Part of the enchantment of our Texas Hill Country are the lakes, rivers and creeks that provide both beauty and recreation.
When considering the purchase of waterfront property, in terms of rivers one might consider what they are wanting from their riverfront. Are you imagining your grandkids swinging from a rope-swing, and squealing with delight as they jump into the cool water? Thinking about putting your lawn chair into the river and letting the cool water run over your feet as you read a book? Perhaps it is just the thought of gazing out your window or from the back deck at the beauty of the river or having it provide a perfect back drop for entertaining, these are all lovely pass times and great uses. Remember depth matters! Deep enough to jump? Shallow enough for your lawn chair?
When considering a lake front property, you might want to consider, can I dock my boat in front of the house? Can I build a slip? A pier? Where will my property end? How close to the water can I build? Can I walk to the lake from my property? What does How does this lake fair in a long draught? Is it a constant level lake? What does history show? Not all regulations are the same, be sure to let us know what your priorities are.
And remember, whether lake or river, flood insurance may be required.