Dallas Developer Debuts Phase 1 of Long Cove, a Luxury All-Lakefront Residential Community on Cedar Creek Lake
DALLAS, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Plans for Long Cove, a new luxury residential community under development on Cedar Creek Lake, have been announced. The new development, designed with Dallas-area families in mind, is located only 75 minutes from Downtown Dallas. Created using learning's and best practices from luxury residential communities across the country, it's the ideal weekend escape or vacation spot for time-starved families, with unprecedented amenities that truly cater to connecting with family and friends.
The Ideal Spot on Cedar Creek Lake
Just 75 miles southeast of Dallas, via a pastoral drive down U.S. Highway 175, you'll find a stretch of pristine, undeveloped lakefront land forested with 80-year-old Post Oaks, Long Cove's serene setting. The community is located along six miles of untouched shoreline on the south side of Cedar Creek Lake, and situated on more than 900 acres of land, making Long Cove the last great development opportunity on the lake.
The finger of the lake where Long Cove is located is itself the size of Lake Athens and holds some of the deepest, calmest, clearest water on Cedar Creek Lake – yet another coveted feature for lakefront properties.
Designing and Building for the Future
Extreme care has been taken to design Long Cove's all-waterfront site plan. The two-mile entry road has been carefully designed to wind through forest and meadows, passing by fishing ponds and over a 100 year old iron bridge. All to give owners and visitors a relaxing experience, reminding them why they left the big city to come to the lake. The property offers a sense of privacy and seclusion that comes from Long Cove's natural surroundings.
The initial phase of Long Cove, which is currently under construction, is located on a half-mile of the picturesque Cedar Creek shoreline and includes 33 lakefront properties. Within Phase 1, you can choose from among 22 pre-designed Waterside Cottages, or purchase one of the seven Lake Front Lots or four Family Compound Lots with the freedom to build your dream home from the ground up.
Waterside Cottages are turn-key lakefront homes, offered in seven different floor plans with customized finishes to fit personal tastes. The lakefront lots feature up to 150 feet of shoreline and are sized between 1/2 acre to 1 acre, while the waterfront Family Compound properties are sized to accommodate multiple structures, with up to 500 feet of shoreline and up to 2.5 acres per lot.
Ultimately, Long Cove will be comprised of multiple phases and more than 300 waterfront properties. Future phases include a new marina, restaurant and the excavation of major extensions to the lake that will increase Long Cove's existing shoreline from six miles to eight miles.
Enjoy the Amenities at Long Cove
One of the many benefits of Long Cove is unlimited access to fun that the whole family can enjoy. And the list of amenities at Long Cove reflects that, always going just a little (or a lot) beyond what you would expect.
It's not just a shared community pool; at Long Cove, it's a lakefront swim club, complete with a waterslide, adult lap pool, kids pool / splash pad and spa area. The waterfront amenities include community docks, beach & sand volleyball courts, sailboats and paddleboards for rent; and we've even got a restored historic water taxi for sunset cruises on the lake.
The kid in all of us will enjoy the toy barn, a lending library of all the gear you need for fun at the lake. The regulation-sized sports fields allow for pick-up football or tennis games to break out, while a driving range and short game practice area mean you can swing the clubs without feeling the pressure to play full 18 holes of golf.
Boat-buffs will appreciate the boat valet services, meaning your boat is always ready. And our floating docks should keep your boat available no matter the current lake level. For relaxing and enjoying the outdoors, take advantage of the miles of hiking and biking trails throughout the property, spend an afternoon fishing or canoeing on the fishing pond, and then wind down the day by gathering for good times around BBQ grills and fire pits.
To make life just a little bit easier while you're taking a time out from everyday life, use our concierge services to do the legwork for you. And to top it all off, families can look forward to musical performances and outdoor movies under the stars in Long Cove's own outdoor amphitheater.
"Every consideration has been taken in the design of the Long Cove development and in the combination of amenities we offer. It's all about putting the right ingredients in place to make for a phenomenal family experience," said Chris Kelsey, Long Cove president. "Long Cove is unlike any other lakefront residential community in Texas, trading the traditional private golf community feel for a new idea – a luxury getaway that redefines quality family time."
The Story Behind the Development
Bringing Long Cove to life is the latest and very personal venture for Don McNamara, the investor responsible for Dallas' well-known CityPlace, which includes West Village urban developments. McNamara has owned a family home on Cedar Creek Lake for almost 20 years, and the Long Cove community is a culmination of all the things that Don's family and friends have enjoyed at the lake over the years.
The team that McNamara has assembled to build this development brings years of personal experience and industry research, so future residents at Long Cove are benefitting from learning's and best practices from luxury destination communities across the country.
For example, they were able to use the recent drought conditions to learn from and inform their building plans. The team took advantage of the historic low lake levels in the summer of 2010 to plan for extended and floating docks, giving homeowners boat access even in the most extreme conditions.
"My hope is that Long Cove gives other families a one-of-a-kind chance to enjoy Cedar Creek Lake in the way that my friends and family have for years now," said Don McNamara, developer of Long Cove and president and CEO of Hampstead Holdings. "This development represents a personal passion for me, and I'm thrilled to be able to introduce Long Cove to families in Dallas who are searching for that quick, convenient getaway that can be their go-to place for getting back to the basics of family life."
About Long Cove
Located just more than an hour outside of Dallas, Long Cove is a luxury all-waterfront residential community that feels like it is a million miles away. Situated on six miles of lakefront shoreline, on more than 900 acres, the new community features pre-designed Waterside Cottages, as well as Lake Front Lots and Family Compounds where you can build your dream home from the ground up. In addition to the home sties, the list of amenities – from swimming pool and water slides to the toy barn to boat valets and floating docks – is built to provide time for families to reconnect, relax and rejuvenate. To find out more about the family-first lifestyle awaiting you at Long Cove, contact our sales team at 214-220-9992, or visit www.long-cove.com.
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