As luxury homes can be found in many parts of Austin, amenities, proximity to businesses, and school zoning can come into play for those entering the luxury home search process. Below, we’ve described some of the more predominant areas that offer luxury homes.


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lake-austin-flowersWhile there are many desirable, in-demand luxury home areas in Austin, Lake Austin is perhaps the most prestigious. Whether they are impeccably remodeled “lake houses” or exquisitely built newer construction homes, properties along the shores and hills of Lake Austin are gifted with proximity to the segment of the Colorado River known as Lake Austin. Prized for its year-round, constant water level, the lake is popular with nature and water sports enthusiasts, in addition to homeowners. Read More

West Lake HillsWestlake is the common name for West Lake Hills, a city of its own right within the Austin area, just west of downtown and MoPac toward Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360.) West and south of Lake Austin, Westlake is in MLS area 8E and is home to over 3,000 people. Incorporated in 1953, the area spans four square miles and is roundly appreciated for its prized schools, which are within the Eanes Independent School District. Public schools include Eanes Elementary, Hill Country Middle School, and Westlake High School. Many private schools also dot the area, including St. Gabriel’s Catholic School and St. Michael’s Catholic Academy. Read More

518 Buckeye A SW CloseWest Austin is home to the majority of Austin’s luxury homes. Encompassing high end homes, excellent schools, and natural beauty that includes hillside and lakeside properties, a West Austin address is reputable and desirable for many. Homes in west Austin can run into the multi-millions, but because it includes such a large area, homes as low as the $500ks can be found here with many of the same benefits of more expensive homes. Rob Roy, Davenport Ranch, and Westlake Hills (referred to as Westlake) are all in West Austin. Read More

lake travis home with swimming pool at nightTen miles northwest of downtown Austin, leading toward the Texas Hill Country, are the luxury homes of Lake Travis. One of seven chains of the Colorado River, Lake Travis offers splendid views and, as the largest in the Highland Lakes chains, over 18,000 acres of water and 200 miles of shoreline. Temperate weather most of the year allows for ample recreation and leisure, and with a width of up to four and a half miles, plenty of room for sporting. Read More

Eanes ISD Logo OfficialEanes Independent School District schools are some of the most sought-after in the state, and, as a result, homes zoned for Eanes ISD are highly in demand. Homes within Eanes ISD often start over $500k, with prices climbing to the multi-millions. Thankfully, home buyers need not sacrifice amenities to be in the Eanes district, as homes are often beautiful, with excellent lots, mature trees, and luxury-quality features. The district is well regarded for its academics and also for its extracurricular excellence. Football is a big draw for students, parents, and general attendees. There is also a focus on community, with district-wide “no homework” nights to allow families time for a special activity. Eanes ISD teaches almost 8,000 students across six elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Read More

pavilion at the reserve at lake travisSouthwest Austin features an impressive amount of greenspace, with thousands of acres of park and recreational land. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, named after the U.S. First Lady and former Austin resident, offers visitors an opportunity to learn about native Texas plants and flowers. Nearby is the Veloway, a 3.1 mile asphalt track designed for biking and rollerblading. The Karst Preserve also makes its home in Southwest Austin. The Preserve is an eight-acre area west of the MoPac and Davis Lane intersection that has five caves, a sinkhole, and a walking trail. Just east on Davis is the Goat Cave Preserve, which has additional caves and sinkholes. Read More

Steiner Ranch NeighborhoodLuxury homes in northwest Austin can include custom built lakefront properties, estates in master-planned communities, and homes on large lots with hill country or downtown views. Many homes benefit from the beautiful hill country surroundings that typify central Texas. Some luxury homes in northwest Austin may top $10 million, while many are in a more moderate range. In the hill country areas, large luxury homes may offer acreage, horse facilities, guest houses, and even ballrooms. A few of the larger neighborhoods include Spicewood, River Place, Steiner Ranch, and Avery Ranch. Read More

Downtown Austin SkylineHomes in central Austin are in demand, due in large part to their proximity to the downtown business district, the entertainment districts, The University of Texas at Austin, and the political powerhouse of the Texas State Capitol. Central Austin is representative of the vibrant energy for which Austin is recognized. Neighborhoods such as Tarrytown, Pemberton Heights and Enfield include some of Austin’s best historical homes. Many of these homes will have large, well maintained lots with oak and cottonwood trees. Read More

Lakeway NeighborhoodAs its name implies, Lakeway is a town of about 15,000 people built around the waters of popular Lake Travis. The lake is definitely a central focus: of the town’s 12 square miles, 13 percent is water! Home to over 100 neighborhoods, Lakeway has seen booming growth since the mid-nineties and is one of the area’s most popular regions. Given its relative youth, most homes are newer or even new construction, and many quality builders can be found in the area. (Your Regent Property Group agent can help you find the ideal new construction neighborhood and builder.) Read More