The City of Lakeway, amid the Lake Travis area, is one of the most picturesque spots in the Texas Hill Country, with its sprawling vistas, lush rolling hills and wildlife. Especially now that the lake is full again, this area is a gem of lifestyle and property investment– only 16 miles west of downtown Austin. What was once a relaxed vacation and retirement community has been transformed into a hub of growth and infrastructure development — with all of the conveniences and amenities for shopping, dining and recreation right in your backyard. (Unlike some of the newer, far-flung neighborhoods of Austin that don’t even have a nearby HEB or any mature trees) And contrary to what you might have thought, the 35-54 demo comprises the bulk of the residents.
And speaking of backyards, the phrase, “Don’t fence me in” comes to mind while driving around Lakeway’s residential streets. As opposed to most subdivisions and neighborhoods around greater Austin, Lakeway has very few solid-wood fences. Most yards have natural-landscape boundaries or hilly terrain that offer privacy from neighbors. There is a much more airy, elbow-room vibe throughout the community. In fact, only about 13,000 residents call Lakeway home– a bonafide low-density feel.
Lakeway offers residents a wide array of homes and price ranges from fabulous waterfront estates, to
homes commingled with the golf course greens, to eclectic digs nestled in the hills of winding roads.
And a large portion of the city’s addresses have no HOA fees! (non-subdivisions).
Neighborhoods & Subdivisions
Neighborhoods that surround the homes in the heart of Lakeway include The Ridge at Alta Vista, Flintrock, Rough Hollow, Serene Hills, The Preserve at Lakeway, Cardinal Hills, Apache Shores, Bella Montagna, North Lakeway and the gated community of The Hills of Lakeway (which is actually its own city). Zip codes in the Lakeway area include 78734 and 78738.
Family & Recreation
If you’re looking for a community with lots of parks (over 100 acres of parks and trails), lake activities, golf and tennis … you will love calling Lakeway home. One of the things residents love about living in this area of Lake Travis is how accommodating it is for young families.
For youngsters on the move, you’ll love the playscapes at local dining spots like Craig O’s, Magieri’s and Flores. Plus, places like Rolly Pollies, Paiyh Dance Studios, MyTime Kids Gym, and TexARTS are great spots for indoor gymnastics, dancing, music, soccer and other activities designed especially for children. Lakeway City Park, The Hills Park and Bee Cave Central Park are also nearby and Hill Country Galleria hosts family events weekly.
Field of Dreams of Highway 71 is home to the Lake Travis Youth Association (LTYA) which runs
recreational league sports from t-ball to flag football to basketball and more. You’ll also enjoy the
Lakeway Swim Center and Skate Park, which is located of Lakeway Boulevard near Serene Hills Elementary school. The facility has a huge leisure pool with a shallow, gradual entry that is a perfect splash pad for the little ones, as well as a lap pool and a 9,000 square foot skate park.
The latest buzz with families is the 47,000-square-foot High5 entertainment venue at the new Town Center….. bowling, 2-story laser tag arena, an arcade and food and libations.
Marinas & Yacht Clubs
Time on the water is certainly a major appeal to living in Lakeway and there are plenty of marinas (public and private) for easy access to Lake Travis: Lakeway Marina, Rough Hollow Yacht Club, Emerald Point Marina, Sail & Ski Yacht Club, Austin Yacht Club, Hurst Harbor Marina and Crosswater Yacht Club.
Golf & Tennis
Lakeway is well known for its world-class golf and tennis. The World of Tennis at The Hills Country Club is a huge complex of Lakeway Blvd. at the entrance to Rough Hollow with indoor and outdoor tennis facilities, as well as a fitness center and the famous tennis racket-shaped pool. Many tennis pros have practiced and played here, including Jimmy Connors and Pete Sampras. Some of Texas’ premier golf courses can be found in the area, including The Hills, Flintrock Falls, Live Oak and Yaupon Golf Courses.
Shopping & Dining
Lakeway has everything you could possibly need within reach. You’ll have your choice of grocery shopping at the new 90,000-square-foot H-E-B or Randalls and lots of local boutiques and shops. Popular restaurants in Lakeway include The Grove, Flore’s, Mangieri’s, Thai Spice, Santa Catarina, The League, and Fore to name a few. Plus, the new eateries that will open in The Oaks at Lakeway, the brand new, 75-acre Lakeway Town Center. No restaurant list in the area would be complete without homage to the sunset favorite, Oasis on Lake Travis (see below).
Lakeway is in the Lake Travis Independent School District. All of the elementary schools in the area provide a highly-acclaimed education with anti-bullying campaigns, technology in the classrooms, opportunities for community involvement and more. Elementary schools include Lakeway Elementary, Serene Elementary and Lake Travis Elementary. Middle schools include Lake Travis Middle School and Hudson Bend Middle School. The high school in Lakeway is Lake Travis High School, known nationwide for its stellar football program — a stand-out in Texas.
Lakeway has its own hospital… Lakeway Regional Medical Center is an independent, medium-sized facility that opened in 2012. It features: a true emergency room with immediate attention; an on-site Heart Institute with cardiologists covering 24/7; Comprehensive Spine Center; Six extra-large birthing suites; all 106 rooms are private and have their own bathrooms; In-room dining program—Rated among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide, and open-hours visitation.
The companion, Lakeway Medical Village, sits on 65.9-acre tract in front of Lakeway Regional Medical Center which includes: The Harbor at Lakeway, a 150-room facility offering assistance and care for seniors; a 125 room independent-living facility; The Goddard School, a unique preschool and daycare, and soon-to be Marriott and LaQuinta.