The city of Bee Cave is located on Highway 71 near RR 620. It was named after the Mexican honeybees that lived in the banks of Barton Creek and Little Barton Creek. The settlement was begun in the 1860’s when Indians still roamed the area. The early settlers wanted a calm place to raise their families away from the ‘big city’ of Austin. A general store was built in the 1870’s that also had a post office and mill. Settlers would stop by to mill their cotton, get supplies, and pick up their mail. One of the families donated land for a school. When Austin decided to annex Bee Cave in the 1980’s, local citizens got together and incorporated the City of Bee Cave.
Bee Cave Today
The children who live in Bee Cave attend Lake Travis schools. Some of the subdivisions located within the city of Bee Cave are: The Homestead, Uplands, Falconhead and Spanish Oaks. Falconhead and Spanish Oaks both have excellent golf courses. Horses are allowed in the Homestead. There are also homes in the city of Bee Cave that are not located in subdivisions.
Amenities of the Area
Residents no longer have to drive into Austin to shop if they don’t want to do that. The Hill Country Galleria Mall is at the intersection of Highway 71 and RR 620. It contains major department stores, smaller shops, restaurants, movie theaters, and a Barnes and Nobles Bookstore. Lake Travis is also a big attraction for this area. If you like water sports or sailing, the lake is right there. If you would like a tour of this area, I would love to show it to you.
Bee Cave Homes for Sale
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