Lake Travis

Welcome to Lake Travis

The crown jewel of the Texas Highland Lakes
Just 15 miles northwest of Austin, Lake Travis offers 271 miles of shoreline and crystal blue water, perfect for swimming, boating, and recreation. In fact, Lake Travis has been called the crown jewel of the Texas Highland Lakes, six bodies of water formed by dams built along the lower Colorado River in the 1930s and 40s. Those who live in the Lake Travis area can enjoy the lakefront lifestyle year-round. Aside from water activities, the Lake Travis area offers fantastic craft breweries, vineyards, and distilleries. There are numerous venues for live music, of course, and dozens of outstanding lakeside bars and restaurants cater to hungry visitors and residents alike.

Homebuyers seeking the Lake Travis lifestyle have several neighborhoods to choose from in this desirable Hill Country enclave. Housing options range from lakeside luxury condominiums and multimillion-dollar mansions to modest homes in every style, from traditional to modern. Served by Lake Travis, Leander, Lago Vista, and Marble Falls school districts, Lake Travis residents enjoy some of the highest-rated schools in the state.

What to Love

  • Fantastic lakeside bars and restaurants
  • A wide range of architectural designs
  • Highly-rated schools
  • Live music venues
  • Many parks and outdoor recreation opportunities

Local Lifestyle

With nearly 300 miles of shoreline and stunning blue water, Lake Travis is one of the state's top destinations for outdoor recreation. Those who love fishing, swimming, boating, and hiking will fall in love with the natural beauty of the area, while residents looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city will find their perfect landing pad here in Lake Travis. There is a wealth of residential amenities here, including excellent schools, perfectly-appointed parks, and a community spirit that shines bright, no matter what day or season it might be.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Lake Travis is full of fantastic restaurants, serving up everything from hand-cut steaks to fresh fish. The Oasis is one of the most popular destinations in the area. Called "The Sunset Capital of Texas," this Instagram-worthy restaurant boasts several levels of west-facing terraces offering the perfect vantage point for watching the sun dip into the lake.

Captain Pete's Boathouse is a floating restaurant that has been a staple in the Lake Travis community for years. Here, you'll enjoy menu items like burgers and fried catfish, along with tasty drinks.

The Sundancer Grill is a family-friendly destination that offers unparalleled views of the lake, along with local seafood and spacious patio seating. The Lighthouse Restaurant & Lounge is a lively Tex-Mex-inspired restaurant that is a particular favorite among families and those with young children. There's also a live music stage for guests to enjoy performances from local and nationally-known performers. Head here to enjoy a great meal after a full day of waterfront recreation, and you'll be fully immersed in the luxurious lakefront lifestyle that Lake Travis is so well known for.

Things to Do

In Lake Travis communities, activities on and around the water are integral to the coveted way of life. The Lake itself is a centerpiece of the Lake Travis lifestyle, with many activities in the community taking place on or around the water. Head to 5-acre Volente Beach Resort to enjoy lakeside relaxation, a water park, and the iconic Beachside Billy's restaurant. Rent a kayak or paddle board, or reserve a party boat for an unforgettable day on the lake.

Head to Hamilton Pool Preserve, which was named “The Most Beautiful Place in Texas” by Condé Nast Traveler. This spectacular 232-acre nature preserve is known for its centerpiece limestone grotto. Hamilton Creek spills toward the exposed cavern from over 50 feet high, creating a beautiful waterfall and a cerulean blue swimming hole. Access is by reservation only. Photographers love this area, and it's not unusual to come across celebrities who enjoy relaxing and basking in this beautiful outdoor oasis.

Wrapped east and west by Lake Travis, Pace Bend Park offers nine miles of shoreline and 1,368 acres of beautiful outdoor space for camping, boating, swimming, and, for the bravest souls, cliff diving. Day use is permitted, but reservations are required for those who want to enjoy camping. This park is also dog-friendly, so visitors are always welcome to bring their furry friends out for some exercise. There are also sports fields and courts if you want to bring the family out to enjoy recreational activities in a vast open space.
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