Granite Shoals is a city in Burnet County, Texas, United States. The 2010 census population was 4,910. Granite Shoals is located in southwestern Burnet County. This is 7 miles west of Marble Falls and 56 miles northwest of downtown Austin, on a bend on the east shore of Lake Lyndon B. Johnson. Granite Shoals was incorporated as a city by a vote of area residents in 1966. The original city comprised various sections of the Sherwood Shores subdivision, which was at the time the largest platted subdivision in the state of Texas.
The major industry in Granite Shoals is granite mining, and the city is popular with lake enthusiasts with its 18 city parks, 14 of which are located on Lake Lyndon B. Johnson. The city’s municipal complex is home to the Andy Roddick Foundation International Tennis Center, a planned center of 18 adult courts and at least two QuickStart courts for kids. The QuickStart courts became operational in 2010, and fundraising events are in place for the remainder of the center. In 2011, the city received a grant to fund the Leonel Manzano Hike, Bike and Run Trails at its municipal complex, which will have 2-mile and 1/2-mile trails. Leonel Manzano grew up in Granite Shoals. The city is undergoing strong growth with the opening of a new bank and several new stores.
Students in Granite Shoals attend schools in the Marble Falls Independent School District, with elementary students attending Highland Lakes Elementary School in Granite Shoals, and middle and high school students travelling six miles to neighboring Marble Falls.