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$1,595,000
3505 Scenic Hills Dr - Austin, TX 78703

Bedrooms
4
Baths
4
SQ. Feet
3,098
Acres
0.3
Year Built
1970
$1,595,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Scenic Hills Estates
4 br, 4 ba, 3,098 ft²
MLS® #: 9803066
Price:
$1,595,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
4
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
9803066
Sqft:
3,098
Acres:
0.30
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Scenic Hills Estates
Property Listed By:
Select Austin Real Estate

Tastefully Renovated Cul-de-sac Home With Soaring Ceilings. Eat-in Kitchen Open To Living With Carrera Marble & Silestone Countertops, Viking Appliances, & Craftsman Cabinetry. Welded Steel Staircase With Walnut Treads, Travertine And Bamboo Hardwoods, California Closets, & Hand-cranking Windows. Pre-wired Entertainment In 3 Bed+ Living, Ipad Controlled Av System (pre-w...

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$1,250,000
8415 Big View Dr - Austin, TX 78730

Bedrooms
4
Baths
6
SQ. Feet
5,754
Acres
1.02
Year Built
2008
$1,250,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in River Place Sec 16
4 br, 6 ba, 5,754 ft²
MLS® #: 3464637
Price:
$1,250,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
6
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
3464637
Sqft:
5,754
Acres:
1.02
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
River Place Sec 16
Property Listed By:
Keller Williams - Lake Travis

Wow Factor! Custom Details And Dramatic Finishes Where Ever You Look. Entertainers Dream With Massive Kitchen, Centrally Located And Open To Family Room, Dinette And Living Areas. Or, Step Out The Back To The Full Outdoor Kitchen And Exterior Entertainment. Remote Master Suite Is Tranquil And Relaxing With Spacious Bedroom, Bathroom And Closet For Your Lifestyle. E...

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$1,495,000
4802 Precipice Cv - Austin, TX 78731

Bedrooms
4
Baths
4
SQ. Feet
3,578
Acres
0.34
Year Built
1983
$1,495,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Cliff Over Lake Austin 02
4 br, 4 ba, 3,578 ft²
MLS® #: 4506450
Price:
$1,495,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
4
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
4506450
Sqft:
3,578
Acres:
0.34
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Cliff Over Lake Austin 02
Property Listed By:
Marathon Real Estate, Inc

Located On A Quiet Cul-de-sac, This Home Features Spectacular Views Of Lake Austin! Enjoy Vistas Of The Lake & The 360 Bridge From One Of Your Multiple Decks, Perfect For Entertaining Or Relaxing With Morning Coffee. This Home Showcases An Open Floor Plan With An Abundance Of Natural Light, Granite Counters In Kitchen, Island Cooktop, High Ceilings In Master Bedroom & A...

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$274,000
1203 Minnie Dr - Austin, TX 78732

Bedrooms
3
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
1,209
Acres
0.6
Year Built
1958
$274,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Baldwins Point Resub
3 br, 2 ba, 1,209 ft²
MLS® #: 6010009
Price:
$274,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
6010009
Sqft:
1,209
Acres:
0.60
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Baldwins Point Resub
Property Listed By:
Re/max 1

Wonderful Location Near Lake Austin. 2 Lots Total Available Of +/- 1 Acre. 2nd Lot On Quinlan Park Lots Are Behind Each Other With One Fronting Quinlan Park And One Fronting Minnie.

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$399,900
2405 Saratoga Dr - Austin, TX 78733

Bedrooms
3
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
2,032
Acres
0.34
Year Built
1967
$399,900
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Austin Lake Estates Sec 02
3 br, 2 ba, 2,032 ft²
MLS® #: 2993435
Price:
$399,900
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
2993435
Sqft:
2,032
Acres:
0.34
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Austin Lake Estates Sec 02
Property Listed By:
Hardy Realty

Beutifully Remodeled Eanes Isd House. Over 1/3 Acre! Large Trees, Including A Large Fig Tree. Close To Lake Austin. This 3/2 Offers Front Deck Views. Completely Remodeled Kitchen - New Cabinets, Countertops, Tile Backsplash, Tile Floors, Microwave, Dishwasher, Sink, Faucet. Brand New Carpet, Tile, Interior Paint, Exterior Paint And Septic Field. Home Has Wood Floors, Op...

