In Italian the word Belvedere means panoramic viewpoint, and as we travel through the neighborhood you’ll begin to understand why that name is so appropriate.
Belvedere is located fi ve miles down Hamilton Pool Road from highway 71. It is 23 miles from downtown Austin and 28.5 from Austin Bergstrom International Airport. The same distance as Lakeway. Carved out of some of the most beautiful Hill Country in West Travis County, Belvedere has 443 acres divided into 222 home sites ranging in size from 1 to 3 acres. The gated community of million dollar homes has over 80 acres of nature preserve and almost three miles of nature trails. Four of the highest points in the immediate area are located in Belvedere and provide panoramic views for many of the residences.
In addition to the scene nature trails, residents enjoy a catch and release fishing pond, sports court, children’s playground, and a lazy river pool. Families can relax and play together every day at the amenities center, with its indoor kitchen and outdoor grilling facilities, or they can rent the clubhouse for private parties and special occasions.
Belvedere’s restrictions encourage environmental responsibility through green building techniques, zeroscaping, and water conservation. Every residence is a one-of-a-kind custom home designed by one of Central Texas’ best architects. You’ll see a wide variety of homes in Belvedere, including Hill County contemporary, Tuscan, Spanish, Mediterranean, German farmhouse, French provincial, and Colorado mountain. Belvedere’s exceptional development plan and high architectural standards contributed to its 2010 win of the Austin Homebuilder’s Association MAX Award.
Children in Belvedere attend Bee Cave Elementary, which is located only five miles away. They also attend Lake Travis Middle School and Lake Travis High School. All of the schools are located in the highly acclaimed Lake Travis Independent School District, which provides exceptional opportunities for kids academically and athletically.
The Lake Travis Youth Association is a privately funded, non-profit organization founded in 1978. It provides safe and friendly recreational opportunities for over 4,500 children and NITRO Swimming has 30,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facility, including an Olympic size competition and training pool.
Most Belvedere residents shop in Bee Cave, which is six and a half miles away. Here you’ll find HEB, Whole Foods, and many popular shops in the Hill County Galleria. Excellent medical care is also available nearby at the Lakeway Regional Medical Center.
There are lots of opportunities for recreation and entertainment near Belvedere. The Hill Country Galleria has an outdoor amphitheater where they host free concerts on Fall Saturday evenings. The Galleria also hosts a classic car Rolling Sculpture show for adults. And if movies are more your speed, check out the 14 screen cinema. Music aficionados will love The Backyard. This legendary venue has hosted such incredible artists as Bob Dylan, David Benoit, and of course, Texas’ own Willie Nelson. Golfers will be in heaven with 6 courses to choose from within a 20-mile radius. The closest course is the Spanish Oaks Golf Course, which is only six and a half miles away, and the Falcon Head Golf Club is eight and a half miles away. Bee Cave Central Park is a 50 acre park, which has large and small pavilions, hiking trails, and restroom facilities.
For the really adventuresome, Milton Reimer’s Ranch Park and the Hamilton Pool Preserve are only a short drive from the entrance of Belvedere. Reimer’s Ranch Park is a 2,400 acre haven for outdoor enthusiasts. The Pedernales River forms the western boundary of the park and provides an ideal place to catch White Bass when water levels permit. The park has abundant wildlife, features almost 20 miles of mountain bike trails, and has numerous hiking trails appropriate for various ages and fitness levels. And Reimer’s Ranch is also known as one of the best places for rock climbing in the entire state of Texas. Just three miles from Reimer’s Ranch is the Hamilton Pool Preserve. This historic swimming hole features a 50-foot waterfall.
Belvedere has several restaurants nearby. Verdes Mexican Parrilla has a casual atmosphere that’s perfect for families, and another local favorite is Plate By Dzintra.
Belvedere offers everything you’ve been looking for: privacy, security, spectacular scenery, access to well planned amenities, low taxes, and dude restrictions that protect your Hill Country investment.