Do you find yourself searching online for “house near lake for sale” or “neighborhoods with lakes near me”? If so, you’re not alone. Many new home shoppers yearn to live in a neighborhood where they can enjoy the benefits of living near a lake. If you’ve never considered buying a house near a lake, read on to learn why you should!
The main advantage of living in a neighborhood near a lake is obvious: You’ll have access to a beautiful, natural spot to enjoy the scenery, especially at sunset. But there are many more benefits to living by a lake. And when that lake is at Harvest by Hillwood in Argyle/Northlake, TX, you’ll also reap all the benefits of living in a farm-to-table agrihood community with an award-winning lifestyle program where your roots can grow deep. More on that later.
Let’s start with perhaps the biggest reason for buying a house near a lake: better mental and physical health. Many studies have demonstrated the health benefits of being near water. “Living near water, whether it’s the ocean or a small lake in your neighborhood … can lower blood pressure, decrease stress, bring on relaxation, improve creativity, and bring about a general sense of happiness,” said psychiatrist Vinay Saranga, MD in an interview with Real Simple magazine.
There’s another scientifically proven lakeside activity that boosts your happiness, and it’s perfect for the whole family: bird watching! The eleven-acre lake at Harvest attracts a wealth of birds, and you don’t need to be an expert to enjoy the birdsong and beauty of our native inhabitants. Plus there’s that happiness factor: A study from Scientific Reports determined that simply seeing or hearing birds improved people’s mental wellbeing for up to eight hours.
Want another family-friendly outdoor activity at your neighborhood lake? Try fishing! Fishing is fun for all ages and it’s especially popular with kids. Harvest Lake is stocked with a variety of fish including bass, crappie, and catfish. The whole family can enjoy the thrill of catch-and-release fishing just a short walk from your house.
Fishing with your kids isn’t just fun, it may be good for them, as well. Research has shown that being outdoors is especially important for kids. It encourages them to exercise, boosts their confidence, teaches them responsibility, and cultivates an awareness and appreciation of our amazing natural world.
Activities are simply better lakeside, especially at Harvest. Don’t take our word for it; try it. Stroll around the edge of Harvest Lake on the .88 miles of walking trails. Join a fitness class with a water view. Take in a view of the lake in between laps in our resort-style swimming pool or afterwards while relaxing in one of our poolside cabanas. Watch the kids at the splash pool and the sunset over the lake at the same time.
There’s more. When you buy a home in Harvest, you’ll get to enjoy our award-winning lifestyle program, with community holiday celebrations and everyday activities like yoga, book clubs, and teen pool parties. And since our community and our hearts are centered around Harvest Lake, most of these activities take place steps from or within sight of the water, such as at the Hall or on the Event Lawn.
And then there’s the view! There’s nothing like the pink and gold of a sunrise reflected in the water during your morning walk. The sparkle of sunlight and the laughter of children on a sunny day near the lake. The reflection of twinkling lights on a soft summer evening.
As a Harvest resident, you can enjoy the view of your neighborhood lake anytime. Take a picnic to the Event Lawn and dine alfresco under twinkling lights. Or enjoy our neighborhood lake from inside the Hall. Our main event area boasts garage-style doors on three sides that open up for extraordinary views of Harvest Lake. Participate in one of the many community activities, or plan a party of your own!
If you want to buy a house near a lake in North Texas, then Harvest by Hillwood is the place for you! But Harvest Lake is just one reason you’ll love living here. And while you might come for the lake; you’ll stay for the lifestyle. Harvest’s unique agrihood offers residents a farm-to-table lifestyle where they can volunteer in the community garden, pick fruit in the orchards, tend their own private garden plot, and more.
As a Harvest resident, you’ll also enjoy our top-notch amenities, plus a full calendar of neighborhood events curated by the award-winning director of our also-award-winning lifestyle program. Your kids can walk or ride their bikes to neighborhood schools in the acclaimed Argyle or Northwest school districts, and play afterwards with friends at Harvest activities designed just for them.
Harvest’s location in Denton County north of Fort Worth is ideal, with easy access to highways, and close to shopping, dining, and entertainment. Your location within Harvest will be ideal, too. No matter where you choose to live, you’re never more than a few minutes from the community hub, and of course, the lake.
You can also choose the type of home that suits your lifestyle and your budget, from traditional homes to townhomes to single-family homes for lease, all with the quality, design and modern features that earn our builders accolades, year after year.
If you’re looking for a new house for sale near a lake, you couldn’t do better than Harvest by Hillwood. And now is a great time to buy. Our new construction builders have available homes, and many are offering incentives! Start your home shopping journey today!