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$1,850,000
9612 Tavares Cv - Austin, TX 78733

Bedrooms
6
Baths
7
SQ. Feet
7,674
Acres
1.59
Year Built
2004
$1,850,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Werkenthin Sec 03
6 br, 7 ba, 7,674 ft²
MLS® #: 6181378
Price:
$1,850,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
6
Baths:
7
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
6181378
Sqft:
7,674
Acres:
1.59
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Werkenthin Sec 03
Property Listed By:
Marketplace Real Estate Group

Exquisite Home Located In Private Cul-de-sac Backs To Greenbelt W/ Hill Country Views. ~bella Lago W/ Prestigious Eanes Schools ~ Outdoor Entertaining Area, Negative Edge Pool, Fire Pit, & Private Terraces ~ Private Master Suite W/ Fireplace, Sitting Area, Luxurious Bathroom & California Closets. ~ Two Kitchens W/ High End Appliances, Sub Zero And Wine Fridges, Granite ...

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$719,000
5714 Sam Houston Cir - Austin, TX 78731

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
2,810
Acres
0.19
Year Built
2014
$719,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Courtyard Ph 01
3 br, 3 ba, 2,810 ft²
MLS® #: 3707921
Price:
$719,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
3707921
Sqft:
2,810
Acres:
0.19
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Courtyard Ph 01
Property Listed By:
Kovas & Associates

Another Stunning Home By Prolific Custom Builder Dan Day. No Detailed Spared: Custom Cabinetry, High-end Finishes And Appliances, Gorgeous Hickory/pecan Floors, & A Proper Laundry Rm. 9' Ceilings, 12' In The Living. A Generous Lanai Expands The Entertaining Area, Shaded By Mature Oaks & Low Maintenance, Fenced Garden. This Is A Smart Floorplan Perfect For A Young Family...

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$345,000
2302 Jacks Pass - Austin, TX 78734

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
2,509
Acres
0.21
Year Built
2008
$345,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Apache Shores
3 br, 3 ba, 2,509 ft²
MLS® #: 7374796
Price:
$345,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
7374796
Sqft:
2,509
Acres:
0.21
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Apache Shores
Property Listed By:
Turnquist Partners, Realtors

One-of-a Kind Modern Living, 3 Car Garage W/ Boat/rv Parking. Additional Lift/racks In Garage. Walls Of Windows, High End Finish Out Throughout:- Turkish Imported Marble Floors, Stainless Appliances, High End Granite, Metal Roof, Hunter Douglas Shades, Solid Stone Master Bath, Shower & Tub In Master. View Of Mansfield Dam From 2nd Story Deck. Access To Lake Austin, Pa...

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$636,000
13229 Country Trails Ln - Austin, TX 78732

Bedrooms
5
Baths
6
SQ. Feet
4,659
Acres
0.25
Year Built
2006
$636,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Steiner Ranch
5 br, 6 ba, 4,659 ft²
MLS® #: 3422394
Price:
$636,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
5
Baths:
6
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
3422394
Sqft:
4,659
Acres:
0.25
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Steiner Ranch
Property Listed By:
Culhane Premier Properties

Breathtaking 5 Bed, 5 1/2 Bath Estate W/ 3-car Garage & Hill Country Views In Steiner Ranch! Hardwood & Lg Tile Flooring, Tray Ceilings, French Doors, Lots Of Natural Lighting, Fireplace, Interior Balcony, 2 Dining & 3 Living Areas Incl. A Gameroom W/ Study Niche, Media Room, & Formal Office. Gourmet Kitchen W/ Granite Counters, A Gas Cooktop, & A Breakfast Area Along W...

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$465,000
12600 River Bnd - Austin, TX 78732

Bedrooms
4
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
2,701
Acres
0.28
Year Built
2006
$465,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in River Ridge
4 br, 3 ba, 2,701 ft²
MLS® #: 8384322
Price:
$465,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
8384322
Sqft:
2,701
Acres:
0.28
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
River Ridge
Property Listed By:
Keller Williams - Lake Travis

A Boater's Dream Come True! Only 2 Blocks From 2 Lake Austin Public Boat Ramps! Custom 4br W/extensive Upgrades & Open Plan. Features Include 8' Doors, Natural Stone Tile, Ceiling Treatments, Cedar Beams & Copper Sinks. Upstairs Media Room W/maple Floors. Amazing Finishes & Warm Paint Colors Make This Home Feel Inviting & Tranquil! Laid-back Lake Austin Community-across...

