Meadowlakes is a gated retirement community on Lake Marble Falls in southern Burnet County. Development just to the southwest of the city of Marble Falls began in the 1970s. By the mid-1980s Meadowlakes had incorporated with an estimated 250 residents. By 1990 the population had grown to 514, and that trend continued in 2000 with a population of 1,293. Meadowlakes is a golfing community with an extensive golf course and the Meadowlakes Country Club. A municipal building functions as the meeting location for a mayor and city council. Most municipal services are furnished by Marble Falls.