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The City of Lakeway is home to over 100 northwest Austin-area neighborhoods near the shores of Lake Travis. Generally regarded as the range of land to the north of Lake Travis, west of RR 620, northwest of Bee Cave, and west of Highway 71, Lakeway is approximately 24 miles from Downtown Austin. Lakeway began with the construction of a 48-room hotel, the Lakeway Inn, which eventually became the Lakeway Resort and Spa, a 168-room full service resort. Ground for the original Inn was broken in October 1962, and the grand opening was July 12, 1963. Although originally established in the mid 1960’s, Lakeway is a “newer” community, with most of the homes and rapid growth occurring from 1994 to present.


Many of the homes in Lakeway are beautiful luxury homes and are surrounded by parks, greenbelts, and aquatic recreation facilities. Homes can range in size from 436 square feet to more than 9,100 square feet and can sell anywhere from the low $100s to $4 million. Some of the larger neighborhoods within Lakeway include Apache Shores, the Preserve at Lakeway, Reserve at Hudson Bend, and Flintrock.

Though Lakeway saw the start of its growth in the early 1990’s, most of the homes are more recent, with many larger homes built in the past decade.


Lakeway is in Northwest Austin. It is bound to the north by Lake Travis, sits to the west of RR 620, northwest of Bee Cave, and to the west of Highway 71. Its distance from Austin central provides a vacation-like reprieve from working life, with lake access, golf courses, marinas, country clubs, greenbelts, and outdoor recreation found in almost every subdivision. Lakeway is 12 square miles, 13 percent of which is water.


Amenities abound in the Lakeway area, with development answering the needs of growth. Especially notable are the quickly expanding Summit at Lakeway, a full-service assisted living facility serving the area’s elderly; the Hill Country Galleria in nearby Bee Cave, which is known for specialty shopping; numerous harbor areas; and the Lakeway Resort and Spa, a newly refurbished 170+ room resort with generous meeting facilities, a full-service spa, and mega-marina complete with private charter yachts, ski boats, and public sunset cruises.


Golf courses also freckle the area, with courses that have been selected as some of the top 100 golf courses in Texas by the Dallas Morning News.

The Hills of Lakeway offers two clubs: The Hills Country Club and Lakeway Country Club. Combined, these spectacular Austin golf clubs deliver some of the finest championship golf in Texas. The Hills Country Club offers two stunning championship courses by world-famous, industry renowned Nicklaus Design. As a Member of The Hills Country Club, golfers can perfect their game at the world-recognized Academy of Golf. Also designed by Jack Nicklaus, this is the first site ever created and constructed specifically for learning to play better golf. Lakeway Country Club features 36 holes played over two very unique layouts. Both the Live Oak and Yaupon golf courses offer various challenges with rolling hills, blind tee shots, and tree-lined fairways.

Falconhead Golf Course was designed to fit seamlessly into the gentle ups and downs of its site west of Austin. The course was laid out by the PGA Tour Design architects so that every inch of the layout measures up to the exacting standards of the PGA. The designers kept all the flavor of this unique land shaded by gnarled trees and crisscrossed by meandering streams and creeks.

Spanish Oaks Golf Club is lauded by Golf Digest as one of the top courses in Texas and offers a private 18-hole, Bobby Weed designed course set right in the heart of Spanish Oaks. Weed incorporated the rugged Texas Hill Country in the layout of the course, routing tumbles over the unique “step-riser” topography and weaves around ancient Spanish and Live Oaks. The course is surrounded by more than 10,000 acres of incomparable preserve land and natural wildlife.


There are multiple recreational opportunities around the area for those who like to spend time outdoors. Lakeway has over 100 acres of parkland and trails and over 500 acres of greenbelts.

Dragon Park , located at 702-A Dragon Street, is equipped with a playscape, swings, a basketball court, volleyball area, and a small athletic field. There are multiple parking lots and plenty of restroom facilities. The park is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. during Standard Time and until sundown during Daylight Savings Time. The Dragon Park athletic field can be used for softball practice or a soccer game. There is also a volleyball court and basketball court.

The Canyonlands is the City of Lakeway’s newest park. It is a 20-acre tract named for the scenic canyon running through the property. This canyon is in the upper reaches of the Rough Hollow Cove, a major arm of Lake Travis. The scenery of the canyon from the overlooks is breathtaking, especially when the fall colors emerge. Friends of the Parks volunteers have built an access trail, a rim trail, and a trail into the canyon. The trail head to the Canyonlands is on the west side of Trophy Drive across from the Swim Center Park. Parking is available in the Swim Center Park parking lot. Entrance to Canyonlands is the .25 mile Access Trail, which crosses City and MUD property. Once on the Canyonlands property, the Rim Trail takes the hiker to the overlooks and vistas of the Canyon; the trail then descends into the Canyon.

Additional Lakeway-area parks:

  • Sailfish Park
  • Lakeway City Park (502 Hurst Creek Park)
  • Porpoise Park (on Porpoise Street)
  • Cavalier Stadium at Lake Travis (3322 Ranch Road 620 South)
  • Two Hamilton Greenbelts (located along Hurst Creek)
  • Heritage Center Park
  • Lakeway Skate Park (3107 Lakeway Boulevard)
  • Smith Greenbelt (along Hurst Creek)
  • Lakeway Boulevard Hike and Bike Trail at the intersection of Lakeway Boulevard and Lakeway Drive
  • Mansfield Dam Recreation Park (4370 Mansfield Dam Road)
  • Tom Hughes Park (12714 Hughes Park Road)
  • Bob Wentz at Windy Point Park (7144 Comanche Trail)

Shopping and Restaurants

Located off Bee Caves Road, the Hill Country Galleria offers 152 acres of eclectic shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as upscale office and residential space. Surrounded by a nature preserve that is dotted with wildflowers, trees and rocky streams, Hill Country Galleria is a lifestyle center that offers over 90 retail and restaurant options. Major retail stores include a Barnes & Noble, Dillard’s, and Whole Foods Market, coupled with a Cinemark 14 Theatre. Restaurants include a Madam Mam’s Thai Cuisine, Panera Bread, Tony C’s Coal Fired Pizza, and a Zinger’s Bar & Grill.

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