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$925,000
2810 Padina Dr - Austin, TX 78733

Bedrooms
6
Baths
5
SQ. Feet
4,317
Acres
1
Year Built
2004
$925,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Werkenthin Sec 04
6 br, 5 ba, 4,317 ft²
MLS® #: 5150099
Price:
$925,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
6
Baths:
5
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
5150099
Sqft:
4,317
Acres:
1.00
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Werkenthin Sec 04
Property Listed By:
Realty Austin

Luxurious & Move-in Ready Home In Bella Lago Situated On 1 Acre. Stunning Design With Recent Hardwood Floors, Interior Paint & Plantation Shutters. Room To Spread Out & Entertain With Multiple Living/dining Areas, 6 Beds & 5 Baths. Soaring Ceiling In Great Room. Gorgeous Gourmet Kitchen With Granite, Stainless Appliances, & Large Pantry. Whole House Audio. 2nd Living Ar...

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$269,900
3012 Chisholm Trl - Austin, TX 78734

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
1,850
Acres
0.18
Year Built
2007
$269,900
City: Austin
Status: Pending - Taking Backups
House in Apache Shores 01 Instl
3 br, 3 ba, 1,850 ft²
MLS® #: 9197009
Price:
$269,900
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
9197009
Sqft:
1,850
Acres:
0.18
Status:
Pending - Taking Backups
Subdivision:
Apache Shores 01 Instl
Property Listed By:
Realty Austin

Spectacular 3/2.5 Apache Shores Beauty Sits On Oversized Corner Lot, Just Minutes From Private Neighborhood Lakeside Park, Boat Dock & Boat Ramp. Spend Your Weekends Out On The Lake! Over 1,850 Sf Of Living Space W/ Soaring Vaulted Ceilings, Open Living Room/kitchen, Gorgeous Stone Fireplace & Walls Of Windows! Granite Counters, Island & Breakfast Bar In Kitchen. Master...

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About Lake Austin

MLS®#: 3840057 - 3148 ABOVE STRATFORD Pl, Austin - $13,500,000
13,500,000
MLS®#: 3980185 - , Austin - $12,000,000
12,000,000
MLS®#: 9023199 - 12821 Hughes Park Rd, Austin - $10,900,000
10,900,000
MLS®#: 9327534 - 12861 Hughes Park Rd, Austin - $10,900,000
10,900,000
MLS®#: 4535217 - 215 Bella Riva Dr, Austin - $9,999,000
9,999,000
MLS®#: 4983529 - 19700 La Isla Cv, Spicewood - $9,995,000
9,995,000
MLS®#: 5066627 - 1906 Scenic Dr, Austin - $9,990,000
9,990,000
MLS®#: 5644577 - 19544 Sandcastle Dr, Spicewood - $9,990,000
9,990,000
MLS®#: 3644932 - 213 Costa Bella Dr, Austin - $9,988,000
9,988,000
MLS®#: 1619730 - 9209 Scenic Bluff Dr, Austin - $9,950,000
9,950,000
MLS®#: 9753523 - 1750 FAR GALLANT Dr, Austin - $8,950,000
8,950,000
MLS®#: 1350203 - 811 Congress Ave, Austin - $8,400,000
8,400,000

Part of the Highland Lakes chain on the Colorado River, Lake Austin begins in west Austin at Mansfield Dam (Lake Travis) and ends 21 miles downstream at Tom Miller Dam, where it feeds into downtown Austin’s Lady Bird Lake.

Recreational activities on Lake Austin include jet skiing, boating, water-skiing, lake surfing, boat tours, camping, picnicking, bird watching, and fishing. Unlike Lake Travis, Lake Austin is a constant-level lake filled with aquatic vegetation like hydrilla and watermilfoil. Like Lake Travis, however, it is deeper than Lady Bird Lake, covered with boathouses and docks, and full of Largemouth bass, Sunfish, and Catfish. The lake has a surface area of 1,830 acres and a maximum depth of 75 feet.

Marion Weller lives in Greenshores, a Lake Austin community in northwest Austin. “My husband loves having a private boat ramp just down the hill from our house. I love the second-story views of the lake,” she said. “But what we love most about living here is the seclusion.”

Residential Real Estate Statistics*

Price Range

$19,500 to $13,500,000

Average Price

$467,064

Median Price

$310,000

Size Range of Homes

0 to 15,779 SqFt

Price Range of Homes (per square foot)

$15 to $3,937

Median Price (per square foot)

$140

Average Days on the Market

92

* Based on current MLS listings

LAKE AUSTIN HISTORY

Formerly Lake McDonald, Lake Austin was the first large, manmade reservoir in Texas. It was formed in 1893 after the completion of the Austin Dam, which toppled in a flood seven years later. In 1939, the Lower Colorado River Authority built Tom Miller Dam, which stands to this day.

