WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW?
Our efforts right now are focused on:
- Getting more residents from the Old Lakeway neighborhood and owners of Lakeway 300 homes involved in the Project
- Getting more Old Lakeway homes listed in the directory on the website
- Installing more signs on Lakeway 300 homes
- Expanding awareness of the Project and the history of Lakeway revolving around the Old Lakeway neighborhood
WILL THERE BE A COST TO JOIN?
There is no cost to join the Project and our goal is to keep it that way.
WHAT DOES THE ORGANIZATION PLAN TO DO IN THE FUTURE?
Some of the ideas that were brought up by past meeting attendees:
- Capturing the oral history of long-term Lakeway residents
- Public home tours (these may include charity fundraisers)
- Buying and remodeling a home as a demonstration project
- Hosting community-attended festivals that revolve around 1960s /70s music and cars as a PR effort
- Committee member-only dinners and home tours
- Christmas lighting contest in Old Lakeway that becomes an extension of the Lakeway Trail of Lights
- View restoration through strategic reduction of cedar trees
- Use the neighborhood’s scale to influence Lakeway building codes, such as the need for new blacktop driveways, that do not fit the new areas of Lakeway, but DO fit Old Lakeway.
HOW MANY HOMES MAKE UP THE OLD LAKEWAY NEIGHBORHOOD?
Of the original 300 homes built prior to April 1971, there appears to be approximately 250 – 270 remaining today, however it’s challenging to tell because some are so heavily remodeled, yet the original structure may still be intact. The total number of homes in Old Lakeway, (a community defined by the first 17 sections and 1,000 acres developed by Lakeway Land Company prior to their sale to Alpert Investment on April 26, 1971), is uncertain. However, given Old Lakeway represents approximately 13% of total Lakeway (1,000 acres of about 7,700 acres) and there are approx 6,000 homes in Lakeway, we would conservatively estimate there are between 750 – 800 homes in Old Lakeway. See map of this defined area.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY HOME IS ONE OF THE “LAKEWAY 300” HOMES?
First, look at the “Old Lakeway” map. This provides a good view of the streets included in the neighborhood.
To see if your home may be one of the first 300 homes:
- Look at the list of homes from the 1971 Lakeway Phone Book Directory.
- Go to: http://traviscad.org
Select “Property Search”
3. Under “search type,” select “Property Address”
4. Input your street number and street name (street name is a bit finicky and may not like “street” “St”, “Dr”, etc. so you may have to play around with it to get an address the site will accept)
5. Select “View Details” on the next page
6. Then select the “Improvement/Building” drop down
This will give you some idea of the year built, however the site is not very accurate some times, and we may need to do a bit more research if the above two sources conflict or prove to be inconclusive. Contact us to help you make this determination.