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.


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


  • 16 Bathrooms
  • 13 Bedrooms
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236 Doss Spring Creek Rd

236 Doss Spring Creek Rd , Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Arch Stanton Ranch, features 475 acres just 1.25 hours West of Austin and 10 minutes West of Main Street. This prime live water property is home to...

  • 13 Bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms
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6800 Comanche Trl

6800 Comanche Trl , Austin, TX 78732

The lakehouse you've dreamed about. Custom over 13-Acre Lake Travis waterfront estate with more or less 650' frontage and unobstruct...

  • 11 Bathrooms
  • 7 Bedrooms
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2401 Portofino Ridge Dr

2401 Portofino Ridge Dr , Austin, TX 78735

BA - 7 full baths, 4 half baths

  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 7 Bedrooms
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11408 Musket Rim St

11408 Musket Rim St , Austin, TX 78738

Incredible French Country Waterfront Estate with commanding panoramic views of the hill country. Located behind the gates in the premiere golf cour...

  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms
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2475 Old Harper Rd

2475 Old Harper Rd, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Arch Stanton Ranch is more or less 345 acres, West of Austin and 10 minutes West of Main Street. Prime live water ranch with 3 unique structur...

  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 7 Bedrooms
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1509 Palomino Ridge Dr

1509 Palomino Ridge Dr , Austin, TX 78733

Expansive 6.4-acre West Austin (EANES ISD) estate offers luxurious resort living for spacious family living or grand multigenerational sanctuary. P...

  • 11 Bathrooms
  • 11 Bedrooms
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1509 Palomino Ridge Dr

1509 Palomino Ridge Drive, Austin, TX 78733

Sprawling 6.4-acre estate in Eanes / West Austin that is truly an incredible example of luxury living in Austin. Custom built by Heyl Homes with in...

  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms
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12861 Hughes Park Rd

12861 Hughes Park Rd , Austin, TX 78732

Absolutely stunning, private estate on 5 exquisitely-landscaped acres with panoramic Lake Travis views from almost every room. Spectacular resort-s...