Lakeside city with great restaurants, resorts, and recreation
Lakeway is a laid-back Travis County city located on the shores of Lake Travis around 20 miles northwest of Downtown Austin. With lake-based recreation on its doorstep, Lakeway boasts beautiful waterfront properties and a year-round resort lifestyle. Lakeway is popular across all demographics, being ranked as one of the top places to retire in Texas and also having some of the state’s best public schools. The beauty of Lakeway’s Texas Hill Country scenery is matched by its stunning custom-built homes. The local real estate mix includes golf course view villas, lavish lakefront estates, and peaceful neighborhoods of spacious single-family homes in a variety of architectural styles.
Oaks at Lakeway is the community’s premier retail destination with scores of stores and restaurants covering all niches in the heart of town. Oaks is anchored by an H-E-B grocery store. More shopping and dining is a short drive from Lakeway at the upscale Hill Country Galleria. Hill Country Galleria’s many brand-name businesses include a Whole Foods Market.
The Lake Travis shoreline is dotted with outstanding restaurants combining sophisticated menus with captivating lakefront views. The Oasis is the largest outdoor restaurant in Texas. Perched atop a 450-foot cliff, The Oasis’ multiple dining decks take in spectacular sunset views. Other standout dining options on the shoreline include Southern comfort cuisine and breakfast buffets at Lakeway Resort & Spa’s Travis Restaurant, delectable steaks, fresh seafood, and a beachfront bar at the Volente Beach Resort’s Beachside Billy’s, daily specials paired with an extensive wine list at Canyon Grille, and casual dining and live music at Emerald Point Bar & Grill.
Along with providing a breathtaking backdrop for the sublime restaurants along its shoreline, Lake Travis is a major recreation destination that attracts millions of tourists every year. Dozens of boat rental companies operate in the lake’s vicinity. Popular activities on the lake include fishing, swimming, and scuba diving.
The surrounding area offers everything from zip line adventures, rides, and slides at the Volente Resort’s family-friendly water park to full-service spa treatments at numerous high-end resorts. Other exceptional local amenities include The Hills Country Club, featuring two world-class golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son. Lakeway Swim Center has a heated six-lane lap pool, family leisure pool, basketball and volleyball courts, and a skate park.
Hiking and biking trails run through the gorgeous natural scenery of Canyonlands. In addition, Lakeway is close to other expansive outdoor recreation areas, including the 72-square-mile Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge and the naturally heated swimming spot Krause Springs.
The Lake Travis Independent School District is one of the best-performing public school districts in Texas.