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The City of Bee Cave is rich in history. The City, as we know it today, did not exist until 1987, but the idea of an area where people could live without the influence of “big city” government has been the area’s “calling card” for over 140 years. As early as the 1850s, Dietrich Bohls moved from Austin to his new home at the confluence of Barton Creek and Little Barton Creek. The population of Austin had reached 900 people, and Mr. Bohls was looking for a place to raise his family away from the confines of the city and its influence. At the time, the land west of Austin still had Indians roaming over it; therefore, other settlers in the area were scarce. The Bohls family was one of the first families to settle on the land that would become the City of Bee Cave. The area derived its name from the colonies of Mexican honeybees that lived in the banks of Barton Creek and Little Barton Creek that encompassed a large area of Western Travis County. In 1987, the City of Bee Cave administration had its humble, but proud, beginning in a nondescript portable building. The City of Bee Cave encompassed a two-square mile area with 8,800 acres of extraterritorial jurisdiction.

Check out some of our favorite places to live, play and dine in and around Bee Caves.


The Grove at Falconhead | Inspired by the villages of Tuscany, The Grove at Falconhead is a unique community in one of Austin’s most desirable locations. Discover 47 unique single and two story villas, each designed to complement and showcase the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country. Neighborhood streets wind around beautiful, mature trees which were thoughtfully preserved.

The Grove at Falconhead is a community with inviting gathering places, a relaxing pool, welcoming cabana, and a dog park. Golf course sites adjacent to the 18th hole at Falconhead Golf Course are available with views of the hill country and golf course. Full lawn maintenance is provided, so you’ll have more time to enjoy your home, neighbors, and laid back lifestyle. Perfect for Travel for ‘lock it and leave it.’

Spanish Oaks | Spanish Oaks is only a few minutes west of the thriving and exciting city of Austin, next to Bee Cave, Texas. Spanish Oaks provides an island of serenity, privacy and security in an authentic Texas Hill Country setting. The gated community at Spanish Oaks offers elegant homes gracing the rolling hills lushly landscaped with native flora and woven with miles of trails, parks and ponds, a Bobby Weed-designed 18 hole award-winning golf course with world-class amenities. Spanish Oaks boasts some of the most elegant and luxurious homes in the Austin area with many renowned architects blending classic Texas Hill Country styles with modern sensibilities.

Lake Pointe | Lake Pointe is a planned community in the Texas hill country near Lake Austin, about 12 miles west of downtown Austin immediately outside of Bee Caves, TX. The proximity to the lake offers opportunities for boating and fishing, and Lake Pointe residents have access to several marinas, beaches, pools, parks, hike and bike trails, clubhouse, children’s playground and golf courses. Hill Country Galleria offers shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Homes range from young neighborhood consisting of spacious, one- and two-story homes, with a focus on family and community activities. Within the quiet neighborhood are several smaller subdivisions, such as Vista Pointe and The Pointe, both of which are located towards the back of the neighborhood and feature luxury homes with views of Lake Austin.

Senna Hills | Senna Hills is located right outside of Bee Caves, Texas combining the beauty of the natural Texas Hill Country with the convenience of planned suburban living. Surrounded by rolling hills and green space, groundbreaking for the scenic neighborhood, the community’s single-family homes are situated on large lots with unique landscapes and feature wooden decks, patios, pebble sidewalks, and stonewalled entryways.


Hill Country Galleria | Bee Cave's newest lifestyle center - 152 acres of expansive natural beauty mixed with eclectic shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as first-class office and residential space. Wrapped in a verdant nature preserve cloaked with wildflowers, native trees and rocky streams, Hill Country Galleria is more than a fashion icon, more than a thriving business district or residential utopia - it's a social evolution.

The Backyard | The recent Bee Cave Comprehensive Plan introduced character overlays to the City of Bee Cave; one of which is the Recreation and Entertainment District. Sitting in the center of this District is the Backyard. The Backyard is legendary as one of the most popular intimate outdoor entertainment venues in the Country. It is now undergoing a rebirth into a world-class amphitheater anchoring a creative-focused mixed-use development. In addition to popular music from all genres, the Backyard will now support the symphony, opera, ballet and theater. This beautiful campus facility will energize the Entertainment District and create an artistic center in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.

Selma Hughes Park | Selma Hughes Park is a small neighborhood park on the north shore of Lake Austin. With 400 feet of grassy shoreline, Selma Hughes Park offers several shady picnic areas with nice views of the upper reaches of Lake Austin. Because of the narrow width of Lake Austin in this area, Selma Hughes Park preserves much of the feel of the original steep-sloped Colorado River bottoms.

Common Ford Ranch Metropolitan Park | Commons Ford Ranch Metropolitan Park consists of 215 acres and features opportunities for boating, fishing, nature study, picnicking, hiking and wildlife observation. The Waterfall Trail is a 1.25-mile round trip and takes visitors along a wooded creek to several small waterfalls, while the slightly shorter Pecan Grove Loop includes access to Lake Austin.


Eat Good Food | West Austin has some of the best restaurants. With different variety of restaurants that caters to any taste. Some of our current favorites are Plate, Backdraft Pizzeria and Rocco's Grill


Elementary Schools

  • Bee Caves Elementary 

  • Lake Pointe Elementary 

  • Lakeway Elementary 

  • Lake Travis Elementary 

  • Serene Hills Elementary 

Middle Schools 

  • Hudson Bend Middle School 

  • Lake Travis Middle School 

High Schools 

  • Lake Travis High


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