Homes for sale on Lake Travis can vary from luxurious estates to rustic fishing cabins but they all have two things in common – fabulous views and access to some of the cleanest water in the state. It is widely recognized as one of Texas’ most beautiful lakes. Famous spots like the Oasis and Carlos and Charlie’s showcase the fabulous sunsets and grandeur of the limestone cliffs that ring the lake. Lake Travis is the second largest lake in the Highland Lakes chain which is a series of reservoirs along the Colorado River built by the CCC in order to provide water to the city of Austin and many other parts of Central Texas.
Owning a home on the lake provides a quick escape from the ever-growing city of Austin without having to sacrifice access to Austin’s fine restaurants and nightlife. Major roads provide quick and easy access to both the north and south side of the lake with many communities less than 30 minutes to downtown. Lake Travis homes for sale are mainly in the towns of Lakeway, Volente, Spicewood, Lago Vista, Jonestown and Marble Falls.
Homes for sale on the north side of Lake Travis tend to feature a little more acreage than homes for sale on the south side of the lake. North lake communities are Lago Vista, Jonestown and Marble Falls. Homes on the north side of the lake have access to many public parks which feature boat ramps, picnic areas and camping. Lago Vista and Marble Falls also feature several public golf courses.
Homes for sale on South Lake Travis tend to be clustered around a community that offers more amenities. Most notably, Lakeway and the surrounding developments offer access to fine dining, upscale marinas, world class tennis and golf – all only minutes away from downtown Austin. Waterfront homes for sale in Spicewood, just a few minutes west of Lakeway, tend to be larger acreage estates and ranches with private docks to access the water. Whichever your lifestyle preference, homes for sale on Lake Travis always have their own dock or are just seconds away from a marina, getting you quickly and easily onto one of Texas’ best lakes.
Whether its access to luxury marinas or an escape to a private deck featuring fabulous sunsets over the water, homes for sale on Lake Travis offer the perfect lifestyle in one of Texas’ most perfect waterfront settings.