Tom Miller Dam

Tom Miller Dam, a concrete pier and slab structure 1,590 feet long, allows Lake Austin to be used for flood control, water supply, electrical power generation, and recreation. There are two generators in the powerhouse at Tom Miller Dam, each with a capacity of 6,750 kilowatts.

LAKE AUSTIN HOMES

“If there’s one thing more beautiful than a sunset on Lake Austin,” said Weller, “it’s a beautiful home on Lake Austin.”

Lake Austin propertiesLake Austin winds through some of Austin finest residential areas. Real estate opportunities range from palatial lakeside estates to luxury waterfront homes and condos. The sizes of Lake Austin homes range from the quaint, Craftsman-style cottages adorning Lake Austin’s northeast side (Tarrytown) to luxury lakefront mansions in exclusive neighborhoods like Watersedge and The Island at Mount Bonnell.

Offering tranquil surroundings, shimmering lake views, instant access to Lake Austin’s recreational opportunities, and a location minutes from downtown, the premiere real estate lining Lake Austin homes can be priced well into the multi millions. Its lakefront homes typically include boat docks, and its cliffside estates can feature high-end trolley systems.

Lake Austin homes are served by several acclaimed school districts, including Austin ISD, Eanes ISD, and Lake Travis ISD. Zip codes on Lake Austin or with Lake Austin views include 78703, 78746, 78731, 78730, 78733, 78732, 78638, and 78734.

SOUTH SHORE NEIGHBORHOODS ON LAKE AUSTIN

East to west, Lake Austin neighborhoods on the south shore of the river can be accessed from these major roads: Westlake Drive, Loop 360, Bee Caves Road, Cuernavaca Drive, and RM 620. 

Westlake Drive

Westlake Drive starts at Bee Caves Road, curves through Westlake Hills, skirts Lake Austin for a few miles, and then curves back to Loop 360. It accesses lakefront neighborhoods like Laguna Loma, Island Way, St. Tropez, Lakeshore Addition, Lakeplace, The Canyon, The Preserve, Green Park, and Windy Cove. The major zip code for this west Austin area is 78746.

Loop 360

There are several neighborhoods just west of Pennybacker Bridge that are accessible by Loop 360 (Capital of Texas Highway). These include Nalle Woods, Lakeside, Aqua Verde, Rivercrest, Davenport Ranch West, and The Point at Rob Roy. The major zip code for this west Austin area is also 78746.

Lake Austin homes

Bee Caves Road

Once Bee Caves Road (FM 2244) crosses Loop 360, it curves by neighborhoods along Lake Austin. These include Rob Roy on the Lake, Cypress Banks, Wood Island, and Lake Pointe. The zip codes for this west Austin area are 78733 and 78746.

Cuernavaca Drive

Cuernavaca Dr. connects Bee Caves Road to Lake Austin between Rob Roy and Lake Pointe and accesses lakefront neighborhoods like Pecan Bottom on Lake Austin, River Terrace, Werkenthin, Saratoga Point, Rio Robles, Sterling Acres, and Panorama Ranch. The zip code for this area is 78733.

Ranch to Market 620

RM 620 connects Highway 71 in west Austin to RR 2222 in northwest Austin. Along the way, it wraps around both sides of the lake, crossing it at Mansfield Dam. Neighborhoods south of the lake accessible from RM 620 include Horseshoe Bend Estates, Illakee, Medway Ranch, Apache Shores, and Windmill Bluff Estates. Major zip codes for these areas include 78738 and 78734.

NORTH SHORE NEIGHBORHOODS ON LAKE AUSTIN

East to west, neighborhoods on the north side of Lake Austin can be accessed via Scenic Drive, Ranch Road 2222, Courtyard Drive, City Park Road, Glen Lake Drive, Quinlan Park Road, and Fritz Hughes Park.

Scenic Drive

Lake Austin homes on the north shore begin on Scenic Drive. Part of Tarrytown neighborhood in west central Austin, the zip code here is 78703.

Ranch Road 2222

Northwest of Tarrytown are lakeshore neighborhoods accessible from RR 2222. These include Renaissance Park, The Cliff over Lake Austin, Waterford Place, and Island at Mt. Bonnell Shores. The zip code for these areas is 78731.

