Tucked along the rolling hills and canyons are about 3,900 homes making up this development located approximately 20 miles west of Austin. Steiner Ranch is the largest master-planned community in the Lake Travis area. Surrounded by expansive views of hill country and the waters of Lake Austin and Lake Travis, it makes perfect sense that this neighborhood is sometimes referred to as “the land between the lakes”.
The Steiner Ranch neighborhood has some of the most interesting history in the area. The Steiner fame began with Mr. “Buck” Steiner, who purchased the first section of Steiner Ranch land in the early 1940’s – buying 2,700 acres with Lake Travis frontage for $25 per acre. It was a working cattle ranch owned by the family for several generations.
In the late 1980’s, a real estate developer by the name of Al Hughes purchased and began developing the first neighborhoods of Steiner Ranch. Through the ups and downs of the real estate market, the development changed hands a couple of times and the final stages of residential and commercial construction are being developed by Taylor Morrison.
Steiner Ranch is made up of single family homes, townhomes, apartment units, and the Longhorn Village Retirment Community. There really is something for everybody.
There are over 35 neighborhoods within the community. As a rule of thumb, the further you drive into the community (heading towards Lake Austin), the newer the homes will be. The exception to this is the final offering on residential homes currently being developed by Taylor Morrison and Gehan homes and located near the entrance off Steiner Ranch Blvd. Homes in Steiner Ranch start at the mid-$200’s and go up to several million dollars.
Restaurants & Shopping
The Quinlan Crossing Shopping Center is located at the entrance of Steiner Ranch with Vista Ridge and the Shops at Steiner Ranch a little further into the neighborhood. With Randalls Grocery Store and the large variety of restaurants and retail stores to choose from, all your bases are covered.
For breakfast, grab a coffee and a breakfast taco from Cups & Cones or a sweet treat at The Donut Hole. The beer flows freely at Lakeside Pizza & Grill while Zack’s American Bistro and Hecho En Mexico boast the best kid friendly play areas in the neighborhood. Experience a taste of Japanese fusion at Cho Sushi or a special night at the Steiner Ranch Steakhouse and you really might have a hard time leaving the neighborhood.
Family & Fitness
Outdoor play is the big draw of living in this neighborhood. The Steiner Ranch neighborhood amenities include community parks, three recreation centers with swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball courts, and playscapes along with numerous soccer and football fields.
Homeowners have access to the Private Lake Club on Lake Austin, complete with a boat launch, eleven day docks and pavilion. Mountain bikers, hikers, and nature lovers have access to over 20 private miles of hike and bike trails amid the hilly terrain of Steiner Ranch. Additionally, Steiner Ranch is home to The University of Texas Golf and Tennis Club.
Steiner Ranch Elementary, Laura Bush Elementary, River Ridge Elementary, Canyon Ridge Middle and Vandegrift High.
Major Street Boundaries
Ranch Road 620 is the main road when you exit Steiner Ranch that will take you into Lakeway or up to 2222. Quinlan Park Road is a five mile stretch running through the middle of the Steiner Ranch neighborhood. It starts at Ranch Road 620 and ends at the Mary Quinlan Park boat launch on the shores of Lake Austin.
Can you live here?
Steiner Ranch seems to be the most socially connected neighborhood in the area. The search term “Steiner Ranch” on Facebook pulls up more pages, groups, and events than any other neighborhood in the Lake Travis area.
There’s no arguing that Steiner Ranch is a fun and family-friendly neighborhood. Hill Country living and expansive views of Lake Travis and Lake Austin with unparalleled access to all the beauty and adventure that the area has to offer—there really is something for everyone who chooses to call this place home.