What's HOT about our SPOT? Lake Livingston Real Estate...

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas

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.

 

Click here for complete Lake Livingston mapprovided by Rus at Datalink.

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!

 

 

 

                         Texas Mockingbird 

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

 

 

 

Brown Pelican

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

Articles in Deb's What HOT about our SPOT include: Everything's Bigger in Texas, What's HOT about our SPOT?, What's HOT about our SPOT Huntsville Texas Real Estate, Dive on in...What's HOT about our SPOT?

and Proud of it!   Deb

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Trey Thurmond
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Beautiful shots! Years ago I spent a lot of time fishing during the annual White Bass run at your lake. Lots of weekends that I could have been selling homes! :0). I t is a pretty place to visit and I imagine live at. We have a weekend retreat at Lake Limestone....wish I could go more often.
Feb 21, 2008 03:13 PM #1
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Debra- This was such a lovely post.  Love the shots and the way you described the lake I now feel like I want to live there.  Thanks for sharing
Feb 21, 2008 04:35 PM #2
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DEB - You've done an amazing job of selling your area.  I am not one for hot climates, but you made this sound so appealing that I'm ready to go and move to a lake house in Texas.  Great job!

Feb 21, 2008 10:13 PM #3
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Hey Trey, Lake Limestone is lovely too! My husband and I spent some time exploring your lake just for fun! I put you as a referral on my "Everything's bigger in Texas" blog. Check it out. Later in the rain~Deb

Thank you Jennifer. I wish I had more time to play here though. I tend to work too much. :-) Deb

Adam, this is high praise from you! I'm not one for hot climates either so I just have to stay close to air conditioning. I'm not sure I'm ready for snow either! Later in the rain~Deb

Feb 22, 2008 03:36 AM #4
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Liz Carter
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Hi  I love your pictures!  I bought 3 acres on Lake Limestone a couple of years ago (I'm here now), and I have tons of birds, love them.  I've got all of those in your pictures.  Bluebirds and redbirds galore, and the red headed wood peckers too, egrets, herons, etc.  I love it up here.    This is looking off my back porch, and I own all the way to were the trees to the right of the picture all, there is one acre on the water with a boat house.  Liz
Feb 22, 2008 06:09 AM #5
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Wow Liz, what a lovely place to be. Do you enjoy boating? I'll bet you've seen your equity grow in the last three years! Even though everyone touts that our market is down it just doesn't go down by the water! Thanks for sharing the pic! Later in the rain~Deb
Feb 22, 2008 06:33 AM #6
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Marchel Peterson
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Debra, I LOVE your pictures also.  We don't live on the lake but we take all kinds of advantages sailing lakes.  I'll be honest I have never been to Lake Livingston.  It looks like a wonderful place to live.
Feb 22, 2008 08:48 AM #7
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Debra, what a beautiful post! What is it they say? A picture is worth a thousand words. I love the photos and it looks like a wonderful area. Thanks for sharing with us. This is a great way to get your stuff out there for a localism post. ;-)

Pepper

Feb 23, 2008 04:35 AM #8
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Hello Teri, Thank you for the kudos. The area is beautiful and you just would never know it was all back there! Even Marchel admitted that she'd never been here! She's just about 40 minutes down the road from us! I love sharing secrets! Later in the rain~Deb
Feb 23, 2008 01:28 PM #9
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Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~
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Deb~Another beautiful post for localism. Those birds are just spectacular in color. We don't have Cardinals here in Utah and oh how pretty they are. The Blue Hawk is another pretty one. WOW!
Feb 24, 2008 04:05 PM #10
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Marchel Peterson
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Debra we are tipping our hat to you for your post; we have selected it as one of our featured post at the Texas Real Estate Group!  Congratulations Liz & Marchel (L & M), Texas Real Estate Group!

Feb 25, 2008 04:37 AM #11
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Wendy Montoya, REALTOR® Broker Associate, 254-315-4906
Towne Adams REALTORS - Waco, TX

Great post with gorgeous photos. You know it's good when it makes you want to move there right away! Thanks for giving us this beautiful piece of Texas.

Feb 25, 2008 11:49 AM #12
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Deb Brooks
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Thank you Wendy! Hopefully everyone will want the same thing! I've gotten a couple of calls on this already so it should end up being effective. Later in the rain~Deb
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