Lake LBJ

The lake was renamed Lake Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965 in honor of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson, who owned a ranch on the lake.

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Welcome to Lake LBJ - A Neighborhood Guide

Lakeside living in the Texas Hill Country.

Living on the shores of Lake LBJ is lakefront living at its finest! Nestled in the midst of Texas Hill Country and only an hour away from Austin, the Lake LBJ area is the perfect mix of natural paradise with stunning views, small town communities, and access to nearby urban amenities.

What to Love

  • Access to nature and outdoor activities
  • Beautiful views and natural landscape
  • Lots of dining and shopping amenities

Local Lifestyle

Lake LBJ is favored by residents who love to get outdoors and participate in the fun offered by access to year-round water activities such as swimming, boating, and fishing. There are plenty of other activities on the shores of Lake LBJ, from delicious dining opportunities, to beer and wine tastings and tours, to outdoor activities such as horseback riding and golf.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The communities surrounding Lake LBJ have so much to offer in the way of tasty eats and shopping treats.
You may lose your appetite once you find out that the Grand Central Cafe is located in the house used to film the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but that would be a pity because the food is top-notch! Situated next to The Antlers Inn, a turn of the century railroad resort, this local fine dining favorite lives up to its motto of “We Serve the Best''.

One of two Alfredo’s Mexican Restaurant locations can be found near Lake LBJ. Family owned and in operation since 2006, Alfredo’s Mexican Restaurant serves up traditional Mexican , Tex-Mex, and American food in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Known for its mix of food and fun, Wakepoint LBJ offers a place to grab some gas, peruse an upscale convenience store, or catch some live entertainment. It also hosts the best place to view the sunset on Lake LBJ.

The Boat Town Burger Bar is considered the home of the best burger on Lake LBJ. See for yourself and grab one or try some classic seafood while you experience live music and take in the lake views.

Quaint and charming come to mind when you visit Kingsland near Lake LBJ. With their variety of shops and restaurants to choose from, you’ll have a great time getting in some window shopping on your way to grabbing a fantastic bite to eat.

Things to Do

The Lake LBJ area is very community-minded and has so much to do beyond the fantastic lake activities!

One favorite amongst the local community is the Kingsland Aqua Boom Independence Day Celebration. This multi-day event has competitions ranging from beauty pageants to horseshoes and poker, along with arts and crafts shows and a street dance, all culminating in a truly spectacular fireworks display over the Llano River on the Fourth of July.

The Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay Resort event is so much more than just a hot air balloon festival, along with the hot air balloons there are arts and crafts vendors, food, live entertainment, and the visually stunning coordinated light show after dark that make the balloons look like giant colorful light bulbs.

The granite shoals community is home to GraniteFest, an annual extravaganza with chili cook-offs, a car show, and live entertainment. This community knows how to do fun in a uniquely Texas way.

Looking for a way to connect with the local community between all the fun events and festivals? Head over to Kingsland Community Park to have a picnic, spend time letting the kiddos play around, or maybe meet some new neighbors.


Lake LBJ is home to many fine schools within the Llano, Burnet, and Marble Falls School Districts.

Lake LBJ Real Estate Market

Lake LBJ is a popular destination for luxury real estate buyers in Texas, thanks to its large size and constant water level. The lake is located in the Hill Country region of the state and is known for its beautiful natural setting and recreational opportunities. Waterfront properties on Lake LBJ are primarily coveted, and prices for such properties have risen steadily in recent years.
According to local real estate experts, the value of waterfront property on Lake LBJ is primarily determined by the quality and quantity of the waterfront, as well as the location of the property. Channel waterfront properties may start at around $300,000, while cove waterfront properties may start at approximately $400,000. Open waterfront properties may begin at about $500,000, and true luxury waterfront homes may start at $1 million or more. These are general guidelines, and prices may vary based on the condition and size of the house and other factors.
The demand for real estate in the Texas Hill Country, including Lake LBJ, has been driven partly by an influx of people moving to cities like Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas. This population growth has created a strong demand for second homes in the region, which has helped sustain strong values for waterfront properties on Lake LBJ. Some experts predict that prices on the lake will continue to rise in the coming years, making it increasingly difficult for the middle class to afford such properties.
If you are interested in purchasing a luxury home on Lake LBJ, there are a few things you should consider. First, working with a local real estate agent who is familiar with the Lake LBJ market and can help you find a property that meets your needs and budget is essential. It would be best if you also were prepared to act quickly, as the market for luxury homes on the lake is highly competitive, and properties may sell fast. Finally, be sure to research and understand the local real estate market trends before making a purchase, as this will help you make an informed decision.

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