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About Bee Cave
A friendly city just 15 miles northwest of Austin, Bee Cave has been a desirable small-town locale for over 150 years. The growing community is located at the foot of Texas's Hill Country, offering an ideal location between Austin and Lake Travis. Bee Cave has a balance of commerce, residential housing and recreation, and is a popular home for young families.
The History of Bee Cave
The area's first settlers moved to Bee Cave in the 1850s, but the city did not officially form as a village until 1987. However, for more than 100 years before its incorporation, the area was home to a thriving community.
One of the earliest settlers in Bee Cave was Dietrich Bohls, who moved to Bee Cave from the larger city of Austin. He constructed a home at the confluence of Little Barton Creek and Barton Creek, and brought his family to enjoy a quiet life away from the busy city. There weren't many other settlers in the area, because it was still home to many Native Americans.
Bee Cave was named after the large colonies of honeybees that inhabited the banks of the local creeks.
Working in Bee Cave
Bee Cave and the greater Austin metropolitan area are home to numerous thriving industries. Government, trade and transportation, professional and business services and leisure and hospitality are major sectors in the local economy, and offer a wide range of jobs for locals. If you're looking for a job in Bee Cave, there are also a number of options in the fast-growing industry of construction.
The city also encourages locals to pursue their goals of starting personal businesses and supplies free resources for potential business owners.
Bee Cave Schools
Students living in Bee Cave attend schools within Lake Travis Independent School District. In the greater Austin area, you'll find many private schools including faith-based, Montessori and college-prep campuses.
Resources for Moving to Bee Cave
Here's some handy information for planning your move to Bee Cave:
- Utilities: Bee Cave's major utilities providers include Austin Energy, Texas Gas Service and the West Travis County Public Utility Agency.
- Garbage and Recycling: Most single-family homes in Bee Cave receive trash and recycling collection services on a regular basis.
- Transportation: Public transportation options in the greater Austin metro area include bus, commuter rail and park-and-ride facilities.
Bee Cave Housing
Bee Cave comprises about 10 distinct neighborhoods, each offering a variety of amenities. On the northwest side of State Highway 71 are Falconhead West and Falconhead, anchored by the namesake country club, with Uplands on the highway's northeast side. South of Highway 71 are Bee Cave West, Meadowfox and Homestead. Homes in Bee Cave are typically more expensive than the Austin metro average and significantly pricier than the national average.