Oak Shores is a 100 acre master planned, gated community on the southern shore of Canyon Lake. Consisting of 99 lots, many people feel that this small, exclusive community is the most prestigious on the lake.
The developer, Steve Sallman, who was formerly the head engineer for H. L. Hunt subdivisions in Dallas, began Oak Shores in the late 1990’s and started selling lots in early 2000. He started with a piece of property that was perfectly suited for an exclusive waterfront subdivision and only made it better.
Nearly every lot has a beautiful water view. The waterfront is unlike any other on Canyon Lake in that it has a wide, flat shoreline on deep water, and has a sloping incline up to a flat home site. This affords waterfront residents a spectacular water and hill view, but also a gentle walk down to a beach-like shoreline which is perfect for launching water toys, fishing and hiking.
The remainder of Oak Shores is set into a bowl-shaped hillside that has a gradual increase of almost 200 ft. In elevation to the back of the subdivision. Because of this terrain, nearly every lot has a gorgeous, unblockable, view.
Obviously, the lots in this subdivision sold out quickly, and what are available now are resales through local realtors The waterfront lots, when available, range from the high $200,000 price range to the $400,000 range. Water view lots range from $135,000 to $200,000 for front views, and $150,000 to $250,000 for rear views. Lot sizes range from .75 acres to 1.2 acres, with most being 1 acre.
Building restrictions are 2,300 sq. Ft. Minimum for non-waterfront to 2,800 sq. Ft. Minimum for waterfront. Exterior requirements are 80% masonry, and all garages must open to the side.
Home prices have been consistently running from $175-$225 per square foot for waterview homes and waterfront homes have been from $275-$325 per square foot.
The setbacks lines vary by lot, as the developer staggered them to be prevent views from being blocked, and height requirements vary by lot .