Description of the Planning Area

Creating the Subdivision

Hurst Creek MUD's primary service area is a residential subdivision, The Hills of Lakeway, originally platted in 1979 in the City of Austin's extraterritorial jurisdiction. The subdivision consists of approximately 1,042 single family lots, 158 condo lots, and a small commercial tract fronting Lohman's Crossing Road. The commercial tract is within the City of Lakeway and contains an office complex, an assisted living center and a skilled nursing center which is currently under construction. A general location map and a detailed map of the water distribution system are attached as Appendix Items 1 and 2.

Current District

Since the creation of the District, a municipality, the Village of The Hills, has been incorporated within the original District boundaries. Additionally, The District has annexed some 34 acres to include the Emmaus Catholic Church and adjacent grounds.

The residential portion of the District is nearing build out, with only 95 vacant single family home (SFH) lots and 3 vacant condo lots remaining.


The majority of the existing homes are moderately large, with the average appraised value of a homestead at $357,193 in 2004, the most recent year available. Most homes are heavily landscaped and lawn sprinkler irrigation systems are required by the Property Owner Association Architectural Rules. There are five condominium regimes within the District, with an average of 15 units each. Appendix 3 lists the various connection types.

Street Ownership

Most streets within the District are privately owned by the Property Owners Association, and access is restricted by a system of computer-controlled traffic gates; only residents and their guests are capable of free ingress. A private security firm oversees the manned gate.