Horseshoe Bay Resort

August 1, 2009 by  
Filed under Travel Blog

Houstonians have been escaping to Horseshoe Bay Resort in the hill country for generations. Now, many are are buying lots and building luxurious weekend homes in Skywater, a new community adjacent the resort overlooking Lake LBJ.

Skywater is an environmentally friendly community with first-rate amenities. Within the 1,600 acre project is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, fitness center, extensive hiking and biking trails through lush hill country terrain, resort style pools, tennis courts and gardens. Attached to Horseshoe Bay Airport and Jet Center, residents can arrive via private plane. Its proximity to Horseshoe Bay Resort makes parking yachts convenient.

The community is divided into four neighborhoods, each with golf and lake views, but individual focuses. Some are child friendly with activity areas and fishing ponds, others are on ridges with 360 degree views and one is close to the golf clubhouse and outdoor gathering area; perfect for the social crowd. Coming soon is an airport community complete with wide streets and oversized garages so residents can fly in and drive home.

Developers of Skywater laid infrastructure for a green community.  Nearly half the property is reserved for golf, hiking and open space. Following guidelines from LEED, a green building rating system, they created rainwater harvesting, passive solar energy systems, naturally treated saline pools and alternative transportation and parking. The sales pavilion is powered with 100 percent renewable energy. The community is committed to helping residents incorporate earth friendly features into their homes by sharing ideas and resources.

Located in the middle of Texas’ hill country, there are plenty of things to keep you busy in this growing little town. Marble Falls is nearby, offering popular restaurants like Cafe 909 and The Lookout. You’ll also find shopping and a few charming “watering holes.” Many wineries are in the area and a plethora of outdoor activities can be found. For the really ambitious, Austin is about 45 minutes away.

A little over 210 miles outside Houston, this scenic retreat is about three and a half hours away by car or one by plane. With homesites starting in the high $100s, Skywater is not for everyone. But if you crave views, hill country, outdoor activities and fresh air in a luxury environment, and happen to have a plane, it’s a convenient getaway.

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