West Austin is a neighborhood in the city of Austin, Texas. It is a historic neighborhood that's a great place to live for professionals, families with children and retirees. The neighborhood is bordered by the Colorado River, the MoPac Expressway, North Lamar Boulevard and Enfield Road.
West Austin Park comprises 3 acres in the heart of downtown and has extensive landscaping, making it a relaxing spot to spend time after a busy day. The park has an off-leash dog area, a basketball and tennis court, a multipurpose field, a playground, a swimming pool and picnic tables. Also in the neighborhood is Treaty Oak Park, where you'll find a 500-year-old live oak tree.
Lady Bird Lake Trail runs through West Austin and Lamar Beach. The trail is a popular spot for walking and cycling for those who live in the neighborhood. The city's YMCA is in West Austin and is another place that offers recreation opportunities and athletic programs for people of all ages.
There are several cafes in the community such as Beets, Josie, Caffe Medici and Zocalo. Those looking for shopping can head to Westgate Shopping Center on South Lamar Boulevard for several retail options.
Schools in West Austin include Austin High School and Matthews Elementary School.