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Top 5 Texas Lakefront Communities

By Tabitha Naylor

Texas offers several areas where you can enjoy a true lakefront lifestyle with spectacular panoramic water views. Whether you choose a lakefront community in the Texas Hill Country or a property outside of Dallas you will have access to lake properties with great fishing, boating and water skiing.

Lake Austin

Lake Austin is a highly sought after area for lakeside living. Lake Austin offers a variety of water activities including fishing ,kayaking ,and boating. Lake Austin is a part of a system of Colorado River reservoirs. The area is very calm and serene with legacy old oak trees and massive cottonwood trees. Lake Austin supports several high-end luxury communities. Lake Austin is close to downtown Austin so living in this area provides the best of city and country living.

Richard Chambers Lake

Richard Chambers Lake outside of Dallas offers many master planned lakefront communities as well as raw land around the 330- mile shoreline. The area is quiet, peaceful and perfect for retirement properties, vacation properties, and everyday living. These properties offer great views, easy lake access and plenty of great fishing while still being close enough to take full advantage of Dallas' business, entertainments and arts districts.

Lake Ray Hubbard

This another lake that is a short drive to Dallas allowing homeowners to take advantage of the quieter lakeside living environment and the more exciting nightlife and amenities a large city has to offer. Lake hubbard has a broad range of lakeside properties including condos and luxury estates. A main attraction or this area is the ability to build your own dock or boathouse because many of the lakes in the Dallas area prohibit private boathouses or docks.

Lake LBJ

Lake LBJ is a 6,300 surface acre constant-level lake. Horseshoe Bay is located on 7,000 lakeside acres and features luxury homes. Apart from lake LBJ there are an additional 22 acres of waterside properties set in an area of tree-covered hills and limestone cliffs that encompass the confluence of the Llano and Colorado rivers. It is a stunningly beautiful area with the ultimate in community amenities. There are many planned developments that are part of Horseshoe Bay offering lakeside living acreage and homes.

Lake Palestine

Lake Palestine, a man made lake, located in East Texas is 18 miles long and averages 2 miles wide. It features 140 miles of shoreline. Brown's landing is one of several planned, gated communities that lie along Lake Palestine. East Texas has four distinct seasons although weather is mild year round ensuring you can make the most of your lakefront property. Prices are significantly lower in East Texas than in the Texas hill country around Austin or near Dallas but the water sports are just as good and the views just as spectacular.

No matter where you choose to buy your lakefront property, you will enjoy beautiful, gorgeous lake, or river views, terrific water sports. and a laid back, peaceful, and serene lifestyle.

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