Lakeway

Spread along the shores of Lake Travis and bordered by State Highway 620, Lakeway provides the ideal location for boating, sailing, windsurfing, cruising and fishing. Lakeway also offers nearly a dozen parks, including a lakefront park and skate park. Lakeway residents don’t need to go far for all of their shopping needs. Lakeway has a store for everything: boutique clothing, tasting chocolates, golf accessories and more. The Hill Country Galleria and movie theater are just minutes away. Just 25 miles from downtown Austin and 5 miles west of Mansfield Dam in west Travis County, the beautiful lakefront community, with rolling hills and Lake Travis as the backdrop, provides the best of dining, living, golfing and shopping with many amenities to suit multiple interests.

Residents include young families, empty-nesters and retirees. The children of Lakeway families attend school in the acclaimed Lake Travis Independent School District. The population of Lakeway was 1,020 in 1984, and that of the greater Lakeway area was 3,120. In 1990 the population of Lakeway was 4,044. That figure almost doubled to 8,002 by 2000 and is said to be approximately 15,000 today. There’s a wide range of living options in Lakeway, from small garden homes to mansions on the airpark or shores of Lake Travis.

Lakeway is the home of historic bed & breakfasts, inns and modern motels. The town of Lakeway was formed in 1963 with the construction of a 48-room hotel, the Lakeway Inn and Marina on the site of a 2,700-acre ranch, which is now Lakeway Resort and Spa, a 168-room full service resort.

Summer is an excellent time to live in Lakeway with affordable (or free) community events such as Movies In the Park and KGSR’s Live at the Lake. For either event, bring a blanket or lawn chairs for seating. On select Saturday nights throughout the summer, sit under the stars at Lakeway City Park to view films on the portable movie screen. Features begin at dusk. Set against the backdrop of Lake Travis and surrounded by cascading pools, waterfalls and decks, Lakeway Resort & Spa offers a relaxed and unique setting for this KGSR Thursday concert series (call ahead for details). Event attendees wade in one of the beautiful Lakeway pools and enjoy a variety of food, beer, wine and drinks while taking in the music of this truly unique event setting.

Lakeway is also home to many top notch restaurants, offering a variety of fare from Italian to Mexican to Sushi. Check out Pao’s Mandarin House for Chinese and Ciola’s for Italian-American cuisine. You won’t be disappointed.

No matter one’s professional or personal interests, the always-sunny central Texas city of Lakeway provides something for everyone.