8 Reasons to Buy a Lakefront Home

Many people love renting a lakefront vacation home, so much so that they decide to look for one to become their primary residence. If you are on the fence about moving to a lakefront property as your home, check out our list of 8 reasons to buy a lakefront home.

1. Relaxation8 Reasons to Buy a Lakefront Home

Living on a lake is intrinsically relaxing. Imagine waking up every day to the peaceful views of the sunrise over the lake, or unwinding at the end of the day as you watch to sun go down over the lake. Many people find that living on a lake adds a priceless value to their quality of life, where staying active and relaxing go hand-in-hand.

2. Property value

There is an inherent supply and demand ratio that supports the property value of a lakefront home, as there are only so many lakefront properties available. Buying a house on a lake is a reliably wise investment, with a steady demand for these kinds of properties no matter the market. The built in entertainment and protected views are just some of the perks that make a lakefront property a good purchase. Some real estate trends come and go, but waterfront living is a stable predictor of a valuable investment.

3. Entertainment

All year long, living on a lake offers entertainment. Water sports, fishing, swimming, and even just taking in the views never get old. If you love to host overnight guests or throw parties, owning a house on the lake is ideal. It's hard to think of a better outdoor entertaining space than a sparkling lake, private dock, or fire pit on the shore.

4. Fishing

If you love to fish, living on a lake is a no-brainer. The Texas Hill Country offers some of the best fishing in the nation, and by owning your own lakefront home you can enjoy it every day from your own backyard. Many properties have space to dock your owning fishing boat. Imagine making memories with your children or grandchildren catching dinner from your own dock.

5. Childhood memories

Whether you have children in your home or not, owning a lakefront home will likely translate into fond childhood memories. If there are no kids in your household, future grandchildren or family friends will love making sweet memories on the lake, learning to fish, swim, or skip rocks.

6. Pet friendliness

Pets, especially dogs, will find their paradise in a lakefront home. What could be better than giving your dog a lake to swim in? If they could thank you, they would. Lakefront communities are dog friendly, offering more than any typical backyard can.

7. Privacy

By choosing a lakefront home, you are ensuring a long-term sense of privacy from your property. Those who live on a lake love the peace and quiet it provides, with unobstructed views that will never be blocked by new development. It is rare to buy a home where you can virtually guarantee that nothing will be built behind you, but with a lake and possibly even a private dock in your own backyard, you can.

8. Wildlife

Living on a lake means enjoying up-close views of beautiful wildlife that is unique to this environment. Fish, waterfowl and more will make your lakefront view even more intriguing. If you enjoy bird watching, living on a lake will give you the opportunity to do just that from your own backyard or dock. Don't be surprised if you start to feel like friends with the local swan family or beaver (from a distance, of course).

When you are ready to begin the search for your lakefront home in Texas, contact us. We are ready to welcome you home in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

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$6,500,000
Neighborhood: Escondido
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
5,770
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
52
Days on Site
161434
MLS
This exquisite home fits into the Mediterranean Farmhouse style with a bit of a transitional flair and large volume indoor rooms and spaces, lots of glass, with remarkable outdoor living areas of...
$5,900,000
Neighborhood: Applehead Islnd
5
Beds
5
Baths
5,200
Sq.Ft.
1992
Year Built
87
Days on Site
160930
MLS
You won't want to miss this house with HUGE water on Lake LBJ in beautiful Horseshoe Bay on coveted Applehead Island! The owner completely remodeled this house, adding both interior and exterior...
$5,800,000
Neighborhood: Jonathons Cove
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
5,876
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
202
Days on Site
159349
MLS
Welcome to 5324 FM 2147 where you will savor exceptional luxury living on the shores of Lake LBJ. The 5,876 square foot home offers 136 feet of waterfront, features 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths and is...
$5,750,000
Neighborhood: Applehead Islnd
5
Beds
5F21/2
Baths
6,334
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
295
Days on Site
158443
MLS
Come to one of the finest waterfront homes on Lake LBJ. This lovely home was built in 1996 but totally gutted in 2006 By Turrentine Properties. The many patios and expansive floor plan is perfect for...
$5,000,000
Neighborhood: Escondido
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,721
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
52
Days on Site
161436
MLS
This exquisite home fits into the Classic Spanish Colonial style integrating traditional design elements found in that style of architecture; these include being a full stucco home with thick walls,...
$4,995,000
Neighborhood: Horseshoe Bay
5
Beds
7
Baths
5,824
Sq.Ft.
1986
Year Built
32
Days on Site
161701
MLS
106 Bunny Run on Lake LBJ is a unique offering with so much potential. Situated on 2 open water lots with 192' of stunning north facing waterfront overlooking Lighthouse Drive. The lake house...
$4,900,000
Neighborhood: Matern Island
5
Beds
5F31/2
Baths
5,284
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
153
Days on Site
159959
MLS
New build on Matern Island coming soon from Mike Hollaway Custom Homes. Exceptional Lake LBJ waterfront home will rest on a protected channel in the exclusive gated community of Matern Island, just...
$4,700,000
Neighborhood: Deer Haven
7
Beds
8
Baths
9,500
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
198
Days on Site
159378
MLS
Gorgeous one-of-a-kind French country Lakehouse. Beyond quality & expectations! Stunning double iron doors are flanked by antique wood doors from a Mexican church in San Miguel DeAllende. Slate...
$4,300,000
Neighborhood: Applehead Islnd
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
5,072
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
33
Days on Site
161699
MLS
127 Applehead Island is an incredible property located in the exclusive gated community of Applehead Island. Boasting over 5,000 square feet of interior living spaces and large sprawling outdoor...
$3,995,000
Neighborhood: Horseshoe Bay P
4
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
4,652
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
74
Days on Site
161105
MLS
Live and entertain in luxury at 907 Red Sails, a stunning waterfront home located in the very heart of Horseshoe Bay. An open floorplan and multiple outdoor spaces encourage entertaining and...
$3,995,000
Neighborhood: Horseshoe Bay
4
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
4,061
Sq.Ft.
1995
Year Built
7
Days on Site
162002
MLS
Uniquely private, gated sanctuary in prestigious Horseshoe Bay features magnificent water views from virtually every room and offers .52 acres and almost 400 waterfront feet of glorious outdoor...
$3,990,000
Neighborhood: Applehead Islnd
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
5,487
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
63
Days on Site
161270
MLS
Stunning Lake LBJ waterfront home designed for splendid lakeside living, located within the prestigious Applehead Island gated community. Welcome to 42 Applehead Island Drive, boasting sophisticated...

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