My husband and I first visited Lake Water Wheel Estates, a rural community in the East Texas piney woods near Shepherd, about a year ago. We weren’t there long before friendly neighbors introduced themselves. Floyd Rollins and his wife have lived at Lake Water Wheel since July, 1985. He flies what appeared to be a Cessna 150 “Texas tail dragger” which he keeps in his hangar on the airport.
An hour drive from IAH, Lake Water Wheel Airport XS99 has a 2600 x 100 ft turf runway in addition to a neighborhood pool, fishing lake, two playgrounds and club house. Rollins said that, while some home-owners are weekenders, Lake Water Wheel has about 40 families in permanent residence. Rollins said the air park has hosted several successful fly-ins and that the POA has allocated funds to improve the dirt road along the airstrip. When asked what he loves most about living there, Rollins replied, “the peace and quiet.”
We also met Duane Baker, a retired Continental Airlines Captain who hangars his Cessna 172 at Lake Water Wheel. Baker estimated there are currently ten planes based on the field.
A hangar home is now available on the Lake Water Wheel runway! 150 Bonanza Avenue has a 7,000 SqFt hangar plus 3,000 SqFt upstairs living area with covered wood balcony over driveway and a 1 bdrm/1 bath apartment downstairs.
Offered at $249,000
Call now to schedule your private showing…at this price, it won’t last long!
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