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Bee Cave

An area where people could live without the influence of ‘big city’ government

Welcome to Bee Cave

Officially incorporated in 1987, the City of Bee Cave has a history dating back more than 150 years. Although only about 15 miles from Austin, it was formed—according to the city’s own website—“as an area where people could live without the influence of ‘big city’ government.” Bee Cave was named for the colonies of Mexican honey bees that once lived in the banks of Barton Creek and Little Barton Creek. It is a small city—less than 7 square miles—and is home to an estimated 13,000 residents as of 2018.

What to Expect

Bee Cave offers a variety of living options from upscale gated communities like the Uplands to apartments located adjacent to the Hill Country Galleria. New home communities are popping up, offering even more options. Bee Cave is popular for families who want to take advantage of the excellent Lake Travis ISD school system—one of the top-rated school districts in the Austin metro.

The Lifestyle

Bee Cave sports the best of suburban living in a small, close-knit community setting. Locals gather every Sunday at the Lone Star Farmer’s Market in the Lowe’s parking lot. Featuring locally grown foods and farm products, the farmer’s market helps to promote small farms and brings the freshest foods directly to residents. The much-anticipated Bee Creek Sports Complex is scheduled for completion in 2022. It will feature youth soccer, baseball, softball and football fields, along with a primitive trail, playground and other amenities.

Unexpected Appeal

The Hill Country Galleria offers a variety of shops and restaurants, but also offers outdoor entertainment during summer months. Grab a cone from Amy’s Ice Cream and sit on the lawn in the square while enjoying free live music. The Galleria also hosts free Camp Gladiator workouts every Saturday morning for anyone age 14 or older.

You’ll Fall In Love With

The rooftop bar and lounge at the Sonesta Hotel in the Galleria is a great place to enjoy a cocktail or yummy bite to eat and watch a spectacular Hill Country sunset.

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