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The North Travis Lake area is made up of the cities of Lago Vista, Jonestown and Point Venture communities located on the North Shore of Lake Travis just 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, two city-owned golf courses, a winery, performing art center, easy access to the Hill Country and more. We are also connected to the Cap Metro Metrorail system for easy and hassle-free connection to downtown Austin.

DEMOGRAPHICS

Historical Population

1990: 2,199
2000: 4,507
2010: 6,041
2015 (estimated): 6,550

Government

Lago Vista was incorporated in 1984 with a council-manager system of local government. As of November 17, 2016, Lago Vista City Councilmembers are as follows:

  • Mayor Dale Mitchell

  • Place 1: Mark Tippetts

  • Place 2: Kevin Sullivan

  • Place 3: Ed Tidwell

  • Place 4: Ron Smith

  • Place 5: Stephanie Smith

  • Place 6: Suzanne Bland

Population Ages

Under the age of 18: 21%
18 to 24: 4%
25 to 44: 29%
45 to 64: 26%
65 or Older: 20%

Median Incomes

  • Household: $57,527

  • Family: $62,114

  • Males: $48,550

  • Females: $29,929

  • City Per Capita: $28,438

About Our Cities

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.

City of Point Venture

The Village of Point Venture is a hidden piece of paradise nestled in the Hill Country surrounded on 3 sides by Lake Travis. Located just 15 minutes from Lago Vista, thirty minutes from Cedar Park, and less than one hour from the “Live Music Capitol” of Austin, Texas, providing convenient access to major shopping, business, popular attractions and entertainment while maintaining the intimacy and security of a small town.
This truly unique village has a quaintness and pace that makes it attractive to anyone wanting a break from the city or a comfortable place to just put your feet up and relax after a hard day. This small enclosed community allows easy exploration of the peninsula by foot, although the most popular mode of transportation in the village is by golf cart. Private amenities include a Jr. Olympic-size swimming pool, waterfront Park with jet ski and boat ramps, workout facility, event room, tennis courts and marina.
Public amenities include The Gnarly Gar on Lake Travis and a pristine 9 hole Golf course. The Gnarly Gar is full service bar & grill providing residents with a friendly meeting place with weekend live entertainment. The restaurant is accessible by land and water with plenty of parking for boats, golf carts and cars. After a round of golf on Point Venture’s 9 hole golf course, enjoy good food and drinks with your friends as you kick back and watch the sailboats float by. For nature lovers, Point Venture offers an abundance of wildlife experiences.
What truly makes Point Venture special is our residents’ commitment to the community to make it a very special place to live. The Point Venture Lions Club is one of the most active in the Central Texas area and resident volunteers are always there to lend a hand to make the community better. Living in Point Venture is like being part of a family.

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

City of Jonestown
Canyonlands Trail
Jones Brothers Park
Veterans Park
Fireman’s and Shady Parks

Useful Information

Newspapers

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.

Utilities

Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA)
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 important info regarding area weather and lake and river floods.

Transportation

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