West Lake Hills is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 3,291 people and just one neighborhood, West Lake Hills is the 481st largest community in Texas.
Real Estate Prices
West Lake Hills home prices are not only among the most expensive in Texas, but West Lake Hills real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
West Lake Hills is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 96.51% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, West Lake Hills is a city of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Lake Hills who work in management occupations (22.32%), sales jobs (19.13%) and healthcare (11.24%).
Of important note, West Lake Hills is also a city of artists. West Lake Hills has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape West Lake Hills’s character.
Also of interest is that West Lake Hills has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 19.53% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, West Lake Hills is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
West Lake Hills is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, West Lake Hills’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
As is often the case in a small city, West Lake Hills doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.