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Lake Travis Real Estate, Austin, TX

Lake Austin is one of the most iconic parts of Austin and home to some of the most incredible luxury real estate in Central Texas. Situated just west of Downtown Austin, Lake Austin is 22 miles long, with a surface area of 1,599 acres, and a maximum depth of 75 feet. Lake Austin was formed in 1939 and was originally named Lake McDonald. As one of the only constant-level lakes in Texas, the lake is active nearly year round with boating, water sports, fishing, and paddle boarding. From the famous Pennybacker Bridge (360 Bridge) across Lake Austin to the sweeping hill country views from Mount Bonnell (the highest point in Austin), there are so many reasons to love Lake Austin. Austin Country Club, a private golf club established in 1899, is situated along the south bank of Lake Austin, just southeast of the bridge.

The amazing homes on Lake Austin are the most sought after homes for sale anywhere in Austin. From the historic and charming homes of Tarrytown on the southeast end of the lake near Central Austin to the well-established neighborhoods and homes in West Lake Hills, every waterfront property on Lake Austin is a show stopper. A few of the other popular waterfront communities on the lake are Austin Lake Estates, Green Shores, Rivercrest, Steiner Ranch, Watersedge, and Bee Cliffs. Many of the lake houses on Lake Austin for sale feature a pool, a private dock, and pristine landscaping. Most are also gated properties. Prices for these homes typically start just above $1 million on the low end and some will sell north of $10 million.

Make 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 Austin Spa Resort, located at the north end of Lake Austin near the master-planned community of Steiner Ranch, has been rated by Conde Nast Traveler as the #1 Destination Spa Resort in North America and the #2 Destination Spa Resort in the World. Emma Long Metropolitan Park (City Park) and Commons Ford Ranch Metropolitan Park both sit on the shore of the lake, enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Although you can reach each of them by car, Hula HutAbel's on the LakeCounty Line on the Lake (off Bull Creek), and local favorite, Ski Shores Cafe, can all be accessed by boat or jet ski for lunch or dinner. We also highly recommend a cruise to Mozart's Coffee Roasters to grab breakfast and your morning coffee.

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


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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