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Artesian Lakes Community Association
Artesian Lakes Community Association

Not everyone looks at a former gravel pit and pictures building a resort and residential community along the lakes that resulted from the gravel operation. Luckily for the residents of Artesian Lakes, someone did. This historic property was used in the late 1800s to fulfill the need for a fantastic new construction material: concrete. The excavation of sand and gravel left many interconnected lakes with unique shorelines and numerous islands within the lakes. Due to the abundance of wildlife and fish, several small one-room cabins were built in between 1940 and the late 1960s, many of them are still there today and are available to rent through the adjacent Retreat at Artesian Lakes. After the excavation operations shut down in the early 1980s, the property was used as a fishing and hunting camp and offered rustic camping as well as the cabins. 

The historic 1895 Climax Model B locomotive, the oldest wood burning locomotive in existence, was used in the operations of and is on display at the resort. An original railroad trestle bridge offers a look back in time to when trains were used to transport all of the goods through the area.

After the excavation was complete, the Smith family decided to create a unique residential community on the shore of the lakes by offering large wooded lots, all of which are lakefront. The lakes are fed by artesian springs that produce some of the purest water in the world. Now, residents of Artesian Lakes enjoy picturesque views of lakes surrounded by beautiful trees. Deer, foxes, rabbits armadillos other native animals are daily visitors and know to stay away from the lakes and their many alligators. 

Gravel roads, once used to move gravel and sand, wind their way through the trees and lakes. Rustic walking paths through the woods offer the chance to listen to nature and see some of the wildlife. Fishing and birdwatching are favorite pastimes with residents and even during the day you are likely to spot one of the many alligators that call the more than 150 acres of lakes home. 

Members of the community are very involved with committees and take social events very seriously. With weekly coffee for the ladies, breakfast for the men, fish fries, holiday parties, Mardi Gras celebrations and more, the residents are close-knit and are always willing to step in to help each other.

We are excited to see what the future holds for the vibrant Artesian Lakes Community Association.

Community of the Month – Features Past

There are some great stories, some wonderful programs, some fantastic people to meet in these features, enjoy our past Community of the Month features.

Click a column heading to sort the list by DATE –or– alphabetically by NAME.

 
NAME
September 2018   Aliana Community Council
March 2017   Aliana Homeowners Association
January 2019   Artesian Lakes Community Association
June 2010   Ashcreek Homeowners Association
April 2016   Atascocita Timbers Homeowners Association
August 2017   Atascocita Trails Homeowners Association
April 2010   Atascocita West Community Improvement Association
April 2007   Atascocita West Community Improvement Association
December 2017   Atascocita West Community Improvement Association
April 2006   Bay Pointe Community Association
September 2013   Bay Pointe Community Association
October 2017   Bay Pointe Community Association
September 2014   Belleau Wood Civic Club
October 2013   Bowling Green Garden Homes Association
August 2011   Bridlewood Estates Property Owners Association
October 2015   Cedar Springs Homeowners Association, Inc.
December 2016   Cinco Ranch Commercial Association II
January 2009   Cinco Ranch Residential Association II
December 2012   Cinco Ranch Residential Association II
August 2015   Cinco Ranch Residential Association II
April 2018   Cinco Ranch Residential Association II
March 2013   Cinco Ranch Southwest Community Council
March 2016   Cinco Ranch Southwest Community Council
May 2007   Clear Lake City Boulevard Association
December 2005   Colony Grant Homeowners Association
June 2016   Colony Grant Homeowners Association
February 2007   Community Association of the Highlands
April 2013   Community Association of the Highlands
November 2015   Community Association of the Highlands
July 2018   Community Association of the Highlands
February 2013   Copper Creek Civic Improvement Association
May 2011   Cross Creek Ranch Community Association
April 2017   Cross Creek Ranch Community Association
October 2007   Crystal Lake Property Owners Association
September 2011   Cumberland Community Association
May 2018   Cypress Forest Lakes Community Association
July 2015   Cypresswood Green Property Owners Association
September 2012   Dancing Bear Property Owners Association
November 2016   Dancing Bear Property Owners Association
September 2016   Deerfield Owners Association
August 2014   Eastpoint Subdivision Homeowners Association
May 2015   Eilan Condominium Association, Inc.
September 2017   El Sendero (San Antonio) Homeowners Association
December 2013   Eldridge Park Village Community Association
September 2015   Eldridge Park Village Community Association
October 2014   Fairfax Villages Homeowners Association
January 2010   Fairway Pointe Community Association
February 2008   Fairway Pointe Community Association
May 2012   Fairway Pointe Community Association
June 2015   Fairway Pointe Community Association
May 2016   Greensbrook Community Association
May 2009   Heather Ridge Village Homeowners Association
April 2009   Heron Nest Owners Association
November 2012   Heron Nest Owners Association
October 2010   Homeowners Association of Timber Forest
February 2016   Homeowners Association of Timber Forest
February 2011   Hunterwood Village II Association
July 2008   Hunterwood Village II Association
November 2017   Indian Shores Property Owners Association
October 2008   Inwood Northwest Neighborhood Association
July 2016   Inwood Northwest Neighborhood Association
December 2018   Kendall Pointe Homeowners Association
November 2014   Kenswick Trace Homeowners Association
August 2016   Kirkmont Section II Association
February 2018   Lochshire Maintenance Fund Inc.
January 2016   New Forest Homeowners Association
August 2010   Oak Park Ridge Section 2 Homeowners Association
December 2007   Parkway Forest Property Owners Association
January 2006   Parkway Forest Property Owners Association
March 2012   Parkway Forest Property Owners Association
February 2006   Pine Forest Village Community Association
October 2011   Pine Forest Village Community Association
October 2009   Plantation at Woodforest Community Association
January 2017   Plantation at Woodforest Community Association
May 2008   Quail Green South Community Association
March 2006   Quail Green South Community Association
October 2016   Rancho Verde Community Association
August 2018   Redland Ranch Estates Homeowners Association, Inc.
June 2018   Retablo Ranch Owners Association, Inc.
May 2010   Ridgepoint Community Association
April 2012   Riverpark on the Brazos Property Owners Association
December 2015   Riverpark on the Brazos Property Owners Association
February 2015   Riverwalk Property Owners Association
November 2013   Royal Palms Homeowners Association
October 2018   S.A. Remington Heights Homeowners Association, Inc.
January 2018   S.A. St. James Place Homeowners Association, Inc.
June 2006   Sonoma Ranch Homeowners Association
August 2012   Sonoma Ranch Homeowners Association
February 2010   Stable Gate Homeowners Association
December 2006   Stable Gate Homeowners Association
February 2017   Steeple Chase Terrace Townhouse Association
June 2009   Summerwood Community Association
August 2006   Summerwood Community Association
January 2012   Summerwood Community Association
April 2015   Summerwood Community Association
March 2018   Summerwood Community Association
June 2017   Telfair Commercial Association
December 2014   The Lakes at Edgewater Estates Homeowners Association
May 2017   The Woods at Fair Oaks Homeowners Association, Inc.
March 2010   Traces II Community Improvement Association
January 2014   Treasure Island Homes Association
November 2018   Treasure Island Homes Association
April 2011   Valley Lodge Property Owners Association
January 2008   Valley Lodge Property Owners Association
September 2007   Westfield Glen Property Owners Association
November 2011   Westfield Glen Property Owners Association
July 2017   White Oak Ranch Subdivision Homeowners Association
August 2007   Woodforest North Section II Homeowners Association
June 2013   Woodforest North Section II Homeowners Association
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