Flintrock, located eighteen miles northwest of Austin in Lakeway, is one of the newer neighborhoods in the Lake Travis area boasting gorgeous custom homes, top-rated schools, world-class golf and beautiful views of the Texas Hill Country. If you’re seeking an exclusive neighborhood where you can enjoy gorgeous sunsets, picturesque landscapes and convenience to everything you need, Flintrock might just be the place you want to call “home.”
The notoriously winding and steep Flint Rock Road leads you to the gated community of Flintrock Falls (on your right) and Bluffs at Flintrock (on your left) and then it winds through the Hill Country which lends itself to spectacular views of the homes and the hillside. The hustle and bustle of RR 620 quickly clears from your mind and you feel like you’ve been whisked away to a serene escape.
Flintrock’s recorded history dates back to 1875 when Fred Paul Reinke opened a post office and served as postmaster. The post office was discontinued in 1882, and mail for the community was sent to Bee Caves. The Reinke’s family has roots in the Lakeway area and they are mentioned frequently in historical data pertaining to this area of Lake Travis, including the title to the Liebelt Cabin, which still sits next to Lakeway City Hall.
The neighborhood of Flintrock was named for the abundance of flint, a hard, sedimentary cryptocrystalline form of the mineral quartz in the area.
Flintrock Falls (including the golf course) is situated on what was formerly the Hutto Ranch, which was also shared by The Hills of Lakeway. One of the things that makes Flintrock’s history unique is definitely its world-class golf courses. In fact, it’s the only private country club in central Texas with two side-by-side Jack Nicklaus designed golf courses.
Flintrock Falls, which opened in 2002, features an 18-hole golf course co-designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son Jack Nicklaus II. A membership at Flintrock Falls Country Club also includes a membership at the adjacent Hills of Lakeway, which is home to Jack Nicklaus’ first signature course in Austin. There is a complimentary relationship (membership) between The Hills and Flintrock, so both neighborhoods share golf courses and amenities.
The Hills has a clubhouse located in Flintrock Falls featuring a restaurant and patio with beautiful views of the community. The other location at The World of Tennis off of Lakeway Boulevard features a casual eatery and a fitness center with tennis courts, a spa, indoor tennis facilities, locker rooms, and swimming pools.
The history of Flintrock is still being written as major developments in the Lake Travis area seem to be happening in Flintrock’s backyard. The Lakeway Medical Village which is still in development is anchored by the community’s large hospital, Lakeway Regional Medical Center. Additional tenants will include senior living facilities, The Goddard School of Lakeway, La Quinta and Marriott, as well as other medical-related services and retailers.
A few miles down RR 620 is where the highly anticipated Oaks at Lakeway will reside featuring a “Main Street” vibe with an entertainment district, shopping, dining, hotels and an H-E-B featuring unique concepts developed especially for the Lakeway community. Another project being proposed for a huge tract of land near Lakeway Elementary school is creating an Arts District to support the arts and culture that exist in this thriving community.
The history of Flintrock will also change once again when the development plan for The Backyard, one of Austin’s historic landmarks, is determined. The proposed project includes adding three state-of-the-art film and recording sound stages, two outdoor music venues (total capacity is 4000 people), a hotel, condominiums and 11 office buildings with a whopping 700,000 square feet of office space.
The Flintrock neighborhood is home to large individual estates as well as a beautiful gated community, Flintrock Falls. Flintrock Falls is home to subdivisions like Villas at Flintrock, Vistas of Flintrock and a secluded enclave surrounded on all sides by the Nicklaus-designed Flintrock Falls golf course, Escavera at Flintrock Falls. Located across from Flintrock Falls and backing up to Falconhead West is Bluffs at Flintrock.
From sprawling Hacienda style homes with gorgeous courtyards and elaborate outdoor kitchens to Tuscan-inspired one-story homes with hand chiseled travertine tile, the elegant style of Flintrock is undeniable.
Restaurants & Shopping
Flintrock is extremely convenient to shopping and dining. In fact, you can hop over to shopping centers without driving on RR 620! It’s easy to grab a coffee from Starbucks, a juice from Juiceland or a sweet treat from Lakeway’s favorite places to indulge, The Donut Hole or Sweet bakery. Local boutiques include Sweetpeas, Point of Origin, Adorn Home & Body, Maria & Kyndal’s, Dutchess. Nearby restaurants include Little Greek, The Grove, Flore’s, Mangieri’s, Thai Spice, Santa Catarina, The League, Fore and Hudson’s on the Bend.
Plus, the Hill Country Galleria is just a few shorts miles away on RR 620, so access to more shopping, dining and entertainment is easy. You can also head south on Bee Cave to Westlake or north to the Four Points area.
Family & Fitness
One of the things residents love about living in this area of Lake Travis is how accommodating it is for young families. If your youngster is on the move, you’ll love the playscapes at local dining spots like Craig O’s, Magieri’s and Flores. Plus, places like Rolly Pollies, Paiyh Dance Studios, MyTime Kids Gym, TexARTS and Avila Soccer are great spots for indoor gymnastics, dancing, music, soccer and other activities designed especially for children. City of Bee Cave Central Park, Lakeway City Park and The Hills Park are also nearby. If your kiddos are the sporty type, Flintrock is convenient to the outdoor facility for the local youth league, Lake Travis Youth Association (LTYA).
Fitness aficionados appreciate convenient spots like Pure Barre, Barre3, Snap Fitness, Lakeway Elite Fitness, CrossFit, Koko FitClub, The Lagree Studio and Gold’s Gym. Water sports like skiing, boating, swimming, and sailing on the lake are always a must, and there are numerous places to enjoy it. Lakeway has public and private marinas nearby.
Families also enjoy the Lakeway Swim Center and Skate Park, which is located off of Lakeway Boulevard near Serene Hills Elementary school. The facility has a huge leisure pool with a shallow beach-like entry that’s the perfect spot for little ones to splish and splash, as well as a lap pool and a 9,000 square foot skate park.
Flintrock is in the Lake Travis Independent School District. Students attend Lakeway Elementary, Lake Travis Middle School and Lake Travis High School, known nationwide for its stellar football program, a stand-out in Texas high school football.
Flintrock stretches from Lohmans Spur (off RR 620) and Flintrock Trace past Serene Hills Drive to the furthermost point on Flint Rock Road. The other side of Flintrock runs along side of The Hills Drive, sharing the road and the views with the aforementioned The Hills of Lakeway. There are multiple entrances into Flintrock Falls, which can make it a little bit confusing for visitors. The main entrance for Flintrock Falls is located off of Flint Rock Road. There is also a back gate for residents only near The Hills Country Club at Flintrock Falls, which is located off of The Hills Drive.
Can you live here?
While the ongoing development in the Lakeway area has some residents concerned with traffic woes, the end results will make Flintrock that much more convenient to everything and anything you could possibly need — shopping, dining, entertainment, arts, medical services and schools. The homes share a similar aesthetic, but each still stays true to the personality of its owners. Just keep in mind that living within the gated subdivisions in Flintrock means you will have HOA fees to consider. However; for most residents, the pristine beauty of the community is worth the price.