20 miles northwest of Austin is the community of Lago Vista. The outdoors is front-and-center in Lago Vista, including Lake Travis, wildlife and scenery, walking and biking trails and more, in addition to the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. The residents of Lago Vista enjoy the outdoors so much they're intent on preserving it while simultaneously using outdoors attractions to the advantage of the community economically. In addition residents of Lago Vista promote a healthy, active lifestyle, not just in a health sense, but in simply being active in the community, including recreation, local government and theater.
From 2006 to 2011 median home prices in Lago Vista fluctuated wildly but eventually pared losses and settled at $220,000 in 2011. The median home value for the area in 2009 was $202,497. In addition Lago Vista is served by the Lago Vista Independent School District, including Lago Vista Elementary, Middle and High School. LVISD stresses preparing students for digitalized globalization by stressing technology, community involvement, facilities and curriculum.