Enjoy Luxurious Golf Clubs and Wild Nature Preserves
Golf enthusiasts living in Westwood enjoy their close proximity to the magnificent beauty of the golf courses at Barton Creek Resort and Spa. Named the #1 Golf Resort in Texas by Golf Digest, each 18-hole course combines the genius of the game’s greatest legends with the scenic vistas of the famed Texas Hill Country. Fazio Foothills, Fazio Canyons, Crenshaw Cliffside and Palmer Lakeside are highly rated in several distinguished publications and rank at the top of many golf experts’ lists. The resort is also a wonderful weekend getaway, offering private suites and villas, and impeccable options for dining, dancing, and sumptuous country club pampering.
The area surrounding Westwood boasts numerous natural preserves and wilderness areas for hiking, biking and swimming. Covering over 277 acres of pristine Hill Country, the Wild Basin Wilderness Area is home to eight endangered species, and serves as a living laboratory for the School of Natural Sciences at St. Edward’s University. The Wild Basin Wilderness Area is open to the public and features miles of hiking trails, forest, wildlife, overlooks and a waterfall. Also minutes away is the Barton Creek Greenbelt, featuring over seven miles of wooded greenbelt trails along the creek, numerous waterfalls, swimming holes, caves and rock climbing walls for adventure-loving locals.
A Full Menu of Diverse Cuisines and a Long List of Shopping Options
Residents of Westwood enjoy fantastic access to the best dining, shopping and entertainment that the city has to offer. There are a number of small shopping centers with distinctive retailers and restaurants just around the corner on Bee Cave Road, but there are even more tremendous shopping opportunities not far from the neighborhood.
Residents are fewer than 10 minutes away from the Barton Creek Square Mall. The mall holds 170 unique shops, restaurants and entertainment attractions including Nordstrom, the Apple Store, Forever 21, Sephora, Pottery Barn Kids, California Pizza Kitchen, Nordstrom Bistro Cafe and a 14-screen AMC IMAX Theater. In less than 15 minutes, residents can shop the South Congress corridor known locally as SoCo. SoCo is an eclectic mix of small locally owned shops, boutiques, and restaurants that line a section of South Congress Avenue in Austin.
Offering Date Night Movies and Exemplary Schools
Because of Westwood’s prime central location and access to major thoroughfares, there are nine other major shopping centers within 15 minutes or less of Westwood. Altogether, these other shopping centers represent more than 520 department stores, restaurants, retailers, movie theaters, and more.
But it’s not just Westwood’s homes, location, or shopping opportunities that are of premium quality. Students living in Westwood attend schools in the prestigious Eanes Independent School District, including Eanes Elementary, Hill Country Middle School, and Westlake High School. The Texas Education Agency consistently rates all three schools as “Exemplary,” their highest accolade. Additionally, Westlake High School is continually recognized as one of the top schools in the state of Texas, offering exceptional programs in both academics and athletics.
A Luxury Lifestyle that Delivers Austin’s Very Best Amenities
From Austin’s best schools, shopping and dining, to its beautiful custom homes and majestic views, Westwood is more than just a place to live, it’s a luxury lifestyle that delivers the very best of suburban living.
“The schools, the people, the location — this place has got it all,” says Greg Breed. “I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else in the city – and I’m sure I’m not alone in that feeling.”