It’s no secret that the Lake Travis area is exploding with growth lately.
We have the future development of The Oaks at Lakeway, promising some of the finest in entertainment, shopping and dining, all in one place. North on 620 and all along Highway 71, many neighborhoods are still growing and developing, along with businesses to serve Lake Travis area residents.
With more and more people moving to Lake Travis and the Texas Hill Country, it’s tempting to get a taste of what everyone is drinking when they visit the glittering shores of the highland lake.
And it’s not just families making their way out here; just as many people are choosing to retire on Lake Travis and make it their permanent abode on the water. We get to see and enjoy some of the best living around, so we have a pretty good idea of why people would want to get here as fast as they can.
But for those still questioning what all of the talk is about, here are a few reasons why so many retirees are calling the Lake Travis area home.
Active Living is Easy Here – Many of those attracted to the way of life around Lake Travis are also keen on the numerous ways to keep physically fit in the area.
Well known for some of the best golf courses in the country, you’ll be able to stay in shape while keeping up on the green.
The Hills at Lakeway Golf Course boasts Live Oak and Yaupon, 2 courses and 36 holes of adventurous golf.
Falconhead Golf Club is also a popular place to play a round, or if you’re in the Bee Cave area, you can try Pedernales Golf Club, formerly known as Willie Nelson’s Cut-N-Putt.
Those sunny Lake Travis days would be lost if you didn’t get to enjoy them over a game of tennis once in a while. Check out the World of Tennis Complex in Lakeway for a very enjoyable way to get that breath of fresh air. You’ll be able to play indoor or outdoor, surrounded by some of the most knowledgeable trainers and players around.
Nature in Your Own Backyard – When you think of what you want to see when you look out of your kitchen window, what you say gives away a lot about you. Canyons, sweeping hillside views and sunsets on the lake are just some of the few natural wonders you can expect to see near Lake Travis.
Go for an energizing run down the many lush greenbelts in the area, or stop by a county park for an up-close-and-personal experience with Texas wildlife and landscapes. Take in breathtaking views of Lake Travis from Pace Bend Park, or hike around the flowing waters at Bull Creek Greenbelt. It’s always a good time to take a small detour to enjoy nature a bit more thoroughly.
Amazing Food & Drink Experiences – Your lake experience would be lacking if you didn’t get to sample some of the amazing cuisine being offered in the Lake Travis area.
Rare game proteins and expertly cooked plates make Hudson’s on the Bend a great way to make a splash into Texas eating. Closer to Bee Cave will bring you a collection of fine foods from seafood Cafe Blue, or Apis Apairy in Spicewood. If you have burgers on the brain don’t be afraid to stop in at All Star Burger for a creative twist on the classic hamburger.
Also make a plan to take a brewery tour, perhaps around Jester King Brewery,Solid Rock Brewing or Last Stand Brewing Company for some of the newest beers to come out of Central Texas. We are right next door to the Texas Wine Trail, too, so you really have your pick of craft drinks from which to choose.
Enjoy the Quiet Lake Life – When you need the time and space to unwind, take some time out on the lake to center your mind. While you’re surrounded by reflecting waters and glorious red and amber sunsets, you’ll see what everyone has been talking about. Babbling creek beds and towering canyons are just a few of the natural wonders you can expect to see daily here.
Your daily drive will consist of a scenic cruise through town to grab a bite to eat and perhaps meet with a few friends. The pace of life is much slower out here, but most people like it that way. There are always fun activities on the weekends and at night, such as Lakeway’s Big Band Bash. Or if you’re looking for a bit of a night on the town, there’s always…
Downtown Austin – You’re just a short drive to downtown, where you’ll get the Capital City experience.
Enjoy the bustling nightlife in downtown Austin if you’re itching for an evening in the big city. You can see historical downtown sites, too, such as the Texas State Capitol building. Spend an afternoon perusing art at the The Contemporary Austin or the Blanton Museum of Art.
Don’t forget to try a slab of the famous BBQ that Texas is so known for, like at Franklin’s Barbecue or Lamberts Downtown Barbecue, to complete the trip in true Austin style.
Source: Mandy Spivey