Rob Roy Real Estate: Where Neighbors Work Hard and Play Harder
Featuring resort-style amenities, sweeping Hill Country views, exceptional schools and gorgeous custom homes, many Austinites recognize Rob Roy as one of the town’s most prestigious neighborhoods. Right in the heart of Westlake Hills, just west of downtown Austin, the Rob Roy community has several neighborhoods including Rob Roy on the Lake, Rob Roy on the Creek, Rob Roy West and the original section of Rob Roy.
Conveniently located, the drive from Rob Roy to downtown Austin is about 15 minutes and neighbors can be at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in about 25 minutes.
“I’ve lived in Rob Roy long enough to make us a close-in suburb,” says Pete Winstead, former chairman of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and Rob Roy resident since 1987. “We used to be considered far out, but as Austin has grown, we’re close-in now.”
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Luxury Custom Homes and Exemplary Schools
Construction of the custom luxury homes in Rob Roy began in 1980 and continued through 2008. Homes in this neighborhood range from 2,300 square feet with prices in the high $500,000s, to spectacular, luxury estates with over 9,000 square feet of living space, contemporary architectural details, and skillful workmanship, priced over $5 million.
Rob Roy is governed by several individual neighborhood homeowner’s associations that work with residents to preserve the natural environment, promote safe and healthy neighborhoods, as well as provide attentive service and foster a sense of community. The associations plan several social events throughout the year. Security is important as well, with gated access and private security patrols.
The area’s highly regarded schools in the Eanes Independent School District make Rob Roy a popular choice for families. Students attend Bridge Point Elementary, Hill Country Middle School and Westlake High. Eanes ISD schools are rated “Exemplary” by the Texas Education Agency, and Westlake High School has consistently been ranked as one of the top 100 high schools in the country, known for its exceptional academic programs, and incredible athletics.
“Many of us are really close friends with our neighbors,” says Taylor Watkins, who’s lived in the area for 8 years. “All the neighbors who live close to us, I know really well. We rely on each other.”
An Active, Country Club Lifestyle
Rob Roy is close to two prestigious country clubs. Barton Creek Resort & Spa, a private country club, is about 10 minutes away and offers members the use of a tennis complex, four golf courses, a swimming pool and a luxurious spa offering numerous treatments and therapies. Austin Country Club, also private, is slightly closer and offers its members golf, tennis and a boat dock.
Three popular shopping destinations are all just 10 minutes away; Davenport Village and The Village at Westlake offer an impressively wide selection of retail stores, while Barton Creek Square Mall features major department stores and an AMC cinema.
For outdoors enthusiasts and nature lovers, the stunning 227-acre Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, a research center that promotes the importance of environmental education, is also nearby. Meandering trails offer residents breathtaking encounters with nature, and a good opportunity to get some exercise.
“I moved to Rob Roy from Dallas, and the first thing that struck me was how beautiful it was. There was much less asphalt,” says Winstead with a laugh. “I like seeing all the deer and wildlife running around.”
Space to Enjoy the Finer Things in Life
Residents of Rob Roy appreciate the large, well-kept lots that afford privacy and room to breathe, yet don’t isolate them from the community of like-minded neighbors who share their passion for the good things in life.
“We enjoy living in Rob Roy for many reasons” says Max Yzaguirre, an energy industry consultant. “We like its location and proximity to many outdoor adventure areas. Whether you prefer privacy or camaraderie, Rob Roy offers plenty of both with ample yard space between homes and neighborhood parties and other activities.”
Two country clubs near the neighborhood offer residents the opportunity to socialize with friends, as well as challenge each other to a friendly golf game or tennis match. Easy access to downtown Austin and the airport is also a big plus. And because their neighborhood is so close to a wide variety of shopping and dining options, locals don’t even have to leave their exquisite environs if they don’t want to.
With many homes offering spectacular views of wooded ravines and canyons, and others offering sparkling vistas of the lake, residents living in Rob Roy’s luxurious and well-appointed homes are also appreciative of their neighborhood’s natural beauty.
“In this neighborhood, we have the gentle rolling hills,” says 12-year resident Linda Gardner. “We have the nice view over the water and some of the homes have a view of the canyons. It’s just beautiful here in Rob Roy.”