Laguna Vista, TX
Laguna Vista is a friendly and quiet residential community with an affordable cost-of-living and a wide range of recreational options including golf, bay and deep-sea fishing, birding, wind surfing and kiteboarding. In fact, for young families, retirees and those on a budget, some of the properties for sale in Laguna Vista are reasonably priced; starting at $55,000. Waterfront real estate in Laguna Vista is also available. Imagine the serenity and quick access to the local marina where you can enjoy water-based actives. Bay front living, gated communities, safe and family-oriented neighborhoods, and a moderate climate with an average year-round temperature of 72 degrees are only a few of the reasons Laguna Vista is the perfect place to visit for a long weekend, a month or two, or even a lifetime. Let Susan Brown help you to work through the opportunities in Laguna Vista real estate.
South Padre Island Golf Community
Laguna Vista is home to the South Padre Island Golf Club, an 1800-acre gated community of homes, town homes, villas and casitas, as well as an 18-hole championship golf course. Many consider the layout to be one of the best in the Rio Grande Valley. Five sets of tees offer an appropriate test to every skill level. From the back, or gold tees, the course stretches to 6,931 yards. At the same time, the course can play as short as 5,406 yards. From the back tees, the 18-hole layout sports a prodigious USGA course rating of 73.5 and a slope of 129. The wonderful test of one's skills is set amidst scenic surroundings. The view from the third green is exquisite as sunlight dances across the surface of Laguna Madre Bay. South Padre Island Golf Club community features homes from 1,300 to 5,000 sq-ft of living space as well as several single story townhome floor plans. Homeowners in the development enjoy a short 15 minute drive to the beach. The affordable $74 monthly HOA dues include: clubhouse, 2 heated pools, fitness room, security, tennis & fitness room. Golf memberships are optional. Memories are made in a place like this!
The Spaniards came here to map the coastline in 1519. In the latter part of the 18th century, certain ranchers started to migrate into the region from Mexico. The area felt the effects of the conflict during the Mexican-American War in 1846. In 1865, a battle occurred near here between Confederate and Union forces a full month after Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox. In the latter part of the 19th century cotton was the major cash crop in the region. Thereafter, tourism began to gain momentum, in part due to the pristine white sand beaches of South Padre Island.