When it comes to finding the perfect lakeside property in the Fort Worth area, the Chicotsky Real Estate Group strives for excellence through every step of the process. Aside from the prestigious Eagle Mountain Lake, there are several other lakes surrounding Fort Worth, and each of them provide their own unique charm and amenities. In this article, we wanted to showcase the many amazing lakes around Fort Worth and provide insight you’d expect from a trusted name in the real estate industry.
What are the Benefits of Living Near a Lake in Fort Worth?
The lakes around Fort Worth feature an unparalleled beauty and serenity, and what better way to enjoy the lake than by living on or near one? Whether you prefer taking a dip, fishing on the dock, or just watching the amazing North Texas sunsets with the water shimmering in front of you, lakeside living offers a sense of peace difficult to match. From a financial standpoint, lakeside homes are a smart investment since the values will be higher of those in the city. And, as Fort Worth continues to expand, the demand for lakeside suburban property will increase, making it an ideal investment for your real estate portfolio.
Key Points to Pay Attention to When Searching for Lakeside Property in Fort Worth
Any real estate purchase made by our clients is important to us, and The Chicotsky Real Estate Group pays immense attention to the details that can make or break a lakeside property purchase.
For prospective buyers with boats, the most important factor in finding a home or property near the lake is ensuring the water level is deep enough for any boats to be able to move freely from the dock into open water. When we show a prospective real estate buyer a lakeside home, one of our first priorities is to measure the lake’s depth near the shore, as well as check the condition of the lake’s wall.
The security of your investment is of utmost importance, and our expert agents will take the necessary precautions to be certain that your lakeside home is safe and meets the criteria you’re looking for.
Lakeside Homes for Sale near Lake Weatherford
Lake Weatherford is approximately 25 miles west of the heart of Fort Worth, and Hudson Oaks, Willow Park, and Weatherford, Texas are the closest municipalities. Commuting from Fort Worth to Lake Weatherford is convenient thanks to Interstate 30. The lake itself offers a variety of services at the Marina, including live bait, boat ramps, picnic areas, and plenty of parking. The Lake Weatherford Marina also features the restaurant Shipwreck Pub and Grub, The Bait’s Motel & Beer Barn, and LEGO Robotics Camp.
The majority of real estate property available for sale next to Lake Weatherford is land, which is perfect for the buyer or seller looking to build a custom home near a gorgeous body of water. Land for sale near Lake Weatherford can be purchased for about $20 per square foot. Homes for sale within two miles of Lake Weatherford range in price from $100 per square foot to $140 per square foot, which includes newly built homes in the Point Vista subdivision.
Activities near Lake Weatherford include a Disc Golf Course, and Squaw Creek Golf Club (which we featured in our West Fort Worth Golf Course article). When you and the family need a break from the brutal summer heat, a short trip down Highway 180 will take you to the Splash Kingdom Wild West water park. From the lazy river to several different water slides, you can stay cool and have fun at this incredible attraction.
Restaurants in the area provide a wide variety of cuisines. Patrons can enjoy the true taste of Cajun cuisine when they visit Boo-Ray’s of New Orleans in nearby Hudson Oaks, or sit down for some tasty Mexican fare at Los Vaqueros, a family-owned restaurant in Willow Park.
Homes for Sale at Lake Bridgeport
Near Bridgeport, Texas, a town of approximately 6,000 people in Wise County, is the beautiful Lake Bridgeport. Having been completed in 1931, Lake Bridgeport is amongst the most popular fishing lakes in North Central Texas, and features a variety of freshwater fish including Sand Bass, Largemouth Bass, and Crappie. The lake also offers camping and day use facilities towards the northern end of the lake. Less than an hour drive will take you to Fort Worth, making this the ideal lakeside location for those who prefer the peace and serenity of Central Texas life.
There are several different options of homes and land for sale on Lake Bridgeport, which are available in a wide price range. From 8,000 square foot lots to large acre-plus sized lots near the lake, you can find land for sale for around $1.50 per square foot. If you are looking for a single family home for sale on Lake Bridgeport, traditional brick homes can be found in the $120 per square foot price range, while Mediterranean-style estates which overlook the lake are available for $220-250 per square foot.
Finding a home within two miles of Lake Bridgeport is simple, and prospective buyers are often impressed with the savings. Homes for sale in nearby Rockaway Bay can be found for $70-80 per square foot, with larger and more modern homes priced around $120 per square foot. Whether you are looking for a rental property, custom vacation home, or a permanent place to call home, there is something for everyone around Lake Bridgeport.
Residents of Runaway Bay and Lake Bridgeport can find several great restaurants in nearby Bridgeport, Texas. Enjoy a great breakfast at the popular chain Brandi’s Country Kitchen, or at the local Five Boys Ranch. Nothing quite says Texas like slow-smoked barbecue, and Raymond’s BBQ and Stevens Street Grill are excellent choices for delicious smoked meats and traditional barbecue sides. When the craving for authentic Mexican fare strikes, Baja Street Mexican Grill and Jorge’s Mexican Restaurant are favorites amongst the Lake Bridgeport lakeside communities.
