Lakeside at Tessera

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Northwest Austin Master-Planned Community, Lakeside at Tessera Invites Homebuyers to Live Life Lakeside  

When putting together a wish list for a new home purchase, factors such as desirable location, affordability and accessibility often weigh heavily in a family’s decision-making process. Other features that capture the attention of savvy homebuyers, from growing families to empty nesters, include the variety of home designs, quality of local schools and amenities that a prospective community offers.


It’s uncommon for a single development to deliver on such a wide spanning list of characteristics, and even more rare for a family to discover a community that not only meets, but exceeds, such worthy expectations.

One project that continues to generate attention in the Austin real estate market is an 875-acre master-planned community located on the north shore of Lake Travis at the footsteps of the majestic Texas Hill Country. The community, developed by the award-winning real estate development company, Hines, can best be described as an urban oasis of outdoor recreation and resort-caliber amenities that blends unmatched natural surroundings with all of the conveniences of city living.

When visiting Lakeside, one is first struck by the breathtaking views in all directions made possible by the community’s natural surroundings. To the south rests majestic Lake Travis and to the west and north is the vast Balcones Canyonlands Wildlife Refuge. Given it’s enviable positioning, shared by no other community, it’s easy to understand the active, outdoor-centric vibe that can be felt from the moment one enters Lakeside.

Lakeside on Tessara

Lakeside’s first phase of development includes a blend of classically inspired and modern transitional designs from the mid-$200s by well-established , Highland Homes and Wilshire Homes. These beautiful homes are available from 50- to 90-foot sites and feature scenic lake and Hill Country views. Gehan Homes recently joined the community with 40-foot sites now under construction in the newest development phase with designs beginning from the $240s. Lakeside also offers a limited selection of 80- to 100-foot custom home sites available per request.

Complementing Lakeside’s exceptional home offerings is a wealth of family-friendly amenities that have been tailored to take advantage of the community’s scenic surroundings. Lakeside offers the Lakeside Club featuring a children’s playscape, stunning infinity pool and patio overlooking Lake Travis, where adults can relax and socialize while children cavort in the splash pool. The outdoor pavilion offers a perfect atmosphere for community events and impromptu gatherings just a sort stroll from home. There’s also a kayak and stand-up paddleboard launch, function/activity lawn, and a mile of shoreline and beach access. A private HOA resident boat launch represents the community's newest amenity.

Whether you prefer running shoes or hiking boots, Lakeside’s hilly greenbelt trails promise a good workout with views for miles. In Phase I alone, residents enjoy more than four miles of dedicated trails with many more to come. And just beyond the borders of the community sits the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge and its miles and miles of beautiful trails.

Lakeside on Tessara

One of community’s most attractive assets is its access to the outstanding Lago Vista Independent School District (ISD),where outstanding performance in the classroom is balanced by exceptional achievement on the playing field and in extracurricular endeavors. Lago Vista ISD features a total enrollment of 1,275 students, allowing for very favorable student-to-teacher ratios and optimal learning environment. In the latest accountability ratings provided by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the school district and its three campuses met standards and performed above targeted scores in four key areas including student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps and postsecondary readiness. Lago Vista ISD’s most recent facility improvement is the high school campus, which doubled in size from the previous facility and boasts a 600-seat auditorium, 2,500-seat football stadium, five science labs, an Ag shop, band hall and art room.

Lakeside’s location provides convenient access to the thriving commercial nodes of northwest Austin that have attracted hundreds of small and medium-sized companies as well as some of the world’s most innovating companies such as Apple, Microsoft and Google. Aside from the easy commute to the epicenter of Austin’s high-tech corridor, Lakeside is well positioned for convenient access to numerous shopping and entertainment venues including 1890 Ranch, Lakeline Mall, the Arboretum and the Domain, to name a few. Countless other grocery stores, pharmacies, wineries, restaurants, movie theaters, spas and other everyday conveniences are minutes from Lakeside.

Lakeside is located on FM 1431 at 9316 Tessera Parkway (Lago Vista TX 78645).

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