Volente Village, incorporated in 2003, sits on the north shore of Lake Travis, between Austin and Cedar Park.
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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.