The Laurel Oaks neighborhood is located in the northwest quadrant of Austin, Texas, just south of the intersection of U. S. Highway 183 and Spicewood Springs Road.
The neighborhood consists of about 2000 homes, and is bounded by Jollyville Road, Oak Knoll Drive, Lost Horizon Drive, Rain Creek Parkway, Fireoak Drive, Texas Plume Road, and Spicewood Springs Road.
LONA covers portions of both Travis and Williamson Counties. Although part of the City of Austin (Travis County), LONA is served by Williamson County schools, namely the Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD).
Whether you've lived here for 30 years or 3 days, we hope you love this neighborhood as much we as do. We've compiled a list of resources to help you navigate life in and around LONA.
LONA residents are often invited to attend events put on by the Great Hills Park Organization, for which we are grateful.
There are dozens of recognized neighborhood associations in our ZIP code area alone, not to mention others throughout the city. To find information regarding any registered organizations in our ZIP code or elsewhere in the city, please search the City of Austin's Community Registry.
The majority of LONA is within the Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD). A few homes may fall within Austin Independent School District (AISD). Check the ISD websites to help you determine which district you live in.
- Caraway Elementary School
- Laurel Mountain Elementary School
- Canyon Vista Middle School
- Westwood High School
The Spicewood Springs Branch of the Austin Public Library is the closest public library to LONA. However, the library has digital resources that expand its services far outside the library's brick walls. Check out their websites for more information and to find other branch locations.
Oak View Park is located within the LONA boundaries
10902 Oak View Dr., next to Caraway Elementary [Google map - side trail entrance]
- Plant markers located around the park: List of all the plaque markers - Go on a "treasure hunt" to find them all!
- More GIS information here: Austin Parks & Recreation
Austin Parks Foundation (APF) - LONA last received a grant from the Foundation in 2004
City of Austin Parks Directory
Great Hills Park - Just under 60 acres at 10700 Floral Park Dr., not far from the LONA boundaries (toward downtown, in the Bull Creek Watershed)
Tanglewood Park - 14.3 acres at 11406 Rustic Rock Rd., just outside LONA boundaries across Spicewood Springs Road, near Canyon Vista Middle School
Garbage, Recyling & Composting
For most of LONA, residential curbside trash collection is once a week on Wednesdays. Check the city's website for the latest schedule, guidelines, and can size options. Costs are based on your trash cart size. The City offers four trash cart sizes; choose the size that best fits your household’s needs.
Recycling is collected every other week. Check the city's website for the latest schedule and guidelines.
Yard Trimmings and Green Can Collection
A portion of LONA is part of a pilot program to collect yard trimmings and composting materials in large green cans. Regardless of whether you have a green can, residents can place yard trimmings in brown paper yard bags or reusable containers for collection every Wednesday with garbage cans. Check the city's website for the latest schedule and guidelines.
Large Brush Collection
Large brush that is too large for cans or bags is collected twice per year. Check the city's website for the latest schedule and guidelines. Usually, the City will send a postcard to your home to alert you of an upcoming pick-up.
Twice per year, the City of Austin collects items that are too large for our trash cans. Check the city's website for the latest schedule and guidelines. Usually, the City will send a postcard to your home to alert you of an upcoming pick-up.