A small Texas Hill Country town between Cedar Park (pop. 54,000) and Lago Vista (pop. 6,500), Jonestown sits majestically on high Hill Country “mountains” and low at the Lake Travis waterfront at mile marker 37, enjoyed by only 1,681 residents (2000 census) in 699 households over 5.3 square miles.
Homes For Sale in Jonestown
Aside from by boat, there is but one way to Jonestown — the road passing through Jonestown and it is FM 1431. To the north, FM 1431 goes through Lago Vista, Smithwick and Marble Falls. To the south and east, it goes through Cedar Park and Round Rock at I-35. Once a winding, hilly road, FM 1431 is less that today after completion of a major project to straighten and widen it in 2008.
Austin is 19 miles to the south southeast.
Jonestown is an older close-in lake community with some nice progress underway. The standby Jones Brothers Park is quite large and has been the go-to lake access for years and features boat ramps, tennis, basketball, playground, picnic pavilions, wide open fields and great views down the lake channel.
New in Jonestown are a regional fire station, police headquarters, shopping plaza, the new Pecan Bottom Park and a custom homebuilder.
A large, upscale housing development called The Hollows with large homes and big lots has sprang up along the shores of Lake Travis and the adjacent cliffs the past few years. Complete with marina, golf and pool, it is growing at a brisk pace.
Jonestown has no schools. The three schools there were in the 90’s have consolidated with either the schools of Leander ISD or Lago Vista ISD.
Jonestown Community Events
Annually, Jonestown puts on its community events for residents and visitors alike: KLBJ fishing tournament; Texas Chili cook off; and Easter egg hunt. Each is conducted at the Jones Brothers Park. Also at Jones Brothers Park in September each year is “Oktoberfest,” with live music, food and refreshments, Lakefest 5K Challenge fun run, car show, games, face painting and bounce house.
Coming up the weekend of Oct. 21 in Jones Brothers Park will be four performances by the internationally-known Culpepper & Merriweather Circus under the big top. March 31, 2012, will be the Cajun Cook-Off.
Jonestown Real Estate
Due to the number of housing units in existence in Jonestown, the sheer number of sales the past six months was only 78.
17 lots sold between $4,800 and $425,000 and were on the market an average of 223 days.
13 condos sold between $114,900 and $485,000. They ranged in size from 1,068 to 2,392 square feet and needed an average of 149 days to sell.
48 houses sold between $41,750 and $1,800,000. They ranged in size from 490 to 5,522 square feet and took an average of 112 days to sell.
In The Hollows, 2 lots sold for an average of $30,000 and were on the market an average of 33 days.
In The Hollows, 12 condos sold between $114,900 and $390,000. They ranged in size from 1,523 to 2,322 square feet and needed an average of 159 days to sell.
In The Hollows, 5 houses sold between $245,000 and $419,000. They ranged in size from 1,068 to 1,726 square feet and took an average of 249 days to sell.
Information reliable as of 10/05/2011.