Lakeway Real Estate & Information
Lakeway Real Estate & Information
Originally founded as a resort town in the early 1960s, Lakeway is now an affluent Suburban city located just 16 miles southwest of Austin. Nestled near one of the most popular lakes in Texas, the area boasts breathtaking sunsets, gorgeous hill country views and a wide variety of outdoor activities. Well known for its golf courses, marinas and close proximity to “The Live Music Capital of the World,” real estate in Lakeway is always in high demand.
Shopping and Dining
Even in an area renowned for its amazing sunsets, the view from the lake-side tables at The Oasis on Lake Travis can’t be beat. Originally founded as a resort town in the early 1960’s, Lakeway is now an affluent suburban city scale Tex-Mex, may give it a run for its money on occasion. Recent growth in the area has led to the construction of numerous new shopping centers, including the well-stocked Hill Country Galleria. Enjoy relaxing times at Milk + Honey Spa, catch a movie at Cinemark, pick up your sporting equipment at Dick’s Sporting Goods, supply your party drinks at Twin Liquors or dress the family at Dillards. A great new restaurant in the Galleria is Wyland’s Ocean Blue.
Parks and Recreation
One of the best things about living in Lakeway is the city’s close proximity to Lake Travis. A regional favorite for boating, skiing, and swimming and camping, Lake Travis is one of the largest and cleanest lakes in the state. Need to rent a boat or a jet ski? Head over to the Lakeway Marina, Lake Travis’s one-stop-shop for a day on the lake. Not a water person? Check out one of the scenic golf courses in the area, such as the Yaupon Course or Live Oak Course in Lakeway or Falconhead just down the road. Lakeway residents also can play tennis, take a walk along the picturesque greenbelt trails, or play with the kids in one of the city parks.
Families, empty-nesters and retirees make up the approximately 11,500 people who call Lakeway home and another 3,000 that own second homes. Large lots, quality homes and nightly deer sightings are just a few of this beautiful city’s many perks. Retirees or older married couples may enjoy a home on the lake or a single family home abutting the golf course. Gated communities are an area staple, and a number of quality family homes can be found surrounding the Lakeway schools. Mean 2009 detached home price was $481,491. Townhouses and condos can be found for around $200,000.
Schools, Health, Transportation
The City of Lakeway is served by the LakeTravis Independent School District, an “Exemplary” district. There are five public elementary schools, two public middle schools, and one public high school in the area. Graduating students are within just a few miles of Texas’ most popular institution of higher education: The University of Texas at Austin. Health-conscious residents will feel right at home I Lakeway with its many fitness centers, yoga and Pilates facilities, spas and medical centers. The Seton Health Center Lakeway and the Lake Travis Medical Center provide health care services to the area’s residents. There is an air of excitement about the Lakeway Regional Medical Center that is due to open Phase I with 150 beds in April of 2012. Phase II will start followed by Phase III which will bring the bed count to 450.
Rough Hollow Real Estate & Information
Nestled in the picturesque Texas Hill Country just twenty minutes west of Austin, the community of Rough Hollow lies on the shores of the region’s most popular outdoor paradise: Lake Travis. With stunning views, spectacular sunsets, and the region’s best camping, boating, and golf; Rough Hollow real estate is a dream come true.
Shopping and Dining.
The restaurants around Lake Travis are famous for their breath-taking sunsets. Almost no place quite compares with The Oasis, a lively local favorite. For something a little quieter, there’s always The Grille at Rough Hollow, which features a fantastic daily happy hour along with spectacular views. Shoppers will delight in the rich array of shops, boutiques and eateries located inside the Hill Country Galleria. For day-to-day items, residents have convenient access to Target, Home Depot, and more on FM 620.
Parks and Recreation.
Living in Rough Hollow means you have access to the community’s private Yacht Club & Marina, which features a state-of-the-art fitness center and a negative-edge pool, in addition to the marina itself. Love golf? The Texas Hill Country is well known for its scenic greens, many of which are just a few minutes away. Beginners, or those with children, will enjoy the Family Course at Live Oak. Up for a challenge? Play a round on the lush Yaupon Golf Course, known in the area for its difficult starting holes. Beginning in 2011, the community of Rough Hollow will commence construction on a new, water-themed Highland Village community center. Included in the center will be a Rapids River Slide, Grotto Pools, a water wheel, a fishing pond, a vineyard, sand volleyball courts, toddler splash pads, and more.
Relocating to Rough Hollow means upscale living, beautiful scenery, and activities galore. The 1,800+ acre, master-planned community is home to six individual neighborhoods, with homes ranging from $280K to over $3 million. Looking to live on the water? With its custom waterfront homes, the neighborhood of Water’s Edge may be right for you. Retirees or older couples may prefer one of the elegant, stone or stucco homes featuring low-maintenance landscaping in The Overlook. No matter which neighborhood you choose, you’ll have access to a world of first-class amenities, including: golf, tennis, fitness center, swimming pool, and more.
Schools, Health and Transportation.
The children of Rough Hollow attend either one of five public elementary schools, one of two public middle schools, or Lake Travis High School. The Lake Travis Independent School District is designated an “Exemplary” District. The University of Texas – arguably Texas’ most popular university – is located approximately 20 miles away in downtown Austin. Residents in need of urgent care or family care services can visit one of several community medical centers, such as the Seton Health Center Lakeway or the Lake Travis Medical Clinic. For more intensive care, nearby Austin is home to a number of exceptional hospitals. The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport offers convenient daily service to destinations throughout the U.S. and worldwide.
UT at Austin: http://www.utexas.edu/
Lake Travis ISD: http://www.laketravis.txed.net/laketravis/site/default.asp
Rough Hollow: http://www.roughhollowlakeway.com/about.php
Water’s Edge: http://www.roughhollowlakeway.com/community.php
Hill Country Galleria: http://www.hillcountrygalleria.com/
The Oasis: http://www.oasis-austin.com/
The Grille at Rough Hollow: http://www.grilleatroughhollow.com/page/home
Highland Village: http://www.roughhollowlakeway.com/highlandvillage.php
Camp Champions: http://www.campchampions.com/
Yaupon Golf Course: http://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/The-Hills-of-Lakeway/Amenities/Golf/Courses