Welcome to Westlake Hills / Rollingwood
Picturesque enclaves with stunning homes and easy access to Austin
Feeling worlds away from the dynamic urban thrum of Austin and yet only five miles from the downtown district, the cities of Westlake Hills and Rollingwood maintain a palpable sophistication that’s enviable. Highly coveted, West Lake Hills and Rollingwood are both a beacon for affluent residents looking for a quiet lifestyle balanced by access to one of the most dynamic cities in the state.
Westlake Hills and Rollingwood both lie nestled between the serene waters of Lake Austin and the bustling flow of the Texas Loop 360. Both cities are fairly young when compared to many of the historic neighborhoods of Austin — Westlake Hills was incorporated in 1953, Rollingwood in 1955.
Multimillion-dollar stunners are the norm in Westlake Hills, and properties here take advantage of the sweeping views afforded by the city’s positioning atop the Edwards Plateau. Lofty estates and contemporary designs give the neighborhood a blend of architectural styles in Westlake Hills. In Rollingwood, the abundance of gorgeous, single-family homes and ranches at incredible prices makes for a dreamy array of options for families.
What to Love
• A civic-minded community dedicated to bettering the city
• Tight-knit neighborhoods and plenty of local events
• Staggering views from the Edwards Plateau
• Home to the top school district in Texas
Small-town communities at their hearts, Westlake Hills and Rollingwood are the types of cities in which the entire town can be found at the high school stadium for Friday night football games. A harmony between quaint friendliness and sophistication makes both cities unique, desirable places to settle for all walks of life.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
While shopping within the bounds of the cities might be focused more on upscale grocers and retailers set up to meet the day-to-day needs of residents, just ten minutes away, the Barton Creek Square shopping district beckons with brands such as lululemon, Nordstrom, and Apple.
Much like the city of Austin, both Westlake Hills and Rollingwood are inundated with epic restaurants certain to impress. At Sway Thai, the award-winning Thai cuisine is grabbing headlines all over the nation.
Las Palomas Restaurant and Bar evokes a family-friendly feeling with their relaxed setting, live music, and bold Mexican Cuisine. The local hotspot Texas Honey Ham has garnered a cult following with its counter-service deli selection and prime cuts.
Other must-try eats in the area include:
• Lotus Hunan Chinese Restaurant
• Summer Moon Coffee
• Tiny Pies
• Marye’s Gourmet Pizza
Things to Do
Westlake Hills and Rollingwood each have prime locations that put them within easy distance of some of the most invigorating experiences in the Austin area. From luxe spa treatments to outdoor adventures, the residents of these communities are never without options for expanding their horizons and seizing the day.
Those looking to dive headfirst into the great outdoors will relish the close proximity of sprawling parks and green spaces such as Wild Basin Preserve, which contains over 200 acres of diverse landscape and focuses its efforts on educating the public on conservation. The Zilker Botanical Garden lies within minutes of Rollingwood and offers a bounty of color within its themed gardens and winding pathways.
Westlake Hills and Rollingwood are home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include institutions within the Eanes Independent School District, which is ranked as the #1 best school district in the state of Texas.
Westlake is particularly well-known for Westlake High School, which is renowned for academics as well as its football program — having produced NFL stars such as Drew Brees and Nick Foles — and was the inspiration behind the television series Friday Night Lights. Westlake Hills and Rollingwood are additionally home to several of the top schools in the state, including:
• Barton Creek Elementary, K-5, the #1 rated public elementary school in Texas
• West Ridge Middle School, 6-8, the #1 rated public middle school in Texas
• St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, 6-12, highly rated private Episcopal school