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Best Austin Neighborhoods: The Lake Travis Guide

Do you long for hill country living with all the modern amenities? Lake Travis may just be the perfect place to make your new home. Home to some of the city’s most scenic and luxurious neighborhoods, Lake Travis is located along the Colorado River and, as in the name, Lake Travis.

While Lake Travis certainly offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, it is also just 15 miles northwest of downtown, allowing you to enjoy all that Austin has to offer. (Though you may not want to leave with all the outdoor and lake activities to take part in!)

In this neighborhood guide, you’ll discover what makes Lake Travis a unique and popular place to live in Austin, TX.

Zip Codes

78734
78738

Average Home Price

$1.1 M

Home Styles

Traditional builds, Mediterranean-style homes

Average Price/SqFt

$363

Lake Travis Real Estate

Before you start looking for your dream home in Lake Travis, here’s what you should know about the neighborhood and its real estate.

Neighborhood Ambiance

Lake Travis at sunset

Don’t let the luxurious estates intimidate you. Lake Travis residents also enjoy the laid-back lifestyle Austin is known for. While the mood is casual, it’s still sophisticated—offering luxury amenities and hip restaurants for all to enjoy.

Architectural Styles

An infinity pool overlooking a lake on twilight

The area offers large, luxurious waterfront estates in diverse architectural styles. You’ll find traditional builds alongside Mediterranean-style homes—most with larger footprints than other areas in Austin.

 

The cove communities around the lake are naturally separated, making Lake Travis a neighborhood-driven area. From smaller, master-planned neighborhoods to gated estate-style communities, Lake Travis offers a little something for everyone.

Average Home Price

Lake Travis’s average home closing price is $1.1M or an average of $363 per square foot.

Walkability

Since you often have to maneuver around the Colorado River to get to where you want to go, the area is fairly car-dependent. While the individual neighborhoods may be walkable with clearly defined sidewalks and bike paths, moving from area to area often requires a vehicle. 

The winding roads within Lake Travis allow time to relax and reflect while taking in the gorgeous blue waters. With many bike and walking paths, there is a true sense of community.

Schools

Lake Travis Middle School

Exemplary schools make Lake Travis a popular place to live. Students living in Lake Travis are zoned for schools in the Lake Travis Independent School District. 

 

They may be zoned for Lake Travis Elementary, Lakeway Elementary, Bee Cave Elementary, West Cypress Hills Elementary, Lake Pointe Elementary, Rough Hollow Elementary, Lake Travis Middle, Hudson Bend Middle, Bee Cave Middle, and Lake Travis High School.

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