Bee Cave/Hill Country

Elephant Moving and Storage are professional Bee Cave/Hill Country movers providing the highest quality local and long distance moving and storage services for both residential and commercial clients.

Here’s the buzz on Bee Cave: it’s been discovered.

Located in the picturesque Hill Country about 12 miles west of Austin, at the intersection of State Highway 71 and Farm roads 620 and 2244, Bee Cave has existed to some degree since the mid-1800s, but wasn’t officially a city until it incorporated in 1987.

From the 1940s — when it was known as Bee Caves — through the 1980s, the population plateaued at about 50 people. That was then and this is now: the City of Bee Cave population is now estimated at 6,515 (2015). The surrounding area adds about 4,500, making a total population for the Bee Cave area about 11,000.

It’s estimated that more than 115,000 new residents will move into the triangle of land between Highway 71 and US 290 in the next 25 years, causing the Bee Cave area population to grow by more than 600 percent by 2030.

This fast-growing rural community offers a wide variety of neighborhoods for homebuyers, including The Homestead, and portions of other subdivisions such as The Uplands and Lake Pointe, just to name a few. Bee Cave is an interesting mix of old and new homes – you’ll find everything from trailer homes to custom-built luxury homes in the master-planned development of Spanish Oaks that’s just on the periphery of Bee Cave, where home prices start in the $700s.

Students here attend school in either the Eanes Independent School District, or the Lake Travis Independent School District. The opening of the Hill Country Galleria in 2007 has added to the area’s appeal. This massive, 1.3-million-square-foot lifestyle center is a multi-use complex with 650,000 square feet of retail, 145,000 square feet of Class A office space, 300,000 square feet of multifamily housing, 80,000 square feet of retail pad space, 100,000 square feet of residential condominiums, and 50 acres of greenspace.

The Texas Hill Country is a 25-county region of Central Texas and South Texas featuring karst topography and tall rugged hills consisting of thin layers of soil atop limestone or granite. It also includes the Llano Uplift and the second largest granite dome in the United States, Enchanted Rock.

The Hill Country reaches into portions of the two major metropolitan areas, especially in San Antonio’s northern suburbs and the western half of Travis County, ending southwest of Downtown Austin. The region is the eastern portion of the Edwards Plateau and is bound by the Balcones Fault on the east and the Llano Uplift to the west and north.

The terrain is punctuated by a large number of limestone or granite rocks and boulders and a thin layer of topsoil, which makes the region very dry and prone to flash flooding. The Texas Hill Country is also home to several native types of vegetation, such as various yucca, prickly pear cactus, cedar scrub, and the dry Southwestern tree known as the Texas live oak.

If you’re moving to Bee Cave or anywhere in the Austin/Hill Country/Central Texas area, Elephant Moving & Storage has the expertise, tools, equipment, supplies, and facilities to make it a smooth move — commercial or residential.