Hello Shawn! You could consider Highland Village and Highland Shores on Lake Lewisville, which is about 45 minutes North of Dallas. Also, there's Lake Ray Hubbard and Lake Ray Roberts and Lake Lavon - all w/n an hour of Dallas, on the East side. Or you could go North West of Dallas, and closer to Fort Worth to Lake Worth or Lake Bridgeport or Lake Weatherford or Eagle Mountain Lake. And, of course you could go South of Dallas to Joe Pool Lake and South West to Lake Granbury. Of course, there's White Rock Lake inside of Dallas, and there are plenty of housing options all around White Rock Lake, and you could join one of the boat clubs there, and leave your boat at the dock. And, there's Lake Grapevine and Hackberry Creek! The very first place to start is with a lender, so that you know your price points. Next you find a knowledgeable Realtor who knows DFW Metro-Plex. I do. I've been a Realtor for 24 years and I'm a Dallas native. I would be more than happy to find you a home. Give me a call! Nicki - Mobile: 214-405-8815.