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Neighborhood Spotlight: Lakeway / Bee Cave

Lakeway & Bee Cave |  78734 & 78738 

Close to some of Austin’s most recognizable natural attractions like Lake Travis, Hamilton Pool, Pedernales Falls and the Barton Creek greenbelt, Lakeway and Bee Cave are home to many beautiful neighborhoods known for their resort-like amenities and spacious family homes. 

Average List Price: $1,100,000

Location

Lakeway refers to the west Austin area south of Lake Travis and north of Highway 71, with Ranch Road 620 bordering to the east and Highlands Blvd to the west. Bee Cave is a continuation of that area, stretching further east to Bee Cave Road and south past Hamilton Pool Road to the neighborhoods below Highway 71 and west of Barton Creek.  

History

The suburb of Lakeway is, of course, named for the lake that it borders, Lake Travis. Though it’s hard to imagine now, the Lake Travis of today did not exist prior to the construction of the Mansfield Dam in 1941. It was after this major economic and historical event that the area around the lake became rich in growth and opportunities, spurring its development as a city. 

Originally a resort destination, Lakeway experienced its major growth spurt after the 1990’s, and has since become a highly sought-after area for its natural beauty and hilltop views, as well as its highly-rated public school district and athletic program, which has won 19 total state championships since 2007.

Top Spots

For a bite: The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen, Santa Catarina, Tony C’s, Chisos Grill, Sundancer Grill, MorninGlory, Vivel Crêpes & Coffee, Steiner Ranch Steakhouse

For a drink: Hops & Thyme, LT Corner Pub, Lakeway’s Speakeasy and Cigar Bar

For fun: Lakeway City Park, Hamilton Greenbelts, Lakeway Resort & Spa, Austin Salt Cave, Mansfield Dam Park

For the kids: High Five, Canyonlands Trails

Our Local Agent’s Picks: Summer’s Top 7

Bell Real Estate agent Summer is a proud resident of the Lakeway / Bee Cave area. Below are her top three go-to’s for a guaranteed beautiful day in her neighborhood.  

  1. Jules Design Bar for retail and cocktail therapy + live music on Fridays and Saturdays
  2. Plate by Dzintra for delicious Gourmet food created by Food Network Star, Dzintra Dzenis
  3. The Gramercy for a roaring 20’s experience with craft cocktails and one of Austin’s best burgers. Open late and family-run. 
  4. Woodys Tavern and Grill for your favorite sports game and the bacon-wrapped shrimp
  5. Cafe Lago for excellent breakfast and coffee 7 days a week in the heart of Lakeway
  6. Bee Cave Central Park for 50 acres of family fun 
  7. Bee Cave Sculpture Park for a romantic picnic and photos

Considering a move to Lakeway? You can browse all active listings in the area here, or contact our local agent Summer Bell for more personalized assistance. 

Image Credit (in order of appearance): Conner Baker on Unsplash; Lake Travis Lifestyle; Ellison Photo Co. [Mansfield Dam under construction], photograph, Date Unknown; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125352/m1/1/: accessed December 19, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.; The Grove by LakeTravis.com; The Gramercy

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