Lakeway: Luxurious Living on the Shores of Lake Travis

Home buyers searching for a luxurious country lifestyle, as well as a great school system, friendly neighbors, world-class golf courses, water recreation, and close proximity to Austin will find it all in Lakeway.

The Lakeway community first put down its roots in 1962 when it was established as a resort located in the south inlet shores of Lake Travis. With Austin and the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport both about 40 minutes to the southeast, it has since grown into an incorporated city of more than 11,000 residents.

Featuring an enviable array of recreational amenities and beautiful scenery, as well as abundant shopping and dining, this area has blossomed into one of Austin’s hottest markets. Ranging from affordable condominiums and townhomes to multi-million dollar luxury estates, as well as vacant building sites for new custom homes, Lakeway offers a wonderful variety.

“We chose to live in Lakeway because of the wonderful quality of life,” says Heather Simons, a Lakeway real estate owner for nearly 5 years. “Our children attend great schools, and we all enjoy our beautiful home as well as the excellent amenities.”


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Countless Acres of Recreation

There are possibly more recreational choices and facilities for home buyers in Lakeway than any other city its size in Texas. Lakeway has more than 100 acres of pristine real estate dedicated for parkland, more than 500 acres of green belts, several area golf courses, a tennis center, marina, and community buildings.

In addition to the 65-mile long Lake Travis shoreline just beyond residents’ backyards, the Swim Center pool provides lap lanes for exercise, a ‘lily pad’ water feature and several slides for the kids. Locals also enjoy burning energy on a climbing wall, a canyon lands hiking trail, and a 9,000-square-foot skate park.

Enthusiasm Drives Lakeway’s Dynamic Social Scene

While private real estate developers were responsible for the initial creation of Lakeway, its successful growth is in large part due to the enthusiasm and volunteer efforts of local homeowners focused on continually improving the community. Residents have established many social clubs and activities centered on the community’s abundant outdoor recreational options including tennis, golf and water sport facilities.

The Lakeway Recreation Center is home to holiday events such as The Great Goblin Glow, the Lights On! Holiday Celebration, an Easter ‘Eggstravaganza’, Movies in the Park, Dive-In Movies (movies in the pool) and the “View Points” dinner and speaker series.

World-Class Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

In less than 15 minutes, local shoppers enjoy world-class shopping at the Hill Country Galleria. Situated on 152 acres of prime real estate, the Galleria’s expansive natural beauty adds to the unique appeal of its eclectic selection of shopping, dining and entertainment options.  Paths woven among wildflowers, native trees and rocky streams lead to its shops and stores, including Austin favorite Francesca’s Collection, American Eagle Outfitters and over one hundred more retailers. A Cinemark multiplex movie theater features all the latest releases, and Austin original Amy’s Ice Cream dependably thrills kids of all ages with homemade ice cream and creative mix-ins.

Local foodies appreciate the distinctive variety of both casual and fine dining nearby with over 30 local restaurants and more new eateries opening regularly. From the relatively recent grand openings of Fore and Santa Catarina, to established local favorites like Flores Mexican Restaurant, Pao’s Mandarin House, or Sandeez Hamburger Hut, there’s a local restaurant to please just about everyone.

Tim’s Porch at the Backyard combines a restaurant and outdoor concert venue that hosts local and national touring acts for memorable nights under the stars with good music and great friends.  The local country club and marina also do their share to showcase live entertainment most nights throughout the year.