7 Things to Know About Lost Creek Neighborhood
Lost Creek is the iconic Westlake neighborhood. It is widely recognized and well established. When people refer to the Westlake area they often single out Lost Creek as the representative neighborhood. We have lived in the Westlake area for many years, and would like to share with you our knowledge of what is unique about Lost Creek. Here are 7 things to know about Lost Creek neighborhood:
Exemplary Schools – Lost Creek is in the Eanes ISD, a small school district considered one of the top districts in the country. Many of our clients have checked Niche or the Newsweek List of top high schools, and have already chosen Westlake schools. Lost Creek students attend Forest Trail Elementary, West Ridge Middle School, and Westlake High. View homes in Forest Trail Elementary area.
Scenic and Hilly – The land in Lost Creek is rolling hills. There are homes with flat yards, as well as many cliff side and hilltop homes with decks overlooking the views. Many homes back up to greenbelt, golf course, or have hill country views.
Convenient – Lost Creek is situated on Loop 360 in the heart of the Westlake area. You can go both north and south to employment hubs using Mopac and Loop 360. Downtown is about 10 minutes away. Residents can easily enjoy all that downtown offers – music, restaurants, exciting festivals, and more. There is also plenty of near-by shopping – Barton Creek Mall and the large Westlake Village Center, with an HEB Grocery, Starbucks, restaurants, and more.
Strong Community – Residents enjoy being a part of the Lost Creek community. This is a very identifiable neighborhood with clear boundaries. Lost Creek is a well planned enclave of about 1,200 homes. It is in the city of Austin. A voluntary neighborhood association oversees maintenance of the community areas.
Unique Homes – Lost Creek began in the 1970’s. It was built by small builders who built homes for sale or custom. You will see contemporary homes, as well as brick and stone traditional styles. There is a lot of variety among the homes. Each home is unique. Today Lost Creek is well into transitioning to a second generation neighborhood. The neighborhood is vibrant and continues to renew, with plenty of remodeling and updating in progress. The average home is about 2,700 sf with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Turnover is low in Lost Creek, and demand is high.
Lost Creek Country Club – This private country club with an 18 hole championship course is in the neighborhood. Many Lost Creek residents have either a social or golf membership. The social membership provides dining, athletic facility, swim team for kids, and place to socialize. The club’s golf course is a backdrop for many homes.
Barton Creek Greenbelt – Barton Creek is an Austin gem – a beautiful, flowing creek that empties into Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin. Barton Creek greenbelt borders the Lost Creek neighborhood, providing 22 acres with hiking trails, waterfall, and natural swimming hole. There is also Boulder Park, with a picnic areas and sports area. And, a small children’s park is well used for birthday parties and play groups.
If you are planning a move to the Westlake area, give us a call or email. We’ll share our knowledge and experience with you, and help you find just the right home. Lost Creek neighborhood is a great option to consider.