The City of Lago Vista is a great little place right outside of Austin on the North Shore of Lake Travis. It has a population of about 7,000 and encompasses nearly 15 miles of the gorgeous lake’s shoreline. Originally developed in the 1960’s as a lake resort it was incorporated in the early 1980’s as a mayor-city council government.
Popular annual area events held in Lago Vista include the Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament, La Primavera Bicycle Race, Balones Canyonlands Songbird Festival, North Shore Musicfest and the Lago Vista 4th of July Celebration with grand fireworks over the lake. Dining options include everything from bbq, to tex-mex, country comfort, cajun, bistro style and more.
For residents the Lago Vista Property Owners Association offers 5 private lakeside parks, swimming pool, activity center with fitness area, a 250 person capacity clubhouse and marina. The City of Lago Vista operates both golf courses and Sports Complex that features a family style pool with changing rooms, lanes for laps and kiddie area with water slide and other water features. Lago Vista is also home to the exemplary Lago Vista ISD which will now be opening a brand new state-of-the-art high school in 2014.
This new addition to our area is very exciting for LVISD and the City of Lago Vista. So what does this new school mean for Lago vista? Here are just some of the perks of building a new high school:
- A larger high school means a growing community
- Lago Vista will be getting new sporting facilities, like a new baseball field and a new track for sporting events.
- The middle school will be moving to the old high school grounds
- Lago Vista High School will be going from a 2A to a 3A school–making our athletics teams even more competitive.
Lago Vista ISD athletics is a big part of the community. The LV athletes are disciplined and are definitely one of a kind. Lago Vista offers football, baseball, volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, softball, tennis, track, and even power lifting! This community is proud of their athletes and has a great booster club that stands behind its athletes. The LV Viking Booster Club fundraises year around and provides student athletes with great perks and awards such as:
- Scholarships for Senior Athletes
- Equipment needed for all athletes in all sports
- Extra Equipment needed for sport fields and gyms
Lago Vista residents are happy to see not just athletics but all of LVISD growing and becoming even more amazing. Seeing growth in the schools can only mean growth and strength in the community. 2014 will be a great year for the Lago Vista area.
Check out this aerial view of the new high school’s construction progression shot in November. Construction is hoped to be finished by this summer. Go Vikings!