Featured neighborhood: Austin's River Place community

River Place is located in the northwest region of Austin. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)
River Place is located in the northwest region of Austin. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)

River Place is located in the northwest region of Austin. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)

Located in northwest Austin, River Place is both a waterfront and country club community along the shores of Lake Austin. Largely completed, the neighborhood has over 1,100 homes and approximately 2,000 residents. River Place is highly desirable based on a balanced mix of suburban amenities and proximity to downtown. Residents enjoy a world-class country club golf, dining, tennis and fitness facilities. Amenities include miles of nature trails, two neighborhood parks and exemplary schools.

Build out year: 2020

Builders include: The 1990s saw mostly new homes from production builders such as Scott Felder Homes and David Weekley. Since that time, most construction has been through various custom builders.

Square footage: 1,512-10,198

Home values: $370,000-$6,746,000


Median value: $775,000

Average days on market: 27

HOA dues: $272 annually

Amenities: River Place Country Club includes golf, tennis, swimming and a fitness center. There is also a

park with walking trails. The neighborhood is gated and guarded, 24/7 and is its own incorporated city.

Schools: Leander ISD, River Place Elementary School, Four Points Middle School, Vandegrift High School

2020 property taxes in dollars:

  • City of Austin 0.5335

  • Travis County 0.37436

  • Leander ISD 1.4184

  • Travis Co Hospital Dist. 0.11031

  • River Place Limited Dist. 0.08

  • Austin Community College Dist. 0.1058

  • Total: 2.62237 per $100 of valuation


Current market data

No. of homes currently for sale: 0

No. of homes under contract: 7

Average days on the market: 27

Median sold price per square foot: $236.13

Average annual taxes: $27,692.54

Average months of inventory available at current rate of sale: less than 1 month
By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.