Lake LBJ is a part of the Texas Highland Lakes and was named for the 36th President of the United States Lyndon Baines Johnson. One of the biggest constant level lakes in the nation, it is 21 miles long and roughly 11,000 feet wide. It is a prime location for homebuyers who want to live in the active and relaxing lake lifestyle surrounded by the spectacular beauty of the Texas Hill Country.
Owners of Lake LBJ real estate can find fun and relaxation on the water year-round. Boating, swimming, fishing, racing and a multitude of activities are available to the lake enthusiast. When you finish having a great day on the water there are many places to eat delicious food, have a relaxing drink and take in some live entertainment right along the shoreline. Hiking trails and nature observation areas are also in abundance around Lake LBJ, with some of the most beautiful views to be found anywhere. Vineyards and breweries offer tours for free or nominal cost. Zip lining and horseback riding are also leisure time options. Lakeside living is not complete without the sport of golf. Lake LBJ home buyers will find it quite easy to find a professional standard golf course.
If the lifestyle of having a home in Lake LBJ sounds like the right one for you, read on to find out more about the individual communities on its shores.
Marble Falls was famous during the Civil War era in 1887 for selling the Union Army “custom made” cannons. These weapons were created from stovepipes mounted on wagon wheels. There is no longer faux weapon manufacturing in Marble Falls, but the beautiful Texas Hill Country where history was made is still the setting for this independent community. Living near the water is possible when searching Marble Falls homes for sale.
You will likely find the right home, whether you are looking for a cottage or a castle and even if you want to build a home that is in between. Residents here enjoy spending a day on the water and then head out for food and fun. On the Rocks and Lantana Grill will not disappoint the happy but hungry lake lover with good service, good food and comfortable atmosphere. Beer and philanthropy can be found at the Save the World Brewery, it offers free tours daily. Flat Creek Estate Winery has tours and tastings available. You can catch live entertainment at The Uptown Theater or go to a movie at Showbiz Cinemas 8.
The City of Horseshoe Bay is a 7,000-acre resort community. It became both incorporated and a master planned community in 2005. The community offers 22 miles of shoreline on the southern end of Lake LBJ. Horseshoe Bay has grown from being a retirement community into a resort area since it became the location for Marriott’s Four Diamond Resort Hotel and has 5 championship golf courses. There are 11 subdivisions in Horseshoe Bay homes for sale where the home buyer will find a range of sizes, price points and environments to choose from. Horseshoe Bay homes for sale include condos, single-family homes, or waterfront estates. There is no end to entertainment and social activities with the lake close by, golfing is another popular leisure activity in this resort community with courses for both 9 and 18 hole golfers. The McReynold’s Winery has an active calendar of events for the public. There are birdwatching clubs, gardening clubs, quilting and crafts, art preservation and workshops on a variety of topics.
Kingsland is in Llano county and is nestled in the Hill Country at the juncture of the Llano and Colorado rivers. It is a community of over 6000 residents and is another great place to live if you want an active community with a laid-back attitude. People who live here spend time on the water, hiking, going for daytrips, exploring wineries and enjoying good food. There are vacant homesites for sale to build your dream home near the water, and a wide range of ready to move in homes available.
This community is perfect if you want to live near many things to do but like to get away from it all as well. Granite Shoals has a vacation resort feel as it was originally developed as one and had beautiful park like landscaping. It is also home to 19 parks along the shores of Lake LBJ, so it is a lake lover’s paradise! There are breathtaking views surround the homes in Granite Shoals and there are vacant homesites, weekend cabins, ranch style homes and luxury estates to choose from. This area is well-known for its spelunking, farmer’s market and air tours.
Lake LBJ is a wonderful place to spend the day or a weekend, but it may also be the best place for you to spend every day. There are some hidden gems in these smaller but growing lakeside communities and one of them may be the place you want to call home!