Two great places to get outside near our apartments in Westlake Austin

Two great places to get outside near our apartments in Westlake Austin

When you’re looking for an apartment, you’re looking for a place you can truly call home. But, you also want places where you can get outside and connect with nature. You want features and activities nearby that stir your interests.

West Lake Vistas is conveniently located near a couple of fabulous parks where you can get out and explore the great outdoors – Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park and St. Edwards Park. These are two of the best parks Austin has to offer.

Life in the River City is often a bustling environment with little opportunity to slow down. Fortunately, the parks afford families the opportunity to connect back with nature, and the beauty of it is that you don’t have to go far from home to do so.

Emma Long Metropolitan Park – Adventure off the beaten path

Located just over 5 miles away from West Lake Vistas apartments, Emma Long Metropolitan Park sports nearly 300 miles of solid adventure. The park sits just off the beaten path north of Austin’s busy downtown area.

Emma Long park is family-friendly, pet-friendly, and has something for everyone. Emma Long Metropolitan Park (City Park) is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year from 7:00am to 10:00pm.  The park features open space, camp sites, boat ramps, reservation based large picnic table sites and a designating beach entry swimming area.

If you happen to be at the park as the sun is setting, watching the light bounce off the water and rocks is an ethereal and wonderful experience that’s not to be missed or forgotten.

You’ll discover all of this and more set against the backdrop of breathtaking scenery when you visit Emma Long Metropolitan Park.

St. Edwards Park – Austin’s best kept secret

A little farther down the road from West Lake Vistas, you’ll find St. Edwards Park. This hidden gem in Northwest Austin might just be The Capital City’s best-kept secret. Located less than 6 miles from our community, the beauty of this 80-acre park can’t be overstated.

The park runs along the northern bank of Bull Creek and is a nature lover’s dream. Closer to the creek, towering trees cover the land, but farther away, visitors will discover large masses of cacti and small pockets of prairies and meadows. Wildflowers make their homes in the barren grasslands located within the park and depending on the time of year you visit, Blue Bonnets, Brown-Eyed Susans and Indian Blankets sometimes cover the fields.

Diminutive waterfalls are scattered amidst the trails near the creek and their cascading beauty doesn’t disappoint.

The trails located within St. Edwards Park are easier to maneuver than those within Walnut Creek’s park. You can hike up the streams, wet your feet in small swimming holes, or simply enjoy the beauty of the park.

Geocaching is a popular pastime of many of the park’s visitors. Basically, you can enjoy a modern-day treasure hunt using GPS receivers to hunt down trinkets and treasures left by other park visitors. The only thing is you must return the favor and bring something else to leave behind for the next treasure hunter.

All in all, Austin’s St. Edwards Park is a great wide open place to spend your day away from your apartment in Westlake Austin.

Luxury living & West Lake Vistas

If you want premier apartment living that’s accessible to great outdoor adventures, West Lake Vistas might be just the place for you.

The gated community is definitely a cut above the rest. When you visit our apartments near The Domain, you’ll quickly realize our luxurious amenities.

Here’s what you’ll find:

  • Luxury one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans
  • Designer island kitchens
  • Impressive views from within and outside of our apartments
  • A secure, gated community
  • On-site Bark Park with an agility course for your 4-legged family member and on-site dog trails
  • A picturesque neighborhood environment
  • SkyLounge with wet bar, fireplace, and grills
  • Billiards areas and a resort-style pool
  • Our state-of-the-art fitness complexes
  • Convenience to parks, museums, shopping centers, eateries, employment opportunities and more, all waiting just outside the community

West Lake Villas is located just past the major bustle of downtown Austin. Sometimes you just want modern convenience and upscale living combined with a low-key quiet atmosphere that’s great to come home to.

Here you’ll find neighborhood living nestled in peaceful, nature-friendly surroundings. And, when you desire a nature-filled day that’ll give you the adventure you crave, two of Austin’s major park getaways are a short drive away. Emma Long Metropolitan Park and St. Edwards Park are two of our apartment residents’ favorite spots to retreat to.

Give us a call today to schedule a personal tour of our Westlake Austin apartments and to learn how you can become a resident of one of Austin’s most desired places to live.

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