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VOLENTE, Texas

Pronounced: "VO-LEN-TAE"

"no slogan"

Population (2015e): 563COL Index (2008):
Elevation: 794 ftArea: smCounty: NW Travis
Zip Code: 78641Area Code: 512Time Zone: CST
Coordinates: 30° 26' 02" N, 97° 54' 13" W
Location: N shore of Lake Travis, 10 mi SW of Cedar Park, 21 mi N of Austin
Highways: FR 2769, RM 1431Creeks: CypressRivers: ColoradoLakes: Travis


BACKGROUND INFORMATION

CITY:
  • Village Of Volente: Incorporated: 2003
    City Hall: 512-250-2075; 16100 Wharf Cove, Volente, TX 78641
    www.villageofvolente-tx.gov
    Note: Most of the area known as Volente is within Travis County. A portion of the community incorporated as the Village of Volente in 2003. Most of the remainder is within the ETJ (Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction) of the City of Austin.
CHAMBER, TOURISM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
  • Volente Neighborhood Association: A non-profit, volunteer association, focused on protection, safety and enhancement of the community
    www.volente.org
    Lonnie Moore: 512-258-0892; lonnie@lonniemoore.com
Part of the Highland Lakes area (see Profile)

NEIGHBORING TOWNS (by road): 15 mi S of Jonestown, 6 mi SE of Oasis

PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Lake recreation; suburban commuting to Austin

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: See full details in Directory below
  • Lake Travis Area: Lake Recreation, water sports, boating, fishing, swimming, restaurants, entertainment, shopping
  • Anderson Mill Museum: 512-258-2613; 512-264-5360; 13974 FM 2769 (Volente Rd), Volente, TX 78641. www.volente.org. NE shore of Lake Travis. Exhibits in museum and gristmill focus on memorabilia and artifacts relating to local history, the Anderson Family and the mill Thomas Anderson built in the early 1860s. Museum complex consists of a wooden replica of the mill, grindstones, farm implements and other pioneer artifacts; Robinson Museum contains Anderson Family memorabilia; and Robinson Hall is the site of themed activities and a gift shop. Tours offered the 4th Sun, 2-5p Mar-Oct, weather permitting. Group tours available by appointment. Exhibits in museum and gristmill focus on memorabilia and artifacts relating to local history, the Anderson Family and the mill Thomas Anderson built in the early 1860s.
NEARBY & HILL COUNTRY-WIDE ATTRACTIONS: See Attractions.
Some of the very nearby attractions include:
  • Highland Lakes Area: Lake Recreation & Water Sports
  • Jonestown: Lake Travis Water Recreation; Parks; Chimney Swifts
  • Oasis: Proximity to Lake Travis; Mansfield Dam, water recreation, shopping, restaurants, entertainment
PARKS: There are many state, county and LCRA parks in the greater area as profiled on the Parks page. These parks include: Local city parks include:
  • Malberper Park: Off Lime Creek Rd on Jackson Street. While this "Park" is shown on most maps, it actually does not exist!
  • Volente Beach Waterpark: A 5 acre water park for swimming, sandy beaches, three volleyball areas, two 40-foot water slides, a children's swimming playground, and a basketball court, restaurant and marina
EVENT CALENDAR:
For full details on nearby events see Festivals & Major Events, Trade Days & Farmers Markets, Live Entertainment, and calendars on our other focus topic pages accessible from the menu above.

WEATHER: Local Weather; Hill Country-wide Weather

MEDIA COVERAGE: MAPS: Local Google; Hill Country Special Maps

HISTORY: Handbook of Texas Online: "Local tradition offers several stories regarding the origin of its name. One is that an early resident suggested it from a book she was reading at the time. Another story, more colorful but less likely, suggests that the name was an Indian word meaning "God willing." Actually, volente is from the Latin word meaning "to be willing." A post office was established at Volente in 1886 with Andrew J. Stanford as postmaster. The office was discontinued in 1909, and mail for the community was sent to Cedar Park in Williamson County. The area was partially submerged by Lake Travis in the 1930s, and residents had to relocate on higher ground. In the 1940s and early 1950s the community was called Dodd City, for a local realtor and restaurant owner, but later in the 1950s the name was changed back to Volente. The community population was estimated at 250 in 1959 and at 400 in 1989. In 1990 Volente had a church, a combination fire hall-community center, several businesses, and the Anderson Mill Museum."

