If you’re thinking about a move to or within the greater Austin metro area, Lakeway, Texas is one community to consider. Located in Travis County, Lakeway sits 16 miles west of Austin along the curves of the Colorado River. A great option for those who don’t mind a short commute, Lakeway offers proximity to the city, while allowing residents to enjoy the peace and relaxation of a smaller community. With a population of just under 15,000, Lakeway maintains a tight-knit community feel, while offering residents easy access to the many cultural and entertainment options Austin provides.
The history of Lakeway dates to the 1960s when a business partnership associated with the Gulfmont Hotel Company purchased land outside of Austin. They planned to construct a hotel and resort community for vacationers and Central Texas residents looking to build second homes. The community was to be named Lakeway, after nearby Lake Travis. Shortly after, the Lakeway Land Company began real estate development, and in 1974, residents voted to incorporate, making the city of Lakeway an established community.
Situated just south of Lake Travis, Lakeway abounds with opportunities for those who love the outdoors. The relaxed, outdoor lifestyle combines a healthy balance of both work and play into what locals like to refer to as, “lake life.” Residents enjoy boating, scuba diving, fishing, hiking and biking trails, golf courses, and outdoor sporting facilities. Family and pet-friendly parks along with recreational opportunities at the Lakeway Activity Center allow families to easily connect with residents in their community. The Lakeway Resort and Spa is the only resort on Lake Travis and offers a hotel, restaurant, and full-service spa. The city also boasts a variety of dining experiences to suit just about every palate and many unique local retailers provide a one-of-a-kind shopping experience.
Developed with the intent of providing a vacation and second home destination, Lakeway offers a plethora of stunning real estate. There are a variety of condos available in neighborhoods such as Vistas at Lakeway, Marina Village and Courtyard at Preserve, offering luxury amenities and beautiful, modern touches. Most condos are priced $300,000s and up. Luxury living is a common theme in many Lakeway neighborhoods including North Lakeway Village, Edgewater, Serene Hills and Flintrock Falls. Home prices here start in the mid-300,000s, while many exceed the $1M mark. All neighborhoods are close Texas Education Agency exemplary ranked schools and a plethora of recreational pursuits.
If you’re looking for a great place to raise a family, or are a professional looking for a break from the city, then Lake Travis should be on your radar. Instead of stressing about the details, hire the professionals to do the legwork. When it’s time to move into the home of your dreams, relax, and let reliable Lakeway movers orchestrate a smooth relocation.
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