What's HOT about our SPOT? Lake Livingston Real Estate...
I've been asked so many times, "why would I want to live by Lake Livingston?" Now, that's quite a question. I am a Realtor and you may think my answer would be tied in to Real Estate. It is some, of course, but I want to try to answer that question as best as I can and from the point of view of a neighbor.
So, here goes...
The water is soooo blue some days it makes me feel as if I'm looking at the ocean. Lake Livingston is 7 miles across at its largest width and seems like a sea. It calms me. We get a breeze off the water that is dryer that the Gulf and it gives less bad hair days.
Lake Livingston is a man-made lake and is huge! It's the second largest in Texas and is fed by the Trinity River. The river meanders all the way from Dallas and by the time it gets here it's really deep. Our river channel is as deep as 70 feet in areas. I feel comfortable speeding up the boat a bit!
Because our lake is man made, it is contained by a dam at the Southern end. Normally, and I do mean normally (since where there is water it will rise) we are not prone to flooding because of the spillway.
The TRA, Trinity River Authority is the Lake's governing body. Their job is to make sure our water level remains good and they watch over our waterways with care.
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We still have lots of elbow room. Other lakes have become so congested that they are dangerous for jet skiing and other water activities. We don't have that problem. We have lots of growing room. Our properties don't butt up next to each other giving me claustrophobia! Because we're in the Piney Woods our banks haven't been cleared or stripped. In other areas builders have gone in and taken all the trees before building. They then plant a twig and hope it grows. Not here. Our Pines and Hardwood trees stand proud right next to the water. I love it!
The fishing is really great! I like to fish but I'm more of a catch and release fisherperson. I like to take my binoculars on the boat with me for bird watching and general nosiness!
I love the fact that when you're in the boat it's easy to find shade. If you navigate the river you will see huge bluffs and mini-mountains that run the shape of the waters. One of the links you don't want to miss is for the Lake Livingston Park so click here: Lake Livingston Park Information click here.
Oh, and the birds!
We are lucky enough to have Bird Sanctuaries along with our protected forests. My favorite birds are out doing fly-byes. You can see them on any given day at the waters edge or while sitting on your front porch!
We tout our state bird, the Mockingbird, that sings over 1000 different songs, white Heron's, Egrets, Goons, Texas Pink Flamingo's, 100's of different species of Hummingbirds, Pelicans, and so many more!
Side View of Male Mountain Bluebird in Winter, Abilene, TX
Photos courtesy of Laura Packer
These birds can be found in some of my favorite neighborhoods!
Texas White Egret Red Bellied Woodpecker
Bluebird Brown Hawk Cardinal
Lake Livingston Real Estate is great in so many ways. Questions? Contact me at www.brooksprimeproperties.com
I hope you've enjoyed our visit. For more information call Debra A Brooks at 936-295-0005 today!
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and Proud of it! Deb