Want to be close to the best of Austin while enjoying the benefits of a suburban lifestyle? Bee Cave, Texas may just be your new favorite neighborhood. Just 10 minutes from Lake Travis and a 25-minute drive to downtown, this Austin neighborhood offers small-town ambiance without sacrificing big city perks.
A hidden gem in the Texas Hill Country, the Bee Cave neighborhood has some of the most Instagram-worthy views in the area. And its convenient location right off Highway 71 offers quick access to downtown and the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
Discover what makes it such a beautiful and exclusive community in our Bee Cave neighborhood guide.
Average Home Price*
Old-country and Modern Contemporary, Newly-built Single-Family Homes, and Custom-Built Luxury Estates and High-End Condominiums
*Based on 2022 Sold data for City of Bee Cave.
The Bee Cave neighborhood’s rural location makes it a dream for those who want to surround themselves with natural beauty without being too far from the benefits of big-city living. Residents enjoy the perks of a suburban lifestyle, including tight-knit communities, green spaces, and a quiet neighborhood.
Before you start looking for your new home in Bee Cave, here’s everything you should know about the neighborhood and its real estate.
While Bee Cave is an exclusive and affluent neighborhood, it still has a small-town ambiance. This isn’t a place where you’ll go years without seeing your neighbors. Instead, you’ll find friendly residents and a close-knit community.
Bee Cave residents live in harmony with nature while still enjoying a luxurious lifestyle. There’s an abundance of entertainment and outdoor recreational opportunities, making it a great place for those who want to live an active yet quiet lifestyle.
As you would expect from a suburban town just outside Austin city limits, many of the homes in Bee Cave range in style. With a blend of old-country and modern contemporary architectural styles, you’ll find newly-built single-family homes and older ranch-style houses alongside custom-built luxury estates and high-end condominiums.
Bee Cave’s average home closing price is $1,556,269 or an average of $404 per square foot.
Bee Cave has a walk score of 41, which means that you’ll need a car to run most types of errands. However, within the individual communities, you’ll find it’s easy to take a leisurely stroll on the sidewalk, whether you’re holding a leash, stroller, or a cup of coffee.
Bee Cave is zoned for highly-rated schools in the Lake Travis Independent School District. These include Bee Cave Elementary, Lake Pointe Elementary, Lake Travis Middle School, Bee Cave Middle School, and Lake Travis High School.
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Austin, Texas 78738
Bee Cave offers a diverse selection of places to enjoy a meal or a drink with friends, family, or someone special. The best part is that many of the restaurants in the area also come with stunning views of the Texas Hill Country.
CARVE American Grille is an excellent spot to enjoy creative mains and small plates. Whether you’re out on the town with your sweetheart, having a casual lunch with a coworker, or enjoying a Saturday brunch with the girls, you’ll find that CARVE’s rustic dining room and energetic bar and patio with sweeping Hill Country views offer a little something for everyone.
CARVE specializes in hand-crafted meals and innovative cocktails. They also have 25 wines on tap, if that’s your thing. If you love a good prime rib (and who doesn’t?), don’t miss the Carmelized Prime Rib Thursday dinner. It’s life-changing.
For upscale New American cuisine that’s sure to hit the spot, check out Plate by Dzintra. Using only the freshest ingredients (and local when possible), Dzintra has crafted a lunch, dinner, and pizza menu with a variety of both classic and more innovative American dishes.
The restaurant atmosphere is relaxed and intimate, making it a great spot for date night. If you love a classic cocktail with a Texas twist, we recommend trying the Anejo Old Fashioned made with tequila, agave nectar, orange, and black cherry.
Who doesn’t love a good oyster bar? (We know we do.) You’ll find oysters and more at Café Blue. Located at Hill Country Galleria, this casual dining experience is a must for anyone who loves seafood. The menu includes globally-inspired coastal cuisine with fresh seafood, classic entrees, and steaks galore!
While a seafood joint may not be the first place you think of when it comes to weekend brunch, Café Blue does not disappoint when it comes to its brunch menu. They have the best unique benedicts in the area alongside brunch classics like french toast and omelets. Don’t forget to try a signature champagne cocktail.
Oh, and did we mention complimentary house-made beignets?
Located inside Sonesta Bee Cave Hotel, Meridian 98 is a great place to enjoy a drink with a view. Grab a creative cocktail on their swanky rooftop lounge and stay for a delicious meal from their seasonal menu with locally-sourced ingredients.
Fashioned after an authentic London pub, Meridian 98 has an upscale yet cozy atmosphere that offers a great place to unwind after a long day at work. Enjoy comfortable indoor seating or take in the Texas Hill Country on their rooftop terrace.
Jules Design Bar is more than just a place to get a drink. It’s an entire experience that offers great design, delicious cocktails, and retail therapy in a gorgeous space. With a speakeasy lounge atmosphere, the bar serves specialty craft cocktails, wine, and whiskey in some of the most unique barware we’ve ever seen.
While you sip your drink, you’ll enjoy unique and luxurious furniture, decor, and art pieces. And if you love what you see, much of it is available for purchase.
There’s a reason why many Austinites call Bee Cave the ultimate day trip destination. From outdoor recreation and attractions to live music and shopping, there’s a little something for everyone in Bee Cave.
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