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  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Lakeway is a suburb of Austin with a population of 14,147. Lakeway is in Travis County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Lakeway offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lakeway there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many retirees live in Lakeway and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Lakeway are highly rated.
About Lakeway...
Population
14,147

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$430,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,742
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Lakeway Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    98.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    19.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    13.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    85.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    974
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    52.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    43%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Lakeway

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$124,556
National
$55,322
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Lakeway Reviews

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Lakeway is the best place to grow up/raise a family! It offers countless opportunities to explore the outdoors while also enjoying the young city life. This suburb does a great job about catering to all ages. Not to mention, the schools are fantastic! After growing up in Lakeway, I can not wait to bring back my own family some day to this area. The homes are on the more expensive side, but considering the views and the community it is well worth it.
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Lakeway is a wonderful place for just about anyone. The overall dynamic of the area is amazing, and is great for families, seniors, adults, teens, and children all alike. While the area and homes are slightly more expensive than other areas, it is worth all the extra money. The schools in the district are amazing, the amount of activities and things to do in the area is never-ending, and the security among the streets and other areas is great. Overall, this suburb community is a wonderful place for just about anyone to live in, and it's only about 30 minutes away from downtown Austin!
Lakeway is located in the Texas Hill country. The Canyonlands hiking/biking trails, Hamilton Green belt, Balconies Preserve, Hamilton Pool, Kruse Springs, Lake Travis. They are all here. Instead of cookie cutter suburban tracts, you have unique custom home on larger lots, tucked in along the roads that wind around the lake. Lots of parks, recreation centers, swim, tennis, golf and spa resorts. It even has its own small airport. It has the second top rated school district in the Austin metro area. Traffic in all of Austin is bad, so any traffic you will experience here isn’t any more or less noteworthy. Lakeway offers a reasonably timely, picturesque commute into Austin. There is a Whole Foods, Randall’s, and two HEBs. There is a outdoor mall nearby. There is a large indoor gaming/bowling alley and a kids play gym. Instead of the strip malls you’ll see in the suburbs, Lakeway has nurtured unique small business, multiple coffee shops and cafes, boutiques and the arts.