A Look at Westlake Highlands in Austin, Tx

By: Joe Cline

When you think of the highlands, you picture Scotland awash in green, rolling hills, picturesque views and residents bursting with life and possibility. The climate, weather-wise, is a little different in Westlake Highlands, Texas, (more southern United States than northern United Kingdom) but the hills, the green and the people are not. The area is situated among winding roads that lead the resident to scenic hills and beautiful views. It is the place to be for nature lovers.

History

Westlake is surrounded by history. Just moments away is the Austin Country Club, established in the 19th century. And as a community in the midst of the state's capital, there is no end of other historic attractions and tales near Westlake. Austin has seen many people from the Native Americans who first inhabited the area to the urbanites dwelling there today. It has seen times of great prosperity, economic depression, political strife and residential community. Residents in Westlake know they have found a home with a past has brilliant as its future.

Economy

The Westlake area is one of the best in the city. As a member of Austin's most acclaimed school district, families flock to the region looking for a place where they can raise their children knowing the education will lead them to prosperity. While there, the adults turn to downtown Austin for employment. Technology and science dominate the industry, but are not the only options. Large organizations are making Austin their home with a growing frequency, finding the young city's promise the perfect environment for company success. There is no end to opportunity for the residents of Westlake.

Real Estate

Many of the homes in Westlake are 25 to 30 years old. They are large, beautiful properties that have been renovated and expanded to match the times. Prices typically range from $300,000 to $1.7 million. However, those on a more restrained budget can still find possibilities in Westlake's real estate listings. It is simply a matter of finding the right realtor who knows the area and has your interests in mind.

The homes offer a variety of amenities including wraparound decks, vaulted ceilings, gourmet kitchens and hardwood floors. Some even boast pools and wet bars in the backyards, which all offer spectacular views of the rolling hills and beauty found only in Texas.

Attractions

Westlake Highlands is located in Austin, and thus a breath from downtown. The lure of the metropolis is never-ending, with sports arenas, music venues, tons of shopping and historic attractions. Nearby preserves and national parks make it the perfect home for nature lovers, offering them a never-ending, year-round appeal. Golf courses, a marina and country clubs fill up the hours not consumed by hiking, biking and bird watching. There is no limitation to the many events, activities and attractions in the region.

Westlake Highlands is a blend of urban community and natural beauty. It is a place that would make the perfect home for Austin's affluent city worker and country lover.

America Properties
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 

» More on America Properties