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Old 01-13-2008, 02:24 PM
 
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hi, my family and i currently live in Houston, Texas. We are looking to move up to fort worth area in the spring and we would really like a lakefront property. I know absolotly nothing about fort worth, but i do know that there are lakes in the area, does anyone have any suggestions with names of towns around these lakes because im having a hard time finding any. And also if we dont find anything on the lake does anyone have any suggestions of really good subarbs for family's not to far out in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 01-13-2008, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Eagle Mountain Lake, Lake Worth, Marine Creek Lake are the ones in my area, but not sure what your budget is. There is also Lake Arlington, but I am not that familiar with the area. Short of that, the only other lakes that comes to my mind is Lake Benbrook and farther out is Lake Granbury, Grapevine Lake.

Also Lake Lewisville (which used to be Lake Dallas). There are a few on the Dallas side of the Metroplex as well.

Hope this helps!
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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Check this link with info on the major lakes. I used to live by Eagle Mountain Lake. It's pretty nice and there are a couple of communities with waterfront homes. Usually a good house on the water starts around 500K... South of Fort Worth is Grandbury and homes on lake Grandbury a little cheaper.

Lake Arlington is another one that is closer but smaller with homes in the 400s.

North Texas / Dallas Fort Worth area lakes at a glance
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:34 AM
 
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until this past spring where there was MAJOR rain and MAJOR flooding--many people who owned a lake-side house would have been glad to sell to you--their lots were tied to a shrinking pool of stagnant water with a terrible smell to it and a view that was about as bad--
few people could use their docks(if they had them) for boating/fishing because the water was 15 ft away and too shallow anyway...

right now water levels are still high--but we have not hit the dry summer (and it has been a dry winter with little rain)...

if you are seriously considering buying a lakeside home you need to know who owns the land at waterside--do YOU as the property owner or does a water control board or corps of engineers---makes a difference as to whether you can put in a dock if there is not one there already or make any changes to that part of the property---

also makes a difference regarding whether or not your lot/home might get flooded if heavy rains come again...

you should get a real estate agent who has some long time experience in the area you are interested in and who knows the history of the particular lake...
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Benbrook, TX
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I don't think there is any lake-front property in Benbrook. There are some really nice rural neighborhoods on the hills west of the lake with views though (Tiger Trail and Stevens Dr I think). Maybe in the south too but haven't been there yet.
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