According to D Magazine, Lake Cypress Springs is one of the "Best Kept Secrets" in Texas.
Pine Valley is a beautiful gated community on the south shore of Lake Cypress Springs in Mount Vernon, Texas containing 1029 wooded lots, including 90 prime waterfront lots and over 80 homes. Pine Valley is considered one of the premier developments on Lake Cypress because of its beautiful terrain plus the ongoing investment by Pine Valley Property Owners Association, Inc. in well-maintained infrastructure, amenities and security. Conveniently located just 100 miles northeast of the DFW Metroplex, Pine Valley is ideal for families seeking weekend vacation homes or as a retirement spot for those escaping the fast paced city life.
Lake Cypress Springs, voted the most beautiful lake in Texas in a published article by D Magazine in 2005, is considered the cleanest lake in Texas, with over 3450 acres of pure, spring fed water and 42 miles of piney wood shoreline. The lake, owned and strictly managed by The Franklin County Water District, is primarily a recreational lake, including swimming, skiing and fishing with amply stocked black and largemouth bass, trophy catfish and crappie.