Hilltop Lakes

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Hilltop Lakes is an upscale community located off Farm Road 3 about eighteen miles southwest of Centerville in southwestern Leon County. The resort development began by the mid-1960s. Two man-made lakes, Swan Lake and Tonkawa Lake, provided recreational opportunities for residents. In 1970 Hilltop Lakes had a population of 250, and that same year a golf course opened for homeowners and their guests. By the mid-1980s the community received its own post office, and from 1980 through 2000 the population was reported at 300. In addition to numerous recreational amenities, Hilltop Lakes also has its own air strip, police protection, and fire station.

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Laurie E. Jasinski | © TSHA

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Place type

Hilltop Lakes is classified as a Town


Latitude: 31.07935150
Longitude: -96.20385020

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Hilltop Lakes by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Hilltop Lakes
Pop. Year Source
1,385 2020 United States Census Bureau
999 2019 Texas Demographic Center
1,101 2010 United States Census Bureau