Rough Hollow

Nestled along the shores of Lake Travis offer its residents lake access as well as private swim docks.

Welcome to Rough Hollow

Enjoy gated homes steps away from Lake Travis.
Rough Hollow is part of Lakeway, which is approximately 40 minutes outside of Austin. The lakeside communities nestled along the shores of Lake Travis offer its residents lake access as well as private swim docks. Rough Hollow is approximately 1,800 acres in size but is home to gated neighborhoods like The Bluffs, Cypress Ridge, East Rim, Lakeridge, and the Overlook. This exclusive enclave has world-class resort amenities and offers residents membership at the family-friendly Yacht Club & Marina. 
The architectural style of Rough Hollow is considered Mediterranean due to the many stucco and stone homes or Hill Country Modern. Hill Country Modern is a term unique to this central area of Texas and the limestone vistas that dot the horizon. Hill Country Modern homes are often built with white Texas limestone, which occurs naturally in this region. A singular design touch of a Hill County home is that it will often have windows in gridded panes to manage the amount of light allowed to enter the home in stylish, refined facets. Rough Hollow homes tend to range from 3,500 to 5,500 square feet.

What to Love

  • Active residents may join the Rough Hollow Yacht Club & Marina and use the negative-edge style pool and fitness center
  • Lakeway also offers private golf courses, a private airport, and an on-site hotel and spa
  • Lake Travis is home to breathtaking views alongside 65 miles of coastline and 100 miles of trails
  • The homes in Rough Hollow are often part of the master-planned community connected to the yacht club
  • Rough Hollow has 260 boat slips in the marina and members enjoy boating access

Local Lifestyle

Rough Hollow is a rare community in that it's perfect for families because residents enjoy hotel-like perks at the local tennis, golf, sporting, and yacht clubs with world-famous chefs. With resort-style amenities like that, it's one of those places where residents don't need to leave to find sumptuous accommodations, opportunities to relax, social events, and live music at the sports clubs.
The clubhouses are the center of life in gated communities, and new sports often draw the most attention. With the Rough Hollow Yacht Club and Marina, there are plenty of watersports, ranging from everything from paddleboarding to traditional sailing. The newly popular sport of pickleball is taking the Yacht Club by storm! Additionally, it's always tee time somewhere in Rough Hollow and private courses like The Hills Clubhouse and Yaupon Golf Course abound to delight golfers. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Rough Hollow is a gated community, so there is less public access to places like large shopping malls and mixed-zoning sectors due to how it has been designed as an award-winning planned community. While the clubhouses offer many in-house entertainment sites, many residents would recommend the Lakeway Resort & Spa as a place for friends to stay. Friends can even fly into town on their personal aircraft and land at The Lakeway Airpark!
In terms of exquisite dining options, The Canyon Grille at the Rough Hollow Yacht Club has a cozy patio that faces Lake Travis. Club members can call in their food and never have to leave the comfort of the resort. The yacht club offers several small eateries and a couple of bars, including one that's swim-up. Only a few miles away, The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen offers an alternative with thin-crust pizza and a curated wine list when couples want the perfect date night. 

Things to Do 

The Rough Hollow Lakeway Welcome Center has three swimming pools, a ship and watersport store, and valet services. The clubhouse features a coffee bar, deli, and event pavilion, providing even more entertainment for the locals. If it's time for residents to leave their favorite clubhouses, then there are plenty of natural parks to explore. The area boasts hundreds of parks and places to view the wildlife alongside Lake Travis and/or The Colorado River. 
The Roughollow Lakeside Trailhead is a moderate 30-40 minute hike to the most popular overlook at Lake Travis. The Canyonlands is a scenic but more challenging trail for more accomplished hikers. Many locals value both the resort community and the surrounding area as places to hike, cycle, and walk their dogs. 


Rough Hollow is part of the Lake Travis ISD, which is a highly-rated district with high levels of college matriculation. 

  • Rough Hollow Elementary, K-5, 2021 Recipient of The Texas School Public Relations Association Gold Award in 4 Categories
  • Serene Hills Elementary School, PK-5, Part of "The Destination District"
  • Lake Travis Middle School, 6-8, Ranked #202 out of all Texas Middle Schools
  • Lake Travis High School, 9-12, 2021-2022 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School
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Overview for Rough Hollow, TX

1,447 people live in Rough Hollow, where the median age is 39 and the average individual income is $92,986. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Rough Hollow, TX

Rough Hollow has 479 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Rough Hollow do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,447 people call Rough Hollow home. The population density is 2,759.634 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Rough Hollow, TX

There's plenty to do around Rough Hollow, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Skull &. Crown, Tribeca Boutique, and Kid Party ATX.

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Shopping 4.72 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.52 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.68 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.57 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.47 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.66 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

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