Lake Ray Roberts Real Estate Information
Originally built in the 1980s as a freshwater reservoir, Lake Ray Roberts has grown to become a beautiful lake of over 29,000 acres and 100+ miles of shoreline. Situated in north-central Texas within reasonable driving distance to the heart of the DFW Metroplex area, Lake Ray Roberts is currently one of the most desirable areas to purchase real estate, due to its bevy of amenities, the convenience of its location, and the availability of both pre-built properties and open tracts of land. Whether you want to build a horse property that’s within view of the lake, or you want a lavish weekend home near the waterfront, Lake Ray Roberts has something for you.
Lake Ray Roberts Horse Properties
As previously mentioned, one of the key selling points of Lake Ray Roberts is the availability of real estate which is in prime condition for horse properties. Several of the acreage homes in the Lake Ray Roberts area already possess features such as horse barns and training facilities, making them well-suited for the buyer who doesn’t want to go through the process of building from the ground-up. The scale of these homes varies (as do their prices) based on the amount of land that comes with them. Currently, homes are selling anywhere from $300K to $1.8M.
However, for those who don’t mind doing some leg-work or want to create something that is uniquely theirs, there are several undeveloped acreages which are prime for building your dream home or weekend getaway. These lots (which range from 1 to over 100 acres, and selling for anywhere between $70K to $2.1M) can easily suit your needs, regardless of the type of property you want to build.
Regardless of your choice, you can’t go wrong since North Texas is considered to have some of the best land in the nation for raising horses. Good sandy loam soil and coastal bermuda grass will allow your livestock to flourish.
Lake Ray Roberts Property Types
If you’re not strictly interested in purchasing land to use for a horse property, Lake Ray Roberts offers other property types that will appeal to you. When it comes to Lake Ray Roberts, there are two primary options: waterfront and non-waterfront.
If you love being front-and-center, right up on the water, the waterfront properties of Lake Ray Roberts are for you. Being at the forefront of the lake, you’re going to have the quickest access to amenities such as boat-launching ramps and various marinas. So if you are a boat-owner (or are interested in becoming one), a waterfront property may be the best for you. Furthermore, the lake has evolved into an excellent place for fishing! As one of DFW’s most-popular fishing locations, you can find a multitude of fish, with some predominant species being largemouth bass, crappie, white bass, and catfish. As you can see, if you love the water and water-based activities, you’re in luck.
Now, if you’re perhaps not too interested in being right on the water, but would still like to partake in some fishing or boating, you might be interested in some properties which are a bit more removed. Several acreages (particularly ones situated on a hillside) still have a gorgeous view of the lake, while also being surrounded by undeveloped land. This separation offers the unique opportunity of privacy, as well as some peace and quiet if that’s more to your liking.
Lake Ray Roberts Amenities
Though Lake Ray Roberts had humble beginnings as a reservoir, it has evolved over the years to become an area which plays host to a large variety of activities and amenities, the bulk of which are outdoors. There are the obvious choices that we’ve mentioned above, such as fishing and boating, but you can do so much more including water-skiing, jet-skiing, and any number of water sports!
If the water isn’t quite your thing and camping is more your style, Lake Ray Roberts has numerous camping sites if you’re looking for a little outdoors experience away from home. Lake Ray Roberts is host to over 20 miles of trails (12 of which are for equestrian use). These scenic pathways play host for all kinds of activities, ranging from hiking to bird watching. The Isle du Bois portion of Lake Ray Roberts is a popular site for nighttime activities such as stargazing and campfires. If your interests are more equestrian-based, you might want to check out the Lake Ray Roberts Equestrian Trails Association.
While Lake Ray Roberts is known for its outdoor activities, its proximity to the DFW metroplex lends itself to an entirely different world of amenities, providing the best of both worlds for its residents. Some of the more urban experiences include must-see museums, such as The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and the Kimbell Art Museum, both of which are highly-regarded across the nation.
Food plays a huge part in the DFW culture, and being a reasonable drive away, you have the chance to experience some of the top restaurants in Texas. Establishments like Cattleack Barbeque (fall-off-the-bone bbq), Boulevardier (DFW’s premier brunch spot), and Rapscallion (Southern comfort food with a twist) are just a few of the places that Eater recommends you check out.
And lastly, if there’s the one thing locals love, its football. Luckily, AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, is located in the heart of DFW. This stadium is a must-see if you’re anywhere near the area, even if you’re not a big fan of football!
Lake Ray Roberts Acreage Realtor
Whether you’re interested in purchasing a single acre or a couple hundred, our team at Texas Living will be able to assist you. We specialize in acreage properties, having closed over $300M worth of transactions, we know what works and what doesn’t. Each member of our team covers a specific part of the real estate transaction, from sales to closing. Our knowledge of the area allows us to get the best deals for our clients, whether you’re looking to buy or sell. Contact us today, and we’ll show you why!