Lake Austin

An easygoing vibe and an intimate connection to nature, just a stone’s throw from downtown.

Welcome to Lake Austin


This is a zip code for outdoor lovers and water babies. Despite its proximity to downtown Austin, this suburban oasis feels a world away from your everyday concerns. Kick off those shoes after a long day, and enjoy the easygoing lifestyle that lakeside living offers.

The lifeblood of the city, Lake Austin winds through 1,600 acres of the Colorado River between Lake Travis to the west and Lady Bird Lake to the east. Lake Austin's shoreline, almost all of which is privately-owned, has some of Austin's most coveted real estate. An easygoing vibe and an intimate connection to nature, just a stone’s throw from downtown, set Lake Austin apart as an extraordinary place to call home.
Zip Codes: 78746, 78733, 78738, 78734
MLS Area: 8E, 8W, LS
Founded: 1939
School District: Eanes ISD, Lake Travis ISD
Time to Downtown: 21 Minutes
Time to Airport: 28 minutes

What to Expect 

Homes on Lake Austin are often sold before hitting the market. Many neighborhoods have a community marina to provide private access to the residents. Some properties offer cliffside views high above the water, while others offer direct lake access via flat grassy lawns extending directly to the water's edge.

The Lifestyle

There is nothing quite like the life along the shores of Lake Austin. Whether your choice of water fun involves boating, wakeboarding, surfing, tubing, or fishing, Lake Austin offers enjoyment for everyone, all within close proximity of downtown and schools. Picnic, camp, and swim at Emma Long Park or hike the trails alongside roaming peacocks at Mayfield Park. It’s a great place to play, work, study, entertain, and then play some more.

Unexpected Appeal

Along the shores of this sophisticated oasis are some of Austin's most beloved eateries. Family-friendly spots such as Hula Hut for well-loved Tex Mex, Abels on the lake for casual dockside dining, Mozarts for coffee and treats, County Line for its famous BBQ, and Ski Shores for music and burgers, offer food, friends, views, and so much more. A hike to watch the sunset on Mt. Bonnell is a date night staple, and no picture of Austin is complete without the iconic Pennybacker-360 Bridge.

The Market

Commanding some of the highest prices in the area, properties along Lake Austin are an exclusive lot. Many of the original lake cottages are making way for sophisticated lakeside homes. A real estate agent with a close connection to this swoon-worthy oasis is your best asset. Despite its pricey reputation, Lake Austin has been a reliably good investment for property owners over the years.

You'll Fall in Love With

Living in Lake Austin is a lot like being on vacation, with all your city necessities just around the corner. With miles of beautiful shoreline, tranquil vistas, and fun in the sun for kids and the young-at-heart, Lake Austin isn’t simply a good investment. It’s a laid-back, family-friendly neighborhood where you can live your best life. Because everything’s better with water.

Work With Heather

Heather is well aware of how challenging a move to a new city can be and enjoys helping new residents get established and find their happy place in Austin. Contact Heather today!