Briarwood Estates boasts three stocked lakes, the largest of which is the 90 acre Lake Briarwood. The two smaller lakes, Fisherman’s Lake and Spring Lake are approximately 20 acres and 5 acres respectively. Lakes are stocked with bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish. Use of the lakes and other amenities of Briarwood are reserved for property owners in good standing and their guests. 

Lake Briarwood has a sandy beach area with ample parking for those community members who enjoy swimming or sunbathing. Lake Briarwood is also a great place for fishing, canoeing, sailing and kayaking. Fisherman’s Lake and Spring Lake are reserved for fishing only.

Near the beach area is a community park, complete with picnic tables and grills for family or community get-togethers.

Wildlife is abundant in Briarwood! The lakes host geese, ducks, cranes, and various other water fowl. Eagles and hawks can be seen fishing in the lakes, as well. Deer, turkey and other critters have been sighted throughout the community. 


For those who enjoy golfing, De Soto Country Club is a privately owned golf course that runs through parts of Briarwood Estates.  

The nearby towns of De Soto ( and Hillsboro (www.hillsbo​ have many shopping opportunities from small, quaint re-sale shops to a 24 hour large chain grocery/department store. Some chain restaurants are available as well as some family owned restaurants.

Briarwood Estates resides in the Hillsboro School District. Jefferson College is just 9 miles away.
Briarwood Estates is serviced by DeSoto Rural Fire Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and Valle Ambulance District.

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Community Members coming together to help patch part of Stonegate Drive on September 7, 2013.

​Photos by Jerry Dumar
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The Critters of Briarwood
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