Lake Dunlap Real Estate

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Lake Dunlap is coming back!! Construction of the new spill gates is underway and the expected completion date is currently set at June 23rd, 2023. Check out our blog on the Lake Dunlap Dam Construction for more info. Lake Dunlap is a picturesque waterfront gem that offers a perfect blend of community and privacy.

Lake Dunlap is positioned near the heart of New Braunfels (about an hour from both Austin and San Antonio). Lake Dunlap will be a constant-level lake again that stretches for seven Hill Country miles. As one of the largest and longest of its kind in this area (410 acres), Lake Dunlap is also the first of the Guadalupe river-style lakes (followed by Lake McQueeney), which is why the upper part of this lake has such incredible clarity.

Prices tend to be lower than those at Lake Austin or Lake LBJ (starting at around $500k). The Lake Dunlap Real Estate market has been on fire since the news of the spill gates being replaced. For market updates, sign up for Lake House Alerts. Also, visit our Lake Dunlap Waterfront Lots For Sale page.

Real Estate Statistics
Total Listings 2
Average Price $1,566,667
Highest Price $1,750,000
Lowest Price $1,200,000

Lake Dunlap Homes for sale - Lake Dunlap Real Estate

Lake Dunlap Homes for sale - Lake Dunlap Real Estate

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Homes for Sale on Guadalupe River in New Braunfels, TX
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360 Rancho Rd, New Braunfels

$1,750,000 - 3 Beds, 3.0 Baths, 2,925 Sf

MLS® # 1641136

Lake Dunlap Homes for Sale located at 1043 Lone Star Drive, in the city of New Braunfels, Texas 78130

1043 Lone Star Drive, New Braunfels

$1,200,000 - 3 Beds, 2.0 Baths, 2,432 Sf

MLS® # 471581

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Living on Lake Dunlap

As you may have heard, one of the three spill gates failed on Lake Dunlap in May of 2019, turning our beloved Lake Dunlap into a river. However, as mentioned above, the construction of the new dam and spill gates is over half way done with an expected completion date of June 23rd, 2023! Keep in mind that the Guadalupe River still runs through this lake, so there are lots of river (and some boating) activities that residents can continue to enjoy until the lake is back mid 2023. In fact, the last 1.5 miles of Lake Dunlap is still boatable using a full-sized boat! Take a look at the photos and videos showing this on our non-MLS listing at 704 Schumanns Beach Rd. You can also visit our blog post “ Lake Dunlap Dam Construction” for more info.

Just southeast of downtown New Braunfels , Lake Dunlap is a river-style lake that offers residents all the perks of some of its larger counterparts. Whereas nearby recreational hubs like Canyon Lake, Lake Travis, and Lake LBJ may offer a wider variety of real estate, Lake Dunlap’s charming size and peaceful atmosphere make it a local favorite. Ask anyone who lives on Lake Dunlap, and they will tell you why their lake is the best.

Notably, Lake Dunlap is different from the other lakes in this chain: its location is squarely below the intersection of the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers... meaning, at normal flow, the water is cool in the summer and warm in the winter at around a consistent 72 degrees year-round (top part of the lake). The water is also insanely clear, especially at the top half of the lake.

This river-style shape and feel mean that Lake Dunlap is very conducive for water sports activities. Whereas big waves from large from cabin cruiser boats and wind often disrupt activity on an “open water” lake, several of Lake Dunlap’s straightaways are protected from the wind, creating calm waters. Additionally, Lake Dunlap enjoys substantial stretches of undeveloped shoreline, meaning boat chop is much less of an issue than it is on some of the other river-style lakes.

Add in low boat traffic (about half as much as McQueeney and a quarter of Lake LBJ, Lake Travis, and Lake Austin), and you’ll find yourself on a lake perfect for recreational boating, waterskiing, and wakeboarding. (Pro Tip: The best boat ramp is off of Schumann’s Beach Road. The cost is $10 to launch.)

For anyone interested in buying, Lake Dunlap real estate is considered a beautiful, though lesser-known, market for lake homes and lake lots in Texas. Homes for sale on Lake Dunlap tend to be more affordable than Lake LBJ, Lake Austin, or the lower part of Lake McQueeney (close to the Ski Lodge). Since receiving the news on November 3rd, 2020, that we are getting our lake back, Lake Dunlap Real Estate has been a hot commodity with noticeably shorter days on market (DOM) and typically fewer than 5 available Lake Dunlap homes sale at any given time.

NOTE: We do sell quite a few off-market listing on Lake Dunlap, so reach out to us to get on our "Hot” buyer list so you can have access to these potential deals. Sign up for Lake House Alerts to get on our list (we just send MLS and off-market listings, no junk email).

Lake Dunlap Schools

If you’re purchasing a piece of Lake Dunlap real estate, you’re in luck: Lake Dunlap belongs to two of the most coveted school districts in the area: New Braunfels ISD and Comal ISD (the river is the dividing line for the 2 districts). New Braunfels ISD was recently named one of the Best School Districts in San Antonio Area by Niche.com.

Entertainment and Recreation

One of the reasons Lake Dunlap has been so popular with homeowners is its proximity to NB — the upper part of Lake Dunlap is in the heart of New Braunfels. As one of the top tourist destinations in Texas, New Braunfels is the perfect spot to head for live music, culture, and local festivals. On Lake Dunlap, you are just a few minutes away from all the Hill Country action.

“If I blindfolded you and put you on Lake Dunlap, Lake McQueeney, or Lake Placid, you wouldn't know which lake I put you on. They are that similar,” says Hunter Croan.

Buyers curious about Lake Dunlap real estate might also be interested in checking out similar area lakes. In particular, we recommend checking out Lake Placid (very similar to Lake Dunlap, but more affordable) or Lake McQueeney.

The Lakefront Group: Connect With the Best for Lake Dunlap Real Estate

As your local Lake Dunlap Realtor, the Lakefront Group is ready to find your new home! Homes for sale in Lake Dunlap have the charm you want, whether you seek laid-back seclusion or a luxury setting. Reach out to our professional team today for personalized service and attention to the smallest detail. Your dream home in Lake Dunlap awaits!

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