Lost Creek Homes For Sale
Named for the wandering journey of Barton Creek between its rolling hills, approximately 4,500 people call Lost Creek home. Though most homes were built in the 1980s, development of the 24 plat sections with 20 residential sections began in the mid-seventies.
In 1972, the City of Austin and the Texas Water Commission granted permission toform the Lost Creek Municipal Utility District (MUD) and issued bonds to provide sewer and water service. It was at that juncture that developers started to formulate their plans for building homes across the 775 pristine acres now known as Lost Creek.
Properties in Lost Creek
Coveted for its exemplary school district, strong sense of community, and prime location, this secluded, family-friendly neighborhood features countless variations of custom-built homes set against beautiful hill country overlooks and tranquil, protected greenbelts.
The quiet and scenic Lost Creek neighborhood is famous for its views, mature trees, and spacious, upscale homes. Thirty percent of properties back up to a greenbelt or overlook the hill country.
A typical home in Lost Creek has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 living areas, and a 2-car garage. Sizes range from 1,800 to 6,000 square feet, averaging about 2,700. The community also features a handful of condominiums and garden homes.
Within this well-established and close-knit neighborhood, remodeling is fairly common. As domestic needs change, Lost Creek families tend to enlarge or remodel their homes rather than move. Consequently, turnover is very low and demand is extraordinarily high.
Those who live in Lost Creek also enjoy some of the lowest property taxes in Austin because the subdivision is technically outside the Austin city limits and owners do not pay city taxes. The primary taxing entities are Eanes ISD, Travis County, and the Lost Creek Municipal Utility District. Taxes from all sources totaled a mere $2.03 per $100 of property value in 2012.
Nestled in verdant foothills, the neighborhood of Lost Creek fringes Lost Creek Boulevard as it curves southward 1.8 miles from S. Capital of Texas Highway (aka Loop 360) to the crystal clear waters of Barton Creek.
This sought-after West Austin neighborhood (see West Austin homes for sale) forms the southern tip of the Westlake community and lies within the outstanding Eanes ISD, one of the top school districts in Texas. It is skirted to the south by Barton Creek Wilderness Preserve, to the north by Bee Caves Road, to the west by Lost Creek Country Club, and to the east by S. Capital of Texas Highway. Lost Creek is about eight miles from downtown Austin.
Lost Creek homes can be found in MLS Area 8W and have the zip code of 78746 (see 78746 homes for sale). The neighborhood is well-known for feeling far away from city, while being under 20 minutes from most Austin hotspots, including downtown and the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
There is no homeowners association in Lost Creek, but the neighborhood does have an active neighborhood association that sponsors a number of neighborhood events throughout the year.
St. Gabriel’s Catholic School, St. Michael’s Catholic Academy, St. Stephen’s Episcopal, Trinity Episcopal, Regents School of Austin, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Lake Hills Montessori, Barton Creek Child Development Center, The Children’s Courtyard, Austin Learning Center
Elsass Academy, Westlake Childcare, Westlake United Methodist Church, Butterfly Christian, Baby Signs by WeeTeachIt, St. Gabriel’s Catholic School, YPW Young People’s Workshops, Barton Creek Child Development Center, Child’s Day, The Children’s Courtyard, St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School, St. John Neumann’s Preschool, Westlake Childcare, Children’s Center of Austin, YPW Spanish Immersion School, Lake Hills Montessori, Jardin De Ninos Interligua
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There is no homeowners association in Lost Creek, but the neighborhood does have an active neighborhood association that sponsors a number of popular neighborhood events throughout the year and organizes everything from youth scout meetings to gardening clubs and local mom’s and dad’s groups.
The key amenity in Lost Creek is the Lost Creek Country Club, a members-only private club with panoramic views that include the 18-hole, world-class, par-72 Lost Creek championship golf course with driving range and pro shop. The club also features 16 tennis courts, a 7,500 sq. ft. state-of-the-art fitness and aquatic center, full-course private dining, and meeting/event facilities.
Lost Creek’s winding greenbelt trails are less crowded than city paths further down the trail system and provide ample outdoor walking, biking, and bird watching opportunities. The nearby Westbank Library is an additional draw.
