Lago Vista

The Lago Vista, Jonestown and Point Venture 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, residents enjoy an abundance of scenery, wildlife, lake living and a relaxing environment.

In addition to a highly desired location and variety of businesses, the area boasts highly acclaimed schools, a property owners association with several lakeside parks for Lago Vista use. The community is home to approximately 6,200 residents, ten private waterfront parks, three private golf courses, wineries, an airport, and of course, the sparkling waters of Lake Travis. The beautiful community encompasses approximately 15 miles of Lake Travis shoreline and is the gateway to the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge.

The City of Lago Vista operates both golf courses and Sports Complex, which features a public, 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.

Check out some of our favorite places to live, play and dine in Lago Vista.


Lakeshore Ranch | Lakeshore Ranch is located on the North Shore of Lake Travis. Lakeshore Ranch features homes representing a wide range of time periods and styles with the community dating back to 1983. This small, secluded waterfront community offers a variety of homes with a boat ramp, many with views of Lake Travis and covered boat dock lifts.

Point Venutre | Located on the North Shore of Lake Travis, Point Venture was a second home and family vacation destination, since the early 1970s. It has matured into a community of full time residents with over 150 children attending Lago Vista Schools. It features golfing, boating, lake access, and other amenities. Point Venture was incorporated in August 2000.


Balcones Canyonlands | This rugged terrain has spared old Ashe juniper and oak woodlands from logging and shelters some of the best golden-cheeked warbler habitat. The Brazos tributaries to the north cut only shallow canyons. Here, the refuge foothills ease into savannahs where the open country supports oak shinneries (head-high thickets) vital to the black-capped vireo.

Both endangered songbirds share a common dilemma. They depend on very specialized habitats to make a living, and those places grow fewer by the day in the wake of development and human activity. That's why this refuge has a critical role to play in both preserving and restoring their homes.

Beneath the homes of songbirds lies a mysterious world of caves, rivers and sinkholes called "karst". Over time, naturally acidic water dissolved the limestone and sculpted a labyrinth inhabited by night creatures. Ringtail cats and raccoons retreat into cave entrances for shelter. Cliff chirping frogs and whitethroat slimy salamanders squeeze into moist crevices. Cave crickets and daddy longlegs live within caves, but leave to feed and return. Some spiders, beetles and pseudo-scorpions never come out to the light, living all their lives in reclusive darkness. Still deeper lies the Edwards Aquifer, the source of many Central Texas springs and beautiful Hill County rivers. These same rivers eventually flow into the marshes, estuaries and bays along the Texas coast.

But here on the refuge, well above the surface, the deep, clear-water pools are not only important sources of water for wildlife during a drought, they are often the last refuge for the hardy fish that remain. An occasional flash flood will sweep through wiping out much of the vegetation but the standing sycamore, elm, oak and hackberry trees that remain provide important habitat for many wildlife species, including many migratory birds. The refuge harbors 245 bird species for part or all of the year. Almost half are neo-tropical migratory birds that breed in the U.S. and winter south of the border. Because of its importance to birds, this refuge has been identified as being significant for world bird conservation and officially designated a Globally Important Bird Area. The American Bird Conservancy recognized Balcones Canyonlands NWR as an IBA for its significant role in conserving the golden-cheeked warbler, the black-capped vireo, and their habitats.

Like much of the area, the refuge's roadsides and prairies transform to brilliant wildflower gardens each spring, accenting the emerald, olive and forest green of the Hill Country. The flowers in turn attract a myriad of butterflies. In summer, at least 37 kinds of dragonflies zip across refuge ponds, streams and meadows in hot pursuit of their insect prey.

Flat Creek Estate Winery | Flat Creek Estate Winery offers 80 acres of beautiful views, wine, Disc Golf and tasty food. Learn the power of oak aging in the winemaking process. Taste wine directly from the barrel to learn why oak aging isn't just about flavor, it's about a wine's ability to uptake oxygen and mature over time.


Eat Good Food | Lago Vista has some delicious restaurants with different variety of restaurants that caters to any taste. Some of our current favorites are Azul Cantina Lago and The Grille at Highland Lakes


Elementary Schools

  • Lago Vista Elementary School 

Middle Schools 

  • Lago Vista Middle School 

High Schools 

  • Lago Vista High School


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