A new regional Scott and White affiliated hospital is being built on the northwest corner of Hwys 281 and 71. The hospital will be named The Wayne and Eileen Hurd Regional Medical Center in honor of the late Mr. Hurd and his widow Eileen. Wayne Hurd was one of two original developers of Horseshoe Bay. The clinic is scheduled to open in 2014.
Jamails Grocery just opened in Horseshoe Bay in May 2012. It specializes in the best produce and meats available with emphasis on great service. Up the road in Marble Falls which is about 5 miles from the eastern edge of Horseshoe Bay, is an HEB and Walmart for groceries. Also located in Marble Falls are Home Deopt, Lowes, Southerlands, Office Deopt, Starbucks, Subway, Schlotzsky's, KFC, Long John Silvers, and more.
Comparing Lake LBJ to Lake Travis right now would not be fair to Lake Travis. The water level there is very low and many lakefront homes are not currently on water. Lake LBJ is a constant level lake so the water is always maintained at the 825' above sea level. Once every few years it is drawn down about 5 feet for maintenance. That usually lasts about 2 weeks. The lack of a consistant water level on Lake Travis creates problems for area owners. I would recommend that potential buyers of property on either lake look at both.
Horseshoe Bay is a bit more remote than Lakeway/Lake Travis. The small town feel, with big city conveniences, is alive and well in Horseshoe Bay. There are small eateries outside of the resort and local shopping. The nearest full-scale shopping is a few minutes away, in Marble Falls. The same goes with additional restaurants, including many major chains.
Lakeway is closer to Austin and minutes away from The Hill Country Galleria, mall shopping. Lakeway is approximately 30 minutes from Horseshoe Bay. It, as well, has several restaurants in the vicinity, including several national chains.
Horseshoe Bay is serviced by the SCOTT & White Clinic, coupled with additional practices, pharmacy, and the new Scott & White Hospital, now in ground stages. Lakeway is also serviced by several independent offices, with major medical care in Austin and Round Rock.
Another major difference in the two areas is the difference between Lake LBJ and Lake Travis. Both are part of the chain of lakes, known as The Highland Lakes, controlled by LCRA. Lake Travis, however, is at the end of the chain, and is dependent on rainfall. Lake LBJ is one of the few constant level lakes in the State, allowing for year-round enjoyment.
If you have any additional questions, please let me know, and I would be happy to send you additional information on both areas.
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Great questions. There is a huge difference between Horseshoe Bay and the lake travis/lakeway area. The biggest difference is that the lake in Horseshoe Bay is constant level. This makes a huge difference in maintaining your property value, not to mention the views of a half-full lake don't compare to beautiful Lake LBJ. There are also other small lakefront communities on this constant level lake such as Granite Shoals, Wilderness Cove and Kingsland. All have unique characteristics that will appeal to different types of buyers. If you buy in Horseshoe Bay and you want to play golf, you must join the resort, as it is "members only". The resort has three top tier courses, three swimming pools, several restaurants, multiple tennis courts (even a kids court), a putt putt course and beautiful landscaping.
There are several restaurants in Horseshoe Bay that are not inside the resort. You can also go into Marble Falls- just ten minutes away, and enjoy dining and shopping there. Marble Falls has an emergency clinic and there are full staff hospitals in both Burnet and Llano (nearby communities). Scott and White has purchased property just outside Horseshoe Bay and is in the process of building a major hospital but it will be a few years before it is fully functional. Horseshoe Bay and the surrounding hill country is a beautiful place to visit, buy a second home, or live permanently. We would love to have you!