Lake Lanier Real Estate and Lake Lanier Homes

 

 

Lake Lanier was built in the 1950s primarily for flood control, a source of hydroelectric power and for drinking water, but what has sprung up is a virtually unrivaled center for recreation and scenic beauty, tucked away in rustic northern Georgia but just a short drive from bustling Atlanta, less than 30 miles away. Read more

 

Lake Lanier Real Estate

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Gainesville, GA 30504
Lake Lanier

Once In A Lifetime Investment Opp. Palatial 13+ Acre Gated Property W/magnificent Finishes,elegan...

$8,495,000
6 br, 10 ba Residential
4890 Serene Shores Drive
Gainesville, GA 30504
Once In A Lifetime Investment Opp. Palatial 13+ Acre Gated Property W/magnificent Finishes,elegan...
Price:
$8,495,000
Beds:
6
Baths:
10
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
4222769
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
SUGARLOAF REALTY PARTNERS LLC
Photo of Listing #4222769
Cumming, GA 30041

Beautiful Wooded Acreage With Water Frontage On Deep Water... Great Developer Opportunity!!! Gre...

$5,070,000
64.40 acres Land
7155 Flowery Branch Road
Cumming, GA 30041
Beautiful Wooded Acreage With Water Frontage On Deep Water... Great Developer Opportunity!!! Gre...
Price:
$5,070,000
Baths:
Type:
Land
MLS® #:
5340810
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
ATLANTA FINE HOMES SOTHEBYS INTL
Photo of Listing #5340810
Cumming, GA 30041

Double Road Frontage And Lake Frontage On Two Different Parts Of The Lake. Would Consider Dividin...

$4,500,000
57.00 acres Land
6090 Shady Grove Road
Cumming, GA 30041
Double Road Frontage And Lake Frontage On Two Different Parts Of The Lake. Would Consider Dividin...
Price:
$4,500,000
Baths:
Type:
Land
MLS® #:
5282658
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
CERESINI PROPERTIES
Photo of Listing #5282658
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Lake Lanier

Privacy And Serenity Surround This Magnificent Waterfront Estate. Extraordinary Main Residence. G...

$3,900,000
6 br, 7 ba Residential
6003 Overby Road
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Privacy And Serenity Surround This Magnificent Waterfront Estate. Extraordinary Main Residence. G...
Price:
$3,900,000
Beds:
6
Baths:
7
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
5323253
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
ATLANTA FINE HOMES SOTHEBYS INTL
Photo of Listing #5323253
Buford, GA 30518
None

Exquisite Gated Waterfront Estate On Lake Lanier - Enter This Custom Built French Country Estate ...

$3,895,000
7 br, 7½ ba Residential
2950 Pass Drive
Buford, GA 30518
Exquisite Gated Waterfront Estate On Lake Lanier - Enter This Custom Built French Country Estate ...
Price:
$3,895,000
Beds:
7
Baths:
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
5347864
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties
Photo of Listing #5347864
Gainesville, GA 30506
Lake-helicopterpad Naturreserv

Quite Possibly 1of The Finest Estateparcels & Gatedcompounds Of Any Deepwaterfront Estates Offere...

$3,500,000
5 br, 5½ ba Residential
3427 Green Apple Road
Gainesville, GA 30506
Quite Possibly 1of The Finest Estateparcels & Gatedcompounds Of Any Deepwaterfront Estates Offere...
Price:
$3,500,000
Beds:
5
Baths:
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
5369640
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
PALMERHOUSE PROPERTIES & ASSOCIATES
Photo of Listing #5369640
Gainesville, GA 30506

Arare Lake Property! 6 Acres Zoned Agriculture/residential With Exquisite Custom Home Which Boast...

$3,499,950
4 br, 6 ba, 6.00 acres Land
3633 Looper Lake Pointe
Gainesville, GA 30506
Arare Lake Property! 6 Acres Zoned Agriculture/residential With Exquisite Custom Home Which Boast...
Price:
$3,499,950
Beds:
4
Baths:
6
Type:
Land
MLS® #:
5100102
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
NORTON AGENCY
Photo of Listing #5100102
Gainesville, GA 30506
Lake Lanier

Incredible Prime Lake Estate/gated Boasting Exquisite Custom Features And Architectural Details T...

