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#11350099 - 01/16/16 11:54 AM Lake House
Skippy Offline

Registered: 08/18/03
Posts: 227
Loc: Dallas, Tx. USA
I was wondering if anybody had suggestions for lakes to buy a house on. We live in Dallas and want a place no more than two hours away. It needs to be a good fishing lake (bass, crappie, sand bass/hybrid/striper). I also have two kids who will want to swim, tube, etc. We've looked at a few places on Cedar Creek and they were great. It just seems like everything is so crowded. A little space would be great. Tawakoni interests is but it also seems cramped and the houses we've seen look like "city" houses as opposed to cabins or lake houses. I also realize there are probably some great private lakes but I don't have any idea where to find them. If you have any opinions or experience, I'd really appreciate hearing your thoughts.



#11350347 - 01/16/16 03:00 PM Re: Lake House [Re: Skippy]

Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 253
ATHENS for sure

#11350400 - 01/16/16 03:35 PM Re: Lake House [Re: Skippy]
Siberman Offline
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Registered: 03/01/09
Posts: 6246
Loc: Titus County
No stripers but Bob Sandlin has some nice places .

#11350540 - 01/16/16 04:54 PM Re: Lake House [Re: Skippy]
mcb Offline

Registered: 09/16/03
Posts: 294
Loc: Hurst, Tx. usa
Texoma has a bunch of options. We really enjoy our place up there.

#11350908 - 01/16/16 08:38 PM Re: Lake House [Re: Skippy]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/13/03
Posts: 1277
Loc: Magnolia, TX. USA
Conroe still has some affordable homes.

#11351262 - 01/17/16 04:34 AM Re: Lake House [Re: Skippy]
RedRanger Offline
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Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 22801
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Check out lake Bonham as well. Nice little lake

Cedar Creek has lots of houses on the lake as well.

Lots of choices and lakes to look at that fit your requirements..

#11351390 - 01/17/16 08:29 AM Re: Lake House [Re: Skippy]
basshunter1 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/19/11
Posts: 867
Loc: Northeast, Texas
Go to you can look for hours and I agree Bob Sandlin is very nice and has homes like your looking for.

#11351451 - 01/17/16 09:10 AM Re: Lake House [Re: Skippy]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1416
Loc: Texas
We are currently building on Lake Athens but before we bought land there, we looked around extensively. For me, I'll be able to walk down the yard and jump right on what will be my primary lake, but I'll be minutes away from: Athens Fish & Game Lake, Purtis Creek, Lake Palestine, Richland Chambers, Cedar Creek, and more.

That's the thing about East Texas: lakes are everywhere and they are close together.

If you want to go a bit more "cabin," there are some inexpensive lots on Richland Chambers that might do the trick and many of the subdivisions have small required square footage numbers for homes. Too, there are some smaller private lakes where lots, off the water, say across the street, can be purchased very inexpensively. Callendar Lake comes to mind as a really, really beautiful lake in a gated community. But, there are others.

No shortage of water to fish and play on, that's for sure.

Cheers! Brad

#11351457 - 01/17/16 09:14 AM Re: Lake House [Re: Skippy]
PKfishin Offline
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Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 2530
Loc: Texas
When I sold my company back in 2010, I bought a lakehouse at Possum Kingdom lake. Fishing is pretty good and the views cannot be matched by any area lake.
John 21:3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee.

#11351643 - 01/17/16 10:54 AM Re: Lake House [Re: Skippy]
kodys'papa Offline
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Registered: 07/19/05
Posts: 17468
Loc: Mogote, CO/ Tawakoni
We Iike living on tawakoni
Hooking a fish is like playing string with a cat. The exact size, shape, color of string matters less than how you wiggle it- and little cats are easier to fool than big ones. John Gierach

#11352904 - 01/18/16 05:58 AM Re: Lake House [Re: Skippy]
marschall Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 810
Loc: Venus Texas
Love our lake house on Whitney
May your wiener schnitzel always stay above your lederhosein.

#11353963 - 01/18/16 02:49 PM Re: Lake House [Re: Skippy]
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Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 1951
Loc: Allen, TX
I've got a place just off of Sandlin (can't afford lake front). It is more affordable (even lake front) than Cypress Springs or Cedar Creek or Athens and far less boat traffic. Great fishing lake within an hour to maybe 10 more lakes. About 2 hours away from Dallas in the piney woods of east Texas. Don't have to mess with going through Dallas (Richland Chambers) although we did look there.

#11354293 - 01/18/16 05:05 PM Re: Lake House [Re: Skippy]
ShaneM Offline

Registered: 12/04/14
Posts: 49
If you are looking for a weekend cabin I may be able to help. My family owns a private camp on Texoma. 1/2 mile from the boat ramp. Most of the cabin owners are from the Dallas area and Oklahoma. Let me know if you want more info. Just shoot me a PM.

#11355504 - 01/19/16 09:08 AM Re: Lake House [Re: Skippy]
KingwoodCat Offline
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Registered: 10/30/04
Posts: 37591
Loc: Broaddus TX
Plenty of people from the Dallas area have places around Rayburn. Day in and Day out, Rayburn will always be one of the premier lakes in the country.
That said, if I lived in your area, I would probably be thinking seriously about Fork.
"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a look at the American Indian".

Henry Ford

#11355620 - 01/19/16 09:53 AM Re: Lake House [Re: Skippy]
410MAN Online   content
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Registered: 02/03/05
Posts: 4107
I live in Longview and have place on lake O pines South side.
It water front and we have pier. We have relatives in Dallas, they have 3 hour drive to visit us. Homes in our area on water go for $150,000 to 235,000. Off water $80,ooo to $115,000.
2 families from Dallas area have places near us. They come probably 3 out of 4 weekends in summer.
If ya want I can send you name of real estate lady that has lots listings on Pines in different areas.
Lots of ladies have the the right to remain silent - But apparently not the Ability

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