Keep it Reel!

April 30, 2024

Why do people go fishing? Of course, this seems like a simple question, but there’s more to consider here.

What motivates someone to put on fishing gear, pack up a tacklebox, head to the water, and cast out a line? Many would say that the main reason is to catch some fish, but the truth is that there are lots of motivations behind this beloved pastime. Relaxation is one of the most common. Fishing gives them a necessary break from the stress of everyday life. In fact, a study published in the American Journal of Public Health found a distinct correlation between living near bodies of water to lowered stress levels and measurable improvements in overall feelings of well-being.

At Elevon, an upscale master-planned community located near Lake Lavon in north Texas, the lifestyle design is planned to take the art of relaxation to a whole new level. Residents can meander along one of the tree-lined creeks running through the community or pick up the pace along concrete trails sprinkled with fitness stations. They can join in a pickleball game (coming soon at The Retreat Amenity Center) or take the kids to the swimming oasis (open Now at Trailside Commons). Residents can also participate in a yoga class on the event lawn to recenter and reconnect. For anglers, they can drop a line in one of several catch-and-release ponds throughout the community - Sunrise Shores fishing pond and pier are now open! Being near water increases happiness and the community was designed to include many blue spaces for just that reason. 

Go With the Flow

Fishing nurtures a state of flow. When you stand on the bank and cast out a line, time seems to stand still, grounding you in the present moment. When you go fishing, you become part of the ecosystem. 

Fishing is a sensory experience that allows the angler to feel the gentle breeze, hear the water, and take in the sight of a blue horizon. In addition, the repetitive motions of baiting and casting and then waiting for a nibble transform fishing into a meditative experience, connecting the conscious and subconscious mind.

People living in an upscale resort community such as Elevon are choosing a lifestyle that’s conducive to mindfulness, as it benefits both individuals and the collective well-being of the community. The serene surroundings and many amenities of this genteel master-planned community encourage its residents to let go of distractions and appreciate living in the present moment. 

Plus, at Elevon, one size does not fit all. Whether a couple is newly married and looking for a starter home or empty nesters looking to downsize, Elevon can accommodate them. Maybe a family needs space to raise children or a multigenerational home for aging parents, construction professionals, and their teams can build beautiful homes that fulfill the needs of each homeowner.

Catch Me If You Can

Another reason people go fishing is for the contest. There’s a challenge that comes along with trying to outsmart a fish. Additionally, fishing can become a lifelong interest as a person continues to learn and adapt to changing conditions and types of fish. 

Nearby Lake Lavon isn’t just a body of water. It’s a sanctuary where nature and adventure intertwine. The lake teems with fish. Imagine the excitement of reeling in a largemouth bass or catfish as the sun dances on the water. 

Fishing is nothing if not “strategic.” Different fish species respond to different bait and lures. Some bass fishermen prefer live bait and others swear by plastic lures. Fly fishermen use delicate flies, while spin fishermen might prefer spoons or spinners. Time of day is another debatable topic. Early morning, mid-day, and evening each require different strategies. Weather is another variable. Sunny days, cloudy days, and rainy weather all impact fish behavior. Different strokes for different folks.

If you enjoy the thrill of competition, Lake Lavon holds fishing contests. The Lavon Working Man’s Fishing Series organizes regular tournaments on the lake from April through September. Friendly fishing competitions pit anglers against anglers and men against fish! Biggest fish takes all!

If you like a little friendly competition, living at Elevon offers you the court of your choice – be it pickleball, basketball, or tennis (coming soon). If you’re competing against yourself for a new personal best, stop at the fitness stations conveniently located along the nature trails and add some strength training to your regular cardio exercise. 


Fishing adds to the conservation of aquatic resources through fishing license purchases that go to research and waterway improvement projects. Fishing’s contribution to conservation makes people aware of proper catch and release protocols, protection of eco-systems, and respect towards other anglers.

Residents at master-planned communities like Elevon choose to own a home in a community that prioritizes the preservation and conservation of the natural environment. Sustainability and environmental responsibility are fundamental principles in the design. Builders at Elevon offer floor plans with smart technology to reduce carbon footprints and they build new homes with environmentally conscious construction materials. 

The One That Got Away

Whether you travel to nearby Lake Lavon or walk to the closest pond in the community, Elevon is the ideal location for people who want to reconnect with nature. Fishing has something for everyone, young and old. It’s the same at Elevon, where residents are guaranteed a lifestyle that places a high premium on living in the present moment. 

Want to dip your toe in one of the creeks or watch the sunlight ripple across the water on a cloudless day? Come to Elevon. Don’t be one of those people left with a story about the one that got away. Drop us a line and schedule a visit today!


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