The shores of Lake Austin comprise one of the most prestigious stretches of real estate in Texas, with idyllic calm water and rolling hills providing a picturesque and peaceful setting for the sparsely dotted homes. The "lake" is actually a 20-mile segment of the Colorado River that joins the Texas Hill Country and Lake Travis to the west with Lady Bird Lake and Downtown Austin to the east. One of the lake's most prized features is its constant water level, which makes it a "go-to" destination for water sports enthusiasts and those who want continual close-in water access. While the lake looks more like a calm river than a traditional lake, there is ample space for wakeboarding, wake surfing, water skiing, and cruising.
Once home to an abundance of weekend lake homes, most current-day Lake Austin waterfront properties have been converted to prime luxury estates. Homes on Lake Austin are some of the most expensive properties in Texas, with homes ranging from around $1 million to upward beyond $10 million. The more desirable properties often start in the $4 to $6 million range. For those seeking a privileged lifestyle that offers access to the beautiful Texas Hill Country while remaining close to downtown Austin, Lake Austin is the premier choice.