Your Expert Guide
There are so many great places to live in Houston that it helps to have an expert on your side. The Neighborhood Guide presented by Martha Turner 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.
A Houston-area resident for more than 25 years,Lisa Adams knows her way around town, including the award-winning, master-planned community of Towne Lake.
As the centerpiece of one of the region’s most sought-after areas in Northwest Houston, Towne Lake boasts Texas-sized appeal via its 300-acre lake — the largest private recreational lake in Houston, with 14 miles of shoreline, scenic coves and waterways, boat docks and fishing piers, and a six-mile continuous boat ride.
“I absolutely love outdoor atmosphere and the water feature that Towne Lake offers,” says Adams, whose daughter happens to share her affinity for the water as a two-time Olympic swimmer. “You can waterski, swim, boat, and paddle boat in the lake. And the lazy river pool is awesome for families.”
Bordered by 290, West Road, and Barker Cypress Road, Towne Lake is in the heart of the Cypress-Fairbanks area, surrounded by restaurants, shopping, and educational and recreational opportunities. Zoned to the highly acclaimed Cy-Fair ISD, the community also has three onsite schools.
Adams offered up a few of her personal favorites about the casual-upscale lifestyle of Towne Lake. Here's her guide to the area:
Where to eat and drink
Start the day with fresh, seasonal flavors at First Watch, which has the best brunch around; order an açai bowl at Nektar Juice Bar; or grab a sweet or savory bite at Coco crêpes waffles & coffee.
Later in the day, head to Ambriza for authentic Mexican flavors or check out Taisho, aJapanese grill and sushi bar. Sam’s Boat is the ultimate sports bar — with good Gulf Coast food, too — and you can never go wrong with a pint at World of Beer.
You can also find easy access to fast-casual faves for tacos (Torchy’s), salads (Sweetgreen), and pies (MOD Pizza).
Where to play
Towne Lake is basically a vacation in your backyard, and even has its own 1.5-acre destination island with a beach, swim area, and a dock for boating and fishing.
Outdoor activities aren’t limited to the lake, though. Parks and recreational areas boast tennis courts, splash pads, a community garden, more than 24 miles of connected trails, covered picnic pavilions, and even a slalom ski course.
Where to live
Each Towne Lake neighborhood offers a unique setting, with most homes designed in an open floorplan that resonates with the relaxed, lakeside environment.
There are a number of exclusive, gated enclaves and communities that offer custom homes and waterfront properties in addition to a “55 and better” section.
One of Adams' favorite homes in the neighborhood, which she sold for a homeowner relocating out of the country, is 18211 Dockside Landing, an incredible, modern Mediterranean-style retreat in one of Towne Lake's gated areas.
Lisa Adams works and plays in Towne Lake. For more information on buying and selling a home in the area, click here, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 281-330-4342.