The ideal setting of Steiner Ranch in the heart of legendary Texas Hill Country is due to several factors, but you are sure to love the proximity to the lakes. Lake Travis is rightfully called "The Jewel of the Highland Lakes" and it runs 40-miles through the hills of Central Texas. It has hundreds of small coves along the shoreline, with some that wander back a mile off the main lake into secluded, undeveloped areas, and the whole lake is a huge hit with boating enthusiasts.
Lake Austin is the stretch of the Colorado River that snakes through the hills west of town. Its moderate depth and meandering length make it especially popular with skiers. Lake Austin is also favored as a recreational site for boating, kayaking and canoeing. The waters are the purest found among the Hill Country Lakes.
Parks around Lake Austin abound near Steiner Ranch. Within close proximity are Fritz Hughes, Selma Hughes and Mary Quinlan Parks. They all provide public access to Lake Austin along the north shore of the upper reaches of the lake. Because of the narrow width of the lake in this area, these parks preserve much of the feel of the original steep-sloped Colorado River bottom. Picnicking, swimming, fishing and boating can be enjoyed here.
Steiner Ranch boasts a private lake club on the shores of beautiful Lake Austin for use by its residents which includes 11 boat docks, a pavilion with restroom facilities, picnic tables, playscape, basketball court and barbecue grills. At the two community centers in Steiner Ranch, you can also enjoy such great perks as a Junior Olympic swimming pool, a children's creative play area, lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, a large covered patio area, open space for Frisbee, football, baseball and soccer. Additionally, there is a resort-style pool with lush tropical landscaping and beach area, state-of-the-art children's wading pool, expansive covered pavilion or a large air-conditioned club room with kitchen facilities.
The beauty of the setting can also be attributed to mature oak trees that are nestled among the rolling hills. You can take full advantage of the surrounding beauty as there are miles of hiking and biking trails that lead from your doorstep to the magnificent Texas Hill Country. Hundreds of acres in Steiner Ranch have been set aside for a lush, rich nature preserve. The natural beauty of this legendary ranch has been painstakingly protected to be enjoyed by Steiner Ranch residents. Others enjoy extreme sporting activities on Lake Austin and Lake Travis. Songbirds and bullfrogs serenade early morning runners, and occasionally a deer scampers along the trail.
Steiner Ranch is also home to The University of Texas Golf Club as the home course for the University's men's and women's varsity golf programs. Every attention to detail has been paid to the design and creation of this Bechtol Russell Golf Design masterpiece. With beautiful natural features and dramatic elevations, this course is truly one of the best courses in Texas.
The schools in Steiner Ranch include the two elementary schools and one middle school within the community. All are new, uncrowded facilities that are part of one of the best school districts in the area. The Leander ISD is known for high parent involvement, a dedication to the quality education where students achieve academically and in extracurricular activities.
Austin has recently been named "Best City for Business" and the entrepreneurial spirit is such a part of in every aspect of business that it is easy to see why. The business community makes great use of the resources offered by the University of Texas where brilliant minds and innovative thinkers foster a dynamic culture that continues to command the attention of companies looking for a new home since so many local businesses continue to flourish.
At Steiner Ranch, you will be just minutes from downtown Austin, the seat of state government, seven area universities and an entertainment mecca that includes some of the best live music, arts and restaurants in the United States. Hailed as the "Live Music Capital of the World," hundreds of venues offer music of all genres and have been the fertile starting ground for many of today's most popular groups. Spring gives birth to the arts festivals incorporating music, food, the great outdoors, the great club scene, and all facets of the arts.
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