The Land Of Two Lakes
Located between Lake Ray Hubbard and Lake Lavon, about eight miles north of Rockwall, is the growing city of Lavon, Texas. Due to its proximity to nearby Bear Creek and the fertile soil of Blackland Prairie, Lavon was originally settled in the mid-1850s and served as a commercial center for local farmers. The city remained more of a small town for over a century, until the construction of several smaller housing developments began popping up at the turn of the 21st century. With them came more businesses, which in turn attracted more people. Once the curious people got wind of the huge potential in Lavon, the numbers started to rise. In the last 15 years, the city’s population has gone from about 600 residents to more than 2,500. With the constant building and growth, the numbers are not expected to slow down anytime soon.
Being between two beautiful bodies of water, it’s probably no surprise what the main source of entertainment is in Lavon. Both lakes are frequented by residents and visitors looking to enjoy a day in the sun, whether they’re boating, fishing, swimming, riding jetskis, or just simply hanging out. Around the perimeter of Lake Lavon, there are several parks and beaches – each with their own boat ramps. At Lakeland Park, about mid-lake on the eastern shore, is an enormous pavilion that can hold up to 200 people. The park features several grills, electricity, a volleyball court, a horseshoe pit, and a large open space available for organized sports and games. Sounds like the perfect place to plan parties and family gatherings. If you enjoy camping, Lake Lavon has five campgrounds as well.
If watersports is not your thing, or you just want to spend a day on land, there are so many forms of entertainment in and around Lavon. In any given direction, you can find restaurants, shopping centers, and live music within minutes from your front door. There are hiking trails, museums, coffee shops, movie theaters, golf courses…the options really seem endless. From an employment perspective, the job opportunities in the area are extremely abundant. If you can’t find a job in Lavon or nothing peeks you’re interest, Lavon is close enough to the DFW Metroplex that travel times are pretty close to non-existent.
There are several popular neighborhoods within Lavon, including Bentley Farms, Lake Road, and Grand Heritage. Grand Heritage is an award-winning, master-planned community located right next to the lake. Designed to have one of the best amenities packages of any nearby community in the DFW, Grand Heritage boasts a $6 million resort style pool and amenity center for the use of its residents. The Splash Zone, as it is called, is an impressive aquatic center composed of two pools totaling 300,000 gallons. The multi-million dollar pool features an enclosed water slide, a wading pool, a splash park, a swim-up bar, and an adult lap pool.
The city is publicly served by two top-rated school districts in Texas. The majority of Lavon attends Community Independent School District, which also serves the towns of Copeville and Josephine. A small portion of Lavon is served by Wylie Independent School District as well. Just about every campus in the WISD jurisdiction has recently received one or more designated distinctions by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).
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