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Old 04-19-2011, 06:29 PM
 
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What TX lake you would wish to have a house at and why?
Some people say Lake Texoma is the best. Some say Lake Conroe or Livingston...

So which one is the best for having a vacation house? Where nature and water sports is great. And where taxes are low.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:15 PM
 
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None of them. Sorry. If I had to pick one, it would be Lake Travis but it certainly is not cheap. I just don't think any lakes in TX are worth having a vacation home on.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:44 PM
 
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Travis is too crazy. I'd did pick Toledo bend;myself.Plenty of undelevoped land and its huge.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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If I was going to buy or build a lake home I would pick Possum Kingdom Lake. I've been there many times over the years and it's absolutely beautiful. That lake has some of the clearest water I've ever seen in Texas. With it's large limestone cliffs and scenic hills that surround the lake, Possum Kingdom Lake looks like a lake you would only find down in the scenic Texas Hill Country, but it's only about 70 miles from here. It's expensive to buy or build there but it would be worth it for me, if I had the money of course...lol.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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The Gulf of Mexico ;P
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:58 PM
 
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I would love a house on the Guadalupe River.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Travis is too crazy. I'd did pick Toledo bend;myself.Plenty of undelevoped land and its huge.
Some of Lake Travis is a bit hectic, mostly from May through August. Weekdays are completely different.

The lake is 65 miles long, and a retirement home above Briarcliff might be very very nice. Build/buy on the north shore instead of south shore and the costs are much less. The water quality is oustanding, the scenery is terrific, and the fishing is good.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:13 AM
 
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If I was going to buy or build a lake home I would pick Possum Kingdom Lake. I've been there many times over the years and it's absolutely beautiful. That lake has some of the clearest water I've ever seen in Texas. With it's large limestone cliffs and scenic hills that surround the lake, Possum Kingdom Lake looks like a lake you would only find down in the scenic Texas Hill Country, but it's only about 70 miles from here. It's expensive to buy or build there but it would be worth it for me, if I had the money of course...lol.
Maybe you could buy a homesite even more cheaply there now, since so many homes around the lake are now gone.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:15 AM
 
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At one time, I thought that Lake Athens was the place to build. WRONG. The crooks that run the water authority will simply make you tear down your boat house that you just built with their permission, if one of their buddies wants the land to develop and make money on.

AVOID Lake Athens at all costs. Too bad, it's a beautiful place.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:31 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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Well, several factors come into play when trying to decide such.

1. How often would you use it?

2. What is the maximium distance you would be willing to travel to get to a lake house?

3. Do you want it close enough to your full time residence that friends/relatives can come down for the day?

4. What are you interested in doing on the lake? Fishing? Boating? Personal watercraft? Kayaking?

5. What kind of atmoshpere do you want? Golf nearby? Party scene? Entertainment nearby? Middle of nowhere feel?

6. If it's too far away from your primary residence would you feel guilty not getting to use it but only 2-3 times a year max? I'm talking if this is only a weekend place and not a retirement situation.
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