Amazingly, the first known inhabitants of the North Shore can be traced back 10,000-15,000 years with the 1983 discovery of the pre-historic, "Leanderthal Lady"
, a five foot tall, 18-25 year old woman named after the North Shore village of Leander, near which she was discovered.
Populated through at least a dozen millennia by many Native Indian tribes, most notably Apache & Comanche (and many sovereign nations as well, ie: Spain, France, Mexico), control of the greater Central Texas area was fought over for centuries with the modern era beginning in the 1500s. In 1831 “The Father of Texas”, Stephen F. Austin
, settled 800 families in the area known at the time as the city of Austin’s “Upper Colonies”, and it was from there that the current story of Lago Vista and the North Shore community began.