Once considered the outskirts of town, West Lake, Lost Creek, and the Rollingwood areas still feel like an escape from the city, plus the conveniences of a bustling suburb. While there are strict late night curfews for restaurants, and you may not find any late-night spots, there are plenty of cherished eateries, like Texas Honey Ham, Blue Dahlia, or The Oasis in Lake Travis, in addition to an array of independent boutiques dotted amid national chains all throughout the area. Additionally, the area is prime with outdoor spots like the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve as well as the picturesque trails that run through the Barton Creek Greenbelt, a favorite among hikers, bikers, and rock climbers. It’s not just the strong school district and stadium-packing athletic programs that make the Southwest area to raise a family. The laidback community vibe, kid-friendly restaurants and activities, and spacious homes all make this a great place to grow roots and thrive.