In a state where some reservoirs can experience water drops of six feet and
more, Lake LBJ is a "constant level" lake. This fact adds
immeasurably to its desirability for waterfront living. The lake is a great
place for a primary residence or a vacation home. It is centrally located 50
miles from Austin and 90 miles from San Antonio. The lake provides water used
for cooling purposes at the Ferguson Power Plant in Kingsland.
Lake LBJ homes for sale in the Texas hill country combine a recreation-filled
lifestyle with proximity to the state capital of Austin. Growth in the area
means that many newer, all-brick Lake LBJ TX homes are on the market. Lake
LBJ real estate includes wonderful waterfront properties in
communities like Horseshoe Bay, Beaver Island, Applehead Island, Kingsland,
Granite Shoals, Deer Haven, Blue Lake, Highland Haven, Twin Isles, Sandy
Harbor, Shady Acres, Oak Ridge, and Marble Falls. At the same time, much more
modest-priced Lake LBJ homes are available to water lovers with a more limited
budget. Open lots are also available for those wanting to build their custom
Originally, the reservoir was called Lake Granite Shoals. It was formed in 1950
through the construction of the Granite Shoals Dam across the Colorado River.
President Lyndon Baines Johnson had a ranch on the lake, so it was natural to
name the lake after the president in 1965. "LBJ" hosted a number of
dignitaries at this waterfront property when he was both Vice-President and
Parks and Recreation
Of course, most recreational activities are water-based in some way. In
addition to boating, water skiing, and jet skiing, the lake is popular for
windsurfing and wake boarding as well.
Residents of the gated and/or planned communities found along the 12-mile long
lake enjoy clubhouse amenities, pools, and championship golf in some instances.
Many of these communities have their own boat slips and marinas.
Attractions and Events
Wine-tasting cruises ply the waters of Lake LBJ. In fact, the lake is along the
Texas Wine Trail. Marinas cater to every need, including pontoon boat rentals,
kayak rentals, boat detailing, and dry storage. There's a great selection of
professional fishing guides for those that want to learn about the fishing hot spots
found all over the lake. Crappie and white bass fishing can be spectacular. Big
largemouth bass are regularly pulled from these prolific fishing waters.
Aqua Boom is an annual festival now in its 44th year. Kingsland hosts this July
4th event that includes a water parade, a kids' parade, and the Malibu Boats
ski show. Unique and quirky races include the "Wacky Raft" race and
the "Rubber Duckie" race. Live music precedes the fireworks reflected
in the languid waters of Lake LBJ.
Call Shirl Thornton and find your home on Lake
The upscale lakefront communities surrounding Lake LBJ offer the most modern
amenities and a vibrant, larger-than-Texas lifestyle. Prospective buyers have a lot of choices, and the best
way to sort through all that luxury is to call Shirl Thornton and her Lake LBJ Sales team, 830-385-6200.
She is an experienced pro who knows Horseshoe Bay and Lake LBJ, and she
specializes in waterfront and resort homes. She can help you find the home of
your dreams on Lake LBJ.