Austin Lake Estates Neighborhood Guide


Austin Lake Estates is an affluent neighborhood located on the banks of Lake Austin. It is a close-knit community with friendly people in which residents know and look out for each other. Although it has grown recently, along with the rest of the city, it retains its down-to-earth, community-oriented feel.

The neighborhood is just 20 minutes' drive from downtown Austin, and is also close to the shopping and dining of the Bee Caves area of west Austin. The neighborhood itself has many amenities related to the lake and outdoors, and has a park and ample green spaces. The area neighborhood association is active in maintaining the neighborhood's environment and facilities.

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Originally an area with rural houses and waterfront homes, Austin Lake Estates has grown in the last few decades to become one of the attractive and affluent residential neighborhoods of west Austin. Although located not far from downtown and the shopping centers of west Austin, the neighborhood is quiet and seemingly a world away from the city.

Residents have many amenities within the neighborhood, including a park, a swimming pool, volleyball court, playscape and clubhouse, as well as a private lake beach, boat ramp and docks, and a boat storage area. There are also annual events for all residents including Family Day, an Easter Egg Hunt, a Fourth of July parade, and a holiday home decorating contest.  Lakehills Beach Front Clean-up Day is also a popular opportunity for residents to get together and contribute to their community.

The area is on Bee Caves Blvd., one of the major traffic arteries in west Austin, offering easy access to downtown and other parts of the city. The Galleria and Bee Caves areas offer plentiful shopping, dining, and recreation options, such as golf courses.

There is new construction taking place of modern homes to go along with the many older houses in the area. The area is increasingly popular with professionals who work downtown but who want to leave it all behind at the end of the day.

With exemplary public schools in the area, Austin Lake Estates is a good place to raise a family. The local schools emphasize a college preparatory curriculum and extracurricular activities.

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Edgewater Dr. Del Rio Dr. San Juan Dr.
Inca Ln. Vallarta Ln. and San Luis Tr. Zion Way

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Real Estate and Apartments

Austin Lake Estates is sometimes described as "eclectic" because it has a mixture of newly built, modern homes and older, traditional houses, modest-sized homes and larger, high-end estates. The new construction tends to be the high-end homes. Housing prices range from $200K to over $1 million and the sizes from 1100 to 6000 square feet of living space.

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