There are so many great places to live in San Antonio that it helps to have an expert on your side. The Neighborhood Guide presented by Kuper Sotheby's International Realty gives you insider access from the agents who live and work there, providing in-the-know info about your possible new community.
The Lake LBJ/Horseshoe Bay area isn’t just where real estate agents Kathleen Kokernot and Ryan Jones work, it’s also where they call home.
“What initially drew us here was the lifestyle — and the people, too,” Kokernot says. “The relaxed, resort-style community is like a tropical oasis in the middle of the Texas Hill Country. With golf and lake activities, it truly gives you the vibe of being on vacation.”
Before transitioning to real estate more than seven years ago, Kokernot and Jones both worked at Horseshoe Bay Resort, where they first developed a deep affinity for the area and its community.
“People don't live here because they have to. They want to!” Jones says.
The team offered up a few of their personal favorites about life in Lake LBJ and Horseshoe Bay. Here's their guide to the area:
Where to eat & drink
Savor one of the Hill Country’s best sunset views and a classic Texas menu at Bay View Restaurant & Bar — the shrimp and grits is one of their signature dishes that absolutely must be ordered. Plus, brunch is served everyday (get the blue crab cake Benedict).
Kokernot and Jones also recommend Boat Town Burger Bar for waterfront casual dining and live music on summer weekends. You can even order a meal straight from your own boat.
Where to play
Lake LBJ and its sandbars are all you need. But, for those who prefer a day on dry land, Kokernot and Jones mention that three of the golf courses at Horseshoe Bay Resort are premier Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed courses (Slick Rock, Apple Rock, and Ram Rock)— “a rare gem in the golf world!”
Whitewater 360 Sports Club at the resort is a great place to relax and watch a game after a round of golf.
What to see
Horseshoe Bay Resort hosts a range of festivals throughout the year, including the Beer by the Bay Music Festival in August.
Where to live
“The area offers luxury lake and golf course homes featuring modern, traditional, and Tuscan-inspired architecture with a Hill Country style that’s second to none,” says Jones.
One example of the area’s stunning waterfront properties is a Mediterranean-meets-Texas home at 101 Far North in Horseshoe Bay. Kokernot and Jones helped their buyers find this lakeside gem to entertain family and friends.
“They had just driven in from Scottsdale, Arizona, and were looking for a lakefront destination,” says Kokernot. “Once Ryan and I took them on a tour of the area and took them golfing, our buyers fell in love with Horseshoe Bay and Lake LBJ.”
Kathleen Kokernot and Ryan Jones work and play in the Lake LBJ/Horseshoe Bay area. For more information on buying and selling a home in the area, click here, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 830-613-7439.