Whether you’re a fan of Facebook or not, there’s no denying the power of its connectivity. Thanks to the evolution of Facebook groups, you can now engage and connect with thousands of Lake Travis area residents in the community by joining or starting your own group.
Unlike Facebook pages that accumulate “likes,” groups are built with “members,” so they are organically interactive for smaller groups of people who use them for communications, sharing and interaction. Today’s groups also enjoy more intuitive privacy settings. (Thanks, Facebook gurus!)
There are dozens of Facebook groups to choose from and new ones are being created almost daily. Lake Travis community-oriented groups include Life in Bee Cave, Lake Travis Residents, I Love Flintrock, The Preserve at Lakeway, Steiner Ranch Small Business, Steiner Serves and Lake Travis Fire Rescue Community Foundation.
If you’re one of those unique people who isn’t a transplant from another state and you actually attended Lake Travis High School, you’ve got to check out the groups Lake Travis HS Alumni and Lake Travis Alumni Football.
If you’re involved in sports in Lake Travis — and who isn’t?! — there are plenty of groups to choose from whether you’re a parent cheering on your team or you want to connect with other athletes in the area: Lake Travis Rugby, Lake Travis Lacrosse, Lake Travis Cavaliers, Lake Travis Cavalier Band, Lake Travis Football Tournament, Lake Travis Wake Surfing and Lake Travis Cycling Club.
Lakeway Swap has over 1,500 active members and Buy & Sell in Steiner has over 1,300 members. These groups are growing quickly because residents have discovered it’s a great place (and it feels more secure) to sell items, trade items, and offer services within the local community.
These sites are well-managed and have established steadfast guidelines, which is critical when it comes to the buying and selling of goods. For security reasons, these groups are closed, which means you need to contact the admin to be added, but it’s easy to find out how to be included. And once you join, you’ll be hooked. In fact, a similar group called Steiner Sells-Items over $500 grew so big, they had to switch from a Facebook group to a website.
There are also online groups dedicated to the health of our kiddos like Lakeway Healthy Kids and Lake Travis Healthy Kids. Lake Travis Healthy Kids has over 300 members and posts about family-friendly events, healthy recipes and fun family activities. Lakeway Healthy Kids is an open forum to ask, share, and inspire change for the health of our community and children.