Yachts For Sale In Texas
Located in the northeastern area of Texas, Dallas is a flat city sliced through by the Trinity River and surrounded by many lakes and reservoirs. The city’s area includes 11.75% water! Plenty of lakes lie directly within city limits and many are within easy driving distance in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metropolitan Area and outskirts, providing excellent outdoor recreational activities. Nearly all the larger lakes are great spots for fishing, boating, jet skiing, BBQs, water-skiing, paddling, picnicking, swimming, and waterside dining at a variety of shoreline restaurants offering serene views of the lakes and surrounding parks.
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YACHTS LOCATED NEAR Dallas Texas
70' Hatteras 1992
KEMAH, Texas, United States
Let It Ride
66' Sculley 66 Custom Carolina Convertible 2009
Surfside, Texas, United States
65' Viking 65 Enclosed Bridge 2005
Galveston, Texas, United States
60' Viking Convertible 2008
Galveston, Texas, United States
56' Sea Ray 56 Sedan Bridge 2001
Pottsboro, Texas, United States
STACY LE ANNE
55' Hatteras Convertible 1988
Texas, United States
55' Prestige 550 Fly 2015
Seabrook, Texas, United States
Sea Lion ll
54' Whiticar Sportfisherman 1963
Galveston, Texas, United States
54' Viking 54 Convertible 2021
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
53' DeFever 1986
Kemah, Texas, United States
53' Hatteras Convertible 1971
Seabrook, Texas, United States
She's All Hooked Up
52' Viking 52 Sport Coupe 2008
Galveston, Texas, United States
52' Carver C52 2020
League City, Texas, United States
As a major metropolis, Dallas offers many world-class cultural, educational, and entertainment attractions. The downtown Dallas Historic district is also the business district with soaring towers, and the iconic Reunion Tower (built 1978) that features a ball-shaped revolving GeO-Deck viewing platform 470 ft high, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the city and beyond. Another landmark is the original 1914 Neiman-Marcus upscale department store. The corporate heart of Dallas with its skyscraping office buildings and upscale hotels, is in the City Center District that encompasses remnants of Theater Row, including the historic Majestic Theater, built in the 1920s. The Majestic Theater hosts Broadway Revivals, concerts, comedy, and dance performances. A giant 30-ft tall Eyeball sculpture sits in a fenced garden where the former 15-story 1909 “skyscraper” Praetorian building once stood. After 100-plus years, the building had become dilapidated, and was torn down in 2012. An urban legend speculates that the realistic fiberglass Eyeball sculpture by Chicago artist Tony Tasset was installed by the property owner to spite people who complained that his plans for a parking garage on the site would be an “eyesore.”
The Dallas Arts District is just north of the City Center District. Spanning 68 acres and 19 contiguous blocks, it is the largest urban arts district in the nation. The Dallas Arts District is known for 3 world-class museums—the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Crow collection of Asian Art, the nationally renowned Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, and for its numerous Pritzker Prize-winning buildings. Klyde Warren Park, a 5.2-acre linear park, is located within the Dallas Arts District and is a popular community gathering spot that attracts more than a million visitors a year with its year-round programs such as film screenings, yoga, musical performances, kids’ entertainment, dance lessons, in addition to a butterfly garden, photo ops with the Dallas skyline background, and much more.
The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) anchors the Dallas Arts District with its 370,000 sq ft building designed by New York architect, Edward Larrabee Barnes. DMA offers a vast and impressive art collection spanning ancient times (3rd millennium BC) to the present and encompasses over 23,000 works of paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and artifacts from all over the world. The museum exhibits masterpieces from famed artists such as Pollock, Rodin, Picasso, Monet, Rothko, and many others. Admission is free, except for certain exhibitions and events.
The Perot Museum of Nature & Science is a 180,000 sq ft science museum on the fringe of the Dallas Arts District designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate, Thom Mayne. The museum features five floors of interactive exhibits with everything from earth and space to geology, paleontology, and engineering. A gallery of Gems and minerals features a 5-ft geode.
Installed inside a huge, refurbished warehouse in the Dallas Historic West End District, is the privately-owned Dallas World Aquarium featuring “replica habitats” for its exhibited creatures. The main attraction is a 20,000-gallon walk-through exhibit that includes a 40-ft long glass tunnel with sharks circling above and around. Marine life from all over the world are displayed in this amazing aquatic haven. A 3-level recreated South American rainforest displays manatees, giant river otters, 3-toed sloths, penguins, and more.
Also in downtown’s West End, is the edutainment-based Museum of Illusions displaying an array of optical illusions designed to elucidate why the eyes can see things that the brain cannot explain. The museum is part of a global franchise that started in Zagreb, Croatia in 2015. The museum features over 60 exhibits of holograms, installations, and interactive illusion rooms such as a vortex tunnel, a reverse room, a tilted room, an infinity room, and much more mind-bending edutainment for all ages.