PRIOR CITY NAMES: Dodd City

HISTORICAL MARKERS:

CEMETERIES:

AVAILABLE SERVICES: Gas: yes; Convenience Stores: yes; Restaurants: yes; Lodging: yes; Grocery Stores: no; Banks: no; Vehicle Repair: no; Hospital: no; Med Clinic: yes; Post Office: yes; Public Schools: no; Cemetery: no

OTHER PROFILES: City Data (not available); ePodunk; Texas Escapes (not available); Travel Texas Wikipedia

NOTES:

Locations in this area carry Austin and Leander postal addresses.

We welcome inquiries, comments and submission of updates, additions, corrections & digital photos,
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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY


BOATING & MARINE


AIRSCAPE PARASAIL PARASAIL RIDES: 512-257-9675; Volente, TX 78641. www.airscapeparasail.com

ANDERSON MILL MARINA MARINA: 512-258-5771; Volente, TX 78641

AQUAHOLICS WATERCRAFT RENTAL: 512-989-7838; 16209 Dodd St, Volente, TX 78641. www.aquaholic.org

BEACH FRONT BOAT RENTALS: 512-258-8400; 16120 FM 2769, Volente, TX 78641. Watercraft Rentals.www.beachfrontboats.com

BIG EASY BOAT RENTALS: 512-563-5612; 8508 Lime Creek Rd, Volente, TX 78641

BILL'S SCUBA: 512-291-2816; 8100 Lime Creek Rd, Volente, TX 78641. Scuba Instruction, Diving and Underwater anchor and water line work.

CYPRESS CREEK MARINA: 512-250-9880; 13987 FM 2769, Volente, TX 78641. www.cypresscreekmarina.com

DODD STREET DOCKS MARINA: 512-258-0811; Volente, TX 78641.

FIBERGLASS PLUS: 512-335-5421; 16120 Wharf Cove, Volente, TX 78641. Fiberglass boat repair

HIGHLAND LAKES MARINA: 512-258-1667; 16120 Wharf Cove, Volente, TX 78641. www.highlandlakesmarina.com

MCNEILL MARINE BOAT: 512-431-0255; Volente, TX 78641. mechanic

MOORE'S BOAT STORAGE: 512-258-6197; Volente, TX 78641.

PIRANHA BOAT RENTALS: 512-337-2881; FM 2769, Volente, TX 78641. http://piranhaaustinboatrentals.com

REGATA PARK: 512-250-0076; Volente, TX 78641. Boat, trailer storage

RIVIERA MARINA: 512-250-8321; 14297 FM 2769, Volente, TX 78641. www.rivieramarina.com

SANDY CREEK YACHT CLUB AND MARINA: 512-219-8535; 8714 Lime Creek Rd, Volente, TX 78641. www.sandycreekyachtclub.com

STEICHEN MARINE SALVAGE: 512-258-0076; Volente, TX 78641. Dock Repair, Installation, Salvage.

VIP MARINA: 512-331-5375; 16107-B FM 2769, Volente, TX 78641. www.viplaketravis.com

YENAWINE MARINE: 512-258-3785; Volente, TX 78641. Dock & marina repair, moving, installation.

VOLENTE BEACH WATERPARK: 512-258-5109; 16107 FM 2769, Volente, TX 78641. www.volentebeach.com

VOLENTE BOAT CLUB: 512-257-2628; 16107-C FM 2769, Volente, TX 78641. www.volenteboatclub.com. Membership-based boat rental club.

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VOLENTE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT-ESD 14: 512-258-1114; 15406 FM 2769, Volente, TX 78641-9149. www.vvfd.net




LOCAL CITY GOVERNMENT:

VILLAGE OF VOLENTE: City Hall: 512-250-2075; 16100 Wharf Cove, Volente, TX 78641
www.villageofvolente-tx.gov
  • Mayor: Ken Beck, mayor@volentetexas.gov
  • City Administrator: Barbara Wilson, city.admin@volentetexas.gov
  • City Secretary: Julia Vicars, city.secretary@volentetexas.gov
  • Cith Council
  • Planning and Zoning
  • Board of Adjustments
LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT: See: Travis County Government Offices

TRAVIS COUNTY SHERIFF (NON-EMERGENCY): 512-854-9285

TRAVIS COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT #14 (VOLENTE FIRE DEPT): 512-258-0892; 512-258-1114; 15406 FM 2769, Volente, TX 78641

STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: For offices that represent the Hill Country,
see: Texas & Federal Government Offices


CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies




DAY & SEASON HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES:

See full list of leases for this town at: Hunting & Fishing.