Courtyard Drive

Neighborhoods surrounding Lake Austin’s Pennybacker Bridge can be found along Courtyard Drive. These include Hidden Valley and The Courtyard and are part of zip codes 78731 and 78730.

Lake Austin cliffside homes

City Park Road

In northwest Austin, City Park Road curves around the section of Lake Austin between Pennybacker Bridge and Emma Long Park. Lakeside neighborhoods found along City Park Road include Phillips Ranch on Lake Austin, Manana West, Oak Shores on Lake Austin, Briarpatch, Greenshores on Lake Austin, and Sanctuary at Coldwater. The zip code for these communities is 78730.

Glen Lake Drive

Glen Lake Drive extends from Emma Long Metropolitan Park to Steiner Ranch, skirting the lakefront neighborhoods River Pointe and Glenlake. It also accesses Watersedge at River Place and Rimer Place, all within zip code 78730.

Quinlan Park Road

Quinlan Park Road connects RR 620 to Lake Austin and is a main corridor through the Steiner Ranch community. Lakeside neighborhoods along Quinlan Park Road include River Dance at Steiner Ranch, Panther Hollow, Riverfront Estates, Sleepy Hollow, Lakeside Terrace, Lake Austin Village, Lakeland Park, River Bend, and Longhorn Village at Steiner Ranch. The zip code is 78732.

Fritz Hughes Park

Between Mansfield Dam and Steiner Ranch, Fritz Hughes Park road accesses a small lakeshore neighborhood called Montview Harbor. This neighborhood is also in zip code 78732.

Lake Austin Amenities

Lake Austin boatsThe Lake Austin area includes plentiful amenities, from parks and country clubs to cultural icons.

“Our neighborhood is within walking distance of lakeside Emma Long Park and Ski Shores café. Both are great Austin landmarks,” shared Weller, “and Curtain Theatre is just around the corner.”

For incomparable sunset views, residents can hike up the cliffs beside famous Austin landmark Pennybacker Bridge. A hike up nearby Mount Bonnell rewards residents with sunset lake views and stargazing.

Parks & Landmarks

Voted “Best Walk in the Park” by the Austin Chronicle in 2008, a 2.5-hour guided tour at Bright Leaf preserve takes visitors through 4 miles and 200 acres of natural Texas Hill Country. Mayfield Nature Park and Preserve borders a nearby inlet of Lake Austin and is known for its peacocks and gardens.

Emma Long Metropolitan Park, one of the largest parks in Austin, borders Lake Austin and offers 12 miles of hike and bike trails, boat ramps, volleyball courts, a splash pad, and several swimming areas shaded by cypress trees. One of the largest parks in Austin, it is a popular place for camping, hiking, boating, and picnicking. Archers will appreciate the Austin Archery Club just next door.

A mile northeast of Westlake Hills is 60-year-old Westlake Beach, a weekends-only lakeside park where residents fish, play horseshoes, and barbeque. Have a boat? Westlake Beach also has in-water boat slips for rent.

Boathouse and Lakefront Property

Located on the upper reaches of Lake Austin, six-acre Mary Quinlan Park offers 200 feet of shoreline access, including the only public boat ramp for several miles. It is a popular place for lakefront barbecuing and picnicking, as is nearby Selma Hughes Park.

Commons Ford Ranch Metropolitan Ranch offers 215 acres, picnic tables, volleyball courts, a boat ramp, and three miles of trails. Though swimming is not allowed, one of the trails features waterfalls and sweeping lake views.

Cultural Activities

Built on the banks of Lake Austin, the privately-owned Curtain Theatre is home to Austin’s only historical Shakespeare company - “The Baron’s Men” - as well as Austin Shakespeare Festival. Built by software developer Richard Garriott, it hosts various public performances year-round.

For museums, lakeside residents drive into to downtown Austin, where they can visit everything from Texas Memorial Museum to the Texas Capitol building and the Blanton Museum. Sports fans might head to UT Stadium for a Longhorn football game. Also downtown is the Frank Erwin Center, hundreds of live music venues, and large festivals like the annual Austin City Limits.

Austin Museum of Art’s The Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria offers art exhibitions and classes for all ages. The Long Center for the Performing Arts on nearby Lady Bird Lake offers ballet, opera, and theatrical performances.

Watersports

Lake Austin marinasAside from the famous Pennybacker Bridge, which arches 350 meters across Lake Austin where it intersects with Capital of Texas Highway, the attractions of Lake Austin generally revolve around recreation. A three-lane boat ramp under the Pennybacker Bridge (360 Bridge) is a favorite place for Lake Austin boat entry. Shaded by Cypress and Sycamores, it includes a grassy area for fishing.

