Bee Caves

Relaxed suburban living and refined amenities next to Austin.

Welcome to Spanish Oaks/Bee Cave

Relaxed suburban living and refined amenities next to Austin.
The small city of Bee Cave and the exclusive private community of Spanish Oaks offer a relaxed suburban lifestyle amid beautiful Texas Hill Country scenery. Both communities are located along Highway 71, around 25 minutes west of Downtown Austin. Bee Cave boasts upscale shopping and dining at Hill Country Galleria, along with access to lots of trails and open space preserves. Spanish Oaks provides amenities, including an exceptional golf course, a multi-level pool pavilion, a rustic fishing camp, seven parks, and numerous trails.
The master-planned community of Spanish Oaks features spectacular properties in eclectic architectural styles. Leading luxury custom builders have designed every property in Spanish Oaks. These magnificent residences provide sweeping Hill Country vistas and golf course views. Bee Cave also offers gorgeous and spacious single-family homes in a wide range of styles. The city features numerous gated communities and new subdivisions with contemporary luxury homes.

What to Love

  • Gorgeous luxury homes
  • Hill Country Galleria
  • Spanish Oaks golf course
  • 25 minutes from Downtown Austin

People & Lifestyle

Bee Cave and Spanish Oaks provide a relaxing retreat less than half an hour away from all the amenities and excitement of Downtown Austin. Bee Cave offers some of the best shopping and dining in the Austin area, while prestigious Spanish Oaks provides its residents with many exceptional private amenities.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Bee Cave’s Hill Country Galleria is one of the Austin area’s premier shopping and dining destinations. Retailers at Hill Country Galleria include Athleta, Banana Republic, Barnes & Noble, Chico’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dillard’s, Francesca’s, Gatsbys, H&M, Loft, and Whole Foods Market. 
Hill Country Galleria is also home to more than two dozen stylish eateries. Schmidt Family Barbecue is your go-to for tasty Texas-style smoked meats. Saltgrass Steak House serves perfectly chargrilled Angus beef steaks and Gulf seafood, while Café Blue offers mouthwatering steaks and prime rib alongside delicious fresh seafood and an impressive wine selection. The League Kitchen & Tavern is a recent arrival to Hill Country Galleria that pairs an elevated chef-driven menu of gastropub comfort eats with a fine choice of wines, beers, and cocktails. 
Other dining choices include gourmet burgers and hand-dipped Blue Bell Creamery shakes at All Star Burger, Argentinian cuisine at Buenos Aires Café, Southwestern meat, and seafood dishes at Chisos Grill, flavorful Thai fare at Madam Mam’s Thai Cuisine, outstanding Japanese eats at Tadashi Sushi, and great pizza at Tony C’s Coal Fired Pizza
Every Sunday between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., Hill Country Galleria’s Lone Star Farmers Market features more than 40 vendors selling fresh produce and specialty foodstuffs. The farmers market also offers a range of special activities for kids plus live music performances.

Things to Do

Spanish Oaks’ impeccable amenities include a scenic 18-hole golf course designed by legendary PGA Tour architect Bobby Weed. This challenging course has been ranked No. 6 in Texas by Golf Digest and No. 3 by Golfweek. Spanish Oaks also offers practice areas and clinics from PGA teaching professionals to help golfers improve their game. The golf course is overlooked by an exquisite Spanish Colonial clubhouse, where you can enjoy chef-driven dining and a wide range of social activities.
The Pool Pavilion is another Spanish Oaks highlight that boasts stone waterfalls, a sandy beach with a shallow wading area for kids, and shaded poolside cabanas and fireplaces. Other Spanish Oaks amenities include seven parks, numerous hiking, biking trails, and sand volleyball and basketball courts. 
Bee Cave’s Hamilton Pool Preserve is a stunning jade-green swimming hole tucked inside a natural grotto with a 50-foot waterfall and large overhanging stalactites. The seven-acre Bee Cave Sculpture Park is another popular outdoor attraction featuring a spring-fed pond, ancient oak trees, a children’s playarium, and a diverse array of public artworks. One World Theatre on Bee Caves Road hosts an eclectic lineup of musical acts, theatrical performances, and events.


The Lake Travis Independent School District serves bee Cave and Spanish Oaks.

  • Bee Cave Elementary, Public, PK-5.
  • Lake Pointe Elementary School, Public, PK-5.
  • Serene Hills Elementary School, Public, PK-5.
  • Bee Cave Middle School, Public, 6-8.
  • Lake Travis High School, Public, 9-12.
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