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TRIBEZA’s Neighborhood Guide to West Austin

Explore top agents' personal favorites in these West Austin neighborhoods

No one knows Austin like its real estate professionals. Austin’s top agents, brokers, and advisors share their intimate insight into their favorite hot spots in West Austin in this year’s TRIBEZA Neighborhood Guide.

Explore top agents’ personal favorites in these West Austin neighborhoods:

Lake Austin | Rollingwood | Barton Hills | Westlake | Barton Creek

Lake Austin: Eric Moreland 

Broker Associate | Eric Moreland Group with Moreland Properties | | 512.480.0844 

One of the many beautiful views from Eric’s listing, 1500 Rockcliff, on Lake Austin

With over 25 years of expertise in waterfront properties, it is safe to say that Eric Moreland knows Lake Austin better than most. He has been the Lake Austin market share leader since 2003, and in 2023 alone, Moreland Properties represented 73% of Lake Austin public (MLS) sales. Whether it is finding the perfect off-market match or sharing his insider knowledge of hidden gems along the lake, Eric’s personalized approach and unmatched expertise ensure clients’ real estate aspirations become reality. 

Eric has had the privilege of assisting clients to acquire homes that last generations and become the foundation of cherished memories. His favorite pastime is being on the water with his wife, daughters and dog, wake surfing, cruising and advocating for those who live and play on Lake Austin. Lake Austin is a 22-mile stretch of the seven Highland Lakes that runs through the core of our city, gracing the area just west of downtown Austin. With approximately 900 waterfront properties, it winds narrowly through some of Austin’s finest residential areas. From boat docks to palatial estates, Lake Austin is for those who enjoy the laid-back charm of waterfront living. Thirty years ago, Moreland Properties strategically selected their office location on Lake Austin, placing them close to properties they specialize in and connecting them to the area they love. 

Eric’s Top Lake Austin Picks

Ski Shores 
Hula Hut 
*Call Eric to find out about his secret favorite hidden gem on Lake Austin 

Rollingwood: Amy Rung

Realtor | Moreland Properties | | 512.619.6169 

A personal favorite home in Rollingwood owned by past client & architect, Alex Robinette

Did you know, in Rollingwood, there is a historical cave site rumored to run all the way to the lake? Known as Bandit’s Cave, the neighborhood Women’s Club hosted Halloween parties there in the 1970s. While it is no longer accessible, it is an interesting part of local history, one that Realtor and 20- year resident Amy Rung knows well. Originally lured to the area by the excellent schools and nurturing environment for raising a family, Amy has facilitated over eighty transactions here and sees herself as a matchmaker who connects homes with families in her beloved community. Her success is rooted in the trust and referrals of her clients. 

Many buyers don’t realize Rollingwood is a city with a mayor, city hall, and police department. Sandwiched between Austin and Westlake with spacious lots and mature trees, Rollingwood offers a unique blend of small-town life, exemplary Eanes ISD schools, and urban conveniences. The heart of Rollingwood is its 8-acre park with playgrounds, baseball fields, and a walking trail. Next door is Western Hills Athletic Club (aka Rollingwood Pool), a private club with swimming, tennis, and pickleball. The community has many gatherings such as the Easter Egg-Stravaganza, 4th of July Parade, and Holiday Party. Additionally, this year, we held a Female-Owned Business Fair! 

Amy’s Rollingwood Picks

Trader Joe’s 
Perri Berri Boutique
Beyond Healthy MD
Western Hills Athletic Club
Red Head Gem
Heritage Title

Barton Hills: Peyton Thompson 

Luxury Real Estate Advisor | Director of Sports & Entertainment Division | The Agency Austin | | 916.342.8528 

Peyton in one of his favorite listings at 2601 Barton Hills Drive

Former NFL athlete turned real estate agent, Peyton Thompson manages a substantial investment portfolio of assets across Austin, and has a particular love for Barton Hills. He chose this neighborhood for its perfect blend of convenience and charm. The area offers the best of both worlds—a vibrant urban lifestyle and serene natural beauty, including trendy shops and delicious eateries on South Lamar, and easy access to scenic trails and waterways along Barton Springs and the greenbelt. 

As a new parent, one of Peyton’s favorite spots is Barton Hills Elementary. The campus is open on weekends, providing a fantastic opportunity for families to gather outdoors, drawn by amenities like community gardens, playgrounds, basketball courts, and soccer fields. Plus, it is right across from the greenbelt entrance. 

Zilker Park steals the spotlight in the neighborhood with renowned events like Austin City Limits, Blues on the Green, and the Trail of Lights, but when no events are on, you can usually find Peyton picnicking there with his family, listening to music and people and dog-watching with the Austin skyline in the background. 

Peyton’s Barton Hills Picks

Barkin Springs Dog Lagoon 
Zilker Park
Barton Creek Greenbelt 
Barton Hills Elementary

Westlake: Celia Luther & Hannah Yancer 

Luxury Real Estate Advisory | The Agency Austin | @celiasellsaustin | 512.595.9506 | @hannahyancer | 512.964.2744 

Celia & Hannah are deeply connected to their beloved area of Westlake

It is easy to fall in love with Westlake. Surrounded by rolling hills, with breathtaking views in every direction, Westlake is known for its irresistible charm, sophisticated ambiance and elegant lifestyle. Banded together at The Agency, this dynamic team of luxury real estate advisors hold deep personal connections to Westlake – Hannah grew up here and Celia relocated here to raise her four sons. They each have a genuine passion for guiding others in navigating the journey of finding a place where they will create lasting memories, and their intimate familiarity with the area enables them to do just that. 

This community, nestled amidst tranquil sweeping hills, strikes a unique balance—less than 10 minutes from downtown, yet a peaceful haven from urban chaos. The Eanes Independent School District holds a stellar reputation with schools not just ranked 10th nationally, but also fosters holistic growth through diverse extracurriculars. Celia and Hannah agree the best way to spend the day is starting with breakfast at The Well, then grabbing tacos at Texas Honey Ham and going for an evening boat cruise on Lake Austin. 

Celia & Hannah’s Top Spots

The Well 
Texas Honey Ham Company 
Blenders and Bowls 
Las Palomas 
Tiny Pies

Barton Creek: Lisa Sexton & Susan Doyle 

Lisa & Susan Residential Group | Compass | | 512.751.7321 

Lisa & Susan at their Barton Creek listing at 1200 Barton Creek Blvd

Often called the “Queens of Barton Creek” by industry leaders, Lisa and Susan are deeply involved as both residents and realtors in the area, working together and supporting each other to finalize deals since the earliest stages of the neighborhood’s existence. Their intimate knowledge from witnessing its growth truly sets them apart as the foremost experts in the area. Both Lisa and Susan enjoy the amazing amenitites of Barton Creek, from outdoor activities like pickleball and golf to clubhouse cocktails and the luxurious spa at the Omni. 

Barton Creek is a true master planned community, offering a variety of opportunities, whether its a small second “weekend home” or a primary residence in the privacy of large acreage. At the center of the neighborhood is the Omni Barton Creek Resort and Country Club. The club offers a great way to grow friendship circles, and enjoy an active lifestyle, offering four championship golf courses, outstanding tennis facilities, pickleball, indoor and outdoor pools, Mokara spa, workout facilities, hiking trails, a plethora of restaurant choices and much more. Susan and Lisa are looking forward to the next development in Barton Creek, Holden Hills, which is dedicated to sustainability and wellness. 

Lisa & Susan’s Barton Creek Favorites

Bob’s Steak & Chophouse 
The Omni Barton Creek Resort & Country Club 
Lee’s Kitchen
The Well
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