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West Lake Hills is a suburb of Austin with a population of 3,330. West Lake Hills is in Travis County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in West Lake Hills offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Lake Hills there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of West Lake Hills tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in West Lake Hills are highly rated.
About West Lake Hills...
Population
3,330

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$865,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,496
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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West Lake Hills Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    29.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    29.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    349
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,541.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    145.4
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    2%
  • 25-34 years
    4%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    41%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    0%
    13%

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West Lake Hills Reviews

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West Lake Hills has large lots with trees and great outdoor activities on the doorestep of Lake Austin, Zilker Park, and downtown. Quaint shopping intermixed with a mall and theater adds to the charm. The schools are top of the line in sports and academically. It's become a go-to spot for families and new Austinites.
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West Lake Hills in Austin is hands down the most beautiful place in Austin to live. The scenery is breathtaking with all the hills and water! It really encourages you to go outdoors and find activities to do. The only thing I would change is the traffic in the mornings and evenings during rush hour. It can get pretty congested on 360 during those times.
Fat hills, big houses. You need a lot of money to buy the cheapest 70s taredown in this city. It is it’s own city and not a lot of people know that because it’s totally ingulfed in Austin on all sides but it makes for a good tax heaven.