West Austin is home to some of the most affluent neighborhoods and best scenery in Central Texas, extending from the Mopac Expressway (Loop 1) all the way to Lake Travis. Austin’s terrain changes along Mopac from prairies in the east to hill country in the west, so you can find oak and cedar trees, great views and curvy roads throughout this area. Westlake Hills, along FM 2244, is a community barely 5-10 minutes from downtown, but parts of it still feel like it is in the hill country. You will find everything from homes built in the 60’s to modern day apartment buildings. Schools in this neighborhood are some of Austin’s highest rated, and more and more companies are moving their offices to the area.