Lake Buchanan

Lake Buchanan is one of the largest Texas highland lakes and is surrounded mostly by private property with lake access.

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Overview for Lake Buchanan, TX

654 people live in Lake Buchanan, where the median age is 70.1 and the average individual income is $43,121. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

70.1 years

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Welcome to Lake Buchanan

Lakefront living in the Texas Highland Lakes.

Lake Buchanan is one of the largest of the Highland Lakes and is surrounded mostly by private property with lake access. The lake is unique from other Highland Lakes due to its gravel shores in some areas that make beach activities accessible like wading, sunbathing, and even swimming. If you prefer to stay dry on your adventures, the hiking trails and caves around Lake Buchanan should be on your list of interesting sites to explore.

What to Love

  • Beach and water activities
  • Natural beauty and scenic landscapes
  • Located near Texas wine country

Local Lifestyle

Lake Buchanan is located in the midst of the “Napa Valley of Texas.” The area is home to vineyards and wineries galore and no trip here would be complete without a tasting tour of one or more of these Texas treasures. Although many of the properties here are used as rentals for weekend getaways and summer vacations, there are those who live here year-round.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Situated next to the dam at Lake Buchanan is a local favorite for grabbing a brew and a bite to eat. Offering the best burger for miles around and live music on Saturdays, Reverend Jim's Dam Pub is a fun and friendly neighborhood bar and grill.

Many of the communities around Lake Buchanan are filled with fun shopping locations and tasty local eateries in the main street and downtown areas. Llano, Burnet, and Kingsland Texas are all located near the lake and all have unique things to offer including community events throughout

Things to Do

You wouldn’t think the sky would be a draw all on its own but when it comes to Lake Buchanan, the spectacular sunsets and sky brimming with stars are definitely some of the perks. You’ll also get your fill of water-related activities, including kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, swimming, boating, and jet skiing. Go up the canyon leading into Lake Buchanan if you want to see some beautiful waterfalls as well.

For activities like mini-golfing, horseshoes, and beach volleyball, families should check out the colorful cabins, camping sites, and RV park at Black Rock Park. Bring your friend and extended family along and make use of their group campsites and indoor space that can hold up to 120 of your nearest and dearest.

Located near Lake Buchanan is another natural playland. Spider Mountain is the only year-round chairlift-served downhill biking park in Texas. If you’re in the area in December, and you're a biking enthusiast, you’ll want to sign up to take part in the annual Race Down Spider Mountain event.

If you’re interested in a jaunt through a storied cavern system make sure you visit the so-called “Cave of Legends” at the Longhorn Cavern State Park. During your tour of the caverns stop into the exhibit highlighting the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps which did much of the work of clearing the cavern and creating the park access and facilities during the 1930s.

For a more civilized afternoon in nature, nearby Kingsland Texas is home to the Legends Golf Course. Designed by three passionate golf aficionados, the course offers a challenge for golfers of all ages and abilities.


The schools in the communities around Lake Buchanan are part of the Llano and Burnet School Districts. 

Demographics and Employment Data for Lake Buchanan, TX

Lake Buchanan has 359 households, with an average household size of 1.82. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lake Buchanan do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 654 people call Lake Buchanan home. The population density is 439.62 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

44.65 / 55.35%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
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Around Lake Buchanan, TX

There's plenty to do around Lake Buchanan, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walking Score
Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Porky's, Binnie Boys Burgers, and Bluffton Store.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.31 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.59 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.05 miles 3 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.85 miles 2 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.25 miles 43 reviews 4.2/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.95 miles 31 reviews 3.3/5 stars

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