Walsh Boat Landing , located beside Tom Miller Dam, offers a historic boat ramp. On Lake Austin, it is the closest boat ramp to downtown Austin. No boat? Nearby Sun & Fun offers Lake Austin Boat Rentals. Off Westlake Drive, Lake Austin Marina offers a full-service, LEED-certifiable marina with 168 slips as well as a ship store.

Golf, Spas, and Country Clubs

Near the 360 Bridge, historic Austin Country Club offers a large clubhouse, a 180-acre course, 10 lighted tennis courts, boat slips, and a heated swimming pool. Founded in 1899, it is one of the oldest country clubs in Texas. For golfers, the club has a Harvey Penick learning center and an 18-hole golf course designed by Pete Dye.

Established in 1957, family-oriented Westwood Country Club provides a variety of premiere services and activities for recreation and dining. At the heart of the complex is a medieval French mansion built in 1925 by Judge and Mrs. James W. McClendon. The club also offers fitness facilities, squash and racquetball courts, a marina, a pro shop, tennis and sports courts, and a 25-meter heated outdoor pool.

Over 6,600 yards of canyon-winding creeks and rolling Texas hill country bless River Place Country Club. A decade ago, its championship golf course was redesigned by Tom Kite and Roy Bechtol. Nearby Lake Austin Spa offers specialized spa treatments and an award-winning luxury resort!

Restaurants & Shopping

“In northwest Austin, the best place to eat and shop is Jester Village Shopping Center. It’s just up City Park Road on 2222,” shared Weller. Jester Village offers various shops, a childcare center, dance studio, Bellagio’s Italian Bistro, and more. Next door at the new Ladera Bend Shopping Center, lake residents can visit Anytime Fitness or Aveda concept Salon and Spa, with many more stores coming soon.

Mozarts Coffee on Lake AustinWhere Westlake Drive intersects with Capitol of Texas Highway stands Davenport Village. Home to iconic Maudie’s Tex-Mex, this two-story outdoor shopping center offers residents a variety of dining and retail options, as well as Body Business gym and Northwest Hills Pharmacy. Nearby, historic County Line Bar-B-Q is a lakeside Austin favorite.

Further west at Capital of Texas Highway and RR 2222 is Bull Creek Market, another outdoor shopping complex with a Waterloo Icehouse, Kid Clips, the Tuscan restaurant Siena, and various retail stores.

On the lake, Ski Shores café has been an Austin lakefront landmark since the fifties! Walsh Boat Landing, located beside Tom Miller Dam, offers lakefront restaurants like Mozart’s Coffee Roasters and Hula Hut Tiki-Mex Restaurant.

Ten minutes south of Lake Austin, The Village at Westlake offers a specialized HEB grocery store (Westlake Market) and various dining options from La Madeline and IZUMI sushi to P. Terry’s Burgers. Residents also enjoy its specialty retailers: Tyler's Sports, Provencal Home & Garden, Bright Beginnings & Beyond, and more.

For upscale shopping and dining, residents drive five miles up Capital of Texas Highway to the high-end, outdoor, 45-store shopping center called The Arboretum. “It has a beautiful, shady park with life-size marble cows, a walking trail and pond,” said Weller. The Arboretum’s small herd of cows was designed by artist Harold F. Clayton.

Austin Restaurants Hula Hut

Lake Austin Schools

Lake Austin homes may be zoned for the Austin Independent School District, Eanes Independent School District, Lake Travis Independent School District, or Leander Independent School District.

What is it like to live on Lake Austin? Lake Austin offers some of the most desirable waterfront real estate in Central Texas. With a constant year-round water level, Lake Austin waterfront homes offer excellent boating opportunities and unparalleled sunset views of the stunning Texas Hill Country. Lake Austin feels like a secluded getaway, but is only minutes from Central Austin.

Waterfront homes on Lake Austin range from stunning masterpieces of luxury to humble 1970s homes, however many of these older homes are giving way to new development in response to the increasing property values of waterfront real estate in this region.

Lake Austin homeowners also enjoy access to the best public schools in the Austin area. The exemplary rated Eanes school district covers much of the area, and nearly all campuses in this region are exemplary rated regardless of their greater district ratings.

Lake Austin living allows quick access to several marinas and boat ramps, however many waterfront homes will have boat docks directly attached to the property. There are also several parks in the area that homeowners can use for public boat launches and recreation.

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