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Robert May, Home Buyer in Goodyear, AZ

We are planning to move to the Austin area in Lake Wind Estates sec. 3. Is this a safe area, what is the weather like in this area and what is the?

Asked by Robert May, Goodyear, AZ Mon Sep 19, 2011

crime rate in this area as we have a 4 yr old daughter.

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Betina Foreman’s answer
Dear Robert,
I just wanted to check back with you to see if you found anything yet.
Here is a link to the only one for sale right now: http://actris.mlxchange.com/DotNet/Pub/EmailView.aspx?r=1786…

The HOA information can be seen on their website: http://www.lakewindestateshoa.com/.

Sincerely,
Betina

Betina Foreman- Realtor, C.N.E.
Austin Home Girls Realty
(512)771-6318
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 25, 2012
https://records.txdps.state.tx.us is a website for you to find crime statistics in the Austin area. Lake Wind Estates is a gated community and several of the homes have fantastic Lake Travis views.

Mary Lynne Gibbs, Broker
Keller Williams Realty - Lake Travis
512-431-2403
http://www.AustinLuxuryBroker.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 23, 2014
This is an excellent neighborhood. Very safe. Austin weather is amazing. It is hot and a little humid, compared to the West Coast, but not as humid as the East Coast. The summers can be a bit rough, as there in an intense hear here like no other place I've experienced. But, the upside is there is the lake and lots of options and fun during the summer months to keep you cool. Spring and Fall are amazing and mild and the winter is pretty mild with lots (we hope) of rain. Hope that helps!

Carlie Strickland
512-965-3038
http://www.eliasandassociatesrealty.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 17, 2014
Jason,

I live less than 1/2 mile from Lakewind Estates and it's a beautiful safe place to live. Lake Travis is easily accessible and the school district, Lake Travis ISD, is one of the best in the State. Originally from New England and it's cold winters I think the weather here is fantastic!!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 17, 2014
I've lived in Lakeway since 1999 and have always enjoyed the area, the people and the weather. Lakewind Estates is an exemplary neighborhood with beautiful homes and and very well laid out. As for crime, check put http://www.cityoflakeway.com/FAQ.aspx?QID=82. for information. You can Google 78734 as well and get even more information. Hope this is helpful.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 3, 2014
I've lived in Lakeway since 1999 and have always enjoyed the area, the people and the weather. Lakewind Estates is an exemplary neighborhood with beautiful homes and and very well laid out. As for crime, check put http://www.cityoflakeway.com/FAQ.aspx?QID=82. for information. You can Google 78734 as well and get even more information. Hope this is helpful.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 3, 2014
Robert,

I lived in Hudson Bend for a bit and it is a great area. Lake Wind Estates is nice since you can access it right off of the 620 which is a main thoroughfare that cuts through the hill country. My wife used to jog and road ride (bike) all over the bend and never worried about it. She felt quite safe. I wish you the best of luck in your search.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 22, 2014
Hi Robert

I have lived and/or owned property in the Lake Travis area for almost 20 years because I absolutely love it. It is very safe and the skies are almost always clear and sunny. Yesterday it was in the 70's and today the 20's-that is January for you. Spring is gorgeous and filled with wildflowers. You can expect high temps in the Summer but we have a very big shared swimming pool called Lake Travis with Lake Austin on the other side of RR620. In addition, there are numerous Hill Country swimming holes for you to discover and enjoy.

Kelly ZumBerge
Distinctive Hill Country Homes
512-825-1711
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 24, 2014
I am living Lake Wind Estates. We built and moved in for 2 years now. Love the subdivision. Everything is great so far. I have 2 daughters 3, 5. and there are many little ones around this age here too.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 5, 2012
Hi Robert.
I have called Austin HOME for more than 25 years. I have called the Lake Travis Area home for the last 12 years. Living and raising a family in 78734, few miles north of Lakeway is a joy for both my wife and me. Exemplary schools, great people, and great lakes. Only 22 toi 24 miles from downtown Austin, which translates to nearly 45 minutes drive.

We love it. It was the best decision we have ever made in 1997.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 12, 2012
Dear Robert,
I think is a great area. In fact I am moving back to the Lake Travis area when I find the right property. I prefer Hudsen Bend area as Lakeway can be a little restrictive. You can check out the HOA at their website: http://www.lakewindestateshoa.com/. They even have information posted there on two of the homes that are currently for sale: 4305 Rum Runner and 4028 Lago Viento. If you would like to see these homes or any others in 78734 please give me a call
I would be happy to help.
Sincerely,
Betina
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 6, 2012
You will love this area and it's very safe!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 6, 2012
I concur with all the other realtors. You will love that area. Welcome to Texas!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 22, 2011
Robert,

The other realtors gave very good information about the neighborhood, crime rate resources, and overall helpful information on the 78734/Lakeway areas.

