In a relaxed setting, where Austin and San Antonio are quickly accessible and Dallas, Houston, and Midland/Odessa are just a few hours away, enjoy a vibrant lifestyle. Granite Shoals real estate opportunities welcome both full-time and vacation home owners, where families young and old choose from modest, value-priced starter and retirement homes to multimillion-dollar waterfront estates. Buy an existing residence or design and build your own dream home. Many buyers are surprised to learn how inexpensive entry level waterfront homes can be in Granite Shoals. Small lakeside houses start at around $350,000 while luxury waterfront estates in prime locations can be offered at multi-million-dollar prices.
Sharing the 78654 zip code with the city of Marble Falls, the city takes its name from the granite shoals (shallow areas in the water due to granite outcroppings) that were evident on the Colorado River before the construction of Wirtz Dam. Granite Shoals is known as the “City of Parks” with 19 parks located throughout the city. They provide free areas for recreation and lake access for residents and visitors and eight of the parks have boat launch ramps. Granite Shoals also boasts a private airport. A former granite company headquarters was converted into the Granite Shoals City Hall. This grand granite and glass structure, located on a granite dome on the city’s highest point presents spectacular panoramic views.
Enjoy recreational lake activities, with boating, wakeboarding, paddle boarding, water skiing, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing among the most popular pastimes. Marinas abound for rentals and storage. Downloadable fishing maps of the lake and surrounding areas are available in the map section of the LCRA website and commercial maps are available at area tackle and sporting goods stores. Lake LBJ’s white crappie population is the best of any of the Highland Lakes chain. Flathead, blue, and channel catfish are abundant.
The Highland Lakes is a golfer’s paradise with numerous golf courses both private and public. Local wineries provide wine tastings, tours, and lake cruises. Immerse yourself in Hill Country heritage at local museums and art galleries. A number of venues are accessible by boat or car, offering a laid-back atmosphere of food, live music, and beautiful scenery.