Nestled in the Hill Country between Cedar Park and Marble Falls, Lago Vista is a Lake Travis community with small town charm. Originally founded as a golf resort community, Lago Vista has experienced substantial population growth in the past several years with a 2019 population estimate of 8,046. Within a 15-minute drive is 12,075 households with a population of 31,843 and a growth rate of 28.8%.
Young families are choosing to move to Lago Vista for the excellent schools, low crime rates, and variety of recreation opportunities. Lago Vista also has amenities that include POA-owned lakefront parks, tennis courts, baseball fields and frisbee golf courses. Swimming, camping, boating, kayaking, golf, and hiking trails are also favored activities. The Travis County Arkansas Bend Park in Lago Vista is available to the public.
The City of Lago Vista is in the process of completing Phase One of a new municipal sports and recreation complex. Expected completion is May 2020. A variety of sports and entertainment events are held in Lago Vista each year. Lago Fest is a large live music, art, and food festival on the shore of Lake Travis in Bar-K Park. Festival goers enjoy coming by boat as well as land. Lago Fest is held at the same time as the Austin Yacht Club’s Annual Turnback Regatta. Sailors race to the shore of Bar-K Park camp overnight and race back in the morning. The highly touted La Primavera bike race is held in Lago Vista offering serious cyclists a challenging course throughout the city’s winding hilly roadways overlooking the lake.
The Lago Vista business community includes medical facilities, corporate manufacturing, financial advisors, retail shopping, restaurants and service providers. Starbucks just opened and is a new addition to the Lago Vista community.
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Sources: Texas Comptroller for retail sales; Texas Workforce Commission for labor force, unemployment, businesses, employees, and salaries; Texas Education Agency for public school enrollment and graduates; ESRI for 2019 demographic estimates; and U.S. Census Bureau for all other data.