More info on Lakeway

By: Crystal Guthries

Located only minutes away from the city of Austin, the community of Lakeway can be found on the south shore of Lake Travis. As with all of the communities found within Texas Hill Country, Lakeway features beautiful views of rolling hills and pristine lakes. In all, the city of Lakeway covers 6.1 square miles of space, 5.8 miles of which is land. Another 0.3 square miles of the city's area is actually water.

Originally developed as a resort for residents of Dallas and Houston, Lakeway features a number of amenities that are perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. In fact, the town started as a simply 48-room hotel known as the Lakeway Inn. This hotel is now known as Lakeway Resort and Spa, which is a full-service room featuring 168 rooms. The original hotel was opened in 1963. Today, the city of Lakeway is more than just a resort - it is a bustling town offering numerous outdoor recreational activities to its visitors and its residents. Lake Travis, for example, is a haven for boating, sailing and water skiing. In addition, there are numerous restaurants and dining opportunities located throughout the area.

Lakeway features a total of ten city parks. Here, residents can enjoy a number of recreational activities. Some of these including:


Lakeway is also home to several golf courses. In fact, there are four golf courses in the area as well as a premiere tennis facility. As a result, Lakeway is a great year-round vacation destination as well as a great place to live. In fact, over 5,000 people currently call Lakeway home.

Children in Lakeway enjoy receiving an excellent education through the Lake Travis School District, which is considered to be one of the top districts in the Austin area. This is because the district puts an emphasis on achieving scholastic excellence and takes great measures to get parents involved in the school and in their children's education.

Lakeway also features excellent medical facilities, including the Lakeway Regional Medical Center. This 200,000 square foot facility, which is located off of Ranch Road 620, covers a total of 54 acres. Some of the features of this medical facility include:

244,000 square feet of medical offices
A rehabilitation hospital featuring 85 patient rooms
An elder care facility offering space for 80 to 100 patients
30,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space
A hotel featuring over 60 suites
Since Lakeway is located only 25 miles away from downtown Austin, its residents also enjoy easy access to the capital city and all that it has to offer. This includes being able to easily enjoy the many dining, shopping and cultural opportunities the city has to offer. In addition, downtown Austin is home to numerous employment opportunities, all of which are a short commute away for residents of Lakeway. Of course, Lakeway and its surrounding Lake Travis area also offers several dining and shopping opportunities as well as a thriving nightlife.

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Crystal Guthrie is one of the top Realtors in Texas. She specializes in">Lakeway real estate and sells homes in golf course neighborhoods such as">The Hills of Lakeway and Flintrock Falls. Crystal is a partner in the Cantera Real Estate firm

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