The Woodlands is a subdivision which was developed
in the late 1970’s consisting of approximately
350 acres, and located on the south side of Canyon
Lake about halfway between the east and west ends
of the lake. The Woodlands offers a little of everything
that Canyon Lake and the Hill Country have to offer.
Built around one of the highest points on the south
side of Canyon Lake, impressive hill views are abundant
from most lots in the subdivision. Water views are
not as common as some of the waterfront subdivisions,
but there are several areas that open up to the lake,
and those have breathtaking water views since they
are at such high elevations. The Woodlands is also
home to the Canyon Lake Golf and Country Club, which
has an 18 hole golf course, full service restaurant
and club, and a pro shop. Being situated so close
to the lake, the golf course has some beautiful scenery,
and golf course lots are available for purchase as
resales. The finishing touch is provided by Comal
Park, which is located about a half mile from the
subdivision. Comal Park is a waterfront park which
is owned and maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers.
It has 2 public boat ramps, camping, hiking, and swimming
areas, and being on a large cove, it is known for
it’s great water skiing and wake boarding.
Houses for sale in the Woodlands have a fairly tight
range from about $200,000 to $300,000. Since it’s
original development, the Woodlands never had an abundance
of houses, but the ones that were built were nearly
all custom homes, and they are all very well done.
Builders just recently discovered this subdivision
as a great area to build 2,000-3,000 sq. ft. spec
homes, so we are seeing a lot of very nicely done
new homes that have at least 80% masonry. The lots
in the Woodlands are nearly all one half acre or larger,
so yards are big, and most are professionally landscaped.
Lot prices are affordable at $30,000-40,000. Building
restrictions are a minimum of 1400 sq. feet in all
but unit 4 and golf course units, which are 1,800
sq. ft. All residences must be full enclosed, which
prevents anyone from building homes on stilts or piers.