Lewisville TX Homes for Sale and Community Information
Lewisville, Texas, is a fast growing city in Denton County. Although the population of Lewisville was less than 78,000 in 2000, by 2010 the population had grown to over 95,000. Today, approximately 100,000 people live in Lewisville.
The town was originally called Holford's Prairie, and it dates back to the early 1840s. This sleepy community rapidly grew following the arrival of the railroad in 1881. During the period of Reconstruction, the first cotton gin in the county was built in Lewisville. The development of the Lewisville Lake reservoir in the 1950s created another growth spurt. Lewisville Lake continues to be a prime recreational attraction for the many residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
Parks And Recreation
Railroad Park was just completed in 2009. It offers a sports complex consisting of football field, ballfields, eight lighted soccer fields, a perimeter hiking trail, a dog park and the skate park. Railroad Park also includes three man-made lakes.
The 662-acre Lewisville Lake Park is on land leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A unique feature of the lake is the Lewisville Fishing Barge, an indoor-outdoor facility that first opened in 1958.
The Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
offers a wilderness experience right within the city. Located along the shores of Lewisville Lake, the learning center offers several thousand acres on which hiking, kayaking and sightseeing are all possible. There's also a boat launch on the Trinity River, so fishing is possible as well.
Attractions and Activities
The Lewisville area is also rich in golf facilities. These include the Timbercreek Golf Center, the Hank Haney Golf Ranch at Vista Ridge, the Lakes at Castle Hills, Lake Park Golf Course near Lewisville Lake, and the Lake Park Executive Course.
Every year in late September, Lewisville hosts the Western Days Festival
. This festival uniquely features the World Tamale Eating Championship. The multi-day event features a concert series that was attended by 20,000 people last year.
The MCL Grand
is a theater venue hosts a wide variety of cultural and entertainment events throughout the year. It is also the home of the Lewisville Lake Symphony. It is also the home of the only performing arts troupe centered in Denton County for the past two decades. Thanks to the MCL Grand, the community's cultural life is very much enhanced.
The prospective Lewisville home buyer will find that the overall selection of Lewisville TX real estate is very good. Many Lewisville homes are larger, and some are of all-brick construction. At the same time, some Lewisville real estate includes Lewisville homes that are very affordably priced. Lewisville TX homes built in the 1980s and 1990s are among the Lewisville homes for sale that are modestly priced.
Although most Lewisville properties are single-family residences, about 10-percent of the residential real estate in Lewisville consists of condominiums. The growth of the community means that many homes for sale in Lewisville are only a few years old.
Contact Judy Lundquist
to see all that real estate in Lewisville has to offer.