Uptown Dallas is the scene of an eclectic mix of bars and restaurants, world class bistros, cocktail lounges, and sports bars centered on McKinney Avenue. A free, vintage trolley rolls by posh boutiques and high-end western wear shops. Cityplace is partly in Old East Dallas and is centered around the high-rise Tower at Cityplace, with Cityplace Market, the open-air West Village shopping area with interesting boutiques, cool bars, and trendy restaurants. The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art is situated near the Katy Trail, which follows a former train line and runs along Turtle Creek and a few parks. Katy Trail is very popular for strolling and biking. The museum features abstract geometric art of the MADI (Movement Abstraction Dimension Invention) Movement that got its start in Buenos Aires in the mid-1940s.
The Dallas Farmers Market is a sprawling daily market located a few blocks east of the Downtown Dallas Historic District. Founded in 1941, it is considered by many to be one of the largest markets in Texas. Over 150 vendors feature seasonal produce, naturally raised meats, cheese, eggs, honey, and flowers in an open-air pavilion. A vast indoor hall offers everything from artisanal foods to an assortment of shops. The Dallas Farmers Market also hosts a range of events such as cooking demonstrations, yoga classes, live musical performances, and seasonal events.
Three miles south of downtown Dallas, in Marsalis Park, is the 106-acre Dallas Zoo, established in 1888. Managed by the non-profit Dallas Zoological Society, the zoo houses over 2000 animals from over 400 species and is the largest and oldest zoological park in Texas. Unlike typical walk-through exhibits, most of the animals’ enclosures have been designed and built to replicate their natural habitats. Dallas Zoo features the only zoo exhibit in the United States to mix elephants with other species—giraffes, cheetahs, zebras, in the 11-acre Giants of the Savanna habitat. The zoo also features a mini-train, custom-built carousel, children’s zoo with interactive exhibits, petting farm, and much more.
The Trinity River at 423 miles long, is the longest river with a watershed entirely within the state of Texas. The Trinity’s headwaters are separated by high bluffs on the southern side of the Red River that borders Oklahoma. The river was named “River of Canoes” in 1687 by French explorer, Robert Cavelier de La Salle and “La Santisima Trinidad” (the Most Holy Trinity) in 1690 by Spanish explorer Alonso de Leon. The Trinity River has four branches—West Fork, Clear Fork, Elm Fork, and East Fork.
The West Fork Trinity River’s headwaters are in Archer County. It flows southeast through manmade reservoirs, Lake Bridgeport, and Eagle Mountain Lake, then eastward through Lake Worth and Fort Worth. Elm Fork Trinity River flows south from Gainesville, TX through Ray Roberts Lake, east of Denton, TX and eventually through Lewisville Lake. The West Fork and Elm Fork merge as reach the city of Dallas. The East Fork Trinity River begins near McKinney, TX and flows through Lavon Lake and then Lake Ray Hubbard prior to joining the Trinity River just southeast of Dallas. Trinity River flows southeast from Dallas, winding across floodplain and pine forests of eastern Texas. About 65 miles north of Galveston Bay’s mouth, an earthen dam was built in 1968 to form Lake Livingston. Finally, the river empties into Trinity Bay, an “arm” of Galveston Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. The Trinity River’s mouth is southeast of Houston, near the town of Anahuac. Trinity River has many tributaries, including the four forks and over a dozen creeks.
A major flood in 1908 caused a lot of damage to Dallas and surrounding areas and took out a railroad trestle of the Texas & Pacific that crossed the river between Oak Cliff and West Dallas. A wooden bridge constructed after the 1890 flood was easily washed out. Funds were raised to construct a new concrete viaduct that opened in 1912 with a design based on a bridge that crossed the Missouri River in Kansas City (also known for flooding its banks). At that time, it was the longest concrete structure in the world. Levees were constructed in 1932 and have been maintained and heightened, through the early 21st century. Plans are in the works to improve existing levees by extending two and raising two others, adjacent to the downtown Dallas area.
Plans to construct a shipping channel in the 1890s the entire length of the Trinity River to Dallas were scrapped because of prohibitive dredging costs. In the early 1900s, a project to build a series of 25 locks was proposed and 7 locks were built 13 miles downstream of Dallas. But construction was halted after WWI with no plans or funds available to complete the lock system. The current Trinity River Corridor Project is one of the most monumental public works and economic development projects ever attempted, combining wild natural areas (wildlife habitat, wetlands, trails, Great Trinity Forest) and amenities (recreational facilities—Trinity River Audubon Center, Texas Horse Park, Trinity Forest Golf Club, and the Ronald Kirk Bridge & Felix H Lozada, Sr Gateway). The Project expects to transform the downtown Dallas flood zone into the nation’s largest urban park while providing flood protection, recreation, environmental stewardship, business development, and major transportation elements, with flood control being the priority. A new style of urban development has mushroomed on both sides of the Dallas Floodway with stunning condos, townhouses, modern office towers, and a variety of outdoor dining and retail shops attuned to the city neighborhood lifestyle.
Surrounding Dallas are many reservoir lakes formed by damming the Trinity River Forks for water management (flood and drought) and to provide recreation, such as fishing, boating, water-skiing, jet-skiing, kayaking, paddling, swimming, hiking, camping (in the many lakeside parks) and much more.
