Lake Limestone Real Estate
The real estate around Lake Limestone actually lies in the neighboring towns of Thorton, Jewett, and Groesbeck. Between the three cities, you have real estate options that range from vacant lots on Lake Limestone to multiple-acre estates on the water.
Lake Limestone occupies acres in both Limestone and Leon Counties. Limestone and Leon Counties both officially formed in 1846. Farms and ranches soon appeared across this central Texas region, with corn and cotton leading the pack of commodity crops. Railway lines throughout Limestone County carried farm products, supplies, and passengers from central Texas to markets all over the state, and eventually internationally.
Natural resources around Lake Limestone include the Navasota River, and all the surrounding creeks that feed into the river. Thick, hardwood forests provided building materials for settlers, and shade for current inhabitants. The trees also protect wildlife in their natural environment.
A Brief History About Lake Limestone
Lake Limestone is the result of the Sterling Robinson Dam, finished in 1978; that diverts water from the Navasota River. The purpose of building the dam at that time was commercial. The Brazos River Authority wanted to send water to power plants downstream, as well as provide irrigation support to local farmers.
Current day lake life includes fishing, camping, hiking, boating and leisure. An industrial beginning evolved into a recreational hotspot.
Real Estate in Lake Limestone
Because the land surrounding Lake Limestone is so vast, there are countless options for prospective homebuyers. You can search cabins on the water, some with piers and boat docks. Boat slips and docks require a permit before construction. Some are deep water docks, capable of housing larger boats and jet skis.
Private boat ramps, boat lifts, and boat houses are also commonplace amenities that accompany homes on Lake Limestone. In case you haven't noticed, this is a very boat-friendly environment. Sometimes it gets a little warm during the summer months, and the best way to beat the heat is in or on the water.
Also included are custom homes, either on the water or close enough for a beautiful view. If building a custom home is in your plans, lots in gated developments like Beaver Cove, or on the water are also accessible.
Elbow room often accompanies real estate for sale in Lake Limestone. Multiple acre lots or property provides space for in-ground pools, outbuildings, fishponds, and RV parking. The final decision resides in what makes sense for your lifestyle.
Speaking of lifestyle, how about one on a private peninsula? Yes, those too are for sale on Lake Limestone. Imagine the views from your home as water surrounds it on three sides.
Homes with covered porches and mature trees, including pecan, and fruit trees, create ideal spaces for entertaining year-round. Property in deed-restricted neighborhoods is also a consideration for Lake Limestone buyers. Create a place for weekend retreats, vacations, holidays, or all year living. It's easy to do on Lake Limestone.
Living in Lake Limestone
Whether you live in Lake Limestone all the time or treasure the area for special occasions, there are plenty of ways to make the most of this somewhat hidden gem.
On the lake is a marina with a restaurant, campgrounds, fishing derbies for kids, cabin rentals, fishing pier, boat ramp, play area, swimming area, and convenience store. Buy bait, a fishing license, gas, lunch and snacks all in one place.
Leon and Groesbeck Independent School Districts cater to students living in the Lake Limestone area. Both receive excellent marks for academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities.
Historic Fort Parker is close by, providing a glimpse back in time to the early days of Limestone County. The Limestone Bluff Paddling Trails are near Fort Parker State Park, and host paddlers to five miles of uninterrupted water along the Navasota River. Birdwatchers can get their fill of their favorite fowl at any of the state parks near the lake.
For land lovers, the various communities present civic events throughout the year. There is a fiddle festival, a 4th of July parade with fireworks, and fall holiday markets in Groesbeck. Rodeos, BBQ cookouts, and county fairs are also part of the fun off the water.
Doesn't Lake Limestone Living Sound Blissful?
With such a convenient location to both Dallas and Bryan/College Station, Lake Limestone is an easy getaway spot or even a commutable drive for professionals in the larger cities. The reverse is true for permanent residents; lake life is serene, but with big-city conveniences an hour away. Contact us today for your personalized tour.