Community & Relocation Information
The Lago Vista and Jonestown area is a beautiful lakeside community set on the North Shore of Lake Travis located minutes west of Cedar Park, Texas. As part of the spectacular Texas Hill Country, our 9,000+ residents enjoy an abundance of scenery, wildlife, lake living and a relaxing environment. In addition to our highly desired location and variety of businesses, the Lago Vista/Jonestown area also boasts highly acclaimed schools, a property owners association with several lakeside parks for Lago Vista residents, challenging golf courses, wineries, performing arts, marinas, easy access to the Hill Country and more. We are also connected to the Cap Metro Metrorail system for easy and hassle-free conncetion to downtown Austin. Below you will find more information about our spectacular area setting and all that it offers to those who live here and also visit. Click on the map to see a larger version of the Lago Vista, Jonestown and Point Venture area.
The City of Lago Vista
The City of Lago Vista Texas has a population of 6,268 and encompasses nearly 15 miles of gorgeous Lake Travis shoreline. Originally developed in the 1960's as a lake resort it was incorporated in the early 1980's as a mayor-city council government. Lago Vista is the gateway to the reknowned Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge which is dedicated to the protection of the golden cheek warbler and other wildlife. Lago Vista is also home to the Rusty Allen Airport which is suited for private small aircraft. Lago Vista was the only GAC airport in the country to support such flights.
Annual area events include the Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament, Lago Vista La Primavera Bicycle Race, Jonestown Cajun Cook-Off, Jonestown Swift Fest, Lago Fest, Balones Canyonlands Songbird Festival and the Lago Vista 4th of July Celebration with grand fireworks over the lake. Dining options include everything from bbq, to tex-mex, country comfort, bistro style and more.
For residents the Lago Vista Property Owners Association designated area, there are 9 private lakeside parks, swimming pool, activity center with fitness area, a 250 person capacity clubhouse and marina.
The City of Lago Vista operates both golf courses and Sports Complex with features a family-style pool with changing rooms, lanes for laps and kiddie area with water slide and other water features. Lago Vista is also home to the exemplary Lago Vista ISD which opened a brand new state-of-the-area high school in the fall of 2014.
Lago Vista Resource Links
- The City of Lago Vista (information about police, public works, recycling and development departments)
- Lago Vista Property Owner's Association
- Lago Vista ISD
- Capital Area Metro (complete website with MetroRail schedules into Austin --- a perfect way to visit Austin and leave your car and parking hassles behind)
Lago Vista School Information
Lago Vista ISD serves about 1450 students in Lago Vista, Point Venture and west side of Jonestown. The new high school opened in fall of 2013 and the former high school is now the middle school.
Click here to see the school profile.
City of Jonestown
The City of Jonestown has a population of 1,834 and lies just 3 miles east of Lago Vista. The community is situated on a peaceful long cove on Lake Travis that is accented by it's public Jones Brothers Park with features 3 boat ramps, covered picnic pavilions, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts and more. The park is host to a variety of events including the Jonestown Cajun Cook-Off, Lakefest 5K Challenge, Swiftfest and more. Jonestown was founded in the 1930's by Emmett A. Jones and his brother Warren and later was incorporated in the early 1980's. Jonestown is also home to The Hollows - a luxury development which boasts a variety of cottages, villas and casitas available for vacation rentals along with marina with boat rentals, hiking and biking trails, and beach club with impressive resort style pool, restaurant and more.
Jonestown Resource Links
The North Shore Beacon
Is this the first ONLINE ONLY news and information source in the country serving a laid back but growing community? We're not sure. But it is headed by a longtime associate of our previous printed only newspaper and Bill Hughes is doing everything he can to make this source a reliable, accurate and timely news source for all things that matter to our North Lake Travis Community. Click here for free local news and sports.
LCRA (Lower Colorado River Authority)
LCRA plays a variety of roles in Central Texas: delivering electricity, managing the water supply and environment of the lower Colorado River basin, developing water and wastewater utilities, providing public recreation areas, and supporting community and economic development. Their website also provides importan info regarding area weather and lake and river floods.
Click here for more info.