Briarcliff is located on Lake Travis, South Shore just 30 miles west of Austin. In the 1960′s the original development was a resort with summer homes, water sports and country clubs. Today it still remains a popular destination for Austinites because of it’s close proximity to town. Homes began to spring up in the 1940′s and construction has not stopped since. Prices range from $69,000 to over $1.6 million with square footage from 500 sq.ft. to over 5400 sq.ft.
The Briarcliff Lifestyle
Because Briarcliff sits on Lake Travis, boating is the top attraction. The Briarcliff Marina has a boat launch, as well as slips to own or rent. This full-service marina has boats for whatever your water pleasure, whether you want to catch some fish, waterski or just cruise the lake with friends and family. Plus, it’s open 7 days a week to ensure your boating and entertainment needs are taken care of. This charming marina also offers sales, rentals and repairs. A one-stop shop!
Be sure to stop in the Lakehouse Cafe where huge oak trees keep the decks shady and the staff offers up some good ole Texas charm and hospitality. Enjoy some great local talent while you have a leisurely Sunday brunch on the deck surrounded by the calm waters of Lake Travis. Residents enjoy a private 9-hole golf course where tennis courts are also available at no charge. A library in the Community Center operates on the “honor” system. You can take books out or bring them in at your discretion. You don’t see that anymore!
Briarcliff Park is really nice and a fun place to hang out. There are picnic facilities, basketball court, a pavillion and playground equipment, all available 7 days a week. There is a 2.5 mile hike and bike trail that winds throughout this little community and you will always see groups of people getting their exercise and totally enjoying the gorgeous surroundings.