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Welcome to Spicewood

Just 35 miles northwest of Austin on Highway 71 lies the charming, unincorporated town of Spicewood. Famously home to legendary musician Willie Nelson, Spicewood may not offer residents all the state-of-the-art amenities found in big cities, but its tight-knit community, peaceful streets, and the rare feeling that everyone in town truly knows everyone else has made it increasingly popular among families and individuals seeking a slower lifestyle with more time spent in the town’s beautiful natural surroundings. 

Spicewood Real Estate Insights

Thanks to the town’s lower cost of living, excellent nearby schools, and lively music scene, Spicewood draws visitors and potential homeowners from around the state. With many luxury homes available on the shores of the Colorado River and Little Cypress Creek, the simplicity of the town often belies the modern architecture and high-end finishes of the spacious homes available to potential residents.  Contact the Spicewood real estate agents & realtors at the Dicker Morin Group to find houses, estates & luxury homes for sale in Spicewood, TX.

What to Love

  • Beautiful natural scenery
  • Private, peaceful atmosphere
  • Several live music and entertainment venues
  • Friendly, tight-knit community
  • Proximity to Austin and other big cities

Local Lifestyle

Life in Spicewood is laid-back and down-to-earth. Residents are typically outgoing and friendly, and the community is very involved in local events and gatherings. The region’s incredible natural beauty has given rise to many popular outdoor hobbies like horse riding, boating, hiking, and camping. Known as the home of Willie Nelson, Spicewood’s live country music scene is also active and vibrant, offering residents a chance to enjoy the town’s warm hospitality and socialize with their neighbors.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Despite its rural setting and small community, Spicewood is home to several local eateries and entertainment venues. Opie’s BBQ is a local staple offering a relaxed setting and a pick-your-meat-from-the-show-pit kind of atmosphere. Mentioned in Forbes, Opie’s is everything you expect a Texan barbecue joint to be, featuring hearty servings of smoked and grilled meats alongside ice-cold beers and typical southern desserts like cobbler and banana pudding.
For something more lively, but not compromising on casual warmth and hospitality, The Lighthouse serves classic American and Mexican dishes with beautiful views over Lake Travis and regular music nights that make for an exceptionally memorable summer night out with friends. Another local staple for live music and classic pub grub is Poodies Roadhouse, where visitors can enjoy the sunset from the large outdoor deck. And, for those looking to simply kick back with a beer, The Frontyard is a great brewery in town loved by locals for its down-to-earth atmosphere and high-quality food trucks that support local small businesses. Also check out 5 Soul Winery featured at The Frontyard.

Things to Do

Thanks to Spicewood’s location in the heart of Austin’s beautiful hill country, the town offers guests access to many popular outdoor activities and recreational amenities. Luck Ranch is one of Spicewood’s most beloved outdoor music venues playing host to regular concerts and live performances by well-known local and national bands and artists.
Easily the most beloved swimming hole in Spicewood, Krause Springs is a hidden gem dotted with waterfalls and natural caves ripe for exploration by the families and friend groups that frequent the spot. With onsite campgrounds, Krause Springs is the perfect weekend destination for residents looking to get out into nature and enjoy summer evenings around the campfire. Another lovely outdoor destination, the Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area, has nearly 10 miles of trails for hikers, bikers, and equestrians to explore, and offers the best views of the bluebonnets in Texas each spring. 
Alternatively, Pace Bend Park is another popular green space in the area with miles of trails to offer as well as campgrounds with magnificent views over the quiet shores of Lake Travis.


Residents of Spicewood have a selection of great schools to enroll in. Located between school districts, families living in Spicewood may send their children to either the Lake Travis Independent School District or the Marble Falls Independent School District. Preferred schools in these districts include: 
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Overview for Spicewood, TX

1,396 people live in Spicewood, where the median age is 51 and the average individual income is $35,179. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Spicewood, TX

Spicewood has 504 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Spicewood do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,396 people call Spicewood home. The population density is 153.257 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Spicewood, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Spicewood. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Spicewood Elementary
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Around Spicewood, TX

There's plenty to do around Spicewood, 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 Los Valedores Taco Trailer, Yellow Dog Coffee, and Compadres Tacos.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 2.61 miles 4 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.91 miles 36 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining 1.67 miles 6 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Active 4.89 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.81 miles 5 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Beauty 2.91 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

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