LAKE TRAVIS LAVENDER: 512-689-3422; Volente, TX 78641. www.laketravislavender.com. This farm overlooks Lake Travis and focuses on providing quality lavender products.




GRANDANNE'S ON THE LAKE: 512-258-0076; 15953 Booth Circle, Volente, TX 78641. Anne Steichen. www.bedandbreakfast.com/bbc/p611434.asp

HACIENDA DEL LAGO WEDDING VENUE, EVENT CENTER AND LODGING: 512-496-0099; 14000 FM 2769, Volente, TX 78641. www.laketravisevents.com

LAKE TRAVIS LAKE HOUSE: 512-804-8670; Volente, TX 78641. Tom Stevenson; Manager: Linda Jones. www.LakeTravisLakeHouse.com

ROLI'S BED & BREAKFAST: 512-249-9660; 13608 Bullick Hollow Rd, Volente, TX 78641. www.rolisbb.com

SHORE CLUB LAKEHOUSE RENTAL: 512-422-8866; 16107 FM 2769, Unit A, Volente, TX 78641. www.shoreclubtx.com/lakehouse. See Shore Club Restaurant

TRAVAASA AUSTIN RESORT SPA & HOTEL: 512-258-7243; 13500 FM Rd 2769, Austin, TX 78726. www.travaasa.com/austin


MISCELLANEOUS GOODS & SERVICES


ADAMS FINANCIAL SERVICES INVESTMENT: 512-249-1115; Volente, TX 78641. Retirement Planning.

(THE) ANDERSON MILL GARDENERS: 512-258-2613; 13974 FM 2769, Volente, TX 78641. Purpose of our club is to preserve local history and flora, and educate ourselves and the public to be successful gardeners in our challenging conditions. AMGC@volente.org

AUSTIN BODY CARE TRAINING: 512-291-2816; 8100 Lime Creek Rd, Volente, TX 78641. CPR & First Aid Training.

AUSTIN PILATES BARN: 512-322-9618; FM 14265 FM 2769, Volente, TX 78641. Pilates Training. www.austinpilatesbarn.com

CAMPBELL'S DRAPERY INSTALLATION: 512-626-3446; Volente, TX 78641. Window Coverings.

CONNIE CURTISS COUNSELING: 512-258-7646; 7910 Lakeview Street, Volente, TX 78641. Counseling.

CONCRETE CONCEPTS BY DAVID BROYLES: 512-751-3128; Volente, TX 78641. Stained, scored concrete flooring & countertops.

FIRST LAKEVIEW CHURCH: 512-258-0579; FM 2769 at Navajo Pass, Volente, TX 78641

HOMEGROWN HAIRCUTS: 512-258-4438; Volente, TX 78641.

LAKE TRAVIS ZIPLINE ADVENTURES: 512-614-1996; 14529 Pocohontas Trl, Volente, TX 78641. www.ziplaketravis.com

NELSON CONCRETE COMPANY: 512-331-7851; Volente, TX 78641. Construction.

PARK PLACE OPEN AIR STORAGE: 512-258-3875; 12311 Anderson Mill Rd, Austin, TX 78726. Boat/trailer storage. www.parkplacestorage.com

PATTERNED CONCRETE OF AUSTIN: 512-258-9324; Volente, TX 78641. Decorative concrete. www.patternedconcreteaustin.com

POWELL CUSTOM HOMES: 512-918-9118; Volente, TX 78641. Custom home construction. www.PowellCustomHomesTx.com

REDNECK RODENT REMOVAL: 512-773-3246 or 512-569-9458; Volente, TX 78641. Live trapping and removal of animals.

REGISTERED FAMILY HOME CHILD CARE: 512-331-9749; Volente, TX 78641. Infants, Preschool, After School Care.

