Austin is located in one of the prettiest parts of Texas known as the Texas Hill Country. Whether you choose to live on a lake, a golf course, acreage out in the country, or in the city, the options are endless. The people are friendly and the pace is relaxed.
Centrally located, the Texas Hill Country is anchored by the capital of Texas, Austin. The city has been voted the number one place to live in America for the last three years and the fastest-growing large city in 2018.
Known as Silicon Hills, Austin is surrounded by beautiful hills and lakes that provide a very active lifestyle for its residents. Lady Bird Lake runs through the center of downtown providing a beautiful recreational backdrop for the city. Known as the "Live Music Capital of the World" Austin boasts more live music venues than any other city in the country. The world-class University of Texas is located at the north end of downtown as is the LBJ Presidential Library. With mild winters and lots of sunshine, Austin and the surrounding Texas Hill Country provide a year-round playground.
The Hill Country is home to six freshwater reservoirs that make up an area called the Highland Lakes. These lakes have been formed by several dams on the Colorado River which winds from the Texas/New Mexico border to Matagorda Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The Highland Lakes stretch from Austin to about 85 miles Northwest and includes Lady Bird Lake, Lake Travis, Lake Marble Falls, Lake LBJ, Inks Lake, and Lake Buchanan. The communities of Austin, Horseshoe Bay, Marble Falls, Burnet, Kingsland, Granite Shoals, Highland Haven, and Sunrise Beach surround the lake offering plenty of restaurants, shopping and community events. A very popular sport on the Highland Lakes is fishing. Bass are plentiful and several fishing tournaments are held each year.
Many communities in the Highland Lakes have golf course living. Horseshoe Bay is the home of five award-winning golf courses. The Horseshoe Bay Resort boasts four courses - Slick Rock, Applehead, Ram Rock, and Summit Rock. In the exclusive gated community of Escondido Golf and Lake Club, the Tom Fazio course is ranked with the best courses in the US. With over 40 courses in the Highland Lakes area, you are sure to find a tee time that suits your schedule and budget.