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5724 Sam Houston Cir - MLS# 8784093
  • $525,000
  • Pending
  • Taking Backups
  • MLS® #: 8784093 
  • Courtyard
  • 5724 Sam Houston Cir
  • Austin, TX 78731
  •   3 BD 3 BA 1866 Sq Ft 0.15 AC
  • Residential
Office: Easter and Easter, REALTORS
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3002 Spotted Wolf Trl - MLS# 2393850
  • $385,000
  • Pending
  • Taking Backups
  • MLS® #: 2393850 
  • Apache Shores 01 Instl
  • 3002 Spotted Wolf Trl
  • Austin, TX 78734
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2243 Sq Ft 0.19 AC
  • Residential
Office: Pivach Properties, LLC
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Lake Austin Waterfront Housing Market Trends

# Listings Average DOM Average Price Average $/SqFt Median Price Median $/SqFt Average % Reduced
Active Listings 66 137 $2,833,835 $1,155 $1,295,000 $268 5%
Pending Listings 8 152 $1,208,625 $520 $1,150,000 $510 5%
Sold Last 6 Months (Unlock Sold Listings) 153 70 $1,105,899 $287 $518,000 $152 3%

*Waterfront Homes Market Stats are based on Austin MLS data as of October 18th, 2017 at 7:10pm CDT.

Waterfront Homes for Sale Austin TX

Central Texas enjoys the all of the benefits of the Colorado River as it flows down from south of Lubbock, Texas through the Texas Hill Country and into Downtown Austin where it to known as Lake Austin.

Formed in 1939, Lake Austin is the last in a chain of seven lakes. With the construction of Tom Miller Dam, consistent lake levels on Lake Austin were assured creating a long lake with a depth of 75’. It is an accepted fact that the closer Lake Austin waterfront homes for sale are to Downtown Austin, the cooler the water temp and the pricier the real estate. Residents of neighborhoods like Lake Shore, River Place, Aqua Verde, Rob Roy on the Lake, Greenshores, and Mount Bonnell cherish their homes for the beautiful shoreline adjacent to their neighborhood.

Buyers find that single family homes, as well as condominium properties, make up the waterfront homes for sale that come to market along Lake Austin. These homes, averaging over 3,300 square feet in size, have a broad range of architectural styles that include Tuscan-inspired villas, French Chateaus, traditional townhomes and contemporary or modern industrial lofts. While waterfront property development was at its height in the 1990s, many of these homes had their beginnings as summer retreats or fishing cabins nestled along the shoreline. Now, large estates and contemporary lofts offer views once reserved for fisherman and hikers.

Where are Lake Austin Waterfront Homes?

Those searching for Lake Austin waterfront homes for sale may want to start their search in the following zip codes: 78730, 78631, 78732, 78633, and 78746. To get a feel for homes along Lake Austin, buyers might want to climb to Covert Park at Mount Bonnell to view the homes below that line the waterway all the way to the Pennybacker Bridge or travel along East Avenue in Downtown Austin to see the towers that overlook the shoreline. Either way, buyers find Austin’s love affair with the Colorado River is well-deserved with breathtaking stretches of sparkling waters lapping the shores and remarkable opportunities to own some of the area’s most coveted real estate.

Things to do near Lake Austin Waterfront Homes

Many Lake Austin waterfront homes for sale have shoreline frontage or access that provides buyers with the ability to get out on the water. Boating, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and jet skiing can all be enjoyed most every day of the year. Austin’s weather and recreational facilities such as public boat landings and hike and bike trails mean that many can take advantage of the beautiful shoreline on both banks of the river.

Some Lake Austin waterfront homes sit high above the water, though not directly on it. Texas Parks and Wildlife has designated areas such as Walsh Boat Landing, Loop 360 Ramp, Emma Long Park, Fitz Hughes Park and Mary Quinlan Park, among others, that provide access for swimming and boating. Buyers should check with their Realty Austin agent for each waterfront homes for sale they are considering as to water access or water rights for that particular property.

Lake Austin Schools

Lake Austin waterfront homes are in several school districts including Austin ISD, Eanes ISD, and Leander ISD. Those interested in waterfront homes for sale should consult their Realty Austin agent for the school assignment of the particular property they are considering for purchase.

Lake Austin Waterfront Video

Lake Austin is one of the finest bodies of water here in Central Texas.  The lake is 22 miles long and heads all the way from downtown just to the banks of the shores of Lake Travis.  Housing styles on Lake Austin vary quite a bit.  You do have older homes in the Westlake Area however most of the homes are going through a big transformation due to the cost of homes on Lake Austin so you will find newer, Spanish Colonial-style homes all the way down to your Contemporary homes.  The price point of Lake Austin has increased greatly over the last several years due to the fact that we’ll not create any more waterfront here on Lake Austin and it has been one of the most desirable lakes in Central Texas.  

Square footage does range on Lake Austin although you do find a majority of the homes that they try to match the amount of square footage so most of your homes range from 4,000-square-feet-plus.  Lake Austin falls underneath some great, exemplary school districts being Eanes, Leander, and even parts of Austin ISD.  Even though not all of these districts are exemplary in themselves, most of the campuses that are around Lake Austin fall in the exemplary status.  Some of the top high schools in the area are Westlake and Vandegrift High School.  There are a number of amenities out here on Lake Austin.

We have boating obviously, a lot of marinas, paddle boarding, jet skis, waterskiing.  You also have a Lake Austin Spa, which has been rated by Condé Nast as one of the top spas in the country.  There are also a lot of great parks along the Waterfront.  Going down to City Park, Emma Long State Park and a lot of places even if you don’ t have a boat that you can come and enjoy and there’s also one of the finest country clubs here in Austin right on the banks of Lake Austin, which is the Austin Country Club, one of the finest golf communities and some of the finest golf holes you’ll find so Lake Austin is dammed up as you get to downtown and that becomes Lady Bird Lake, one of the finest parks down there.  You can enjoy it any time of the day or evening.  It’s the hike-and-bike trail on Lake Austin and then you still are pretty close to the 2nd Street District for either food or shopping.

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The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from October 18th, 2017 at 7:10pm CDT. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. The Austin Board of REALTORS®, ACTRIS and their affiliates provide the MLS and all content therein "AS IS" and without any warranty, express or implied. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.