AUSTIN HOUSING AND NEIGHBORHOODS
will find all grades easily accessible to
their school-age children, with
Murchison Elementary School and Park
Crest Middle School nearby.
Hendrickson High School is adjacent
to Falcon Pointe.
Falcon Pointe features an Amenity
Center and Residents’ Clubhouse that
serves as a 6.7-acre community retreat
for residents and their guests, including
a fully functional kitchen and a party
room available for residents to reserve
and use for parties, and an on-site
Activity Director to help.
The Residents’ Clubhouse/Pavilion
facility has a large fitness room
indoors, while outdoors features a
multi-feature pool, sand volleyball,
tennis courts, an outdoor sports court, a
park with children’s play equipment, a
play field, and picnic facilities.
Newland Communities has landscaped
Falcon Pointe with more than 1,000 trees
as part of a community forestry program to
enhance the neighborhood’s overall
appeal and encourage the growth of
wildlife. Newland Communities also has
an extensive trail system, “pocket parks,”
and pavilions with picnic facilities
throughout the development. Another
added benefit to living in Falcon Pointe is
it is only minutes away from Blackhawk
and Star Ranch, two daily-fee golf courses.
Village of Volente
The natural beauty of the Hill Country and
Volente’s excellent access to the lake are
just two of the reasons this once sleepy
small town is so popular. Volente has
experienced a recent boom in
development, with new neighbors and
new businesses settling into the area.
Those who live here appreciate living life
in the Texas Hill Country and the beauty
of the lake. Volente incorporated itself as
a town to avoid annexation by the city of
Austin or Cedar Park, allowed Volente
residents more control over the city’s
planning, including future plans for
zoning and growth control.
Bounded by 620 on the south and
extending north to 1431, Volente enjoys
a shared border with preserve land
administered by the Audubon Society on
the east. The median home price here is
about $450,000, with unimproved land
tracts available for building.
The recent opening of Travasa Austin –
the former home of The Crossings that has
been transformed into a luxury hotel and
resort – also adds to the area’s popularity.
Overlooking Lake Travis, Travaasa Austin
offers 70 guestrooms in a low-key
campus-style layout. The property
includes horse stables, a challenge
course designed in partnership with
Outward Bound, a fitness center and
yoga studio, an infinity-edge pool, dining
area with outdoor patio and exhibition
kitchen, and an 11-room spa.
Twin Creeks Country Club and its golf
course have also brought more golf
enthusiasts and retirees to the area, and
hiking and biking have always been
popular area sports. Shore Club Volente
Waterpark, a family recreational facility
and waterpark on the shores of Lake Travis,
draws more than 1,000 people on the
weekends at the height of its season. P h o t o