One of Austin’s most unique and beloved features is its system of lakes created by a series of dams on the Colorado River that wind through the city and the surrounding Hill Country. Austin waterfront homes and the unrestricted access to the water they afford are a dream for many Austinites and are available in many styles and prices.
Lake Travis stretches from the Max Starcke Dam to the Mansfield Dam and is the largest of the Highland Lake system. Farther from the city center than Lake Austin or Lady Bird Lake, it’s a very popular destination for all kinds of water activities including swimming, boating, and wakeboarding. Neighborhoods surrounding the lake vary in size, price and proximity to the lake. Along the north bank you’ll find Lake Travis waterfront homes in neighborhoods like Pointe Venture, Jonestown, and Lago Vista. Lake Travis waterfront lots and homes are a little closer to the Austin city core and can be found on the south bank in the thriving Lakeway area.
Lake Austin is a little closer to the urban center of Austin. The lake winds down to Lady Bird Lake from the Mansfield Dam, where the waters from the bottom of Lake Travis make this lake quite a bit chillier to swim in. With the lovely Hill Country backdrop and the excellent canoeing, fishing, and boating to be had, plus the quick commute to Downtown Austin, it is no surprise Lake Austin waterfront homes, lots, and condos are in high demand.
Lake LBJ waterfront homes are an ideal choice for those looking for a luxury lifestyle in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, north of San Antonio and just an hour drive northwest of Austin.