About Horseshoe Bay

About Horseshoe Bay

 


Horseshoe Bay, Texas is located at the southern end of Lake Lyndon B Johnson. It was just incorporated as a city in 2005, and it has about 3,500 residents. Owners of Horseshoe Bay real estate enjoy the dynamic combination of Hill Country scenery, water-based recreational activities, and proximity to the state capital of Austin. The community is a popular resort destination. It offers a readily accessible getaway for residents of Austin and a diverse lineup of real estate options for home buyers.

Those wanting a simple weekend escape can look at the condominiums and modest-sized ranches available in the area. At the same time a home buyer can choose from among numerous luxury waterfront estates. Horseshoe Bay homes for sale range in size to as large as 10,000 sq. ft.

For those interested in open land on which to build a dream home or a vacation retreat, Horseshoe Bay offers numerous options. One can find everything from modest quarter-acre developed lots to multi-acre lakefront Horseshoe Bay properties. Real estate in Horseshoe Bay includes mid-rise condominium buildings that offer units with terrific water views. One can also look at homes for sale in Horseshoe Bay in planned communities like Summit Rock. This newer 1,600 acre development includes a Jack Nicklaus signature championship golf course.

History

Lake LBJ, as it is now called, was created in 1950 with the completion of the Granite Shoals Dam across the Colorado River. The reservoir was originally called Lake Granite Shoals, and it was named after President Johnson in 1965. He had a lakeshore ranch here, and it is believed that he hosted a number of foreign dignitaries and world leaders at the property.

Parks and Recreation

Horseshoe Bay Golf Resort Horseshoe Bay, Texas is home to the resort of the same name. This widely acclaimed Horseshoe Bay Resort offers 54 holes of championship golf. The Slick Rock, Ram Rock, and Applerock golf courses were all designed by famous golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr.

Lake LBJ offers excellent fishing for avid fishermen. Waterskiing, wave boarding, wind surfing, and boating are popular activities. At the Lake LBJ Yacht Club and Marina, one can rent a host of different watercraft, including jet skis.

Attractions and Events

Owners of Horseshoe Bay TX homes can take the kids to the Horseshoe Bay Water Park. This waterpark offers nine attractions and two watersides, including a body slide. There is also beach volleyball, picnic grounds, and cabana rentals.

There are a number of wineries in this part of the Texas Hill Country. As a result, residents can enjoy wine-tasting events and winery tours. Lake LBJ even has cruises that sometimes include wine-tasting experiences. Nearby Marble Falls has a restored historic Main Street District that includes fine dining, interesting boutique shops, a theater, and a farmers market. Owners of Horseshoe Bay homes will never tire of all the diverse opportunities.

Live music is regularly scheduled right on the waterfront at Horseshoe Bay Resort. Fishing tournaments take advantage of the crappies, white bass, and trophy-size largemouths found in the lake. Mother's Day lake cruises are very popular events as well.

Call Shirl Thornton and find your home in Horseshoe Bay

The upscale community of Horseshoe Bay offers larger than life amenities and a vibrant lifestyle, all in a modern Texas setting. If Horseshoe Bay is calling, you should make the call to Shirl Thornton and her Lake LBJ Sales team, 830-385-6200. She is an experienced pro who knows the Horseshoe Bay area and specializes in waterfront and resort homes. She can help you find the elegant home of your dreams in Horseshoe Bay, Texas!

Contact Information

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Shirl A. Thornton
RE/MAX Horseshoe Bay Resort Sales Co.
7409 Hwy 2147
Horseshoe Bay TX 78657
Direct: (830)385-6200
Office: (830)598-8726
Fax: (830)598-1915