Lake Austin Waterfront Homes and Lake Austin Waterfront Real Estate
From Downtown Austin all the way to the Tom Miller Dam in Northwest Austin, Lake Austin features some of finest real estate and waterfront lots options in Travis County. Lake Austin twists and winds for several miles through notable neighborhoods such as Lakeway, Steiner Ranch, Westlake Hills, Davenport Ranch, Rob Roy, Tarrytown, Downtown, Zilker, Travis Heights. The area known as Lake Austin terminates somewhere between the Longhorn Dam and the South First Street bridge (i.e. Ladybird Lake or Town Lake depending on who you ask).
There is an abundance of waterfront real estate and homes for sale along the banks of Lake Austin, ranging from luxurious estates, to quaint waterfront bungalows, to Lake Austin condos, and more. For my buyers, I specialize in higher end homes in established neighborhoods, many of which have marinas available. You can see a list of all available homes for sale below.
Available Homes on Lake Austin Waterfront
Available Homes on Lake Austin Waterfront
About Lake Austin
Lake Austin is a prominent body of water in Austin city proper. Stretching 21 miles, it weaves its way in and out of a burgeoning hill country to the flats of downtown austin. At its max, Lake Austin is about 60 feet deep, making a great location for residents to take part in boating, standup paddle boarding, swimming, and more. Get to know the basics of Lake Austin below:
How long is Lake Austin?
Lake Austin is approximately 21 miles long stretching from the Tom Miller Dam to Town Lake, or Lady Bird Lake.
How deep is Lake Austin?
At its deepest, Lake Austin is 75 feet deep, but for the most part remains about 30 - 40 feet in depth. There are several spots along the shore that fluctuate from deep wells to shallow rocky bottoms.
How long has Lake Austin been damned?
Originally damned in the late 1800s, the original dams were overrun by a flood. The Lower Colorado River Authority erected Tom Miller Damn in the 30s, and it has been maintained ever since.
How fast can boats go on Lake Austin?
There is no official speed limit for boats on Lake Austin, but with all of the paddle board and canoe traffic, it is advised to maintain a safe speed of no more than 20mph. If you want, you can watch a video of a boat going 100mph on Lake Austin.
Which way does Lake Austin flow?
Great question! Lake Austin flows east to west, from Lake Travis to the Lower Colorado River.
Who maintains Lake Austin?
The Lower Colorado River Authority is the governing body in charge of maintaining the Highland Lakes and the subsequent rivers. The 600 miles stretch of water servers over 1 million people.
Is there fishing on lake Austin?
Lake Austin is a well-known urban fishing destination. There are plenty of bass, sunfish, and catfish. Known for large bass, some anglers have caught trophy-size bass there.
Where can you swim in Lake Austin?
Yes, swimming is allowed in specific portions of lake austin. You're not supposed to swim anywhere near the Mopac bridges or near any of the dams, but further out, there is plenty of swimming allowed. Additionally, there is no jumping into the water as there is leftover debris from construction that can harm unaware swimmers.
A Great Location for Boat and Watercraft Owners on Lake Austin
It's no surprise that a lot of those who live on the shores of Lake Austin are going to be interested in learning about rules and regulations for owning and operating a watercraft on Lake Austin. For the most part, everything that you're going to need to know will be included in the Texas Parks and Wildlife's Water Safety Act (we've linked to a digest here).
For those of you who are watercraft owners, waterfront properties on Lake Austin offer plenty of residences with boat docks as well as communities that provide their own marinas.
If you're interested in living in a waterfront property on Lake Austin, get in touch with Todd Grossman today!
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