City of Bee Caves

The City of Bee Cave is rich in history. The City, as we know it today, did not exist until 1987. The Bohls family was one of the first families to settle on the land that would become the City of Bee Cave. The area derived its name from the colonies of Mexican honeybees that lived in the banks of Barton Creek and Little Barton Creek that encompassed a large area of Western Travis County. In 1987, the City of Bee Cave administration had its humble beginning in a nondescript portable building. The City of Bee Cave encompassed a two-square mile area with 8,800 acres of extraterritorial jurisdiction. The 1990 population was approximately 214 people, and the establishment of the City of Bee Cave was official. Today, the City of Bee Cave has an estimated population of 2,534 today. The city’s total appraised value has grown approximately 400% in the past seven years. The city is now home to The Hill Country Galleria and Shops at The Galleria, featuring excellent shopping, and dining and movie theaters. The New City Hall’s innovative two story design features 10,000 square feet of municipal offices, 5,000 sq ft of community space, a 5,000 sq ft Public Library, and approximately 9,500 sq ft of expansion space. The City has also opened a large 50-acre Central park. Students in the City of Bee Caves attend the Lake Travis ISD.