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Westview on Lake Austin - Austin, Texas

Westview on Lake Austin - Austin, Texas

Westview on Lake AustinThe Original Westview on Lake Austin is one of my favorite neighborhoods in West Lake Hills. The neighborhood is located in a beautiful tree covered valley in an area known as the West Lake Peninsula. Westview on Lake Austin was developed back during the mid-eighties. Along came the S&L Crisis and as a result a bank intervened with the developer and took over the remaining un-sold lots. Then...another bank took over the first one and consequently the remaining lots were tied up until the mid-nineties. At that point the final holding bank released the remaining lots, allowing homeowners in the neighborhood to have first right to buy lots that adjoined their property. Many people in the area took the opportunity to purchase with the result that a number of homes have double lots. The remainder of the lots were purchased by builders and individuals who began to build in the neighborhood again. Homes in the area are built in a diverse number building styles and materials from stone to brick to stucco, incorporating lavish elements including upscale finish outs, Gourmet Kitchens, Multi-Car Garages, Home Theaters, Pools, Waterfalls-Spas, Outdoor Kitchens, private offices, wine cellars and just about any amenity a luxury buyer could imagine.

Westview on Lake Austin - Street ViewDriving through Westview you realize that the area is one of the flattest locations in Westlake within a gently rolling terrain in a beautiful tree covered basin. Developed slowly over time there variety of homes on large scenic lots built in a wide variety of custom designs and architectural elements including Traditional, Contemporary, Mediterranean and Classic approaches reflecting different tastes and lifestyles. Access to the area is by way of Elohi Drive off Westlake Drive and because there are no through streets, there is very little traffic in the neighborhood. This is yet another reason Westview is one of the quietest neighborhoods you will find in Westlake Hills. Home values in the area have ranged from $675,000's to over $3,000,000. During the last the 12 months (Ending April 6, 2010) there have only been four (3) sales ranging from $1,249,000-$1,345,000. Keep in mind this is only data from MLS and does not include any private or pocket listing sales.

Westview on Lake Austin HomesWestview on Lake Austin is located in the award winning Eanes School District To learn more information about all of the activities connected with our wonderful schools please click on the following link to the Eanes School District. Eanes School District Main Page

Westview on Lake Austin students attend:

Bridge Point Elementary School

Hill Country Middle School

Westlake High School

Westview on Lake Austin HomesNearby Shopping includes the many services, shops, restaurants and stores at:

Davenport Village, located at the intersection of Westlake Drive and Capital of Texas Highway.

The Village of Westlake, located at the intersection between Bee Cave Road and Capital of Texas Highway

Westwood Shopping Center, located at the intersection of Bee Cave Road and Walsh Tarleton and at various locations along Bee Cave Road

Barton Creek Mall located between Mopac, Capital of Texas Highway and Walsh Tarleton Drive.  

Westview on Lake Austin HomesThere are three country clubs near Westview on Lake Austin that cater to just about any need and budget.

Austin Country Club

Barton Creek Country Club

Lost Creek Country Club

I hope this has given you a good start on learning more about Westview on Lake Austin and the surrounding region. I have represented both buyers and sellers in Westview on Lake Austin and if you are thinking of moving to the Westlake area and the Eanes School District, Westview on Lake Austin or any one of our great neighborhoods and want to find out more about our locale and enjoying   The Good Life in Austin Texas! Email me or call my mobile number listed below, I would be happy to be of assistance. Let me put my twenty years of proven success helping upscale buyers and sellers in Austin's finest neighborhoods to work for you!

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18 commentsRussell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI • April 07 2010 10:20PM


Russel, Very nice report on Westview.  I enjoy following your blog. 

Posted by Lisa Stafford - Tulsa & Broken Arrow Homes (Broken Arrow, Tulsa, McGraw Realtors) 5 days ago

These homes are beautiful! And that's great that the lots are so big too. I'm sure a lot of home owners like that extra privacy. Interesting history too. =)

Posted by Lisa Hill (Daytona Beach Real Estate) (Florida Property Experts) 5 days ago

Russell, I always enjoy your entertaining posts but you also do a wonderful job showcasing your neighborhoods!

Posted by Jan 4 days ago

Howdy and evenen there Russell

Another mighty fine neighborhood for folks to look for their dream home. Being able to buy a home in a quiet neighborhood, sure is a plus.

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Posted by Baker Home Energy Audit and Commercial Properties Inspections-Dale Baker (Baker Home Energy Audit & Commercial Properties Inspections ) 4 days ago

The homes are beautiful.  Thanks for the informative post.

Posted by Irene Tron (FC Tucker/1st Team Real Estate in Valparaiso, Indiana) 4 days ago

I can't get over the beauty of these homes.  What's the average age of properties in this community?

Posted by Sun City Grand Real Estate Surprise AZ Leolinda Bowers, Associate Broker, CRS (Ken Meade Realty) 4 days ago

Russell - You've done a very nice job here.  Enough said.  Keep up the good work, my friend.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) 4 days ago

Westview looks like a lovely neighborhood, and you've done a great job of describing it for people interested in living there.

Posted by Christine Donovan Costa Mesa Real Estate Broker/Attorney 800-610-7253 DRE01267479 (Donovan Blatt Team - Donovan Group Realty) 4 days ago

Russell - you have done an excellent job of capturing the essence of what makes Westview such a popular community. It's clear you are the go-to person when looking to buy in this community.


Posted by Jeff Dowler ~ Carlsbad Real Estate ~ 760-840-1360 (RE/MAX Moonlight Beach (CA DRE Lic. # 01490977)) 4 days ago

Great  presentation of the neighborhood, Russell. Was good to chat with you during Brad's Youtube webinar too.

Posted by Loreena Yeo - Broker|Realtor(R) of Frisco TX Homes (214) 783-2210 (3:16 team REALTY) 4 days ago

Russell, great presentation...

Posted by Michael Thornton - Nashville, TN area Home Inspector (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) 4 days ago

Russell  Wow, you really have caught the local post "bug"  Your posts are excellent and very infornative  Karen

Posted by Karen Kruschka - Prince William, Fairfax ,Stafford County VA Real Estate Service (RE/MAX Olympic Realty) 4 days ago


This is a wonderfully descriptive post on Westview. I really enjoyed the historic perspective as well. This is something that many of your readers will benefit from, particularly those who are looking to move into this area.  Fabulous photos also.


Posted by Claudette Millette - Metrowest Mass Buyer Broker (The Buyers' Counsel) 3 days ago

Nice job with this Russell. You covered all the bases for information on the Westview subdivision!

Posted by Craig Rutman North Carolina (Raleigh Area) Realtor (Home Buyer and Seller Specialist) 3 days ago

Russell, great localism post.  THe homes are bautiful, and being the neart the 3 country clubs is very nice.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot Lewisburg WV Realtor (Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate) 2 days ago

Thanks to all of you who dropped by and left comments! It's a pleasure posting about the neighborhoods where I have represented both sellers and buyers over the years!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) 2 days ago

SO aesthetically pleasing with all the green - something I miss from the midwest!!  Gorgeous executive style homes too!  Love the community profile!

Posted by Renee Burrows - Las Vegas NV Valley - Homes For Sale - Real Estate Market News (The Force Realty -Realtor>Estate>Probate>REO>Short Sale) 1 day ago

Russell, there is so much here I have to learn from you. I am sold on Westview.:))

Posted by Endre Barath,Jr. (Beverly Hills,CA.310.486.1002 Coldwell Banker) 1 day ago


What does the graphic say?