Jacqueline Meadows, 54, and her husband Mark, 62, were among the first to finish building their custom home at Beacon Hill, a master-planned luxury lake community on the northwestern shore of Cedar Creek Lake off Highway 175 in Kaufman County.

Ease of access was a key differentiator when they were considering building a home at Beacon Hill, which is up to 30 minutes closer than many other lake developments at Cedar Creek. (more…)

Lake living and luxury don’t always go hand-in-hand, but at this private Cedar Creek Lake home, they unquestionably do. Situated on a 1.47-acre peninsula and tucked behind gates, the dreamy residence is the picture of privacy, elegance, and fun. The new listing is even sweeter when you hear that it is being offered fully furnished, including all water toys and equipment, so you can skip the fuss and move right in the second you sign the papers.

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505

We are hot on the 505 Ranch at Cedar Creek Lake, one of the few ownership ranch concepts in Texas, where buying a one-acre lot nets you a whole lot more (pardon our pun): There is an entire ranch at your disposal.

And if you have ever considered owning a lake house, today is the perfect time to find out if the fit is good for YOU. First up, the 505 is so darn close to Dallas. So close, in fact, that you can get in your car at 10 a.m. and be at a very special 505 event even later this morning! Can’t make it till 2 p.m? No worries, the event goes until 4 p.m., Mabank-time.

What’s happening at the 505 today is what happens just about every weekend. Folks will be test driving a Malibu 2019 22MXV or 23LSV, then check out the magnificent open houses from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Do you dare to hop the ATV track on one of the top-of-the-line Can-Am Turbo Mavericks? Go ahead and get wet: try wakeboard lesson before the lake season starts, administered by Waterski America.  ATV rides are operated by Brinson Powersports; all concierge services are provided by Prep My Lakehouse, so your lake house visits are free of chores. Chow down on Burgers With Bob, and bites and beverages from Festive Kitchen.

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While we’re already hot on 505 Ranch Club at Cedar Creek Lake, you can find out why this community provides the very best of lake living this Saturday: stay tuned.

56 private, waterfront home sites meander along the lake, dotting a 505-acre shared ownership ranch. (Insiders say the total house population may only top 40 or less, as buyers snap up more acreage per purchase.) And if you are not familiar with the shared ownership ranch concept, well get ready. City Slickers, you’ve met your nirvana. Enjoy the attributes of living on a ranch with zero work. Suzanne Warner of Compass, marketing the property, has sold many vacation homes to buyers on Cedar Creek Lake as well as local ranches. She says 505 Ranch Club buyers are looking for more than just a place to go on the weekend and vacations.

“They don’t want to just have a lake house, or a ranch, they want to have the lifestyle,” says Suzanne. “And the 505 offers you both the fun of living on the lake with a full ranch at your disposal.”

And now, a new offering for the future is a private polo and equestrian facility that will provide homeowners with exciting events, membership programs, riding lessons, polo lessons, and boarding and stabling opportunities. And all so close to Dallas.

In recent vacation home surveys from the National Association of Realtors, buyers say the ideal vacation home is located within a two hour drive of their primary residence.

“The drive to the 505 Ranch Club is not stressful drive at all,” says Suzanne. “In fact, it’s downright peaceful. It’s just enough time to make a few calls and wrap up the hustle.”

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You can test drive a car for the weekend or sample a high-end wine before you buy, so why can’t you sample a second home destination? At Cedar Creek Lake’s luxurious Long Cove community, you and your family can experience Long Cove’s numerous amenities at a Stay & Play preview weekend (Or any day of the week, really.)

For those looking to purchase or build a home in the master-planned lake community, Long Cove offers exclusive Stay & Play experience packages, which include lodging in one of their Camp Houses at Sunset Point, a food and beverage credit at the poolside grill, a shoreline boat tour, and full use of the community’s amenities including pool, golf, tennis courts, and fishing. They call it the ultimate hands-on, shoes off experience.

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Whether you’re looking to build your dream family legacy home or you’re ready to escape to lake living right now, the popular Long Cove luxury community on Cedar Creek Lake has several options that’ll fit you.

If you’ve ever tried to purchase land to build your dream home from the ground up, you’ll know it’s not as easy as it sounds. Finding available land that’s truly buildable is a challenge. Luckily, Long Cove has a few last lakefront sites in the established Dodd’s Point neighborhood that can be combined to create an acre-plus of waterfront property ready for construction. The lakefront home site, available for $1.75 million, measures 0.775 acres with 227 feet of waterfront land. The adjacent lot is available and can be combined to add a half-acre.

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Long Cove townhomes

Back in March we told you about Long Cove’s newest luxury lakefront neighborhood, Henderson Bay, and now we’ve got complete details about the sleek new townhomes being built there by Robert Elliott Custom Homes, starting from $695,000.

Since the beginning, we’ve followed Don McNamara’s Long Cove development as it’s become a sprawling 1,000-acre second-home haven and a go-to weekend spot for many in the Metroplex. Long Cove, located on the clear, deep end of Cedar Creek Reservoir, was inspired by getaways like those of the Seaside and Watercolor communities in Florida.

But this new 40-acre private and protected cove will feature sandy beach volleyball, a slide into the lake, lakeside fire pits, shared play fields, and rolling lawns. Plus there’s an amphitheater large enough to host an orchestra for outdoor concerts.

The contemporary two-story Long Cove townhomes have two different floor plans to choose from: a two-bedroom, three-bath interior lot home that has 2,422 square-feet or a three-bedroom, five-bath corner lot home that has an impressive 3,198 square-feet. In total, there will be only eight townhomes built. (more…)

Cedar Creek Lake

Our Splurge: David Burgher of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 5663 Lakeshore Court in Log Cabin, Texas for $1,850,000.

It’s only a matter of months before lake season creeps in. And if you’ve been eyeing lake homes in and around the Dallas area, have we got the Splurge vs. Steal for you! This week we put the spotlight on Cedar Creek Lake – a charming destination located just one hour southeast of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

As the fourth largest lake in Texas with over 320 miles of shoreline it affords idyllic lake recreation, water sports, and a variety of lake homes at every price point. Whether you’re searching for a Lakeshore splurge or a Malakoff steal, Cedar Creek Lake has it all. Which would you choose? We would love to hear in the comments. (more…)