Lake McQueeney homes for sale are perfect for those looking for a vacation house on the lake so they can take the boat out for a spin and take part in all sorts of water sports. It's also great for just relaxing and cooling off in the hot Texas summers, as the water temperature and cleanliness is ideal during the warmer months. The lake is situated about 40 minutes northwest of San Antonio by car and it takes approximately one hour to drive to from Austin, so it's very convenient for those looking living in the city who are looking to buy a second home. As a general rule of thumb, it's good idea to live within about five hours from your vacation home for a variety of reasons, which is why Lake McQueeney's central location within Texas is a positive. Even from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex it only takes around four hour to drive here and from Houston it's less than a three-hour drive away.
Because of the beautiful lakefront scenery and the popularity of the area for vacation seekers in the spring, summer, and fall, the homes for sale in Lake McQueeney can also make excellent investment properties. Rental demand for homes on or near the lake is quite high for the majority for the year and property values here have steadily increased over the years, so the odds are pretty good that your investment will pay off. Renting out your Lake McQueeney vacation home is also a good way to earn extra income when you're not spending time in it. This makes the close proximity to Austin, San Antonio, and the plethora of towns in between even more beneficial for owners who need to make repairs or check on the property before new tenants arrive or after they leave.
Lake McQueeney and the nearby town of McQueeney are also great places to live full time. With a population of around 2,500, the town boasts a modest selection of restaurants, several nearby schools, and all the essential amenities you'll need. There are also plenty of additional shopping and dining amenities in Seguin, which is only 10 minutes away. Those looking for a quiet, but friendly atmosphere love the lifestyle in the Lake McQueeney area.
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The real estate listings above showcase the wide range of homes on the Lake McQueeney real estate market, from luxury waterfront estates and larger, high-end houses at the south end of the lake to the modest and more affordable homes at the north end of the lake, as well as on Treasure Island and in the town of McQueeney.
The prices of Lake McQueeney homes for sale vary considerably depending on the size, style, and location. As mentioned, homes near the Lake Breeze Ski Lodge on the southern portion of the lake generally have a higher value, as do the majority of lakefront properties, for obvious reasons. There are also many stunning contemporary and Mediterranean-style homes with well over 3,000 square feet of living space that are priced either near or above $1,000,000. However, you can easily find a gorgeous home with nearly the same amount of living space for anywhere between $600,000 and $800,000 as well. High-end homes on Treasure Island on anywhere near the north end of the lake or close to the Guadalupe River tend to have great value and a better price per square foot, so there are some excellent deals if you look closely and consult an experienced Lake McQueeney REALTOR®. For more info on why to hire someone who specializes in lake homes, read our blog on the benefits of a waterfront real estate agent.
The Lake McQueeney real estate market also includes many one-story, ranch-style homes and traditional cottages that are among the most affordable homes in the area. These cozy two or three-bedroom homes generally boast between 1,300 and 2,000 square feet and are priced between $250,000 and $450,000.
At any given time, there are dozens of things to do in Lake McQueeney. Water skiing and wakeboarding are two of the most notable activities that residents and vacation goers enjoy on the lake. In fact, Lake McQueeney is commonly known as the Water Ski Capital of Texas! While the lake might look narrow from above, there is more than enough space for plenty of boats that are 24 feet or less. Boat traffic is not an issue at all here. Wake surfing is also legal on Lake McQueeney, as well as plenty of other lakes nearby. There are also a variety of events that take place on the lake, including the July 4th Boat Parade and a variety of shows put on by the Ski Bees water ski club.
The fishing on Lake McQueeney is excellent too. Fish that can be caught in these waters include largemouth and spotted bass, sunfish, and catfish. In fact, a long-standing state fishing record was once recorded at Lake McQueeney thanks to a 104-pound catfish that was caught in Lake McQueeney many decades ago!
If you're looking to raise a family in the Lake McQueeney area, it's important to know that it's part of the Seguin Independent School District. There is one school in the town on McQueeney, which is McQueeney Elementary School, located at the south end of the lake and just a short walk from the Lake Breeze Ski Lodge. Most of the other schools in the school district are located in Seguin. In total, there are seven elementary schools, two middle schools, and three high schools within the district.
Interested in buying or selling a home in Lake McQueeney? Connect with local real estate expert Hunter Croan today.
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