One of the largest neighborhoods in Austin. West Oak Hill is a long-established area at the famous "Y", where Hwy. 290 branches out from Hwy. 71 and changes from an elevated highway to a hill country thoroughfare. West Oak Hill is actually the western part of a large region that includes older forested homesites, newer master-planned communities, shops and strip malls, and many amenities.
Originally a separate town called Live Oak Springs, Oak Hill was annexed by the city of Austin in 2000. The area now called West Oak Hill was long considered the rugged outskirts of the city; but as the population has grown it has become more urbanized, with new malls, restaurants, and megastores being built in the area. The semiconductor company AMD has moved its local headquarters to this area.
Still, people who want to stay close to nature and hear the coyotes at night can get a relatively large lot for a reasonable price. There are plenty of backroads in West Oak Hill leading through largely unpopulated wooded areas.
Residents consist mainly of couples and small families. The neighborhood is very kid-friendly, with pools, fields, quality schools, and summer camps in the area. Austin Community College has its Pinnacle Campus here.
Although West Oak Hill is part of Austin, it very much retains its independent feel.
West Oak Hill is a quiet, family- and pet-friendly place to live, with the attractions of Austin just 20 minutes away.Oak Hill Neighborhood Website
Views From the Street
|Pool at Escarpment and Convict Hill Rd.||Hwy. 290 and Hwy. 71||Henry Kinney Row|
|New Horizons Ln., Hike & Bike Trail||La Fauna Path||Convict Hill and Abilene Tr.|
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Real Estate and Apartments
West Oak Hill has a large number of established family homes for resale. The majority of homes here were built in the 1970s and 1980s and are valued around $150,000 to $200,000 with some in the $300s.
West Oak Hill, Austin, Texas
Major zip code: 78736
Other zip codes: 78735, 78737