Luxury is the fastest growing segment of the Austin real estate market. With plenty to do, a reasonably low cost of living and easy access to an international airport, Austin attracts business owners, executives and those with jobs that require them to travel all around the US. If you’re looking to live in Austin and live in a luxury gated community, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve laid out all of Austin’s luxury gated communities by school district and included a custom map so you can see where each is located. Need help selecting the best one for you and your family? Email us at info@11OaksRealty.com with a bit more detail about what you’re looking for and we can tell you where you might find your best Austin luxury neighborhood.
Austin Luxury Gated Communities Map
Here is a map view of the 30+ luxury, gated communities in Austin. The map is interactive, so use it to explore the area and neighborhoods.
Austin Luxury Gated Communities by School District
With over 30 luxury gated communities in Austin, we thought we’d help you break them up by school districts. We started with the highest rated districts, the Eanes ISD and the Lake Travis ISD, followed by the Leander ISD and the Austin ISD.
Austin Luxury Gated Communities – Eanes ISD
The Eanes ISD is one of the highest rated school districts in the Austin area. With only 9 schools located in Westlake and West Austin, the district is small enough to keep a tight reign on all of their schools but big enough to give kids some breathing room. The Eanes ISD is also the closest you can consistently get to Downtown Austin and still be in a highly rated public school district. Here are the luxury gated communities in the Eanes ISD. The links take you to the neighborhood guide where you can learn more, see homes for sale, navigate maps, get sold data and learn about the real estate market in that neighborhood.
Rob Roy – Partially Gated, 24/7 Guard
Roby Roy is a partially gated luxury community just west of 360 and Bee Cave Road. The neighborhood is divided into 7 sections with Rob Roy and Rob Roy on the Lake being the gated sections. Rob Roy has a 24/7 guard and Rob Roy on the Lake is gated. Luxury homes were constructed over the course of a few decades (1980s to today) and there are still some lots available left to construct a custom luxury home there. Here are the homes currently for sale in Rob Roy.
Check Out Our Rob Roy Neighborhood Guide for More About the Neighborhood.
Rob Roy Homes for Sale
Davenport Ranch – Partially Gated
Davenport Ranch is a luxury community of condos, single family homes and gated estates in West Austin near the 360 Bridge. The gated estates are located near the Austin Country Club and some even back to the golf course. Gated estates are 5,000-8,000 sq ft and sit on 1/2 – Acre+ lots. Davenport Ranch is a classic, luxury neighborhood in Austin and ideal for someone who wants the Eanes ISD but who commutes north.
Check Out Our Davenport Ranch Neighborhood Guide for More About the Neighborhood.
Davenport Ranch Homes for Sale
Westview on Lake Austin – Gated
Westview on Lake Austin is a luxury, gated community of waterfront and water view homes built by custom builders in the 1990s and 2000s. There is no “typical” Westview on Lake Austin home and is one of the reasons why it is so popular. It is also only minutes from Downtown, which is accessible without having to travel on a freeway.
Check Out Our Westview on Lake Austin Neighborhood Guide for More About the Neighborhood.
Westview on Lake Austin Homes for Sale
Angelwylde – Gated
Angelwylde is a small community of gated, luxury estates ranging from 4-22 acre lots off Bee Cave Road on the border of 78733 and 78746. The tax rate is less than 2%, which is a rare find this close to the city. If you’re looking for a true estate sized lot in a top rated school district but want to minimize your tax burden, Angelwylde is the first place I’d look.
Check Out Our Angelwylde Neighborhood Guide for More About the Neighborhood.
Angelwylde Homes for Sale
Summit at West Rim on Mount Larson – Partially Gated
Summit at West Rim on Mount Larson is a partially gated, luxury community in West Austin and is probably the closest you’ll get to Austin with new construction in a gated community. Homes sit on large, 1-2 acre lots, and ave either Hill Country, Lake Austin, city or greenbelt views.
Check Out Our Summit at West Rim on Mount Larson Neighborhood Guide for More About the Neighborhood.
Summit at West Rim on Mount Larson Homes for Sale
Austin Luxury Gated Communities – Lake Travis ISD
The Lake Travis ISD is one of the most highly rated districts in Austin. Lake Travis HS is well known for it’s college prep program and has become one of the area’s go to schools. The Lake Travis ISD is located on the east and west side of 620 and on the north and south sides of 71 from just before Bee Cave to Spicewood. This district has newer construction than the other districts and has more gated luxury communities than any other district in Austin.
