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.
Zip Code: 78746
MLS Area: 8E
School District: Eanes ISD
Most homes built between: 1980 and 1989
Average Household Income: $205,446
Time to Downtown: 13 Minutes
Time to Airport: 28 minutes
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.