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Re: Which lake for retirement [Re: quisdraw] #13826483 12/31/20 05:31 PM
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I had to make this decision in 2012 after I sold my company. I really enjoyed fishing at Texoma and it was great but I chose Possum Kingdom for the following reasons:

1. Very Very little boat or Jet Ski traffic during the week ( it's like my private Lake)
2. The view from my house is amazing and makes my wife happy. I had a nieghbor with a lake house at Athens whose wife would never go there. I didn't want to batch it all the time.
3. Very dry air out here, feels cooler in the summer and few Mosquitoes
4. I have a gated community, so I can maintain my house in the metroplex and know it's not being looted while I am gone.
5. Fishing is decent, if not as good as Texoma.


Everyone's situation will be different. One thing to note, is that if you are there all the time you'll catch really good fish at any of these premium lakes.

I've enjoyed the fishing:
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I've enjoyed the view, as has my non fishing wife:
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She really loves the wildlife
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Re: Which lake for retirement [Re: Topwater2] #13826525 12/31/20 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Topwater2
Buchanan is used to keep Inks, LBJ, and others at full pool. You may water and you may not. I would mark that one off the list.

Also, you better have a million or 2 to buy in that part of the country. My brother just bought a place near Burnet so I was looking at prices down there. It is unreal how much they have gone up.


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Re: Which lake for retirement [Re: quisdraw] #13826729 12/31/20 08:50 PM
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Thanks for all the input! I'm checking into availability as I watch it snowing here in Kerrville!

Re: Which lake for retirement [Re: quisdraw] #13826757 12/31/20 09:08 PM
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Re: Which lake for retirement [Re: quisdraw] #13826819 12/31/20 09:38 PM
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I live full time in Spicewood, about a block from the marina ramp on the NW side of Lake Travis, 30 miles NW of Austin. I wanted to stay in the Austin area. So I'm on Travis, but Lake Austin and Lake LBJ are equidistant, both 24 miles away. This may not be my final home, however. So we'll see.

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Re: Which lake for retirement [Re: herbsteiner] #13826844 12/31/20 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by herbsteiner
I live full time in Spicewood, about a block from the marina ramp on the NW side of Lake Travis, 30 miles NW of Austin. I wanted to stay in the Austin area. So I'm on Travis, but Lake Austin and Lake LBJ are equidistant, both 24 miles away. This may not be my final home, however. So we'll see.


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Re: Which lake for retirement [Re: quisdraw] #13826922 12/31/20 10:52 PM
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Palestine is top on my list when that day comes

Re: Which lake for retirement [Re: quisdraw] #13827627 01/01/21 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by quisdraw
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I moved to Richland Chambers when I retired Jan 2019. Sand bass/hybrids, crappie and catfish describes it to a “T”.
Low boat traffic for sure. Main issue is grocery stores in town are 25-30 min away. Cell service is sub par and good emergency medical care is Dallas


What is internet service like? Might could live there if my wife has internet to work from home.

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I have AT&T high speed. There are fiber optic cables out at the HWY 287 about 5-6 blocks away but was not run into our subdivision.


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Re: Which lake for retirement [Re: quisdraw] #13827629 01/01/21 02:51 PM
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So many good fishing lakes in East Texas, close to advanced medical in Tyler, shopping is easy and the land prices have not escalated proportionally as in the metro-mess.

Re: Which lake for retirement [Re: quisdraw] #13827651 01/01/21 03:05 PM
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Lots of variables.
If you don’t mind bad storms and colder winters (for Texas) and being 600 miles from the coast, Texoma hands down.
Personally, I’d live on the Oklahoma side primarily for more peace and quiet. Texas side is approaching crowded levels

If you don’t mind very low water during drought conditions, don’t mind not having a dock, but want warm winters and proximity to the coast, home near Choke Canyon or Falcon.


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Re: Which lake for retirement [Re: quisdraw] #13828152 01/01/21 08:37 PM
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Re: Which lake for retirement [Re: Stump jumper] #13828560 01/02/21 01:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Stump jumper
Originally Posted by Topwater2
Buchanan is used to keep Inks, LBJ, and others at full pool. You may water and you may not. I would mark that one off the list.

Also, you better have a million or 2 to buy in that part of the country. My brother just bought a place near Burnet so I was looking at prices down there. It is unreal how much they have gone up.


I can't believe how much they are building NE, E and SE of Austin. A 1/3 acre of of old cow pasture will cost you at least $50K.


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Re: Which lake for retirement [Re: quisdraw] #13831278 01/04/21 01:12 PM
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Lake Palestine is a good fishing lake. Plus you have tons of Medical care, shopping and restaurants a 15 minute drive North in Tyler. Richland Chambers would be my 2nd choice, but your nearest grocery stores are 20 minutes away in Fairfield or Corsicana. Good medical care or shopping is still quite a drive to Waco, Dallas, or Tyler. I live in Corsicana and fish RC a lot. It does have low traffic, but for all the above reasons, I might look at Palestine first.

Re: Which lake for retirement [Re: quisdraw] #13831498 01/04/21 03:57 PM
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Palestine for sure. My grandparents and now my parents have all retired to Palestine and absolutely love it. Their medical care is 20 minutes away and has some of the best facilities and providers in the state. Broad range of homes/prices to choose from so you'll surely find something within your budget. Plenty of lake front properties that are significantly more affordable than Austin area or even closer lakes to Dallas. Fishing though is #1 reason. Great for bass, sandbass, hybrids and crappie. You get tired of chasing one, you have plenty of others to choose from. Scenic lake too....lots of wilderness left, bald eagles, etc.

Re: Which lake for retirement [Re: fivebites] #13831792 01/04/21 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by fivebites
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I live full time in Spicewood, about a block from the marina ramp on the NW side of Lake Travis, 30 miles NW of Austin. I wanted to stay in the Austin area. So I'm on Travis, but Lake Austin and Lake LBJ are equidistant, both 24 miles away. This may not be my final home, however. So we'll see.


Yea, but we don't all have that Herb Steiner bank roll brother! LOL! Happy New Year Herb. (Sold the Legend and on the way to grab a BC Eyra Monday!


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