Lake Austin

Elite real estate on Lake Austin’s picturesque shores.

Welcome to Lake Austin

Elite real estate on Lake Austin’s picturesque shores.


Lake Austin is a 22-mile-long waterway that meanders through gorgeous Hill Country scenery and is lined with some of the Austin area’s most spectacular real estate. The prestigious gated communities and grand estates along Lake Austin’s shores showcase a variety of architectural styles, many with boat slips allowing for private access to the lake’s shimmering waters.

Expect master craftsmanship and outstanding attention to detail with properties that match the beauty of this scenic lakefront setting. Lake-level wooded lots feature resort-style amenities, such as spas, pools, guesthouses, and Jet Ski lifts. From quintessential Texan lakehouses to Italian-style villas, French chateaus, and English Country manors, Lake Austin real estate is as breathtaking as the scenery. Most properties here are listed at in excess of $5 million, with the largest residences being listed at $10 million and above.

What to Love

  • Lakefront lifestyle
  • Beautiful homes
  • Picturesque setting
  • Emma Long Park

People & Lifestyle

This exquisite lakefront setting is among the most elite addresses in Texas. Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey purchased a magnificent mansion with seven boat slips in the Rivercrest neighborhood in 2012. Other affluent families have lived here for generations. With incredible private lake access within a 25-minute drive to Central Austin, Lake Austin homes offer a lifestyle that’s hard to beat.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Lake Austin’s elite residents enjoy access to exceptional amenities. Restaurants with views over the lake include Hula Hut, where fusion Mexican-Polynesian dishes can be enjoyed in a lively outdoor space, and Ski Shores, which has live music, great cocktails, and delicious casual food. Conde Nast Traveler has ranked Lake Austin Spa Resort as the United States’ best spa destination. Along with its outstanding wellness treatments and lakeside spa facilities, the food is sublime, with French-influenced dishes made from ingredients sourced from local farmers and the resort’s onsite organic garden.

Things to Do

Emma Long Metropolitan Park spans 1,142 acres of the Lake Austin shoreline, with boat docks and piers, abundant green space and picnic areas, walking and biking trails, and a campground. Other nearby parks include 350-acre Zilker Park, which hosts the Austin City Limits music festival, along with many other events and recreation facilities, and Town Lake Metropolitan Park, home to Auditorium Shores and The Long Center for the Performing Arts. Many festivals and concerts are held at Auditorium Shores, while The Long Center features several performance venues and serves as the permanent home of Ballet Austin, Austin Lyric Opera, and the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Austin Country Club’s 18-hole Pete Dye golf course overlooks Lake Austin, while its boat club provides members with access to the lake’s waters. Members can also take advantage of the 10 lighted tennis courts and an expansive clubhouse that contains multiple dining areas and a ballroom.

Schools

Homes within the Lake Austin area are zoned to the Austin Independent School District.

  • Casis Elementary School, Public, PK–5
  • Highland Park Elementary School, Public, PK–5

Properties

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3901 Island Knoll Drive Austin TX 78746

3901 Island Knoll Drive, Austin, TX 78746
$15,500,000
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Sq.Ft. 8769

Old World Italian Farmhouse plus Modern Charm. Inspired by a Tuscan Village Resort. Stone pattern exterior, Redland clay tile roof. All 5 bedrooms ...

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TBD W. SH 71 Highway Bee Cave TX 78738

TBD W. SH 71 Highway, Bee Cave, TX 78738
$13,500,000

Just 15 miles west of downtown Austin, this property is adjacent to both the Hill Country Galleria and Spanish Oaks Golf Club along Highway 71 in B...

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TBD W. SH 71 Highway Bee Cave TX 78738

TBD W. SH 71 Highway, Bee Cave, TX 78738
$13,500,000

Just 15 miles west of downtown Austin, this property is adjacent to both the Hill Country Galleria and Spanish Oaks Golf Club along Highway 71 in B...

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4104 SHIMMERING Cove Austin TX 78731

4104 SHIMMERING Cove, Austin, TX 78731
$9,450,000
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Sq.Ft. 7775

Beautiful Santa-Barbara-style estate with a contemporary feel sits right on Lake Austin in the Waters Edge neighborhood, one of the most desirable ...

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6706 ELFLAND Drive Austin TX 78746

6706 ELFLAND Drive, Austin, TX 78746
$7,500,000
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Sq.Ft. 9891

Retreat home to this waterfront paradise on 300+’ of Lake Austin. Extensively updated by Dalgleish, creates two distinct residences under a single ...

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4200 Waters Edge Cove Austin TX 78731

4200 Waters Edge Cove, Austin, TX 78731
$6,998,000
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Sq.Ft. 7369

Imagine your own private waterfront oasis in the prestigious gated community of Watersedge. This estate embodies a relaxed, resort-like lifestyle o...

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5600 Scenic View Drive Austin TX 78746

5600 Scenic View Drive, Austin, TX 78746
$6,995,000
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Sq.Ft. 10018

Exceptional Santa Barbara Modern estate home of approx. 10,018 conditioned sq ft. on 5+ acre hilltop in gated Scenic View Westlake 10 minutes from ...

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001 Selma Hughes Austin TX 78732

001 Selma Hughes, Austin, TX 78732
$6,900,000

One of a kind 30+ acres on Lake Austin. Waterfront estate lot, 540' ft of Lake Austin waterfront, wild life exempt, beautiful Oak & Pecan trees wit...