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Old 02-16-2008, 08:59 PM
 
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I'm looking at Lake Ray Hubbard as a possible place to relocate. I want to get a boat for skiing, fishing, and general cruising around. Is this lake good for general recreational boating? Are there subdivisions on or around the lake that have community boat docks where a homeowner can purchase or rent a slip? I don't want to fool around with launching everytime I want to go out on the lake.
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:12 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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Lake Ray Hubbard is a pure recreational lake. There are several new developments on the shores of the lake that have slips for you to dock and get out and shop/eat. Several around the new Bass Pro Shop in Garland and then The Harbor in Rockwall. These are not rentals though. For rentals there are several around the lake. It would depend where you lived where I'd recommend getting a slip to make it REALLY convienent. Right off of I30 at Dalrock there is one at Robertson Park. In Garland off of Rowlett Rd there is another that also has an indoor storage facility that "valets" your boats and then several in Rockwall.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:06 PM
 
Location: DFW, TX
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We keep our 24' pontoon at Bayview Marina... we love it. They have security and locked gates, never had a problem with anyone messing with our gear. It's well lit, water and electricity at most slips.

The lake is great... as mentioned above, there's Bass Pro and The Harbor where you can pull in and go shopping or grab a bite to eat.
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Garland Texas
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Ray Hubbard is awesome, it a huge lake. There are tons of great homes on and hear the lake in Rowlett and Rockwall. I lived a few blocks from the lake during most of my childhood.

There are people on sail boats, pontoon boats, jet skis, water skis, fishing, anything you can think of. There are several parks along its shore.
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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There are 8 public access facilities to Lake Ray Hubbard. Note that on the Rockwall side you are not allowed to have a private boat dock on your property but you can do it on the Rowlett and Garland side. You just have to do a lease back from the city for a small amount like $99 a year... If there is no retaining wall, it is your responsibility to put one. Very rarely do waterfront homes come on the market and when they do, they sell within a day for top dollar. I personally have a waiting list of 3 clients waiting for a house on the water to come on the market. I absolutely love it out here.

The following link will answer your questions about access ot Lake Ray Hubbard.

Access to Lake Ray Hubbard

Naima
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:55 AM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Thumbs up No Better Time Than Right Now

Go for it. That's a hot place right now. Rockwall has some serious growth going on, and I say now's the perfect time to be part of this. Streets and roads are in the process of being upgraded. The State Highway 205 bypass is under construction. And The Harbor is becoming more of great place to be when you want to have fun.

Just go for it.
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:09 PM
 
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Default Lakeside Village?

Thanks for all of your responses. Wifey and I might just visit Lake Ray Hubbard in a few weeks. The Colorado mountains are cold and snowy right now, so a visit to the Dallas area would be refreshing.

Do any of you live in (or are familiar with) Lakeside Village? It's an older (early 1970's) planned community adjacent to, and just north of, I-30 in Rockwall. It has a 9 hole golf course and swimming pool, and there's a marina with slips next to the subdivision. The Harbor in Rockwall is nearby, and Bass Pro Shops is just across the lake. Looks interesting.
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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I know Lakeside Village. It's a mixed community with condos and single family homes... built from the mid 70s to 2007. The new homes have very very small lots... about 60 X 100 what you would call here zero lot line or patio homes. Prices vary from the low 200K to 500K. Some of the homes are really nice with tile roof hence the mediterranean feel. Very diverse in architecture. It's gated but not really secure, not that you need it to be gated in Rockwall. It's a very nice area.

You may want to check out Chandler's Landing too.

Naima
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Old 02-21-2008, 12:50 PM
 
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Anyone know how much a boat slip runs with elec.
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:19 AM
 
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Wink Rockwall Vacation Rentals

Can anyone tell me if there are any vacation rentals on Lake Ray Hubbard? My husband is a truckdriver and goes through Dallas every week. He told me about Rockwall, TX and Lake Ray Hubbard. We are thinking about vacationing there, but he wants to stay on the lake if possible. I have not really found any info on the interent, so I thought I would try here.

Thanks in advance!

Daphnee
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