When the city charter was adopted in 1962, Lewisville’s biggest draw was the fact that it offered a 23,000-acre lake barely 20 minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown Dallas. Education is a high priority and point of pride, with more than 40 public and private schools, two universities and one college nearby. The city also offers more than 1,200 hotel rooms, many excellent restaurants and a variety of nightlife, with a clear eye to future growth in travel and tourism.

Lake Lewisville remains the area’s greatest recreational resource, enticing more than 6 million visitors annually to enjoy sailing, skiing and fishing on the big reservoir. Some of the area’s biggest boats can be found at the lake’s three marinas, and Eagle Point’s entertainment complex on the lake is a focal point for summertime fun.

The lake, with 103 miles of shoreline, is the area’s largest, and offers a 550-acre park that includes a golf course. Lake Lewisville offers numerous boat ramps, a swimming beach and fishing barge. Off-water facilities include nature areas, picnic facilities and overnight campsites. It’s also a popular sailboarding lake, with enthusiasts gathering at Sailboard Point in Lake Lewisville Park.

Lake Lewisville is also home to the largest and most active fleet of catamarans, Hobie Fleet 23. In season, up to 100 catamarans can be seen on the beach during the summer at Hobie Point, and some of the country’s hottest racers belong to the club.

For land lovers, Lewisville offers performances by the Lake Lewisville Symphony, the Lake Cities Ballet, the Lake Cities Community Chorus, the Visual Arts League and the Greater Lewisville Community Theatre. For shoppers, there are antiques on downtown Main Street, 16 neighborhood shopping centers and Vista Ridge Mall, one of the largest in North Texas. www.cityoflewisville.com

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