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Lakefront Living: Life at Lake Lavon

Posted on 7/7/2020 by Taylor Campbell in Tips

Lake Lavon is a large lake in northern Texas that spans a gorgeous 21,000 acres. It was initially designated to manage flood waters for the region as well as provide the community with a designated space for commercial fishing. In addition to its functional uses, many Collin County residents have purchased lakefront homes in Texas, particularly around Lake Lavon, to benefit from all of the luxuries of freshwater recreation. Boating, swimming, fishing, and even horseback riding along the trails in the surrounding area are just a few of the many enjoyable aspects of life on Lake Lavon. To find out more about Lake Lavon homes for sale and life in the Brockdale community, check out all of the exciting outdoor activities in the area as well as some of the benefits of investing in a lake front property.

Boating on Lake Lavon

As one of the largest lakes in north Texas, Lake Lavon receives millions of visitors every year, one of the most popular activities among these visitors is boating. With five pristine beaches and nearly 121 miles of shoreline, the freshwater escape offers visitors 19 different boat ramp locations to support as many boaters as possible in the busy months.

Many beach goers commute to the lake from the Dallas area and surrounding communities to seek an escape on hot summer days, hauling boats from suburban homes, beat the crowd and get on the water as soon as possible. However, the residents at Brockdale have a front row seat when it comes to lake access. 

Located on the western shore of Lake Lavon in Lucas, Brockdale offers those looking for lakefront homes in Texas an opportunity to prioritize luxury and leisure. Brockdale residents can rent space at a nearby dock and store their boats on the lake. For residents who prefer storing a boat on their own property, a spacious 3-car garage is an option with our custom builders. 

Horseback Riding, Swimming, & More

Even if boating isn’t part of your relaxation routine, there are plenty of other ways to enjoy Lake Lavon on a hot summer day. One of the lake’s most popular features is the beach. With an expansive shoreline and five beaches, Lake Lavon offers visitors safe places to swim and fish every day.

For Brockdale residents, packing up and heading out for a day at the beach couldn’t be easier. One of the largest beaches on Lake Lavon is located in Collin Park, a large recreational area southeast of Lucas, Texas. Collin Park has one of the largest beaches in the area that is perfect for swimming, picnicking, and hiking.

Brockdale’s lakefront homes in Texas are also very close to Brockdale Park. As one of the trailheads on the Trinity Trail, it’s the perfect spot for hiking and horseback riding. You can lease horses and follow along the many riding trails along the shore, or set off on foot for a nice hike. Brockdale is located near horse stables, which makes it possible for residents to lease or board a horse and enjoy lake life from the saddle.

Camping & Staycations on Lake Lavon

If your relaxation plans require a little more of a getaway, the parks and outdoor space along Lake Lavon can support more than just day activities. Pack up an RV or travel by boat to Clear Lake Park or Skyline RV Park across the lake to camp overnight, or spend a week enjoying the great outdoors.

With 167 camping sites with water and electricity hookups, Brockdale residents can enjoy weekends and staycations in an RV, or rough it in a tent at one of the many parks along the shoreline with tent camping sites. The variety of outdoor activities around Lake Lavon offer Brockdale residents so much more than typical lakefront homes in Texas. 

The Benefits of Owning a Lakefront Property

Homes with lake access can be a great financial investment for those looking to purchase a new property or a secondary home. In real estate markets like Texas where seasonality doesn’t limit lake recreation, lake property not only offers the promise of beautiful vistas and outdoor activities all year round, they also have a great ROI in real estate markets with predominantly warm weather.

One of the reasons for the desirability of lake property for sale in Texas is due to the fact that lakes can only support a limited number of communities and homes. Couple the space limitation with a real estate market saturated with buyers looking to purchase summer homes or relocate near a beach, and it's no wonder lakefront homes in Texas sell quickly.


Brockdale homes, in particular, are large with space to accommodate visiting friends and family, multiple cars, a boat, or an RV. Every one of our Lake Lavon homes for sale are uniquely customizable and constructed by Dallas-area home builders Southgate Homes and Our Country Homes. Discover everything that luxury and leisure have to offer with a beautiful lakeside home in Brockdale. We can’t wait to hear from you.