Its close proximity to downtown, Lake Austin and exemplary schools make Westlake Hills one of the most desirable areas in Austin to live. Although Westlake was once considered the outskirts of Austin, the area is now considered central to the city. The Westlake Hills area is just minutes away from popular Austin attractions such as Barton Springs, the 2nd Street District and Hill Country Galleria, yet it continues to give off an upscale, small town feel. Westlake offers some of the most exclusive real estate in Austin. If the luxury homes, hill country views and established neighborhoods don’t attract you, then maybe the well-regarded, award-winning schools will. Students living in Westlake attend schools under one of the best school districts in the state, Eanes ISD.