Homes for Sale in Lake Amon G Carter
Located about 7 miles south of Bowie, Texas and approximately 30 miles north of Lake Bridgeport is Lake Amon G Carter. This lake is comprised of two lakes which were combined in 1985 after an extension was added. Lake Amon G Carter features ideal waters for swimming, fishing, camping, and family picnics. Fort Worth is easily accessible from the Lake Amon G Carter via the Highway 287, allowing residents a simple way to enjoy lakeside living without the hassle of using backroads or surface streets.
There are several great waterfront homes for sale at Amon G Carter Lake, with many traditional-style homes with boat docks being available for about $100 per square foot. On the higher end of the spectrum, homes on the lake rarely exceed $250 per square foot, and often feature larger lots, with plenty of room to build add-ons to the property. Since it’s less than 10 miles away, buyers interested in investment properties near Lake Amon G Carter can find plenty of value homes in Bowie. Bowie, TX Homes for Sale can be found for about $30 per square foot, and with a bit of work, can turn into a perfect rental property for those who love the quaint life of Bowie while still enjoying the close proximity to a lake.
With a population of just over 5,000 people, Bowie still possesses some great options for shopping and dining. The Bowie Plaza Shopping Center features a wide variety of stores and quick food options, including the grocery store Brookshire’s, a Dollar General, and the Doughnut and Deli. For an all-in-one store, Bowie residents can find just about everything at the Wal-Mart Supercenter located on the south end of town. Other local boutiques and shops include Heartland Home and Gifts, LaBelle Vintage Mall, and Rustic Wings, to name a few.
The local restaurants near Lake Amon G Carter provide an array of delectable selections for those days you want a nice meal away from home. Spicy Mexico is a popular Bowie, TX restaurant known for their great happy hour specials, tasty cocktails, and authentic Mexican fare, while Zippy’s Tacos will take your taste buds on a journey with their mouthwatering menu options. Satisfy your pizza and pasta cravings at Milano’s Pizza, or enjoy some great pub grub along with some fun bar games at The Rack Poolhouse and Pub.
Homes for Sale near Lake Arlington
Lake Arlington is located on the west end of Arlington, Texas and is roughly 20 minutes from downtown Fort Worth. This man-made lake has been continuously upgraded and the latest amenities are one of the many reasons Arlington residents love this lake. Features of Lake Arlington include a new playground, fishing pier, exercise area, Sensory Garden, a 2 mile walking/bike path, full service concession stand, and so much more. Although swimming is not allowed at Lake Arlington, those wanting to enjoy the lake can do so via their own boat, or a rented sailboat, kayak, or paddle boat.
Since Lake Arlington is surrounded by the urban area of Arlington/Fort Worth, there are homes and land for sale all around this large lake. Homes in a gated community near the shore of Lake Arlington can be found for about $120 per square foot and can cost upwards of $180 per square foot. Traditional brick-constructed homes are available for sale and start at $100 per square foot. As you move a few blocks away from Lake Arlington, the prices for homes for sale vary slightly, with homes starting for less than $100 per square foot and being priced for as high has $150 per square foot.
The majority of homes for sale at Lake Arlington, as well as the many parks and activities available on Lake Arlington, are available on the Eastern half of the lake. This includes the two main lakeside parks: Bowman Springs Park and Richard Simpson Park. Bowman Springs Park is located at the southern end of the lake, and with 14 acres of land, features a wide variety of outdoor amenities, including a paddling trail which stretches for over 10 miles, playgrounds, a basketball court, a boat ramp and fishing areas. On the northeast section of Lake Arlington is the 9-acre Richard Simpson Park, which began renovation construction in late 2017 with the goal of adding improved amenities, including a walking trail, upgraded parking lots with better lighting, and a brand new Lake House. With many phases planned for Richard Simpson Park. Condos for sale near Richard Simpson Park are available for sale for around $150 per square foot, while homes near the park, many of them in gated communities, are available from $100 per square foot and up.
West Arlington, which is the area to the east of Lake Arlington, features a wide variety of great restaurants, shopping centers, and plenty of fun activities away from the lake. The Southwest Plaza Shopping Center is towards the south end of Lake Arlington and offers several popular local and regional chain restaurants. Get your day started at Iris Bagel & Coffee House or at Jay Jay Café. Thai Texas is a family-owned favorite which features the best in Thailand fare, while the whole family can get their fill of tasty Mexican cuisine at Pancho’s Mexican Buffet. This shopping center near Lake Arlington also includes Kroger’s and Sprouts Farmers Market, a Walgreens, and a Sears Outlet, which makes shopping for your lake home simple and convenient. Those who live on the northeast corner of the lake can find local favorites such as the Sesame House, which is popular for their large portions of authentic Chinese Food, Taco Regio, and Prespa’s, which features handmade pastas and the best in fresh Italian cuisine.
Living on or near the lake is a dream for many of our clients, and The Chicotsky Real Estate Group will work hard to make sure your home purchase experience is as smooth and as easy as possible for you. If you are interested in a lakeside property in the surrounding Fort Worth area, please contact us today and it would be our pleasure to serve you!