Best Lakes in Texas to Live On

Thousands of lakes are scattered across the Texas landscape, and each offers outdoor recreational opportunities and a lakefront Texas lifestyle unlike any other. While there are countless lakes and neighborhoods to highlight, we’ve compiled a list of the best lakefront communities in Texas. We chose lakes in various regions of Texas, so you can choose the best lakefront homes in Texas that suit your lifestyle and budget. Let’s look at the top five best lakes in Texas to live on.

1. Lake Travis

Central Texas

The Lake Travis region of Texas is covered in rolling green hills with crystal blue waters and has over 270 miles of shoreline. The lake is a popular destination for residents and visitors to spend time fishing, enjoying water sports, ziplining, or relaxing with family and friends. The 18,929-acre lake encompasses multiple resorts, marinas, and quaint Texas-style neighborhoods. Included within the surrounding lake neighborhoods, are master-planned communities, like Lakeside at Terresa, focused on providing the residents with amenities and convenient lake access.

2. Canyon Lake

South Texas

Tucked just sixteen miles outside of New Braunfels is the stunning Canyon Lake. Numerous desirable neighborhoods surrounding Canyon Lake offer the residents and potential homebuyers a unique Texas lakefront home lifestyle. Each community, whether it is Canyon Lake Hills, Clearwater Estates, Ensenada Shores, or Mt. Lookout & Sunset Terrace neighborhoods, provides a variety of home prices ranging from the mid $200,000s to the upper $800,000s. But, regardless of the price, size, or style of the neighborhood you choose, you’ll have access and endless outdoor opportunities to enjoy the 8,230-acre lake on the Guadalupe River.

3. Lake Lewisville

North Texas

Lewisville Lake is known for its fishing, water sports, and ample outdoor recreation opportunities. The 29,000-acre northern Texas lake encompasses a large public park, marina, and beautiful lakefront homes. While there is a wide price range of homes for sale on and near Lake Lewisville, the average home value price is $471,000.

4. Lake Texoma

North Texas

Lake Texoma is located on the northern border of Texas. It is an 89,000-acre lake shared with Oklahoma. While Oklahoma encompasses a large portion of the lake, numerous lakefront properties and neighborhoods, such as Sherwood Shores and Preston, are on the Texas side. While home prices vary surrounding the popular north Texas lake, the average home price is $351,000. Whether you enjoy sailing, boating, fishing, golfing, or bouldering, the beautiful Lake Texoma offers outdoor activities for the entire family. 

5. Lake O’ The Pines

East Texas

Near the eastern border of Texas is the luscious 16,919-acre Lake O’ The Pines. The smaller lake is a great fishing spot for largemouth and spotted bass, among many others. In addition, Lake O’ The Pines is a great option to find some peace and quiet if you’re looking for a lakefront house outside the city. Located 2 1/2 hours east of Dallas, home prices tend to range from low $200,000s to high $300,000s.

Life at Lakeside

While we highlighted a few of the most popular lakes to live on in Texas, there are plenty more yet to discover and choose from. So, if you’re drawn to living on Lake Travis, schedule a tour today and begin searching for your lakefront dream home in the rolling Texas Hill Country!

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