About Cedar Creek Lake
Located approximately 50 miles southeast of Dallas, Cedar Creek Lake is popular with Dallas/Fort Worth residents seeking a waterfront community with a close commute from DFW. Because of its affordability, amenities and location, the lake area is also becoming a popular option for buyers from as far away as California and even Canada. Whether you are looking for a second or “weekend” home, or planning to move here permanently, the area offers amenities that cater to both lifestyles. The lake is also home to a large retirement population and buyers looking to purchase homes for vacation rentals. Located around the lake are 12 towns and within these communities are over 300 subdivisions offering buyers of all price ranges a wide variety of choices. And best of all, Cedar Creek Lake is one of the few lakes in Texas that allows property ownership of the waterfront with the ability to have your own private boathouse. In addition to waterfront properties, the lake area also offers many lovely off-water homesites and beautiful east Texas acreage properties. Cedar Creek Lake is surrounded by all sizes and types of acreage from small “ranchettes” to hundreds of acres for farming, ranching, or just a place to four wheel, fish, and hunt.
Completed in 1965 as a water reservoir for Tarrant County, Cedar Creek Lake is owned and operated by the Tarrant Regional Water District. It is the fourth largest lake in Texas with 320 miles of shoreline, 32,873 acres and is 18 miles long. It is 8.5 miles at its widest point and 53 feet at its deepest. This makes the lake perfect for all kinds of water sports and year round fishing. Fishing tournaments are numerous here, but many prefer to just throw a line off their boat dock and take in the sun (or a little nap). There are several fishing guides who can help novices or those just wanting to gain more local fishing knowledge. Kayaks, to personal water craft to all kinds of power boats can be seen on the lake at any given time. We even have a Yacht club for the sailors at heart. A popular spring and summer destination, Don’s Port Marina, offers boat and PWC rentals. Those wanting to try the sport “Stand Up Paddling” can rent or purchase equipment, take classes and even compete in stand up paddling events at Don’s Port. Each spring we look forward to the opening of the Tiki Hut, a family friendly outdoor restaurant at Don’s Port and the only one on the lake accessible by boat as well as car. Don’t miss the annual July 4th air show and fireworks celebration at the Pinnacle Club—it’s free by boat. There are several waterfront communities offering golf course and country club amenities as well as public golf courses.
While many “weekenders” and “full-timers” come to Cedar Creek Lake to relax and escape hectic life in the city, they also like the convenience of local grocery stores and a wide selection of casual restaurants. We even have our own east Texas winery—the Tara Winery in Athens. It offers a wonderful Austin-Hill Country style experience dining under the stars sipping great local wine and listening to live music. This is one destination worth leaving your lake house for. Other lake area amenities include an eight screen movie theater and Whatz Up Family fun park with go carts, paddle boats, miniature golf, laser tag, paint ball, climbing wall, batting cages, bumper cars and more. We have two libraries, a rodeo arena and many local festivals throughout the year. My children have been involved in little league and school sports, cheer, drill team, choir, band and Future Farmers of America showing goats. The town of Malakoff is home to the annual State Knife and Tomahawk Throwing competition each spring. Canton, home of “First Monday Trade Days” is about 30 minutes from the lake.
Cedar Creek Lake has so much to offer. Whether you are are buying or selling, I hope you will allow me to use my expertise, experience and knowledge to assist you and make the process as smooth as possible.
Please click on the “Meet Debbie” tab to read how I went from “Rookie of the Year” to the “Top Producer” at the top real estate company at Cedar Creek Lake in just four years. Debbie French—The obvious choice!