Introduction to Lakeway, Texas
Lakeway, Texas, in Travis county, is 16 miles NW of Austin, Texas.The city is in the Austin - San Marcos area.
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.
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.