Lake life is important to Austinites. Whether you have waterfront property or not you will find yourself drawn to all the great activities to be enjoyed on Austin's lakes. The waterfront homes along Lake Austin are some of the most coveted properties in the area. The lake is approximately 22 miles long and winds through several areas neighborhoods including: Tarrytown, Westlake Hills, Riverplace, and Steiner Ranch. Lake Austin is located in between Lake Travis and Lady Bird Lake. It is a man made lake created in the late 1800s by the building two dams (Mansfield and Tom Miller) on Colorado River.