West Austin is an area of prime real estate that encompasses the western portion of the city east of MoPac Expressway from TX-71 to the south to the southern banks of the Lake Austin. The closest areas to Downtown Austin are only 5 miles away while the furthest away is about 15 miles from the city. West Austin is in Travis County’s 78733, 78735, 78736, 78738 and 78746 zip codes.
Buyers visiting Austin for the first time may hear a lot about startups, technology, and the many highly-successful businesses that have their headquarters in this region. These homes reflect the success of many C-level executives living in the West Austin area.
West Austin homes for sale vary in style, size, and price with much depending on their proximity to Downtown Austin or the Colorado River. Those close to both the city and the river are usually the most prized. Neighborhoods like Barton Creek, Rob Roy, Davenport Ranch, and Seven Oaks offer buyers luxury residences that include amenities like boathouses, wine cellars, a private theater, a library, a guest house, some with expansive views overlooking gardens, fountains, and waterfalls. Areas like Rollingwood and Westlake Hills, with homes a bit smaller and older, offer more convenient access into the city.
The average size of West Austin homes is 4,500 square feet in size with a build date of 1986. These homes range from 1 to 3-story buildings in brick, stucco, siding, marble and glass elevations. Floor plans vary between open plans and traditional grand estates with up to 7 bedrooms. Within this area, there are also many less expensive neighborhoods that buyers should also consider but overall, a West Austin address comes with a price tag to match.