W A T E R F R O N T
Whether you enjoy active water sports, like watching a gorgeous sunset over a beautiful lake, you love fishing, or you want to see a sunrise from your own window each morning, the wonderful waterfront of Austin and the Texas Hill Country has it all! Natural scenery at its finest!!
When considering the purchase of waterfront property on Lake Travis, you need to work with a real estate agent with waterfront experience. There is so much that needs to be considered when purchasing waterfront property, especially on Lake Travis. Lake Travis is not a constant level lake as the water fluctuates depending on the weather conditions and on LCRA management decisions. The elevation when Lake Travis is considered full is at 681' and the current flood stage is 715'. The highest level the lake has risen to was 710.44’ on December 25, 1991. The lowest level it has been was 614.18’ on August 14, 1951. The average level of Lake Travis is 670'.
Potential buyers of Lake Travis waterfront property need to know at what contour of the lake the property is on. It's important to know that when the lake is down, your boat dock is still floating on your property rather than someone else’s. You also need to be aware of the elevation of all improvements on the property. There are many homes around Lake Travis that were built in the flood plain. This information needs to be obtained and considered before closing.
To give you an idea of the complexities of Lake Travis, we recently sold a property that had been in a family for over 50 years. The family thought that they owned waterfront, but in reality they did not. They had no idea that their original home and their newly upgraded septic system was on someone else’s property. Their property line only went down to the 715’ elevation. The property from the 715’ elevation down to the middle of the lake was owned by another individual who had purchased it many years before from LCRA with the intention of opening a marina. This is just one example of the many problems that can arise when purchasing waterfront on Lake Travis. Most issues can be resolved before closing, but you need to make sure you are working with a REALTOR® who has knowledge & expertise of buying & selling property on Lake Travis.
Waterfront property is a limited resource that is very much in demand. To own waterfront property is a dream come true to many buyers. With our extensive knowledge of waterfront property and our expertise in this area, we will help that dream come true!
Map of Highland Lakes
HIGHLAND LAKES LOCATION and FACTS --LAKE AUSTIN, LAKE TRAVIS, LAKE BUCHANAN, INKS LAKE, LAKE LBJ, LAKE MARBLE FALLS are all part of the Highland Lakes system created from the establishment of six dams on the lower Colorado River in Central Texas.
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WATERFRONT COMMUNITIES AND AREAS
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Briarcliff -- Briarcliff is about 30 miles west of Austin on beautiful Lake Travis south shore on Farm Road 2322. Waterfront lots in Briarcliff are all cliff lots with no gentle slopes.
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Burnet -- Nestled at the edge of the spectacular Texas Hill Country amidst the Highland Lakes. Located 50 miles northwest of Austin.
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Horseshoe Bay -- Horseshoe Bay is in the heart of the Texas Hill Country with access to Lake LBJ. "Horseshoe Bay is where the air is clean, the sky is clear and the water is pure."
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Jonestown -- Jonestown is located at the north end of Lake Travis, 19 miles northwest of Austin. Most waterfront lots are cliff lots.
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Lago Vista -- Lago Vista is on the rugged and beautiful northshore of Lake Travis only 20 miles northwest of Austin. The community encompasses more than 15 miles of shoreline and is the gateway to the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. Most lots are gentle slopes to the water. Many of the homes are built with the lower level below the 715' elevation.
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Lakeway -- Lakeway is located 16 miles west of Austin and is a thriving community.
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Marble Falls -- Marble Falls is centrally located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country on Highway 281, 45 miles northwest of Austin. It is renown for its scenic beauty, beautiful waterways, and lush, rolling hills.
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Point Venture -- Point Venture is a beautiful residential community on the north bank of Lake Travis. Like Lago Vista, waterfront lots are characterized as gentle slopes to the water and many homes were built with the lower level below the 715' elevation.
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Spicewood -- Spicewood is bountiful with spring-fed creeks, with the jewel being Krause Springs. Spicewood is a short drive from Lakeway, which is only 16 miles west of Austin.
Volente -- Volente is a beautiful but small community in the Central Texas Hill Country along the North shore of Lake Travis.
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FEATURED WATERFRONT SUBDIVISIONS
Steiner Ranch -- Steiner Ranch is an exquisite community with breathtaking Hill Country views, Lake Austin and Travis views, exemplary schools, and premiere homes and home sites. You will feel like you are vacationing at home! From biking to boating, from splashing in the community pool to water skiing, and from enjoying sounds of bullfrogs to songbirds, you will enjoy the natural setting of Steiner Ranch.
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River Place is on Lake Austin, and it is one of the few areas left in the city where lots can be purchased with direct access to Lake Austin. It is one of the area's most naturally beautiful master-planned communities.
More subdivisions/neighborhoods will be coming soon. Please contact us to request the addition of a specific subdivision, map or community. The boundaries for subdivisions and communities are for informational purposes only and are not guaranteed to be exact.
OUT & ABOUT AROUND THE LAKES
THINGS TO SEE AND DO -- Some of the tourist attractions other than water activites.There are so many activities that we cannot list them all! Here are a few!
BOATING and MARINAS
Lake Travis Marinas & Parks
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LINKS & IMPORTANT NUMBERS
Links to some Highland Lakes Communities
Inks Lake Area
Lake Buchanan Area
Other Retirement Communities
FOR MORE PHOTOS OF THE AREA, PLEASE VISIT THE SITES BELOW.
Photo of the Inks Lake Bridge
Photo of Bluebonnets
Information About Brokerage Services
Have a question about a home or want to talk about selling yours? Or, if you have any other questions or comments, then feel free to e-mail or call using any of the information below. You will get a response as quickly as possible.
Jacqueline Wittmuss, Broker
5611 Hwy 290 West
Austin, TX 78735
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