Highland Lakes Real Estate

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The Highland Lakes in Texas are arguably the most popular chain of lakes in the whole state. These lakes are all dammed sections of the Colorado River that start in Burnet County at Lake Buchanan and run to Lake Austin (located in the heart of Austin). The six lakes that make up the Highland Lakes include (in order from top to bottom): 

These lakes span three counties: Llano, Burnet, and Travis. Highland Lakes real estate is coveted for the numerous on and off-water activities such as wake surfing, water skiing, sailing, restaurants, golf on award-winning courses, and more. Waterfront improvements are allowed on all the highland lakes, which is a definite plus for those looking to increase the value and quality of their property. Some of the most attractive lake houses for sale in Texas can be found on one of the Highland Lakes.

Real Estate Statistics
Total Listings 442
Average Price $2,571,214
Highest Price $25,500,000
Lowest Price $275,000

Highland Lakes Homes For Sale

All Listings Under $500,000 $500,000 - $800,000
$800,000 - $1,200,000 $1,200,000 - $1,700,000 $1,700,000 - $2,200,000
$2,200,000 - $4,000,000 Over $4,000,000
442 Properties Found. Page 1 of 37.
Homes for Sale on Lake Austin in Austin, TX

2810 Scenic Dr, Austin

$25,500,000 - 5 Beds, 5.1 Baths, 8,791 Sf

MLS® # 4866871

Lake Travis Homes for Sale located at 12400 Cedar St, in the city of Austin, TX 78732

12400 Cedar St, Austin

$19,500,000 - 6 Beds, 7.6 Baths, 15,394 Sf

MLS® # 4277787

Single-Family Real Estate for Sale located in the neighborhood of Barrows Lakeside Add, on Lake Austin in the city of Austin, TX

4009 Rivercrest Dr, Austin

$17,500,000 - 4 Beds, 4.1 Baths, 4,602 Sf

MLS® # 6239088

Lake LBJ Real Estate - MLS # 166619, Single-Family real estate for Sale in Horseshoe Bay P, MLS Listings # 166619

419 Lighthouse, Horseshoe Bay

$14,500,000 - 6 Beds, 7.3 Baths, 10,064 Sf

MLS® # 166619

MLS #166039 for Sale at 122 Estate Drive, on Lake LBJ in the city of Horseshoe Bay, 78657

122 Estate Drive, Horseshoe Bay

$13,500,000 - 6 Beds, 5.1 Baths, 6,002 Sf

MLS® # 166039

Horseshoe Bay Homes for Sale on Lake LBJ in the Zipcode of 78657

112 Applehead Island, Horseshoe Bay

$12,500,000 - 5 Beds, 8.1 Baths, 7,152 Sf

MLS® # 167825

Single-Family Real Estate for Sale at 6901 Greenshores Dr 4 on Lake Austin - MLS #6114385

6901 Greenshores Dr 4, Austin

$11,999,999 - 6 Beds, 7.1 Baths, 9,083 Sf

MLS® # 6114385

MLS Number 1783768 on Lake Austin in the city of Austin Homes for Sale by Bruton Spgs, the zipcode of 78733

1614 Bruton Springs Road, Austin

$11,999,000 - 5 Beds, 5.1 Baths, 5,108 Sf

MLS® # 1783768

3711 Westlake Dr, in the city of Austin Real Estate in TX by Lake Shore Add,

3711 Westlake Dr, Austin

$10,800,000 - 5 Beds, 3.0 Baths, 3,955 Sf

MLS® # 2912701

Located on Lake Austin, Single-Family for Sale by 1401 N Weston Ln in the Austin, located in the neighborhood of Rob Roy On Lake Sec 01

1401 N Weston Ln, Austin

$9,995,000 - 4 Beds, 4.2 Baths, 5,593 Sf

MLS® # 4731747

Lake Austin, 9597402, Single-Family, 4402 Aqua Verde Dr, Austin, TX, Aqua Verde, Stone, Stucco, 78746

4402 Aqua Verde Dr, Austin

$9,950,000 - 5 Beds, 5.1 Baths, 6,200 Sf

MLS® # 9597402

Lake LBJ, 165299, Single-Family, 1512 Apache Tears, Horseshoe Bay, TX, Lago Escondido, , 78657

1512 Apache Tears, Horseshoe Bay

$9,700,000 - 5 Beds, 5.2 Baths, 10,500 Sf

MLS® # 165299

Discover All the Highland Lakes

Lake Travis

Located some 15 miles northwest of downtown Austin, Lake Travis is a flood-control reservoir fed by the winding Colorado River. The fun never stops on Lake Travis. Due to its size and depth, Lake Travis can be utilized for more lake activities than most of the other area lakes. Those additional activities include sailing, house boating, and cabin cruisers. This lake is one of the two non-constant lakes in the Highland Lakes Chain. However, deep water and floating docks keep the lake fun going. Known for its relaxing vistas and active watersports community, Lake Travis offers some of the area's most attractive real estate properties.

Lake Austin

A little further down the Colorado River from Lake Travis is Lake Austin. Lake Austin is a constant level lake with numerous tributaries that snake across the stunning green terrain found west of the downtown area. Many gorgeous parks and wildlife refuges are located throughout the Lake Austin region. Homes for sale on Lake Austin are among the most expensive homes in Texas. Location, location, location!

Lake LBJ

Another beautiful constant-level lake on the Highland Lakes chain is Lake LBJ, a scenic body of water that stretches over ten square miles. Residents along the shore enjoy many aquatic activities, including jet skiing, wake surfing, and kayaking. The numerous marinas and resorts around Lake LBJ provide easy access points to the lake to go boating or relax with family on the open water. Stunning waterfront homes at Lake LBJ can be found in communities like Horseshoe Bay, Granite Shoals, and Sunrise Beach.

Inks Lake

Nestled alongside the massive Inks Lake State Park, this location is perfect for homeowners who enjoy outdoor activities like water skiing, boating, or hiking. This lake is one of four constant-level lakes on the Highland Lakes chain. The many outcroppings and alcoves found along the shore provide endless hours of exploration for the whole family. Real estate around Inks Lake is highly desirable and perfect for those who wish to escape the trappings of noisy, big city life.

Lake Marble Falls

This lake, located downriver of Lake LBJ, combines small-town charm and metropolitan excitement perfectly. This constant-level lake, although smaller than others, is not short on activities, with several waterfront restaurants and bars. The water is known for being calmer due to less boat traffic. Because this lake is not as well known, you get more bang for your buck for a Lake Marble Falls Home For Sale as opposed to a similar house on Lake LBJ.

Lake Buchanan

With nearly 40 square miles of water and over 120 miles of beautiful shoreline, Lake Buchanan is another highly desirable place in the Texas Hill Country to call home. This non-constant level lake has plenty of depth for water activities to be enjoyed with or without a drought. The inspiring scenery throughout Lake Buchanan and the Colorado River offers some truly breathtaking views and the perfect environment for family fun.

The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from May 25th, 2024 at 6:00pm CDT.

Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. The Austin Board of REALTORS®, ACTRIS and their affiliates provide the MLS and all content therein "AS IS" and without any warranty, express or implied.

Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.

The information being provided by the Highland Lakes Association of REALTORS, Inc. is exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use, and it may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. The data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS.

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