good life, Texas style. By definition, it's not for everybody, but those who choose Westlake life generally wouldn't consider living anywhere else.
The neighborhood is called Westlake Highlands. It's minutes away from Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, one of the finest spots in Austin for nature hikes and birdwatching. A few minutes to the north lies the Austin Country Club, an outstanding private club with a history stretching back to the 19th century. In addition to an 18-hole, 180-acre course designed in 1984 by Pete Dye, the club also features a large fitness center, a marina with 42 boat slips on Lake Austin, a heated outdoor swimming pool, and tennis courts. Austin Country Club is also known as the longtime home of the late Harvey Penick (1904-1995), a legendary golf instructor who created the annual invitational tournament named in his honor.
Westlake Highlands Homes
Westlake Highlands is an established development with homes priced from $300,000 to $1.7 million, with interior living spaces between 2000 and 4000 square feet. Homes are typically 20 to 35 years old, but have been extensively renovated and often expanded.
Westlake Highlands homes range from stylish contemporaries opening onto breathtaking panoramas of the surrounding hills, to rustic, luxuriously outfitted bungalows, to traditional executive homes. Typical amenities include wraparound decks with views, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchens, and beamed and vaulted ceilings. The highest-end houses boast large front and back yards with spectacular hilltop views, pools, wet bars, and top-quality custom construction. These are expansive retreats with an open, airy feel, as inviting to live in as they are for guests to visit.
Westlake Highlands Neighborhood
The neighborhood's appeal owes much to its proximity to downtown Austin and the first-class restaurants and shopping districts of the northwest; via Loop 360 and Loop 1 (MoPac), residents are within easy commuting distance of not only downtown but shopping destinations like Barton Square Mall, The Arboretum and The Domain. The many recreational delights of Lake Travis and the other Hill Country lakes are 15 to 30 minutes away.
Residents' children attend schools in the acclaimed Eanes Independent School District, which is considered not only among the best school districts in Central Texas, but in the entire state. Schools include Bridge Point Elementary, Hill Middle School and Westlake High School, all of which have been recognized for their superior academics.
Although of the most exclusive and highest-valued housing in Greater Austin can be found either in or near Westlake Highlands, a careful shopper can still find some surprisingly affordable properties (considering the quality and location). If you think you're ready to step up to one of Austin's premier addresses, give your realtor team a call today. We'd be happy to show you around.
If you'd like expert representation for the purchase or sale of your Westlake Highlands home, contact Affinity Properties.