ROSE AND GRACE MINI FARM: 512-203-; 13625 FM 2769, Volente, TX 78641. www.rgminis.com

SHORE CLUB-VOLENTE BEACH WATERPARK: 512-258-5110; 16107 FM 2769, Volente, TX 78641. A 5 acre water park for swimming, sandy beaches, three volleyball areas, two 40-foot water slides, a children's swimming playground, and a basketball court, restaurant and marina. Daily Apr-Labor Day 10a-10p. Water activities closed Nov-Feb. Admission fee required. www.shoreclubtx.com

UNIQUE TUBS, SAUNA & STEAMERS: 512-331-0746; Volente, TX 78641. Saunas and steam generators. www.flash.net/~uniquet

VOLENTE PLUMBING: 512-257-2609, Volente, TX 78641. Pat O'Connor




ANDERSON MILL MUSEUM: 512-258-2613; 512-264-5360; 13974 FM 2769 (Volente Rd.), Volente, TX 78641. NE shore of Lake Travis. Exhibits in museum and gristmill focus on memorabilia and artifacts relating to local history, the Anderson Family and the mill Thomas Anderson built in the early 1860s. Museum complex consists of a wooden replica of the mill, grindstones, farm implements and other pioneer artifacts; Robinson Museum contains Anderson Family memorabilia; and Robinson Hall is the site of themed activities and a gift shop. Tours offered the 4th Sun, 2-5p Mar-Oct, weather permitting. Group tours available by appointment. www.volente.org.


NON-PROFIT & PUBLIC SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS


REDICLINIC: 512-687-0556; 11521 North FM 620, Volente, TX 78641 (inside HEB at Anderson Mill Rd). Health-care clinic. No appointments, no waiting. Nicole Love, Health Educator. www.rediclinic.com

VOLENTE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: A non-profit, volunteer association, focused on protection, safety and enhancement of the community. www.volente.org, Lonnie Moore: 512-258-0892; lonnie@lonniemoore.com




KIMBERLEY WIMBERLEY REAL ESTATE: 512-203-2816; 15801 FM 2769 Unit C, Volente, TX 78641. www.kimberleywimberley.com

REALTY EXECUTIVES OF AUSTIN: 512-636-1198; 15971 Booth Cr (at FM 2769), Volente, TX 78641.

VOLENTE REALTY REAL ESTATE: 512-426-9929; Volente, TX 78641.


RESTAURANTS-DINING-BEVERAGES-ENTERTAINMENT


ANGELFOOD CATERING CATERING: 512-335-5520; Volente, TX 78641

CAFE BLEU: 512-996-8188; 8714 Lime Creek Rd, Volente, TX 78641. Restaurant, entertainment, outdoor venue, on shore of Lake Travis

NIKS ON THE LAKE: 512-547-7610; 8714 Lime Creek Rd, Volente, TX 78641. http://niksonthelake.com

SHORE CLUB RESTAURANT & BAR: 512-258-5510; 16107 FM 2769, Volente, TX 78641. www.shoreclubtx.com. Entertainment

VOLENTE BEACH RESTAURANT: 512-258-9993; Volente, TX 78641


SCHOOLS


  • Grandview Hills Elementary School
  • Four Points Middle School
  • Vandegrift High School



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LOCAL UTILITY PROVIDERS: AT&T

AT&T: 877-998-6713; www.att.com; Cable TV, wireless cellular phone, cellular data, and internet services.

LCRA LOWER COLORADO RIVER ASSOCIATION (LCRA): 800-776-5272; 3700 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703.www.lcra.org. LCRA plays a variety of roles in Central Texas: delivering electricity, managing the water supply and environment of the lower Colorado River basin, developing water and wastewater utilities, providing public recreation areas, and supporting community and economic development.
Emergencies (to report water pollution, such as spills or contamination): 1-800-776-5272 x6843

PEC PEDERNALES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE (PEC): www.pec.coop. A Texas non-profit corporation owned by its members, the largest electric cooperative in the country, coves 8,100 square miles, 214,000 members, with assets over $1 billion.
HQ, Connections & Service Startup: 1-888-554-4732
Emergencies, Outages & Marking of Underground Utility Lines, 24x7: 1-888-883-3379

TEXAS DISPOSAL SYSTEMS: 512-421-1340. Garbage and recycling service
Time Warner Cable
TIME WARNER CABLE: 1-800-418-8848; www.timewarnercable.com. Cable Television, Roadrunner Internet, VOIP.

HILL COUNTRY-WIDE UTILITY PROVIDERS:

For Hill Country area utility service providers (electric, gas, water, sewer, trash),
telecom providers (land lines, cellular service, TV, internet), and related services (package delivery, newspaper, etc.), click: Utilities & Telecom


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