The Northwest area runs up 183 from Spicewood Springs Rd to 620, and across from 2222 to Parmer Lane.

Features: Convenient for commuters during the week, but just a quick car ride out to Lake Travis for weekend fun. Good schools, and family-friendly dining and activities abound.

Favorites: The Lakeline Mall, Town & Country Optimist Club Youth Sports Complex, West Bull Creek Preserve and Main Event Entertainment. Round out the day with dinner at Reale’s Pizza & Cafe or Midori Sushi.