Sunrise Beach was one of the first lakefront developments on Lake Lyndon B. Johnson. Located between Marble Falls and Llano in Llano County on Ranch Road 2233. It was established in 1958 by developer David Miller of San Antonio as a resort and retirement center and given the name Sunrise Beach. In 1966 the community had recreational facilities, motels, restaurants, and businesses concerned with building trades. By 1970 the estimated population had risen to 800. It was incorporated in 1973 as a Class C City named Sunrise Beach Village, and converted to a Class A City in 2008. After peaking at 1,025 in the mid-1970s, the population fell to 420 by 1980. The population was 704 in 2000 and is estimated today at 840.
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