Who knew life in the 78738 and the 78734 could be so enjoyable? Your little lakeside town has grown into a bustling city. You may only have 13.17 square miles of the Texas Hill Country to call your own, but you make the most of every inch. Just look at how much you can squeeze into it!
Despite the massive growth and development in Lakeway, it’s still a beautiful place to call home. You have everything you could ever want in a community like a state-of-the-art hospital, great schools, world-class golf courses, parks, shopping, dining, bowling and of course, a gorgeous lake that is full. Hooray!
But once in a while you need to stretch your legs and venture out into the world. Yes, occasionally you leave Lakeway. When you do … well, er … you are easily spotted.
Here are 10 signs you might be from Lakeway:
#10 You’re obsessed with red and black
When you’re seen shopping, you’re always buying red or black or a combination of the two. It’s a telltale sign that there’s a Lake Travis game lurking somewhere in your near future.
You have Cavalier spirit whether your children attend Lake Travis High School or not. What? That seems weird to y’all?! Well, you just don’t understand what it means to be a Cav. “Hey, pass me that Bedazzler, I need to bling my shirt real quick!”
#9 You don’t leave the house without a Yeti
You always have a Yeti in-hand. Like always. You are serious about cold beverages staying cold for extended periods of time. Non-triple insulated cups are for losers. That’s just how you roll.
When you show up at a public or private function — be it a concert or a wedding — chances are you will be arriving with a Yeti. It will probably be monogrammed with fancy calligraphy font too.
#8 You own an extremely large vehicle that is Summit White, Silver Coast Metallic, Crystal White, Alabaster White or Olympic White. In other words, white.
When you’re cruising through town in a huge white and/or cream-colored truck or SUV with tinted windows, way too many options and every accessory you can imagine because you just never know when you’re gonna need that Side Window Weather Reflector, chances are you’re from Lakeway.
#7 You can’t turn left
You will drive miles out of your way to avoid an unprotected left-hand turn. You can’t help it. It’s Pavlovian conditioning.
When you’re asked why you have an irrational fear of turning left, you can rattle off at least five intersections in Lakeway where a left-hand turn is like an optical illusion. It looks real, but it actually doesn’t exist in nature.
#6 Kendra Scott … it just is
Kendra Scott jewelry is part of the uniform for Lakeway ladies. You can’t really explain it … it just is.
#5 You’re way too excited about grocery stores
When you’re roaming through H-E-B, you’re probably whispering to someone, “ours is way better.” That’s because Lakeway just got a brand new H-E-B that is the nicest one in Central Texas. You are obsessed with it. If they opened a gym and a school in your H-E-B, you would never leave.
#4 You love deals
You will hunt high and low for a good deal. When you use a Groupon for a local spot, you’ll tell everyone you know what a good deal you got.
You’ll sell a box of used crayons on Lakeway Swap if someone will buy it. You will only buy gas at Randalls if you’ve accumulated gas rewards and you’ll drive on empty to get there. Then you will post a pic of said gas pump on Facebook. And that post will get tons of likes by fellow Lakeway residents who also love a good deal.
#3 You are heard talking about “the gate”
You talk about “the gate” as if it’s the Black Gate that Sauron the Dark Lord of Mordor built. “Can you get in the gate?” “Did you call the gate?” “They won’t let you in the gate!”
You’re referring to the multiple security gates strewn throughout The Hills of Lakeway, a painstakingly gated community. Built to keep people out or in? Hmm, you can’t decide.
#2 You have lots of inside jokes about mailboxes
When you live in Lakeway, you either know someone who has knocked over a mailbox or you’ve done it yourself. Or, even worse, you’ve awoken one morning to find your beloved mailbox sadly lying in a heap of rubble.
There are theories as to why perfectly solid mailboxes on perfectly wide streets might get crushed into pieces. (See #8)
Some folks say the mailboxes here spring to life and hurl themselves into oncoming traffic. Others blame spontaneous combustion.
#1 You discuss living in “the bubble”
But this is a term of affection even if you’re mad or tired or frustrated or inconvenienced. No matter how far you stray from Lakeway, you truly love it here even if you can’t turn left.
You know you may look ridiculous in your huge SUVs with your monogrammed Yeti tumblers and your bedazzled LT gear (on a non-game day), but that’s okay.
Yes, people in Lakeway have a very good sense of humor about themselves.
You work hard and play hard. You have your gripes and idiosyncrasies just like every community, but at the end of the day, you just can’t find a better place to call home.
Did we miss one? What’s another sign you might be from Lakeway? Let us know in the comments on Facebook.