Welcome to Lake Austin
An esteemed collection of family-oriented neighborhoods rich in well-appointed homes and jaw-dropping natural beauty
Luxurious waterfront living is the foundational pillar of the neighborhoods within the Lake Austin area. A lush personal paradise of sweeping Texas Hill Country views, sparkling waters, and dazzling homes, Lake Austin’s prestigious but low-key neighborhoods are the ideal place for frolicking in the sun.
One of the seven Highland Lakes created by the Lower Colorado River Authority, Lake Austin itself is a reservoir lined with expansive homes and stocked with a bevy of fish for private recreational fishing. The relaxing waters are well-loved throughout the city of Austin, so much so that the world-class Lake Austin Spa Resort has set up shop along its scenic shores.
Homes in the Lake Austin community vary by individual neighborhood, but the most prized among real estate is, of course, the waterfront properties. Architecturally diverse, the houses of Lake Austin can range from multimillion-dollar, Mediterranean-inspired estates and mansions to more affordable, spacious single-family homes packed with amenities.
What to Love
• An outdoor-oriented lifestyle with plenty of recreation year-round
• Access to the top school district in the state of Texas
• Under 30 minutes to Downtown Austin and even less time to several of the area’s best shopping districts
Lake Austin residents know that some of the best experiences in Texas can be found exploring its resplendent landscapes. When they’re not out on the water or hiking the trails, those in the Lake Austin area can be found engaging in community-building activities, supporting the local sports teams, or venturing to the urban thrum of Downtown.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
The neighborhoods of Lake Austin are primarily residential, and yet those living in the area are never far from Austin’s finest dining and retail delights. Heading north on the Texas 360 Loop, shoppers will encounter one of the top fashion and retail destinations in the state, The Domain. Here, 141 restaurants and stores await, including brands like Louis Vuitton, Coach, and Anthropologie.
There’s a never-ending supply of restaurants running along the waters of Lake Austin and down the Colorado River to Lady Bird Lake. Mozart’s Coffee Roasters, for instance, is one of the more popular spots for gathering among friends thanks to their fresh brews roasted on-site and their rotation of social events. Sunday Dim Sum is a weekly must at Jade Restaurant, whose menu melds together Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese flavors.
With such an abundance of delectable options, Lake Austin residents find themselves primed to expand their palates and enjoy a number of different cuisines. Several other of the area’s notable restaurants include:
• Hula Hut
• Abel’s on the Lake
• 68 Degrees Kitchen
• Pool Burger
• Maudie’s Milagro
• 360 Uno
• Westlake Wine Bar / Grove Wine Bar
• Jack Allen’s Kitchen
• County Line
• Ski Shores Cafe
Things to Do
Apart from the obvious attractions of the lake itself — paddle boarding, boating, wake surfing, jet-skiing, fishing, and more — the Lake Austin area is teeming with activity for both the indoors and outdoors. Perhaps one of the most recognizable institutions in the area, the Austin Country Club is one of the oldest of its kind in Texas, and each year, the venue hosts the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play.
Residents of the Lake Austin area are also able to enjoy the cornucopia of luxury at the nearby Lake Austin Spa, which has been ranked the top destination resort by travel magazines, including Condé Nast Traveler. From their 360 Wellness programs and unbelievable spa treatments to group events and a thriving social calendar, the Lake Austin Spa knows how to treat its visitors to the very best of Austin.
Lake Austin is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include institutions within the Eanes Independent School District, which is ranked as the #1 best school district in the state of Texas.
Westlake is particularly well-known for Westlake High School, which is renowned for academics as well as its football program — having produced NFL stars such as Drew Brees and Nick Foles — and was the inspiration behind the television series Friday Night Lights. Westlake Hills and Rollingwood are additionally home to several of the top schools in the state, including:
• Barton Creek Elementary, K-5, the #1 rated public elementary school in Texas
• West Ridge Middle School, 6-8, the #1 rated public middle school in Texas
• St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, 6-12, highly rated private Episcopal school