August featured neighborhood – West Cypress Hills


West Cypress Hills, a community of over 1,000 acres, is 12 minutes away from the Hill Country Galleria and 30 minutes away from Central Austin. It is home to West Cypress Hills Elementary School within Lake Travis ISD. Residents can hike and bike on trails with oaks and spring-fed creeks, enjoy the family-sized pool and have access to multiple restaurants around the neighborhood. The amenity center at West Cypress Hills features soccer fields, a sports court and a playground.

Build-out year: 2004-present

Square footage: 1,902-4,266

Home values: $316,000-$665,000

HOA dues (estimated): $132 quarterly

Amenities: The neighborhood provides residents with hiking and biking trails, an amenity center, soccer fields, basketball courts, a swimming pool, a pavilion and a playground.

Schools: West Cypress Hills Elementary School, Lake Travis Middle School, Lake Travis High School

Property taxes (in dollars):

Travis County 0.36900

Lake Travis ISD 1.40750

Travis County Hospital District 0.10739

Travis County ESD 8 0.09980

Cypress Ranch WCID 1 0.90000

Total (per $100 valuation)      2.88369

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Yue "Stella" Yu covers Lake Travis, Westlake, Leander and Cedar Park. She is a journalism student at University of Missouri. Prior to this summer, she was a city government reporter at Columbia Missourian. Three things she loves the most: jazz, dogs and community journalism. Feel free to reach out at 573-529-5725 or email her at
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