Westlake

Welcome to West Lake Hills

 
A closed-in suburb with an independent streak
 
Incorporated as an independent suburb in 1953, West Lake Hills, with its hilly terrain and tranquil residential streets, only feels far-flung from Austin’s bustling core. A mere six miles west of downtown, this family-friendly pocket is a sought-after community.
 
Occupying four square miles, West Lake Hills has retained its autonomy even as Austin has literally grown up around it. Case in point: residents here enjoy some of the lowest property taxes in the state.
 

What to Expect

 
Palatial hillside homes and Friday-night fandom
 
West Lake Hills boasts a number of no-expense-spared estates perched along some of the area’s highest topography. It’s also known for an abundance of spirited boosters devoted to supporting the area’s nine award-winning schools, not to mention the Westlake Chaparrals high school football team, which often makes a run at the state title. Win or lose, don’t be surprised to see fellow Chaps fans enjoying the area’s moderate year-round temps on the patios of local restaurants.
 

The Lifestyle

 
Busy days, quiet nights, and ample amenities
 
Once considered the outskirts of town, West Lake Hills still feels like an escape from the city, albeit one with the conveniences of a bustling suburb. And while you may not find any late-night spots, there are plenty of cherished eateries, like Texas Honey Ham and Blue Dahlia, and an array of independent boutiques dotted amid national chains.
 

Unexpected Appeal

 
Being surrounded by the natural Hill Country splendor–and those views
 
The well-named West Lake Hills is loaded with scenic vistas, and if you’re lucky you’ll be able to see downtown’s growing skyline from your porch. Plus, there’s easy access to the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve as well as the picturesque trails that run through the Barton Creek Greenbelt, a favorite among hikers, bikers, and rock climbers.
 

The Market

 
Multi-million-dollar estates but also modest fixer-uppers
 
The little more than a thousand homes in this area were largely built in the seventies and eighties, when development was booming, but there are plenty of restored and new-build contemporary stunners tucked into these wooded hills. A one-acre minimum is required to build a home here, and you can expect generous interior floor plans too.
 

You'll Fall in Love With

 
The vitality of this thriving community
 
It’s not just the strong school district and stadium-packing athletic programs that make West Lake Hills an ideal place to raise a family. The laidback community vibe, kid-friendly restaurants, and spacious homes all make this a great place to grow roots and thrive.

Overview for Westlake, TX

12,499 people live in Westlake, where the median age is 39.6 and the average individual income is $88,545.18. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

12,499

Total Population

39.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$88,545.18

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Westlake, TX

Westlake has 4,398 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Westlake do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 12,499 people call Westlake home. The population density is 1,037.58 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

12,499

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

39.6

Median Age

51.22 / 48.78%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
4,398

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$88,545.18

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Westlake, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Westlake. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
K - 12th
5/5

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