Situated in the rolling hills of the Texas hill country, Lake Travis offers a charming lake lifestyle with big-city amenities. Situated about 15 miles northwest of Austin, Lake Travis is nearly 66 miles long, with a surface area of 18,930 acres (30 square miles) and a maximum depth of 210 feet. Lake Travis was formed in 1942 and serves principally as a flood-control reservoir. Lake houses for sale on Lake Travis Austin range from golf course homes to smaller weekend cabins to hilltop condos to luxurious estates. A few of the popular waterfront communities on the lake are Briarcliff, Hudson Bend, Jonestown, Lago Vista, Lakeway, Spicewood, and Volente Village.
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Where in Austin, TX is Lake Travis?
Lake Travis is part of Texas' lower Colorado River, not to be confused with the larger Colorado River that flows through the Grand Canyon in the Southwestern United States. It is part of the Texas Highland Lakes, a chain of seven (7) lakes in Central Texas. It begins below Lake Marble Falls at Max Starcke Dam in southern Burnet County and flows in a serpentine manner into western Travis County in the Hudson Bend / Volente areas of West Austin. Residents of Lake Travis lake houses for sale will find themselves 15-50 miles from Downtown Austin and 25-60 miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
What to do near Lake Travis?
Lake Travis waterfront homes for sale will always be in great demand. The communities enjoy being a part of the highly-rated Lake Travis ISD, amazing water sports, outdoor activities, great retail and dining options, and a variety of world-class golf courses. A few of the area country clubs include The Hills of Lakeway, Falconhead Country Club, and Spanish Oaks Golf Club. With over nine (9) miles of shoreline along scenic Lake Travis, Pace Bend Park is a popular spot for camping, beach swimming, boat, and cliff jumping. There are miles of trails for hiking, biking, and equestrian activities. As the largest of the Highland Lakes, the recreational activities on Lake Travis are nearly limitless. Residents of Lake Travis waterfront homes enjoy sailing, fishing, scuba diving, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, and more.
Located on the northshore of the lake, between the communities of Jonestown and Lago Vista, is the famous Devil's Cove. It is arguably not just the most prolific party cove in Central Texas, but in the country. As one would expect, on holidays and their associated weekends, this is the place for those in a party mood to tie up their boat with hundreds of others and let loose.
Some of the most frequented waterfront eateries include Emerald Point Bar & Grill, The Lighthouse Restaurant & Lounge, Beachside Billy's, Shack 512, The Gnarly Gar, and Sundancer Grill. You won't want to miss grabbing a bite to eat and watching the sunset at The Oasis on Lake Travis. Hundreds visit this spot daily as it's considered "The Sunset Capital of Texas".
Principal | REALTOR®, CLHMS
Jeffrey is the co-founder and principal of the SR Group, Austin’s premier luxury, waterfront, and relocation real estate group, and the creator of DestinationATX.com and SearchLakehouses.com.
A native to Austin, Jeffrey has had the opportunity the witness the city's tremendous growth and change firsthand. Introduced to real estate at a young age by both his grandfathers, he has been involved in the local real estate market most of his life, beginning in 2007 with a custom home and pool builder where he led the construction of luxury properties in the Bee Cave and Lakeway areas..