Hills of Lakeway – 24/7 Guard
The Hills of Lakeway is the original, luxury gated community with a 24 hour security guard in the Lake Travis ISD. Homes were built in the 1980s through the mid 2000s and come in a range of price and size. The luxury homes sit on large lots, so they are more private than most of the homes in the neighborhood. If you’re looking to be close to The Hills Country Club or want an easier commute to the airport, this luxury gated community is a good place to start.
Check Out Our Hills of Lakeway Neighborhood Guide for More About the Neighborhood.
Hills of Lakeway Homes for Sale
Bella Strada – Gated
Bella Strada is a small luxury gated community of 19 custom homes near Lake Travis off 620 at Oak Grove. Built in the mid to late 2000s, these homes have all of the updates modern luxury buyers are seeking and are unique. If you’re looking for water access, a few boat slips are available for purchase at the nearby harbor on Lake Travis. Lots are just over an acre and many back to greenbelt for added privacy.
Check Out Our Bella Strada Neighborhood Guide for More About the Neighborhood.
Bella Strada Homes for Sale
Belvedere – Gated
Belvedere was named Best Overall Community at the 2010 Max Awards and 2010 Star Awards and is one of Southwest’s Austin best luxury gated communities. Belvedere is located off Hamilton Pool Road and is ideal for someone looking for a variety of community amenities (fishing pond, rain harvest system, nature trails and 75 acre nature preserve) and a Texas Hill Country feel. Belvedere is one of the few luxury gated communities where new construction is possible. Though plenty of lots to build, the developer has maintained as many mature trees as possible to get away from the sterile feel of a brand new neighborhood.
Check Out Our Belvedere Neighborhood Guide for More About the Neighborhood.
Belvedere Homes for Sale
Spanish Oaks – 24/7 Guard
Spanish Oaks is one of the few luxury gated communities in Austin with a 24/7 guard at the gate. Built around the Spanish Oaks Golf Club, it is ideal neighborhood for someone looking for a luxury golf course gated community in a highly rated school district. Like Belvedere, there are still lots available to build a custom home or a selection of existing luxury homes with high end finishes and outdoor living spaces.
Check Out Our Spanish Oaks Neighborhood Guide for More About the Neighborhood.
Spanish Oaks Homes for Sale
Vineyard Bay – Gated
Vineyard Bay is one of Lake Travis’ most highly sought after luxury gated communities. The gate uses a call box and code. Some of the homes sit on Lake Travis with water access and others are only blocks from the neighborhood’s private marina with 60 boat slips and boat launch. Other neighborhood amenities include cabana with swimming pools and sun decks, fitness center with lighted tennis courts and workout room, nature trails along the banks of Lake Austin and community social events.
Check Out Our Vineyard Bay Neighborhood Guide for More About the Neighborhood.
Vineyard Bay Homes for Sale
Bella Montagna – Gated
Bella Montagna is one of Lake Travis’ premier luxury communities. Built by one of Austin’s high quality, custom builder, Partners in Building, and a quality production builder, Monterey Homes, Bella Montagna homes are unique but also look like they are a part of a cohesive neighborhood. Bella Montagna is probably the most affordable of Austin’s gated luxury communities and is ideal for someone looking for newer luxury that won’t break the bank.
Check Out Our Bella Montagna Neighborhood Guide for More About the Neighborhood.
Bella Montagna Homes for Sale
Rough Hollow – Partially Gated
Rough Hollow is a large, master planned community with a range of housing options from your typical suburban home to waterfront luxury. Rough Hollow has an endless number of community amenities and events and is ideal for someone who is new to the area. If you’re looking for a gated luxury community near golf, waterfront, tennis, shopping and dining, you can’t get much better than Rough Hollow.
Check Out Our Rough Hollow Neighborhood Guide for More About the Neighborhood.
Rough Hollow Homes for Sale
Preserve at Barton Creek – Gated
The Preserve at Barton Creek is a small gated community of luxury homes surrounded by the Barton Creek Greenbelt. Known for it’s large lots and 5,000+ sq ft homes, this neighborhood is ideal for someone looking for Austin luxury in Lake Travis ISD as close to Downtown Austin and the airport as possible.
Check Out Our Preserve at Barton Creek Neighborhood Guide for More About the Neighborhood.
Preserve at Barton Creek Homes for Sale
Costa Bella – Gated
Costa Bella is one of the premier luxury gated communities on Lake Travis with 62 luxury to ultra luxury homes on acre plus lots. Costa Bella is known for it’s 6,000 sq ft clubhouse with swimming pool and tennis courts as well as a private marina designed to accommodate yachts up to 50 foot in length.
