Whenever there is a conversation about Austin it invariably turns to the subject of the Lakes. One of these lakes is Lake Travis. Although Lake Travis is part of the Austin lifestyle, it consists of many communities that provides a unique lifestyle and affordability that appeals too many. Lake Travis is surrounded by the Texas Hill Country, which provides some of the most spectacular views available anywhere. There are a countless number of home sites, neighborhoods and world famous restaurants tucked away in the hillsides that take advantage of these million dollar views. There are also home sites and restaurants situated on the waterfront which provides accessibility by road or by boat. Recreation abounds on “The Lake”. Fishing and boating are chief pastimes for many people in and around the Lakes and Austin. But there are also communities that offer world class golf, private boat docks, waterfront parks and numerous other amenities. Lake Travis has numerous county parks, many that offer camping and /or public boat docks, fishing and swimming areas, hiking trails and other recreational activities. Living or owning property on “The Lake “attracts individuals and families alike. Almost everyone can find something that would appeal to their taste and budget. When looking for homes or land around Lake Travis, it is divided primarily into two areas, Lake North and Lake South.
Lago Vista, Jonestown, Volente, Point Venture, and numerous other communities and private home sites make up the area of Lake Travis North. Home prices vary greatly here, providing everyone a chance to live near the lake. There are home owners associations for many of the neighborhoods and most of the students attend Lago Vista or Leander ISD. Commuting to downtown Austin is a scenic 45 minutes away, approximately and Liberty Hill, Leander and Cedar Park are closer still. Commuting is not for everyone, but living on the lake makes the drive worthwhile to many.
The Lake South area of Lake Travis is made up of some of the most prestigious and desired planned residential communities, including Lakeway, Bee Cave, Volente,Spicewood and other small areas. Lakeway offers residents local shopping, grocery stores, restaurants and other amenities such as a tennis club, marina, swim center and the Lakeway Resort and Spa. Other rapidly expanding areas included in the Lake South area includes but, is not limited to, are Bee Cave, Spicewood and Briarcliff. Bee Cave now boast of the Hill Country Galleria Center. This unique center consists of over one million square feet (1,000,000) of retail, municipal and residential spaces. Across Hwy, 71 from the Hill Country Galleria is the Shops at the Galleria offering another 500,000 sq. ft of retail shops. A short few years ago, the only shopping here were a couple of convenience stores. Highway 71 has always been a major artery that leads to “The Lake” and the homes and communities all along the route. Beginning at the “Y” in Oak Hill and continuing past the Pedernales River, Hwy. 71 winds through this area of the Hill Country. Along the way are numerous luxurious and prestigious private communities as well fabulous private homes tucked away along “The Lake” or in the hillsides.
Whether you are looking at Lake Travis North or Lake Travis South, each offers a spectacular variety of home sites, lifestyles and amenities that are available to visitors and residents alike.