Featured Neighborhood: Rough Hollow
Published on: September 10, 2020
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Lakeside living gets a new and improved look in the Austin waterfront community of Rough Hollow. As if the abundant amenities available on Lake Travis in Austin weren’t enough, Rough Hollow takes Austin lakeside living to a new level with world-class amenities in a luxurious Hill Country community. The award-winning community offers residents enough activities to keep them in the neighborhood while the community organizer takes the hassle of planning out of having fun.

You’ll find Rough Hollow on the prestigious South Shores of Lake Travis, where residents can enjoy the South Shore Marina for water activities. There are also parks and picnic areas that can be enjoyed nearby. Those looking for the excitement of the Downtown Austin nightlife can enjoy a convenient 25-minute drive to the Central Business District.

Within the 1,800-acre community, residents enjoy direct lake access that includes paddleboards and kayaks. The community also features 22 miles of hike and bike trails. A paid membership to the Yacht Club and Marina allows residents to access the fitness center with cardio and free-weight rooms. There’s also HIghland Village which is the water-themed community center.

Homes in the neighborhood range in price from the $300s to over $3 million. There are more than 25 neighborhoods that offer house hunters a variety of styles and price points. Award-winning builders are available to create your lakeside dreamhome. The community has also won several awards for design, poolscape and community activities. Potential residents can buy a home already built, choose from an available floorplan to have one built or purchase an available lot to build their custom Austin dream home.

Rough Hollow is served by the award-winning Lake Travis Independent School District (LTISD).

The self-proclaimed “Destination District” has attracted a host of families moving into the district due to its reputation of academic and athletic success. The community is served by Serene Hills Elementary School, however LTISD is currently in the process of building Rough Hollow Elementary, which is slated for completion in the Fall of 2020. The school will accommodate 850 students and boasts common areas that foster group learning and collaboration. The site features sweeping views of the Texas Hill Country and is easily accessible via Hwy 71.

The area is also serviced by Lake Travis Middle School and Lake Travis High School. According to the Rough Hollow website, Lake Travis Middle School has been recognized by the Duke University Talent Identification Program for their excellent PSAT and ACT scores. Since 1998, Lake Travis High School has earned 29 state championships in University Interscholastic League athletics and academics, as well as extracurricular clubs and activities. While boasting a 95% graduation rate, Lake Travis High School has also been named one of the “Best High Schools for Athletes” in the Austin area.

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