A small city with big amenities, this refined suburb is known for its upscale shopping and business district near the Hill Country Galleria.
Bee Cave began as a community where people could get the vibe of living in a big city without actually living in a big city. In short, Bee Cave is a small city with access to top-notch amenities. Founded in 1987, Bee Cave has maintained its core principles of promoting small-town living with big-city amenities for decades, and its residents are proud to live in such an upscale, picturesque destination.
Located just 12 miles outside of Austin, Bee Cave is a dignified suburb with plenty to do in terms of outdoor recreation, and its popular, upscale shopping district is studded with a range of fantastic restaurants and boutiques.
What to Love
Small city with big amenities
Upscale shopping district
Close to Austin
Low tax rate
People & Lifestyle
Bee Cave is considered one of the best suburbs in Austin due to its niche area and urban-suburban mix. While it has seen more development over the years, Bee Cave has maintained its core values of embracing Hill Country living and small-town principles in an urban sub-rural setting that makes a safe, welcoming community for newcomers.
The development of two of the town's most notable neighborhoods, Spanish Oaks and Lake Pointe, in addition to Falconhead and Falconhead West, have significantly increased Bee Cave’s population in recent years. Those seeking a classic suburban lifestyle are drawn to the exemplary Lake Travis Independent School District, low tax rate, new construction, and proximity to Downtown Austin.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
With a menu featuring specialty plates and creative cocktails, Meridian 98 is a hip rooftop lounge showcasing Executive Chef Patrick Newman's sensational dishes — all of which use local ingredients sourced from Texas farmers and fishermen.
Hill Country Galleria:
An upscale shopping mall featuring brand-name shops, a grocery store, a movie theater, and multiple restaurants, Hill Country Galleria is a thriving business and residential district in the heart of Bee Cave.
The Galleria is where you'll find the finest sushi in Austin at Tadashi, an upscale Japanese restaurant located inside a modernized space. Executive Chef Sun Il is a culinary master, and the eatery takes pride in flying in all of their fish from the Tsukiji market and other exotic locales twice a week.
Also housed in this sophisticated shopping destination is the coastal cuisine establishment Cafe Blue Seafood Restaurant. Renowned for its Caribbean-style cocktails and ocean-themed setting, this café is a local staple for delicious seafood.
Nestled in the Hill City Galleria is the Lone Star Farmers Market, which boasts more than 40 booths selling local produce and artisan products.
Tony C’s, Whole Foods, Dicks Sporting Goods, Dilard’s, Bee Cave Library, etc.
Things to Do
The Bee Cave Sculpture Park, founded by the Bee Cave Art Foundation, weaves through seven acres of nature and showcases a diverse collection of sculptures, a spring-fed pond, and some of the city's oldest oak trees.
There are multiple private and public golf courses within a few minutes of Bee Cave. In the city's Falconhead neighborhood, you'll find a pay-as-you-play public course with multiple membership options. Spanish Oaks, one of Austin's priciest neighborhoods located close to Bee Cave, also has access to private golf courses at the Spanish Oaks Golf Club.
Bee Cave offers residents several multi-use trails, including the Bee Cave Hike and Bike Trail, the Central Park Perimeter Trail, and the Bee Cave Primitive Park Trail. The Primitive Park Trail's diverse terrain is ideal for semi-technical mountain biking and varied-surface hiking.
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