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08 May . 2018

Bee Cave ranks high for family-friendly quality of life

Sweetwater is proud to be located near Bee Cave, which gets high ratings in many quality of life categories from the national review website, Niche.

Bee Cave has an overall Niche grade of A+, with an additional A+ for the Public Schools category. Like Sweetwater, the Bee Cave area is served by the highly regarded Lake Travis Independent School District.

Statewide, Bee Cave ranks No. 10 in Texas on Niche’s “2018 Places with the Best Public Schools in Texas” list. In the Austin area, it ranks No. 4.

Residents of all ages love Bee Cave, and the area is particularly attractive to young professionals, ranking No. 2 in the Austin area on Niche’s “2018 Best Suburbs for Millennials” list.

Other Niche lists where Bee Cave scores high include “Safest Suburbs in Travis County” (No. 4) and “Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in Travis County” (No. 6).

Bee Cave also gets an A+ grade from Niche in the “Good for Families” category, along with A- grades for Nightlife, Diversity and Health & Fitness.

Niche rankings are based on rigorous reviews of dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews.

Here are a few excerpts from reviews of Bee Cave on Niche:

  • Love this city! People are friendly, easy access to airport, Excellent library and Hill Country Galleria act as city core. Kid-friendly. (5 out of 5 stars)
  • The small city is a newer, up-and-coming area with great school systems, new and affordable housing, many amenities and shopping, great city council and a great safe place for families. There are a lot of family activities throughout the year. (5 stars)
  • Very nice community. The scenery and views are outstanding. There are many shops and places to visit along with great schools. (5 stars)


By the way – why is it called Bee Cave? According to history, the first settlers who arrived in the 1850s discovered large colonies of wild honeybees that lived in caves and other areas along the banks of Barton Creek and Little Barton Creek.  Sweetwater pays homage to the area's heritage by installing six beehives in the community.  Learn more about our Sweetwater honeybees.

Learn more about Bee Cave and the beautiful Hill Country area surrounding Sweetwater with our Area Guide.

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