Getaway Capital of Texas!
Located at the top of the Hill Country and just down the road from your new country homesite at The Ranches at Rock Creek is the charming city of Whitney, known as the "Getaway Capital of Texas" and home to the area's most popular recreational destination, Lake Whitney. Lake Whitney has over 35 square miles of clear, blue water and 225 miles of shoreline. Rugged white limestone cliffs border much of the lake, providing a dramatic backdrop to the crystal blue water. Picturesque coves, often with small waterfalls, offer pleasant surprises to boaters throughout 23,500 acres of the lake. Lake Whitney was formed in the 1950's, when a dam was constructed on the Brazos River. The river was named "Rio de los Brazos de Dios" by early Spanish explorers, which means "The River of the Arms of God." This area offers an abundance of outdoor recreation and features almost 40 square miles of parks and public lands.
Lake Whitney is located right between the Austin area and the DFW Metroplex in the scenic and historic Texas Hill County. Enjoy all the outdoor experiences without having to go too far from your new homesite at Rock Creek. This area is brimming with local wildlife and relaxing adventures that may be just what you need to unwind. Whether you spend the day on lake, exploring the many area parks, camping with your family, or just surrounded by the serenity of nature, Lake Whitney has something for everyone!
THINGS TO DO IN LAKE WHITNEY:
• Boat and watercraft rentals • Horseback riding • Award-winning marinas • Fine dining • Golf on three 18-hole courses • Skiing, wakeboarding, sailing and jet-skiing • Radiant sunrises and sunsets • Sandy beaches • Fishing – guided, tournaments, or on your own • Hunting deer, turkey, dove, quail, and duck • Rugged white limestone cliffs • Wildlife watching of over 50 species of mammals • Bird watching of 300 bird species, including pelicans and bald eagles • Hiking in the Fifteen Parks surrounding the Lake • Star parties at Lake Whitney State Park • Airboat & canoe trips down the Brazos • Outlet & antique shopping
Shopping & Restaurants
While getting back to nature is always fun, you also might want to visit any number of local shopping areas in Lake Whitney for unique and specialty gifts or take in a meal at one of the local restaurants. There are many options to choose from to fit any palate, with restaurants ranging from fine dining to fast food, as well as seafood to BBQ.
Lake Whitney Public Library
Begun in the 1960's, and now supported by the city, the Lake Whitney Public Library provides free services to all residents living within county boundaries. Patrons can search among over 25,000 items, including books, DVDs, audio books, music CDs, movies, and videos. The children's area has a large selection of books, along with fun crafts, suggested reading materials, Accelerated Reader list, and an AP list for High School and Middle School students. Besides fiction and non-fiction books, the adult area includes a reference section, large print books, materials on local history, and a genealogy section. Other programs active at the library include the Interlibrary Loan program, a Book Club and GED classes. Six computers and wi-fi service are available to everyone. Computer and internet classes are available, along with study rooms. Copying and fax services are also available.
The quaint town of Cleburne, Texas offers big adventures just 20-minutes down the road from The Ranches at Rock Creek! From rich history, museums, and parks to shopping, dining, and theatre, you'll never tire of all the local attractions just waiting for you and your family to explore. Spend the weekends enjoying some live music or playing a round of golf. Cleburne offers a friendly atmosphere, plenty of outdoor recreation – especially at Cleburne State Park, and fun around every corner. Cleburne also just built a new minor league baseball stadium for the Cleburne Railroaders. Come out and discover all that's waiting for you and your family in Cleburne!
Known for its pleasing blend of North Texas Hill Country charm and modern conveniences, the area around The Ranches at Rock Creek offers a diverse set of activities and events that are sure to appeal to all ages and interests. For a big city venture out of the beautiful North Texas Hill Country, the major cities of Fort Worth and Dallas are both just over an hour's drive from your new ranch homesite.