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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: FM-2769, RM-1431Creeks: CypressRivers: ColoradoLakes: Travis
- Village Of Volente: Incorporated: 2003
City Hall: 512-250-2075; 16100 Wharf Cove, Volente, TX 78641
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.
- Volente Neighborhood Association: A non-profit, volunteer association, focused on protection, safety and enhancement of the community
Lonnie Moore: 512-258-0892; firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
- Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge
- LAKE TRAVIS SHORE PARKS:
- Briarcliff: Pace Bend
- Hudson Bend: Mansfield Dam
- Jonestown: Dave Reed, Fireman's, Jones Brothers, Laura Reed, Pecan Bottom, Shady, Veterans Memorial
- Lago Vista: Arkansas Bend, Arrowhead Point, Bar-K, Cody, Emerald, Greenshore, Hancock, Heather, Marina View
- Lakeway: Dragon, Lakeway City, Porpoise, Rebel, Sailfish, Swim Center
- Hudson Bend: Mansfield Dam
- NW Lake Travis: Camp Creek, Gloster Bend, Turkey Bend
- Oasis: Mansfield Dam
- Point Venture: Arkansas Bend, Dink Pearson
- Spicewood: Grelle, Muleshoe Bend, Narrows
- Volente: Bob Wentz-Windy Point, Cypress Creek, Hippie Hollow (Video), Malberper, Sandy Creek, Shaffer Bend, Tom Hughes, Turkey Bend, Volente Beach Waterpark
- 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
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
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
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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY
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.
(Police, Fire, EMS/Medical)
CRIME STOPPERS-REPORT ANONYMOUSLY: 1-800-222-8477; or click: Stoppers
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
- Mayor: Ken Beck, email@example.com
- City Administrator: Barbara Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- City Secretary: Julia Vicars, email@example.com
- Cith Council
- Planning and Zoning
- Board of Adjustments
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
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.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
- Grandview Hills Elementary School
- Four Points Middle School
- Vandegrift High School
LOCAL UTILITY PROVIDERS:
AT&T: 877-998-6713; www.att.com; Cable TV, wireless cellular phone, cellular data, and internet services.
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
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: 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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in a Beautiful Ranch Setting in the Gorgeous Texas Hill Country
Reservations & Information: 281-300-7177
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