Welcome to Spicewood

Where Country Living Meets Luxury
Nestled in the heart of Travis County along the Colorado River, Spicewood unveils a unique blend of larger land parcels and a laid-back ambiance, creating a haven for those seeking a retreat from the hustle and bustle.

Home to Texas icon and country music legend Willie Nelson, this town exudes relentless charm, offering residents a taste of the fabulous vineyards, rolling hills, and incredible views that define its character. Just a 45-minute drive from downtown Austin, Spicewood strikes the perfect balance between the tranquility of the countryside and the novelty of city life.

What to Love

  • Enjoy the luxury of spacious land parcels, a characteristic that distinguishes Spicewood from urban settings. Here, residents relish the freedom of expansive properties, creating a sense of privacy and tranquility.
  • Embrace a laid-back lifestyle where time seems to slow down. Spicewood exudes a relaxed atmosphere, inviting residents to savor the simple pleasures and escape the rigors of city living.
  • Indulge your taste buds in fantastic barbecue, a culinary delight that captures the essence of Spicewood's Texan roots. From local joints to hidden gems, the town boasts a barbecue scene that's second to none.
  • Discover fabulous vineyards dotting the landscape, contributing to the town's picturesque charm. Wine enthusiasts can explore the local wineries, enjoying tastings against the backdrop of the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

Local Lifestyle

Spicewood offers a lifestyle that merges country living with luxury. Residents experience the charm of living in a town with a legendary musical heritage while enjoying the many upscale amenities that define the planned communities along the banks of Lake Travis.

Dining and Entertainment

Spicewood's dining scene mirrors its Texas heritage, with top establishments like J5 Steakhouse and Angel's Ice House becoming local legends and promising the very best in burgers, barbecues, and brews. These dining hotspots not only offer mouthwatering dishes but also serve as gathering places where the community comes together.

Don’t miss Poodie's Hilltop Roadhouse for live music acts every day of the week. This exciting spot has hosted acclaimed musicians like Willie Nelson, Freddy Powers, Billy Joe Shaver, and many more.

Things to Do

Nature enthusiasts can find their own slice of paradise in Spicewood. From the refreshing Krause Springs swimming hole to the gorgeous cliffside scenery and camping spots of Pace Bend Park, residents have access to a range of natural attractions. Whether it's a day trip or a leisurely weekend exploration, Spicewood provides an abundance of opportunities to connect with the great outdoors.


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Overview for Spicewood, TX

10,730 people live in Spicewood, where the median age is 46.3 and the average individual income is $56,536. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Spicewood, TX

Spicewood has 4,097 households, with an average household size of 2.61. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Spicewood do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 10,730 people call Spicewood home. The population density is 88.47 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Spicewood, TX

There's plenty to do around Spicewood, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Taqueria Mex - Dom, Pedernales Farmer’s Market, and Pedernales Farmer’s Market.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 4.52 miles 20 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.29 miles 6 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Beauty 3.14 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Spicewood, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Spicewood. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right 151513for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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West Cypress Hills Elementary
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Spicewood Elementary
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Rough Hollow Elementary
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