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Lake Travis Real Estate, Austin, TX


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.


Many lake estate owners prefer discretion and choose to sell their home privately, off market. For our buyer clients, we are able to leverage our extensive network and private exclusive channels to find the right property.


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 LakewayFalconhead 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 & GrillThe Lighthouse Restaurant & LoungeBeachside Billy'sShack 512The 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".

Lake Travis Schools

Students in Lake Travis waterfront homes for sale are served by Lago Vista ISD, Lake Travis ISD, Leander ISD, and Marble Falls ISD. Homes in Lake Travis ISD are highly-desirable for the district's championship athletic and music programs, small classroom ratios, and high testing scores. There are numerous private school options in the area, including Bluebonnet Montessori School of Lakeway (PK-3), The Goddard School (Infant-5), and St. Michael's Catholic Academy (PK-12). For a full list and more information on schools in the Lake Travis area, please consult your SR Group real estate advisor.

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Jeff Grant

Jeff Grant

Principal | REALTOR®, CLHMS


Jeff is a principal of the SR Group and a licensed REALTOR®. As a native Austinite, Jeff has had the opportunity to see Austin’s tremendous growth and change first hand. His real estate career began in 2007 with a custom home and pool builder where he lead the construction of luxury properties in the Bee Cave and Lakeway areas. His experience there sparked his passion for real estate and he moved on to work with Kemp Properties on various projects, including the renovation of the historic Starr Building on 6th Street in downtown Austin. In 2011, Jeff was hired on as the Director of Marketing with The Stone Group, a national corporate real estate firm based out of Austin..

Steven Edwards

Steven Edwards

Principal | Broker Associate, REALTOR®, CLHMS, ALHS, CRS, GRI, MCNE, CRB, SRS, ABR, PSA, CHMS, C-RETS, RENE, GREEN, EcoBroker, RSPS, SRES, SFR, RCS-D, REDS, e-PRO, TRLS, TAHS, MRP, NHC, AHWD


Steven began in real estate in 2004 while attending The University of Texas at Austin. Upon graduating in 2006 with a finance degree focused on real estate, he moved to Dallas where he began working for Hillwood, a Perot company. Here, he focused on commercial real estate development and investments globally. Prior to graduating, he worked for various commercial real estate firms including The Stone Group CRE, Henry S. Miller Co., and CBRE|Melody where he gained a broad spectrum of experience and his interest in real estate grew..


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