Enjoy Resort Style Living at The Hollows on Lake Travis

I’ve recently been working with a client in The Hollows, a resort-style community on the north shore of Lake Travis.  For those of you who haven’t made it to the north shore of Lake Travis, The Hollows offers every amenity imaginable for the ultimate in vacation living — upscale residences on over-sized lots, miles of hiking trails, a beach club with a restaurant and an infinity edge pool, a marina, several community parks and so much more.  Words cannot properly describe this special place.  If you are considering a purchase of a vacation home near Lake Travis, you need to give serious thought to The Hollows.

Where is The Hollows?

The Hollows is located in Jonestown, TX.  To get there from downtown Austin, take the MoPac north to the 183.  Continue north on the new 183 toll road to the 1431 exit, and drive west.  After a few elevation-changing miles of roadway, you will see the water tower at the entrance of The Hollows on the left.  Make a quick left onto Old Burnet Road, and travel down the meandering road toward the lake.  Make a right on Lantern View Drive to check out the marina and the beach club.  Instead, make a left on Lantern View Drive, and follow the signs to visit the Hilltop Smokehouse with breathtaking Lake Travis views from one of the community parks with an outdoor kitchen and entertainment pavilion.

Please contact us for more information on homes for sale in The Hollows on Lake Travis or to schedule a private tour of this spectacular luxury community on Lake Travis.

Here is a list of homes currently available in The Holows, updated daily:

  1. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,070 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,967 sqft
    Year built: 2007
  2. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,410 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,967 sqft
    Year built: 2006
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,726 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,967 sqft
    Year built: 2006
  4. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,685 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,967 sqft
    Year built: 2008
  5. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,624 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,583 sqft
    Year built: 2005
  6. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,726 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
  7. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,547 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,761 sqft
    Year built: 2007
  8. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,517 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.04 ac
    Year built: 2005
  9. 6 beds, 9 baths
    Home size: 11,696 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.69 ac
    Year built: 2001

See all The Hollows on Lake Travis MLS Listings.
(all data current as of 1/19/2018)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

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AISD to Discuss Closing Barton Hills and Zilker Elementary

As a Zilker neighborhood resident, I subscribe to our neighborhood news group and recently came upon some disheartening news.

According to sources in the newsgroup, Zilker Elementary and Barton Hills Elementary are at risk for being closed.  Fox News is reporting that Zilker and Barton Hills may be closed, and students could be rolled over to Becker and Dawson Elementary Schools.

Posted on the “Keep Zilker Elementary School Open“ Facebook page is, “From an email from the Zilker PTA: ‘The AISD Facility Master Plan Task Force is charged with reviewing options for all AISD facilities. One of the options the task force is taking to the Community Meetings on January 12 and 13 is to close Zilker and Barton Hills.”  Here is a link to the meeting minutes discussing the scenarios for various school closings and their projected cost savings to the district.  As you can see on Page 9 of the link above, the Task Force has reported that the largest Capital Cost Avoidance comes from closing both Zilker and Barton Hills Elementary Schools and moving all students into Becker and Dawson.

Although I don’t have children in the schools yet, this news saddens and shocks me.  Both schools earned ‘Exemplary’ ratings in 2010 and are important structures of our community.  According to a study on Austin schools from mid-2010, approximately 524 kids go to Zilker, and 347 go to Barton Hills. Many families will be affected by this – even ones who do not have children in these schools (think property values!).

This is the preliminary stages of the discussions surrounding how to overcome the AISD budget deficits, but we wanted our viewership to be aware of these issues.  If you would like to help voice your opinions on how to support Zilker Elementary, there are ways to do so listed on the Zilker Elementary page.

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Why Buyers Should See Austin Neighborhoods During Day and Night

When buying a home, most buyers typically see the home and the neighborhood during the day. Daytime showings are ideal so that you can utilize the sunlight to see the exterior of the home and the yard.

However, it would be wise for buyers to also visit the home and especially the neighborhood at night.  This isn’t to say visiting at night will help you see if there is crime in the area – crime happens day and night and the most valuable tool for learning about crime rates in a neighborhood you are thinking about buying in is available on the city’s website located here

Why I suggest this is because a neighborhood’s character can change at night – by visiting only at day you are missing out on good and potentially alarming things.

Take downtown Austin for example. At night the streets light up in what I consider quite a beautiful way!  The stores along the 2nd Street District seem to come more alive and so does the atmosphere on West 6th Street. If a buyer is looking to live downtown, visiting at night will certainly help motivate them!

There are many other Austin neighborhoods that you wouldn’t notice the commercial and retail space until you drive by at night when all the signs are lit up. A seemingly boring neighborhood during the day can come alive at night!

At the same time, driving up and down the street of the home you are considering purchasing will help give you a good idea if there are many families in the neighborhood with children that play in the yards when they come home from school, and the presence of joggers in the neighborhood at night will be another great indication of the area.

Driving the neighborhood at varying times of the day will also help you learn about the area’s traffic patterns and will tell you if it will be a convenient drive for you each day to and from work.

If you are looking to buy a home in the Austin area, don’t go it alone, call us and we will help walk you through the steps and provide you with many tips like this so that you can make an informed purchase!

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Austin Pub Crawl for Charity Coming On February 26, 2011

Brewing Hope is hosting their Austin pub crawl benefitting charity on February 26, 2011.  We were sponsors of their event last year in Austin, and it was a complete success!  We will be sponsoring their event again this year, and we’re looking forward to it!

We hope you can all come out and support their cause and have a wonderful time.  For more information on the event, visit the Brewing Hope Austin website.  We will be posting additional information as the event draws near!

UPDATE 2/24/2011

The pub crawl event is going to be bigger & better this year!  And, we are proud to be sponsoring FREE FOOD at J. Black’s for all Pub Crawl attendees!  All you have to do is simply come by when your team is scheduled to be at J. Black’s, and head on back to the Cork Room and grab some free grub to soak up those pub crawl suds!  J. Blacks is preparing the food in their fabulous kitchen, so you know it will be delicious!  The menu will consist of a couple of their signature pizzas and also delicious chips & queso — perfect pub crawl fare!

We are pleased to be a sponsor of this wonderful charity event, and we look forward to seeing & meeting you all on Saturday!

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