Grapevine Lake is an 8,000-acre lake in the heart of the Dallas/Ft Worth area, only about 20-22 miles northwest from Dallas City Center. The lake provides flood control for Grapevine TX, Dallas, and Dallas County Park cities. There are about 31 miles of hiking trails around the lake along with many campsites. Grapevine Lake is the site of the largest wine festival in the Southwest, held annually in September. The Urban Wine Trail in Grapevine, TX is the epicenter of the Texas winetasting experience. T
exas is the fifth largest wine-producing state in America! And Grapevine has been the hub of winemaking and wineries in Texas for over 25 years and is the Texas wine industry leader, hosting award-winning festivals annually. Winery tasting rooms are located throughout the city. Grapevine’s Wine Trail features daily wine tastings and special events throughout the year, such as the annual GrapeFest® slated for Sept. 16-19, 2021. The Lone Star State’s sunny, dry climate is ideal for wine production; earliest historical records of winemaking in Texas are of Spanish missionaries in El Paso in the 1650s, and the state is recognized as the site of the first vineyard in North America! More than 4,400 acres are cultivated vineyards producing a variety of vintages in the July harvest. The wine industry contributes around $2billion of economic impact dollars to the state.
Lake Ray Hubbard is a manmade lake on the East Fork of the Trinity River. Spanning nearly 35.5 square miles, it is one of the largest lakes in northern Texas. The Harbor at Rockwall, on the east shoreline under the I-30 overpass, is a popular destination for its many restaurants, boutiques, and the Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront hotel. Lake Hubbard features 6 parks, 3 marinas, and 4 boat ramps. Great for boating, kayaking, paddleboards, and of course, fishing.
White Rock Lake is a nearly 2 square mile reservoir located between residential neighborhoods—Lakewood and Casa Linda in East Dallas. In 1910 the reservoir was built to store water in event of a water shortage in Dallas by flooding former farmland to create the lake. Rowing is a very popular sport on this urban lake; a historical boathouse and dock is launch site for rowers of all ages. Kayaking, canoeing, and SUP paddling are also popular. White Rock Lake’s shoreline is great for hiking, cycling, jogging, and visiting the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden, also located on the lake’s shoreline. This 70-acre botanical garden is one of the most beautiful outdoor attractions in Dallas and features 66 acres of gardens that display seasonal flowers, ornamental shrubs, trees, and plant collections in the peaceful setting of White Rock Lake. The arboretum is home to seasonal outdoor festivals, concerts, art shows, and other events. Visitors can enjoy dining in Restaurant DeGolyer in the onsite historic DeGolyer House or on the Lula Mae Slaughter Dining Terrace that overlooks downtown Dallas.
Bachman Lake is a small manmade lake next to Dallas Love Field Airport in northwest Dallas. The lake was originally built as a watershed to supply water to the city, today its used only for recreation. The 205-acre lake is surrounded by Bachman Lake Park with a 3-plus mile hiking and cycling trail, picnic areas and an indoor aquatic center in addition to many park benches for watching planes land and take-off. The lake is stocked with catfish and bass. Outdoor recreation includes fishing, sailing, canoeing, and kayaking.
Lewisville Lake is located north of Dallas on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. The lake is used to supply water to the City of Dallas and for flood control and provides recreational facilities such as 6 marinas, 3 restaurants, and 12 parks. The 46 square mile lake with 161 miles of shoreline is very popular in the summer, featuring beaches, golf courses, hiking trails, campgrounds, and boat ramps. Lewisville Lake is renowned for its “Party Cove.”
Lavon Lake is a freshwater reservoir located on the East Fork of the Trinity River and is accessible via State Hwy 78. Nearly 34 square miles, this manmade lake is one of the largest in north Texas and is popular for fishing, boating, and waterskiing. Onshore activities include hiking, cycling, an 8.7-mile equestrian trail, and sunning on any of 5 beaches. Lavon lake features 16 parks, 244 picnic sites, 238 campsites, and 9 boat ramps.
The West Fork of the Trinity River was impounded to form Lake Bridgeport in the area northwest of Dallas. This lake is loaded with largemouth bass, sand bass, hybrid bass, and crappie, favorite gamefish of anglers. Lake Bridgeport is a popular boating destination with marinas and boat ramps dotting the shoreline. Wise County Park is on the very north end of the reservoir and features a swimming beach, boat ramps, pier, and bait shop, along with picnic areas, playground, and campsites. Just below Lake Bridgeport, is Eagle Mountain Lake a reservoir also formed by damming the West Fork of the Trinity River. The lake features some of Texas’ most popular sport fishing species—largemouth, spotted, and white bass, channel and flathead catfish, and white crappie. One the best hiking trails is in the park alongside the lake and the coves are great for swimming. Restaurants and bars dot the shoreline.
Of course, there are many more reservoir lakes with parks in the Metropolitan Dallas/Ft Worth region providing an ideal balance to city life.
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