Decordova Bend TX Real Estate, Decordova Bend Area and Community Information
Anyone seeking real estate in Decordova Bend, TX will soon find out that Decordova Bend is a popular residential and recreational area about 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth, located on Lake Granbury, in Hood County, Texas. Decordova Bend TX real estate is much sought after. Real estate for sale in Decordova Bend, TX includes both lakefront and non-lakefront properties.
The area is named for Jacob Raphael DeCordova
who was born in Jamaica and moved to New Orleans in 1836. In 1839, he visited Texas and settled in Galveston the same year, later moving to Houston. Jacob DeCordova traveled extensively throughout Texas, buying up land which he sold to easterners and Europeans. The town of Granbury, Texas, near what was to become Decordova Bend real estate, was settled in the early 1860's when settlers from Tennessee settled on the banks of the Brazos River in what was still Indian territory. Approximately one hundred years later, in the 1960's, the Brazos River Authority dammed up the Brazos River near Granbury to prevent flooding downstream. The reservoir formed by that dam was named the DeCordova Bend Reservoir and is also known as Lake Granbury. Decordova Bend Estates was begun the same year construction on the dam was begun, and besides elegant Decordova Bend TX homes, the development offers a country club, swimming pool, tennis courts, and a 27 hole golf course.
The Brazos River Authority operates four parks near Granbury where a Decordova Bend home buyer can access the lake for fishing and boating. Residents of nearby Decordova Bend properties can fish for bass, as well as catfish, crappie, and sunfish. Jet ski and boat rentals are available, and water skiing is permissible. The Granville City Park offers playing fields for soccer, baseball, and softball, and is located next to the Dana Vollmer Swim Center.
The restored Granbury Opera House is a place you must visit, and an article posted on the official Granbury Texas website
offers wonderful vignettes about the history of the opera house, and the early life and culture in this area of real estate in Decordova Bend during the 19th century, including the theory that one of the traveling Shakespearean actors was actually John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Lincoln. More fascinating history and local legends related to Decordova Bend Properites can be found by following the links on this webpage to Jesse James and to Relatives of Davy Crockett. As Decordova Bend real estate agents
, we can give a prospective Decordova Bend home buyer more information on places to see in the area. We can also direct you to Decordova Bend homes for sale.
Events occurring in and near DeCordova Bend include the Texas Independence Day Celebration on March 2-3, in Granbury, and the typical Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Harvest Moon, and Christmas Holiday celebrations. As Decordova Bend Realtors
, we are knowledgeable about Decordova Bend properties can direct you to real estate for sale in Decordova Bend, TX in this beautiful and historic area of Texas near the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.