I am also very familiar with Lakewind Estates as I have in that subdivision listed on Lago Viento. For that reason, I can help you with any of the detailed quesitons or particulars for that neighborhood or the specific homes for sale. Most all of the homes were built by the same builder during a similar timeframe. Some have lake views and some have pools with lake views. The lots are large and there is a community park that residents can access. All of Lakewind Estates is gated which helps with traffic and the overall feeling of security.

Let me know what else you might need. You should be able to click on my name to see my listings. Or you can find it on Lago Viento Drive.

Call or email anytime.

Brad Shields
512-658-1990
Web Reference: http://www.austinishome.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 20, 2011
Quick note. In the state of Texas the Seller pays the commission for the buyer and sellers Realtors. Shop around for a Realtor and find one you like. Good luck on your possible move to Lake Travis!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 19, 2011
Robert, just got your question and see you have a few good links to your answers. I live here and feel it is a great area, with regards to schools, low crime rate, weather, etc. etc. It's a WIN-WIN-WIN in my opinion, and that's why I moved here AND am a Realtor here as well. I know there is one home under contract on Lago Viento and one on Rum Runner. Perhaps one of those is the one you are buying. If not there are 3 more available as of this morning in Sec 03. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me directly, especially if you do not yet have a Realtor assisting you (you should 'hire' one, btw, for many reasons). You can click on my name to access my contact info., Client Testimonials, Credentials, etc. If you are looking for a Realtor to assist you, I do NOT charge for Buyer Representation and am a Residential and Negotiation Specialist, as well as being a Master Instructor for Keller Williams, Austin's #1 Real Estate co. Good luck with your move and please, call on me if I may be of any assistance!!
Joe Jarusinsky, REALTOR/Master Instructor (512)261-4415
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 19, 2011
Dear Robert,
I have been going to Lake Travis for over thirty years and I have personally always felt safe. However in order for you to be sure its the right place for you and your family you should check out the crime stats. I can confirm the Lakeway police are very dillegant about catching speeders, so I would imagine you will find the stats reflect their efforts. Here is their website. Feel free to call them directly to obtain the answers you need about the areas crime. http://www.cityoflakeway.com/index.aspx?NID=72

You may also wish to examine the schools and choose where you want your daughter to attend. This may determine which neighborhod you ultimately choose. The LTISD high school always seems to be in the top tier of schools, but you can see for yourself at these sites: http://www.SchoolMatters.com, and http://www.GreatSchools.org. These sites are a great resource for parents to compare: student to teacher ratios, class size, what parents are saying about certian schools, advanced placement options, and learning disability programs, etc.

If you need more help please let me know. Lake Travis is a great place to live, play and sail!

Sincerely,
Betina

Betina Foreman- Realtor
Austin Home Girls Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 19, 2011
Can't speak to whether the area is safe? You can always check crime statistics in the area and search the sex offender site. Please let me know if you would like me to send you those links. I would be happy to help you find your next home... and a big welcome to Austin, TX. You will love it here.

Call me or email nancizimmerman@yahoo.com and I would gladly send you some listings in the area.

Nanci Zimmerman, Realtor
Team West Real Estate
512-784-8692
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 19, 2011
Hi Robert,
Lakewind Estates is in a great area of Lakeway. New shopping venues all around, and an excellent school district...welcome to Texas. The weather has been a bit hotter than usual, but we are expecting that cooler temperatures are just around the corner. As Robert pointed out, you can google the crime rate data for this area... but I agree you should feel pretty good about the area you have choosen to live in.

Hope your move is uneventful.
Regard,
Sherry
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 19, 2011
Hi Robert,
Great area about 2 miles from my office. Please let me know if I may assist you.

Thank you, Dan Seeds 512-656-8771
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 19, 2011
Maybe one of the non-Realtors can speak to crime levels, but we can only direct you to a few resources. The zip code is 78734, so look up crime levels in 78734, via Google. The weather in that area is pretty much the same as Austin, perhaps a bit cooler due to higher elevation and away from all the concrete. I, personally, would feel very comfortable living there.

here's what you'll come up with, when you enter that zip code at Weather.com: http://www.weather.com/outlook/health/fitness/wxclimatology/…

You are probably in just the preliminary phases of searching for a house. This is a very biased opinion, (and I mean very biased opinion), but you really need to start interviewing Realtors to make this a smoother transition, and to answer questions you may have along the way, as Real Estate in Texas is very different. Another biased opinion, but I would be the first guy you call.

Best,

Charles Runnels
REALTOR
Presidio Group
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 19, 2011
Hi, Robert.
Try this link: http://www.cityoflakeway.com/FAQ.aspx?QID=82.

Good luck!
Web Reference: http://www.crowehomes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 19, 2011
Hi Robert, if you don't already have an agent representing you, give me a call, or email me, and I can help you evaluate areas for your move to Austin.

Jeffrey
512-913-7480
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 19, 2011
78734 is a great area, and safe. Temp very warm, but probably cooler than AZ! Low crime rate. Would love to help you find a great home.
Cindy Crawford, Keller Williams
Cindycrawford@kw.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 19, 2011
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