Welcome to Lake Travis
Enjoy upscale, suburban lakefront living in this scenic area located conveniently close to Austin.
Lake Travis is a man-made reservoir. Today, the neighborhoods surrounding ervoir initially constructed between 1938 and 1942 to serve as a solution to the area's flooding problem. The lake resides northwest of Austin, collecting floodwater and maintaining safe water levels for nearby communities and their residents.
Lake Travis are some of the best places to live in the Texas Hill Country thanks to the panoramic views, native wildlife, upscale lifestyle, and prime lakefront real estate. Lake Travis is home to a bounty of exciting recreational activities and amenities. It doubles as a vacation destination and one of Austin's most scenic areas. The area offers a variety of housing options, from master-planned communities to small, suburban neighborhoods and larger ranchettes.
What to Love
- Lake living
- Recreational activities
- Scenic views
- Abundance of retail, dining and entertainment
- Master-planned communities
- Suburban neighborhoods
- Excellent schools
People & Lifestyle
Lake Travis residents are fortunate to be surrounded by excellent shopping, dining, and recreational options. If you appreciate city life but would rather live somewhere more scenic and residential, then Lake Travis is the perfect fit. You'll be close enough to Austin for an easy commute, all while knowing you can return home to a quiet, suburban life on the lake.
When it comes to housing, you’ll be privy to a variety of options, including secluded, master-planned subdivision, larger-acreage estates, and waterfront properties. Some of the most luxurious neighborhoods in Hays and Travis County can be found along the waterfront. Regardless of which community you choose, you can rest assured knowing your children will attend an excellent school district.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
- Located on old ranchland, Steiner Ranch Steakhouse serves USDA prime alongside an extraordinary wine list that overlooks a breathtaking vista. When you first walk through the front doors, you'll see the original Buck Steiner saddle next to the glass-encased wine cellar.
- Above the posh Rough Hollow Yacht Club, you’ll discover the upscale-casual Canyon Grille, which boasts a patio overlooking Lake Travis. Enjoy a meal on the waterfront while soaking up a classic Hill Country sunset and listening to live music.
- Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen is a casual neighborhood hangout for New American food made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. With a varied menu that includes vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, The Grove has a little something for everyone — plus an acclaimed wine list to perfectly complement your meal.
- Lake Travis boasts the largest outdoor restaurant in Texas at The Oasis on Lake Travis, a multi-tiered establishment with eight special event rooms and decks that overlook the water.
- Prohibition-themed restaurant and bar The League is a popular Lake Travis spot for elevated comfort food — like green chile mac and cheese, chipotle-glazed meatloaf, and smoked salmon deviled eggs — as well as excellent speakeasy-style cocktails and a wide selection of wine and beer.
- High Five Entertainment Center is a Lakeway family favorite — and for good reason. This sprawling entertainment complex features a variety of games and activities the whole family will love, from bowling and laser tag to arcade and VR games. They even have private karaoke rooms! Organize your next birthday party or night out at High Five for a party your guests won’t soon forget.
- For all your grocery shopping needs, Lakeway’s large, modern new H.E.B. supermarket has you covered. With curbside pickup, grocery delivery, an in-house pharmacy and even its own restaurant, H.E.B. is your one-stop shop for everything from fresh produce to house-made tortillas to handcrafted floral arrangements.
- Magpie Blossom Boutique sells floral arrangements, home goods, and unique gifts for every occasion.
- Local boutique Embellish My Home is all about — you guessed it — helping you make your home as beautiful and comfortable as possible. In addition to their elegant showroom of furniture, upholstery, lighting, rugs, and home accessories, Embellish My Home also features a full-service design center to help customers looking to revamp their home’s design aesthetic.
- The 1.3 million square-foot Hill Country Galleria, located just 10 minutes from Lakeway, is a major shopping destination for the entire region. With retailers including Dick’s Sporting Goods, Total Wine & Spirits, H&M, and Whole Foods, plus a variety of restaurants and a Cinemark movie theater, you’ll find everything you ever dreamed of and more at the Hill Country Galleria.
Things to Do
- Since Lake Travis is such a stunning, verdant location, it won’t be a surprise to find an abundance of outdoor recreation available. Tennis enthusiasts will undoubtedly want to join World of Tennis, a world-class tennis club with 16 outdoor courts and 2 climate-controlled indoor courts. Although tennis legends such as Billie Jean King and Pete Sampras have competed here, novices shouldn’t be intimidated — the facility offers private and group lessons for players of all skill levels.
- Golfing is a major pastime in the Lake Travis/Lakeway area, and expert and amateur golfers alike will delight in the variety of courses (both public and private) to be found here. Highlights include The Hills of Lakeway, Falconhead Golf Club, Yaupon Golf Course, and Live Oak Golf Course.
- If you enjoy boating, there is an incredible array of watercraft rental options from wakeboards and sailboats to party barges and houseboats! Some of the most popular boat rental services include Lake Travis Yacht Rentals, Lone Star Party Boats, Good Time Tours, sailATX, and Lakeway Marina Boat Rentals.
- If you prefer hiking and biking to boating and golfing, you won’t be disappointed by Lakeway’s stunning array of trails. The Hamilton Greenbelt offers 5.1 miles of developed and primitive trails that wander along the Hearst and Yaupon creeks. The Lakeway Hike and Bike Trail is the perfect place for an early morning jog or afternoon walk with the dog. The Canyonlands is Lakeway’s largest trail network, featuring dramatic canyon views and colorful foliage on a 20-acre tract at Rough Hollow Cove, a major Lake Travis inlet.
- Lakeway Movies in the Park is a summertime series perfect for families who want to get out of the house, kick back, and enjoy a film on the city's epic "Theater Under the Stars." Bring some blankets, chairs, and cash for popcorn!
- On Independence Day, Lakeway goes big with an incredible day-long Fourth of July event that consists of a festive parade, patriotic music, plenty of food, swimming, contests, games, and a dazzling fireworks display.