Check Out Our Costa Bella Neighborhood Guide for More About the Neighborhood.
Costa Bella Homes for Sale
Flintrock at Hurst Creek – 24/7 Guard
Flintrock at Hurst Creek is one of the few luxury gated communities with a 24/7 guard. The neighborhood consists of a range of homes from the typical suburban home to a luxury home on the golf course. Construction is Mediterranean inspired with tile roofs and many have expansive outdoor living spaces. Flintrock is perfect for the person seeking a luxury gated community on the golf course.
Check Out Our Flintrock at Hurst Creek Neighborhood Guide for More About the Neighborhood.
Flintrock at Hurst Creek Homes for Sale
Madrones – Gated
Madrones is a small, luxury gated community of 11 homes on estate sized, 5+ acre lots. Buyers choose Madrones when they are looking for highly rated schools, privacy and want to be as close to Downtown Austin or the airport as possible. Located right off 71, Madrones is ideal for a commuter looking for a low tax rate.
Check Out Our Madrones Neighborhood Guide for More About the Neighborhood.
Madrones Homes for Sale
Austin Luxury Gated Communities – Leander ISD
The Leander ISD is a very highly rated school district in the Austin area. It doesn’t get as high marks as the Eanes or Lake Travis ISD, but that’s largely due to the district’s size (40 schools in the Leander ISD vs 9 in Eanes and Lake Travis). The specific Leander schools that these luxury gated communities are located in are just as highly rated as the Eanes and Lake Travis schools. Most of the luxury gated communities in the Leander ISD are waterfront or water view neighborhoods.
Comanche Trail Estates – Gated
Comanche Trail Estates is the most luxurious gated community with 15,000+ sq ft homes on estate sized lots overlooking Lake Travis. Located right off 620, this community is ideal for someone who needs to commute or get to the airport. These custom homes have all the amenities you might need – negative edge pools, climate controlled wine cellars, theater, indoor sport courts, home automation and putting greens. If you’re looking for the ultimate luxury in Austin, start here.
Check Out Our Comanche Trail Estates Neighborhood Guide for More About the Neighborhood.
Comanche Trail Estates Homes for Sale
Austin Luxury Gated Communities – Austin ISD
The Austin ISD is the closest to Downtown Austin, so if that’s your main focus, these are the luxury gated neighborhoods to consider. Austin ISD schools are best in Barton Creek, where you’ll also find a few highly rated private schools as well. Austin ISD luxury gated communities are waterfront, golf course or water view properties and range from your basic luxury to the ultra-luxurious.
Watersedge – Gated
Watersedge is a Lake Austin waterfront community just west of Downtown Austin and is actually the neighborhood photographed from Covert Park at Mount Bonnell looking toward the 360 bridge. Watersedge consists of a series of cul-de-sacs surrounded by water, so every single property has Lake Austin access. The community is fully gated and is one of the most luxurious neighborhoods near Downtown Austin.
Check Out Our Watersedge Neighborhood Guide for More About the Neighborhood.
Watersedge Homes for Sale
Island at Mount Bonnell Shores – Gated
The Island at Mount Bonnell Shores (along with it’s southern neighbor, Watersedge) is the most expensive gated community on Lake Austin. The community is one street on an island, with waterfront property on both sides of the road. There are a range of size and style on Mt Bonnell Shores and is ideal for someone looking for a Lake Austin waterfront estate in a luxury gated community.
Check Out Our Island at Mount Bonnell Shores Neighborhood Guide for More About the Neighborhood.
Island at Mount Bonnell Shores Homes for Sale
Westcliff – Gated
Westcliff is a luxury gated community off City Park Road in Northwest Austin. Homes sit on 3+ acre lots, have luxurious outdoor living spaces and spectacular city skyline views.
Check Out Our Westcliff Neighborhood Guide for More About the Neighborhood.
Westcliff Homes for Sale
Greenshores on Lake Austin – Gated
Greenshores on Lake Austin is a luxury gated community of custom homes with Lake Austin or Emma Long Park views and a few Lake Austin waterfront parcels. Home owners have access to a private boat launch, park, day docks and hike and bike trails. Located just off City Park Road on Lake Austin, residents have easy access to Downtown without sacrificing amenities.
Check Out Our Greenshores on Lake Austin Neighborhood Guide for More About the Neighborhood.
Greenshores on Lake Austin Homes for Sale
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