One great aspect of Austin is that it is home to two lakes. Lake Travis and Lake Austin are both technically dammed portions of the Colorado River. Lake Austin is a narrower meandering constant-level lake while Lake Travis is much larger and deeper, but it is subject to varying lake levels. Both lakes offer ample opportunities for recreation. If you are ready to enjoy the lake life in Austin, but not quite ready to plunge into buying a waterfront property, you may want to consider one of these communities which offer boat ramp access to residents. Purchasing a property in a community with lake access guarantees that you will be able to get out on the water with ease, and avoid the crowds at the public boat launches. There are numerous great communities in Austin which offer residents access to Lake Travis or Lake Austin. Here are some Austin communities with lake access you may want to consider.
lake Austin Communities
Apache Shores is located off RR 620 in the acclaimed Lake Travis Independent School District. The community offers a diverse array of property types, and residents enjoy access to a number of amenities including a community boat launch. There are also several boat docks available for day use as well as a large area with picnic tables and grills where you can relax after a long day on the lake. Other community amenities include a pool, tennis and basketball courts, childrenâs park with a playscape, and a disc-golf course.
Cuernavaca is located off Bee Cave Road between 360 and 71 in the exemplary Eanes ISD. Cuernavaca has a voluntary HOA. Membership in Cuernavacaâs Lake Hills Community Association grants members access to the community pool, private boat launch and a waterfront park.
Lake Point is located 12 miles from downtown Austin off Bee Cave Rd in Lake Travis ISD. Residents of Lake Pointe enjoy access to a waterfront park and day docks. Unfortunately, there are no motorized boat launches in Lake Pointe. Community amenities include pools, golf courses, and trails. Also enjoyable is the short journey to the Hill Country Galleria and all of the retail opportunities that entails.
Greenshores is located in the Austin ISD. Locals enjoy access to a private park on Lake Austin with a boat ramp.
Lake Travis Communities
Rough Hollow is located off 71 just west of Lakeway. Residents have access to an array of amenities, including the Yacht Club & Marina which offers complimentary paddleboards and kayaks, a fitness center, a water themed village, and 22 miles of hike and bike trails.
Tessera On Lake Travis
Tessera On Lake Travis is located in Lago Vista in the Lago Vista ISD. Amenities include a private boat launch, gorgeous pool, exquisite hiking and bike trails, and over a mile of shoreline.
Lago Vista POA
Lago Vista is located on the Northshore of Lake Travis. Residents enjoy access to boat ramps, lakefront parks, golfing, tennis courts and more all nearby. Residents also enjoy community exercise facilities, pickel ball courts, a small airport & much more.
Lakeshore Ranch is located in the Lago Vista ISD, sitting on the Lake Travis shoreline. Lakeshore Ranch has a private HOA waterfront park with a boat ramp. Residents enjoy easy access to the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, prime shopping, nearby trails, zip-lining, and fantastic restaurants.
Located in the town of Spicewood, homes in Laguna Vista also feed to Lake Travis ISD. Residents love the private community boat ramp, swimming, fishing, and living an outdoors life.
Paleface Ranch is located west on Highway 71 in the Lake Travis ISD. Residents enjoy access to a community boat launch. This neighborhood is located on the Pedernales River arm of Lake Travis so it may go dry when we are experiencing extreme droughts.
Bee Creek Estates
Bee Creek Estates is located off of Highway 71 in the Lake Travis ISD. Only a short drive from the Hill Country Galleria. Locals enjoy the private park with a boat ramp for lake activities and nearby golf courses, and wineries.
Naumanns Camp is a small community located in Spicewood, on the northern side of the Pedernales River. Lot sizes ranging from 0.5-5 acres. Naumanns Camps feeds to Marble Falls ISD.
Paleface Homesteads is located just north of Pedernales River in the Marble Falls ISD. Locals enjoy golfing at Pedernales Golf Club, owned by Willie Nelson. You can also find comfort at Spicewoods Vineyards and Gaucho Winery.
Erika Rae Albert
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