MUD amenities include a beautiful park at the intersection of Lost Creek Blvd. and Quaker Ridge that includes a gazebo, playscape, district office building, and meeting center. The MUD maintains a small nature trail in the greenbelt area south of Whitemarsh Valley Walk, as well as 22 acres of greenbelt along Barton Creek. The MUD even owns Boulder Park, located off Whitemarsh Valley Walk, which has picnic areas as well as informal sports areas.
Shopping and Restaurants
Beautiful high-end retail and shopping centers surround the Lost Creek area, which is only five minutes from the prestigious Barton Creek Mall and just around the corner from the shops of the Village at Westlake.
The Village at Westlake (.7 miles NE) features an HEB Westlake Market, Barnes & Noble, Alyson Jon Interiors, AT&T, Brilliant Sky Toys and Books, European Wax Center, Fast Frame, Finley’s Barbershop, GNC Live Well, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Office Depot, Palm Beach Tan, Pilates Bodies and Barre, Provencal Home & Garden, Santa Fe Optical, Twin Liquors, Tyler’s Sports, Villa Salon & Spa, and more.
Bee Caves West (1.1 miles NE) offers Lola Savannah Coffee Lounge, FedEx Office, Golf Austin Style, Capitol One Bank, Reid’s Cleaners, Anna Gray Gifts & Boutique, and Wynn Nails &Spa.
West Lake Court (1.6 miles E) contains Twin Liquors, Vom Fass, Austin Pizza, Walgreen’s, Westlake Taekwondo Plus, Family Health Chiropractic, West Lake Mail, Ceramics Bayou, and Yoga Vida.
Westbank Market (2.0 miles E) features Randall’s Grocery, Tomlinson’s Feed & Pets, FedEx, Jenny Craig, Supercuts, Southwest Vision, Hawthorne Chiropractic, Churchill’s Fireside & Patio, Massage Harmony, and Bank of America.
West Woods Shopping Center (2.1 miles E) includes Steinmart, CVS, U.S. Post Office, Aegis Fine Rugs, Oasis Day Spa and Nail, Chase Bank, the UPS Store, Salone Di Essenza, Trianon, Massage Envy, Dancer’s Closet, Wild Birds Unlimited, Michaels, Alisa’s Dance, and Great Harvest Bread Co.
Barton Creek Mall (2.4 miles SE) – With a plethora of shopping, dining, and entertainment options, this premiere shopping mall is one of the biggest in Texas and only a couple minutes away. It boasts more than 180 specialty retailers and features the only Nordstrom in Central Texas.
From fine dining to casual, the Lost Creek area abounds with restaurants. Here are a few local favorites, all within three miles:
ZuZu, Thai Spice, IZUMI Sushi & Grill Restaurant, La Madeleine Country French Café, County Line On The Hill, Tres Amigos Restaurant & Cantina, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Rudy’s “Country Store” And Bar-B-Q, Marye’s Gourmet Pizza Pub, Hat Creek Burger Company, Texas Honey Ham Company, Hai Ky, Thai Kitchen, Jason’s Deli, Bombay Grill Indian Restaurant, P. Terry’s Burger Stand, Austin’s Pizza, Las Palomas Restaurant & Bar, Hill Country Dining Room, Lotus Hunan Chinese Restaurant, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Tokyo Sushi, Hula Hut, Abuelo’s, ThunderCloud Subs, California Pizza Kitchen, Panera Bread, Pizza Nizza, Bee Caves B-B-Q, Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, Zpizza, Café Bistro, Ruby Thai Kitchen, Blue Dahlia Bistro, Frullati.
Residents of Lost Creek enjoy close proximity to a range of popular grocery stores.
- HEB Westlake Market (1.1 miles NE)
- HEB Central Market Westgate (4.3 miles SE)
- Costco (4.3 miles S)
- CVS (2.4 miles E)
- Randall’s (3.8 miles E)
- Target (3.4 miles S)
- Walgreen’s (2 miles E)
- Wal-Mart Supercenter (3.6 miles S)
- Sprouts Farmers Market (4.1 miles S)
- Sam’s Club (3.5 miles S)
- Whole Foods Market (4.3 miles S, 5.2 miles E)
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