5 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Westlake

5 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Westlake - Austin's premiere neighborhood for expansive estates, hill top views, lakeside access, and a high median income is well known around town. More often than not, the stigma of Westlake's snooty-ness acts as a deterring prelude to the neighborhood's warm and exquisite lifestyle. Not that Westlake needs any name clearing on their behalf, but there's a lot more to Westlake than expensive houses and Italian sports cars. Here's what you've been missing out on. Austin’s premiere neighborhood for expansive estates, hill top views, lakeside access, and a high median income is well known around town. More often than not, the stigma of Westlake’s snooty-ness acts as a deterring prelude to the neighborhood’s warm and exquisite lifestyle. Not that Westlake needs any name clearing on their behalf, but there’s a lot more to Westlake than expensive houses and Italian sports cars. Here’s what you’ve been missing out on.
 
 
It’s Actually Called the “City of West Lake Hills”
 
For years, the City of West Lake Hills, has been referred to in the shorthand as simply, “Westlake.” Truth be told, village-cum-city has had the full name “West Lake Hills” since its fledgling days as an incorporated village in the middle of last century. But for all intents and purposes, the “Westlake” colloquialism will do.
 
 
City of West Lake Hills is Completely within the Eanes ISD
 
The City of West Lake Hills is the only city to be help completely within the Eanes Independent School District. This means that all the families within the City of West Lake Hills send their kids to Eanes Elementary School, Hill Country Middle School, or Westlake High School. Leading to our next factoid…
 
 
Westlake High School = Sports Powerhouse
 
5 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Westlake - Austin's premiere neighborhood for expansive estates, hill top views, lakeside access, and a high median income is well known around town. More often than not, the stigma of Westlake's snooty-ness acts as a deterring prelude to the neighborhood's warm and exquisite lifestyle. Not that Westlake needs any name clearing on their behalf, but there's a lot more to Westlake than expensive houses and Italian sports cars. Here's what you've been missing out on. Most Austinites know that Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees is part of Westlake High’s alumni, but very few folks know that the Chaps have spawned a wealth of pro-talent in the sports world. All told, there have been 10 pro athletes who started their careers at Westlake across football, baseball, basketball, Olympic swimming, as well as one professional wrestling WWE Cruiserweight champion known as Sydistiko. Google it.
 
 
Westlake Loves Its Trees
 
If you’ve ever taken a drive through the winding hills of Westlake, you probably noticed the beautiful setting that many residents call home. As we speak, the City of West Lake Hills is in the midst of a huge initiative to protect the legacy woods and live oaks that inhabit the hills west of lake Austin. They’ve got several tree and vegetation ordinance in place to promote the city’s rich rural character. Quite progressive, if you ask us.
 
 
The Average Home Price is Over $1 Million
 
Not that this is a huge surprise to anyone, but this is worth noting. With a modest population of 3,116 and a total of 873 families living inside the city limits, West Lake Hills packs a whopping 317.8 homes and 835.7 people per square mile. With only 3.7 square miles of city streets, the winding roads of Westlake make comprise a total of 40 miles of beautiful tree-lined public streets. With a median home price of over $1 million, Westlake real estate is one of the most flourishing and recession-proof market in Austin, TX.
 
 
This post was provided by RealtyAustin.com, experts in Westlake homes.

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