Back in 1963, a second home community was planned and built on the shores of Lake Travis in the Hill Country. A golf course and a marina were added, as well as a landing strip. People from Houston and Dallas flocked to the area to buy lots and build their dream lake home. Lots were sold and trendy lake homes were built. Access was via the two-lane Bee Caves Rd or RR 2222 to RR620—both two- lane highways themselves. But that was just the beginning.
Today, the Lakeway area – which located just 30 minutes from downtown Austin and only 10 minutes from marinas and golf courses – is a thriving, in-demand community that attracts those who want Hill Country views and who want to be close to the lake.
Gone are the days when Lakeway was just another retirement community on the lake. More and more families are moving here, and the acclaimed Lake Travis Independent School District is just one of the reasons why this community has grown so quickly over the years.
With sophisticated but casual dining, several nearby private and public golf courses, and shopping of every sort, including the Hill Country Galleria, Lakeway is the perfect alternative for the homeowner wanting all of the adventure that Lake Travis provides and the convenience of all the amenities the city provides the urban dweller.
What started as Lakeway in 1963 now includes the gated community of The Hills of Lakeway with its own golf course; Flintrock Falls; and The Preserve at Lakeway, and condos and mansions dot the hillside. While some of the best lots are the original ones with homes on them, the new community of Rough Hollow offers new construction, a marina, and a club for those homeowners who prefer new construction. Many of the older homes with fabulous views or waterfront access have been renovated and remodeled to take advantage of the views and the proximity to the water.
The new Lakeway Regional Medical Center brings the final piece of the puzzle to the Lakeway area – a hospital. Southwest Parkway provides easy access to downtown as well as Austin Bergstrom International Airport. Residents can have it all in Lakeway – and never be more that 10 minutes from home.
Golf and Country Club Living
Lakeway is also a golf lover’s dream, with four area golf courses – Yaupon, Live Oak, The Hills, and Flintrock Falls – plus sailing and boating, and hike and bike trails. Waterfront homes in Lakeway start at more than $1 million, while off-water home prices start in the low $300,000s and can go up to the millions.
Those who love golf will love living in Flintrock Falls. With a golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son Jack Nicklaus II, it’s the sister course to The Hills of Lakeway course designed by Nicklaus in 1980.
Located off Highway 620 and Lohmann’s Spur, Flintrock Falls is a gated community, with homesites starting at around $100,000 and single family homes from about $400,000. All homes have great views of the Nicklaus designed golf course, and the distant hills.
Other amenities here include the Flintrock Falls Country Club, with access to all club amenities in both the Hills and Flintrock Falls clubs, which includes restaurants, 26 tennis courts, two indoor tennis courts, swimming pools, the new Flintrock Falls golf pro shop, and the Academy of Golf teaching facility. A full-fledged club membership gives access to both the Hills and Flintrock clubs, with unlimited use for family members, and no green fees.
Source : Austin Relocation Guide
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