Lakeway is located at 30°21?55?N 97°58?34?W? / ?30.365307°N 97.976154°W? / 30.365307; -97.976154 (30.365307, -97.976154), 16 miles (26 km) west of Austin.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.7 km2), of which, 5.8 square miles (15.0 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km2) of it (4.45%) is water.
The town of Lakeway began with the construction of a 48-room hotel, the Lakeway Inn, now Lakeway Resort and Spa, a 168-room full service resort. Ground was broken October 1962 and the grand opening was July 12, 1963. Honored guests included Lady Bird Johnson and Texas Governor John Connally.
As of the census of 2000, there were 8,002 people, 3,124 households, and 2,496 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,379.4 people per square mile (532.7/km2). There were 3,501 housing units at an average density of 603.5/sq mi (233.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.39% White, 0.80% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.86% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.21% of the population. In 2007, police chief Gordon Bowers estimated Lakeway’s population to be approximately 14,000.
There were 3,124 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.1% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.84.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $86,862, and the median income for a family was $94,266. Males had a median income of $70,211 versus $38,879 for females. The per capita income for the city was $45,765. About 1.8% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.
The City of Lakeway is served by the Lake Travis Independent School District. Five elementary schools, Lake Travis Elementary School, Lakeway Elementary School, Lake Pointe Elementary School, Bee Cave Elementary School and Serene Hills Elementary School, serve sections of Lakeway. Two middle schools located in unincorporated areas outside of Lakeway, Hudson Bend Middle School and Lake Travis Middle School, take sections of Lakeway. All of Lakeway is zoned to Lake Travis High School.
Lakeway Regional Medical Center
The Lakeway Regional Medical Center will include a 200,000-square-foot (19,000 m2) general hospital off Ranch Road 620.The 54-acre (220,000 m2) development will include:
- 244,000 square feet of medical office space
- a rehabilitation hospital with about 85 patient rooms for long-term acute care
- convalescence and full-service therapy
- an elder-care facility for 80 to 100 patients
- 30,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space
- an extended-stay hotel with 60 to 90 suites
- and structured parking surrounded by amenities such as trails The hospital is planned to open with about 100 beds. The hospital will be able to expand to 200 beds. It will have an imaging center with an MRI, CT scanner and X-ray machine; a 16-bed emergency room and heliport; lab services; and an outpatient clinic. It will also include facilities for cardiovascular treatment, orthopedics, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery, nephrology and dialysis, and an infusion center.