Lake Travis Waterfront Homes for Sale

Lake Travis real estate is a magnificent suburb that combines living near the serene lakeside while being close to the big city amenities. Lake Travis waterfront homes for sale consist of luxury homes featuring magnificent views of the lake. Lake Travis is one of the popular and largest reservoirs in Austin. It is located about 20 miles to the west of Austin. The lake stretches 65 and is home to plenty of communities such as Steiner Ranch, Horshoe Bend Estates, Hudson Bend, and more.

Lake Travis Waterfront Homes for Sale

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About the Neighborhood

Lake Travis is one of Austin's most scenic natural areas. It is the land that borders the Colorado River and stretches above the Mansfield Dam. Residents and visitors around central Texas enjoy all sorts of activities available in the area that are seeking outdoor fun. With 271 miles of shoreline, it is the most active reservoir in Texas.

Located just about 30 minutes away from downtown Austin, the neighborhood offers gorgeous rolling hills and scenic views. Lake Travis homes for sale are ideal for people looking for houses near the waterscapes without being too far from the city. Residents love the exceptional waterfront views of the lake which is perfect for luxury living. Lake Travis homes for sale range from the high-$200s to over two million.

Catch the sunset, go on zipline adventures, rent a boat, go swimming...there are a lot of things you can do in the area with your friends and family. Lake Travis area real estate includes master-planned communities, luxury estates, and small neighborhoods with spectacular Hill County views. These neighborhoods are filled with different amenities for their residents such as golf courses, waterparks, shopping, dining, and entertainment areas. 

Here are a few of the most popular communities in the area:


Steiner Ranch

A 4,600 master-planned community located in Northwest Austin bordered by Lake Austin and Lake Travis. The community has dedicated 1500 acres to wildlife habitats, parks, and greenbelt. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy the green spaces within proximity to their homes.

Hills of Lakeway 

Hills of Lakeway offers traditional homes in a guard-gated neighborhood close to golf courses and green spaces. Residents love living in the area because of the outdoor living areas for entertainment and convenient access to shopping and dining centers.

Rough Hollow

The 1,800-acre community offers elegant custom homes with enviable amenities. Rough Hollow has 19 neighborhoods in 6 sections. The prices of the homes in Rough Hollow may depend on the view and amenities surrounding the home. Highland Village and Rough Hollow Harbor Yacht Club are some of the great amenities in the area.

Lakeside Tessera on Lake Travis

Lakeside Tessera on Lake Travis houses for sale is an 875-acre master-planned community located in Lago Vista, Texas. The neighborhood offers an urban oasis of amenities and recreation without being too far from the big city. Residents in the area can enjoy plenty of amenities that are available in the area. Homes for sale in Lakeside Tessera starts in the mid-$200s design-built by the best and talented designers and builders hand-picked by Lakeside Tessera. 

Lake Pointe

Another gorgeous master-planned community close located in the Texas Hill Country near Lake Austin and Lake Travis and about 12 miles to the west of downtown Austin. This neighborhood is popular with young families, retirees and those who love to live an active lifestyle. Lake Pointe residents have easy access to many amenities such as beaches, pools, parks, and golf courses. There are also shopping areas and restaurants nearby. The average price for homes for sale in Lake Pointe is at around $400s and the average is 3200 sq ft.

Rocky Creek

One of the newer communities in the area of Bee Cave and Lakeway area. This Lake Travis area real estate neighborhood is located about five miles to the west of Hwy 71 on Hamilton Pool road. Rocky Creek is close to many shopping, dining, and entertainment venues in Hill Country Galleria which is about 10 minutes away. Drees and Highland Homes are the two main builders in the community.


Sweetwater is an ideal Hill Country community for those who are looking for a haven of gorgeous country views and healthful living. The neighborhood is located about 22 miles from downtown Austin. Sweetwater offers 700-acres of natural beauty for their residents to enjoy hiking, biking, and some family time. The area is also close to nearby shopping, dining, and entertainment centers.



The Lakeway Neighborhood is a second home community built on the shores of Lake Travis houses for sale in the Hill Country. Beautiful lots and luxury lake homes were built. People then flocked to the area to purchase their dream homes near the stunning waterscapes. It was first known as a retirement community but more individuals and families have started to move into the area due to the top-rated schools in the area and the amenities surrounding the neighborhood.



Spicewood is located 32 miles from Downtown Austin within the 78669 zip code. It has the Colorado River as its northern border, the neighborhood runs along between the sides of the north Lakeway and South of Double Horn Creek. The stunning location of Spicewood offers panoramic views of the gorgeous shoreline and waterscapes. Spicewood has about 50 neighborhoods with plenty of community types and architectural styles including Mediterranean villas, rustic craftsman, or European-inspired estates.


