Introduction to Lakeway, Texas

Lakeway, Texas, in Travis county, is 16 miles NW of Austin, Texas.The city, which is in the Austin - San Marcos area, has 8,002 residents.

Lakeway History

John Henry Lohmann, a German immigrant and the first white settler, arrived in 1842 with his wife and children and named the area Ridgetop. The present city of Lakeway was founded on a 2,700-acre ranch owned by rancher Jack Josey. Three men from Houston arrived in the mid 20th century intending to build a hotel and resort. They decided to call the place Lakeway as a nod to Gulfmont's Fairway Motor Hotel in McAllen, Texas. The Lakeway Land Company, which was created for real estate development, was sold to Alpert Investment Corporation in the late 20th century and the 1200 acre village of Lakeway was built with public consent.

Lakeway and Nearby Attractions

  • Austin Children's Museum
  • State Capitol
  • McKinney Falls State Park
  • Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
  • Elisabet Ney Museum

Things To Do In Lakeway

The State Capitol in the city is one of the largest capitols in the country. Other historically significant sites nearby include Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park and the Texas State cemetery. Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Museum, and Texas Memorial Museum of Science and History display a variety of exhibits that reflect Texan history. Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum houses the presidential limousine and a replica of the Oval Office. O. Henry Home & Museum exists at the residence of the famous writer also known as William Sidney Porter. Among other places of interest is the McKinney Falls State Park and Pedernales Falls State Park where visitors can go for swimming, fishing, tubing, horseback riding, camping hiking and picnicking.

Lakeway Transportation

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Lakeway Higher Education

Austin Community College, Concordia University Austin, Huston-Tillotson University, Saint Edward's University, and Southwestern University are some of the colleges near Lakeway.


Total Population 12,709
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 17.3%
Employed Population 16+ 5,642
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 68.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 63.9%
Median Earnings25+ $61,947
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $8,606
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,989


Median Family Income $126,417
% Above Poverty Level 95.8%
% Below Poverty Level 4.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 12.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 19.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,464
Median House Value $368,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.8%
US/American 0.3%
English 15.7%
Irish 9.4%

Lakeway Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 16 miles NW of Austin, Texas
County Travis
Metro Area Austin - San Marcos
Standard Zip Codes 78734, 78738
Phone Area Codes 512
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.367
Longitude -97.991

Lakeway Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 61 F
Apr Temp 55 to 80 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 57 to 81 F
Annual Precip 34 inches
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 60 F
Apr Temp 58 to 79 F
Jul Temp 73 to 95 F
Oct Temp 60 to 81 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
Station TAYLOR
Distance 36.9 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 59 F
Apr Temp 54 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 56 to 81 F
Annual Precip 35.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lakeway, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bee Caves (78734, 78738)

Village of the Hills (78738)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bee Cave 4,910 $135,625
Briarcliff 1,403 $94,115
Jonestown 2,115 $87,788
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