Be an informed buyer and hire a local Realtor with knowledge
about the local market, and the area lakes.
Fill-Area - Many Highland Lake Area lakefront properties have "Fill-Area." If the seller does not own the fill area, or if the title was not transferred by a warranty deed, this may affect your ability to obtain a mortgage loan on a property or cost you money when you resell the property.
Septic Systems - Some homes in the Highland Lakes Area may be on a septic system. These systems require a sales inspection as well as licensing.
Short-Term Rentals - Many properties on the lake have ordinances or restrictions prohibiting short-term rentals.
Lake LBJ - Primary purpose is to provide additional hydroelectric power. Lake LBJ provides the cooling water for LCRA's Thomas C. FergusonPower Plant. Lake LBJ is a pass-through lake. Therefore it maintains a relatively constant level, except of course in times of flooding.
Inks Lake - Inks Lake provides flood control in tandem with Lake Buchanan. Being a pass-through lake, the level of Inks is relatively constant, except of course during times of flooding. Inks Lake State Park encompasses the east shore of the lake.
Lake Marble Falls - Located on the Colorado River, near the city of Marble Falls. Lake Marble Falls is also a pass-through lake, allowing for relatively constant lake levels. As well as being a beautiful lake for boating and fishing, Lake Marble Falls host the Lake Fest Drag Boat Races every August.
Video of Lake Travis and Lake Buchanan December 2013
LCRA Videl of Lake Travis and Lake Buchanan, March 22, 2016
Lake Buchanan - Buchanan Dam and Lake Buchanan's primary purposes are for producing hydroelectricity and water storage. Lake Levels in reservoirs, such as Lake Buchanan fluctuate considerably during times of drought.
* Parts of Lake Travis overlap between the Highland Laks MLS and the Austin MLS. Please contact us to receive email updates on Lake Travis properties from the Austin MLS.
Lake Travis - Lake Travis is also a used for water storage. Mansfield Dam, which forms Lake Travis was also built to hold back floodwaters. Severe floods in 1938 caused millions of dollars in damage. Since its completion in 1943 Mansfield Dam has protected downstream residents from severe flooding.