Lago Vista

Lago Vista is a growing community located on the north shore of Lake Travis area real estate. It was first established as a lake resort and slowly developed into a residential neighborhood with outstanding amenities. Houses are either situated on top of the golf course, hills, or on the water. Lago Vista has also become a vacation spot for people looking to escape the big city.


Hudson Bend

Surrounded by the three sides of Lake Travis, Hudson Bend is a neighborhood 20 miles northwest of Austin. The land was formerly for farming and ranching. Today, Hudson Bend features multi-million dollar homes, a wide variety of architectural styles overlooking the gorgeous scenery of Lake Travis real estate. Water sports are popular within the area since it has close proximity to the lake. Many homes for sale in Hudson Bend have private marinas as well.

Flintrock Falls

A gated, country club community with an amenity-packed lifestyle that draws many to this magnificent hill country setting near Lakeway on Lake Travis. Flintrock Falls has luxury estate-size custom homes in native stone and stucco that reflect European design. Residents enjoy the beautiful greenscapes, natural water features, and rolling hills lush within the beauty of Texas.

Spanish Oaks

One of the most desirable Austin neighborhoods within the Lake Travis real estate area. This guard-gated, 1,200-acre master-planned community borders Little Barton Creek which creates protection for its residents and wildlife. Spanish Oaks features 462 custom residences including single-family houses, villas, and garden home. The master-planned community is a sanctuary of casual lifestyle mixed with natural beauty showcasing a 24/7 concierge and amenities such as the Resident's Lodge with a 3-tier pool, fitness center, and trail systems.

Apache Shores

Apache Shores is located on the south side of Lake Travis giving home buyers the option of purchasing beautiful homes with amazing views of the lake. The community is conveniently located near West and Northwest Austin and just about 23 miles from Downtown Austin. Plenty of houses for sale in Apache Shores have 2-3 bedrooms, 2-3 bathrooms, with open floor plans. Residents enjoy a wide range of recreational activities and the natural beauty of Lake Travis.

Falconhead West

Located at the west of Austin within the Falconhead neighborhood is the Falconhead West Community. The community is nestled within the magnificent Hill Country of Austin between Bee Cave and Lakeway. Residents living in the area enjoy gorgeous views of the Hill Country as well as the local attraction within the area.

Vineyard Bay

A peaceful subdivision located at the south end of Lake Travis composed of high-end luxury homes. Homes for sale in Vineyard Bay consists of contemporary homes that were built around 2001 with gorgeous views of the Hill Country while providing homeowners ample privacy and space. Many homes in the area also have custom pools, spacious kitchens, and private boat docks.

Things to do in Lake Travis, Texas

Lake Travis is the most visited freshwater recreational vacation destination in Texas. Water enthusiasts enjoy the fresh and clear blue waters that are the results of the stunning limestones on the bottom. If you plan on visiting or living in Lake Travis area real estate, here are some of the fun activities you can do in the area.

There are plenty of lakeside parks where you can go take your family on a picnic. swimming, or even hiking. Well-known parks in the area are Windy Point Park where families can enjoy the gorgeous scenery of the lake. Mansfield Dam Park, a haven to nature enthusiasts that offers panoramic views of the lake with a wide array of amenities. Pace Bend Park, located in the west Travis County with more than nine miles of shoreline along the scenic lake.

View of the hills in Lake Travis | Spyglass Realty

Waterparks in Lake Travis are definitely huge in the lake. Enjoy an island adventure at Lake Travis Waterloo Adventures that features a 600-foot water playground with around 20 obstacles. Near the popular lake is Krause Springs, a camping and swimming site known for the 32 springs on the property plus its man-made pool and natural pool that flows to the lake.

Boat rentals are also available. Whether you want to rent a houseboat, wakeboard, sailboat, kayak, paddleboards, or jet ski, there are plenty of watercraft options to choose from. Residents are also close to shopping centers, restaurants, vineyards, golf courses, and breweries. There are also several entertainment venues and bars that offer live music.

If you are coming to check the area from another city or state, finding a place to stay won't be a problem! Nature enthusiasts will enjoy campgrounds, houseboats, or RV parks. While to those looking for a luxurious night, hotels, vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts are also abundant in the area. 


Schools in Lake Travis

Students in Lake Travis real estate will attend high acclaimed schools within the Lake Travis Independent School District. Here are the following schools that are in the area:

Elementary Schools - Public PK, K-5

• Lake Pointe Elementary

• Lakeway Elementary

• Bee Cave Elementary

• Serene Hills Elementary

• West Cypress Hills Elementary

• Lake Travis Elementary

Middle School - Public 6-8

• Hudson Bend Middle School

• Lake Travis Middle School

• Bee Cave Middle School

High School - Public 9-12

• Lake Travis High School