Many distinctive communities fill the Lake Travis area, which are at once charming, historic, cultural, economically diverse and welcoming. A strong spirit and sense of connectivity welcomes visitors and encourages guests to stay a while. The cities and communities that comprise the Lake Travis area include the City of Bee Cave, the Village of Briarcliff, the Village of the Hills, the City of Lakeway and the communities of Hudson Bend and Spicewood.
On November 14, 2006, the Bee Cave City Council approved an ordinance to rename the Village of Bee Cave to the City of Bee Cave. Soon after, the city broke ground on its City Hall, located within the Hill Country Galleria.
The City of Bee Cave has experienced several changes since 2007. In the heart of the city, the Hill Country Galleria opened in late October 2007 and offers upscale retail, office, residential and restaurant space near the intersection of three major roads – Highway 71, RR 620 and FM 2244 (Bee Caves Road).
The new Bee Cave Public Library moved to City Hall in the Hill Country Galleria, doubling in size from its previous location. Membership to the library is free and open to all Texas residents.
Situated in the beautiful hill country of Central Texas, Lakeway’s thriving economy and premium quality of life continue to draw people from all parts of the country.
Originally established as a resort community in the 1960s, Lakeway has grown into a full-service city positioned on the south shore of Lake Travis. With a current population of approximately 14,000, Lakeway has grown significantly since the year 2000 when the U.S. Census reported a population of 8,000.
A thriving business community has developed in Lakeway along the Highway 620 corridor where attractive retail centers, office buildings and financial institutions offer their goods and services, and new residential communities in Lakeway have added thousands of high-quality homes to the area. With its recreational, business and residential opportunities, Lakeway has matured into a great location to live, work and play.
The town of Spicewood was named for the abundance of native timber in the area. Encompassing over 6,400 residents, it is a favorite recreational destination for fans of sports, fishing and hunting. Also known for its spring-fed creeks, the jewel of Spicewood is Krause Springs. Crystal water gushes from its main spring, cascades down a limestone cliff and splashes into a pool on the Little Cypress Creek.