Southwest of Austin
In the popular southwest Austin and coveted Westlake areas, prices have been high in the past, and have gone up even more, due to high demand. Westlake real estate has long been in high demand. Eanes schools (found in the Westlake area) are renowned in Austin and statewide. Westlake is convenient to downtown, has many trees and hills, and many of the homes feature views of the surrounding hill country. To live in Westlake, you can expect to pay a starting price of close to $500K.
Circle C and Shady Hollow are other, less expensive alternatives just around the corner. The Austin ISD schools there have a great reputation, and prices would start in the low 200’s.