$3,499,000
5 br, 6 ba Residential
3633 Looper Lake Pointe
Gainesville, GA 30506
Incredible Prime Lake Estate/gated Boasting Exquisite Custom Features And Architectural Details T...
Price:
$3,499,000
Beds:
5
Baths:
6
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
4213782
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
NORTON AGENCY
Photo of Listing #4213782
Cumming, GA 30041
Bansley On Lanier

Spectacular Mediterranean Home Just Minutes From Ga 400 & Less Than An Hour From Atlanta. The Ex...

$3,495,000
6 br, 6½ ba Residential
4295 Bobbins Way
Cumming, GA 30041
Spectacular Mediterranean Home Just Minutes From Ga 400 & Less Than An Hour From Atlanta. The Ex...
Price:
$3,495,000
Beds:
6
Baths:
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
5346920
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY CITYSIDE
Photo of Listing #5346920
Gainesville, GA 30504
Pointe South

Magnificent Premier Estate On Lake Lanier! Martha's Vineyard Nantucket Inspired Design By Spitzmi...

$3,250,000
5 br, 7 ba Residential
5533 Mainsail Way
Gainesville, GA 30504
Magnificent Premier Estate On Lake Lanier! Martha's Vineyard Nantucket Inspired Design By Spitzmi...
Price:
$3,250,000
Beds:
5
Baths:
7
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
5279872
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
NORTON AGENCY
Photo of Listing #5279872
Buford, GA 30518

Lake Lanier Islands Area! Operating Boat & Rv Storage W/ Boat Dealership Building Located On High...

$3,000,000
8.06 acres Commercial
5784 Lanier Islands Parkway
Buford, GA 30518
Lake Lanier Islands Area! Operating Boat & Rv Storage W/ Boat Dealership Building Located On High...
Price:
$3,000,000
Baths:
Type:
Commercial
MLS® #:
5165501
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties
Photo of Listing #5165501
Cumming, GA 30041

48 Rolling Wooded Acres With 14 Boat Slips Permitted. Absolutely Gorgeous And Engineered For 53 ...

$3,000,000
48.00 acres Land
0 Chattahoochee Road
Cumming, GA 30041
48 Rolling Wooded Acres With 14 Boat Slips Permitted. Absolutely Gorgeous And Engineered For 53 ...
Price:
$3,000,000
Baths:
Type:
Land
MLS® #:
5353541
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
VIRTUAL PROPERTIES REALTY.NET LLC
Photo of Listing #5353541

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Laid-back luxury

Covering an area of some 60 square miles (three times the size of Manhattan), Lake Lanier has nearly 700 miles of shoreline dotted with beautifully built, comfortable homes and subdivisions offering a lifestyle of laid-back luxury. The lake itself was named for famed Georgia musician and poet Sidney Lanier, whose well-known works include “The Song of the Chattahoochee.”

A recreation destination

A major reason that Lake Lanier is a prime real estate market is that it offers year-round attractions. In the summer months, the inviting waters are filled with hopeful fishermen and nearly every kind of boat imaginable. In fact, more than 7.5 million people make Lake Lanier a vacation destination at some point during the year. Many love to time their arrival with a stunning holiday display, called Magical Nights of Lights, which boasts of more than six miles of festive decorations.

Freshwater marinas

Besides these natural attributes and unique attractions, the Lake Lanier area also has two of the world's largest inland marinas to provide services and amenities to boating enthusiasts. Holiday Marina, a landmark since 1957, is in nearby Buford, GA, and Aqualand Marina is located in Flowery Branch.

 

Information and an education on values.


We often find ourselves trying to educate persons on Lake Lanier Real Estate.  There is great demand for Lake Lanier real estate, homes and property from retirees ( coming from New York to California), Atlanta commuters, and also from Atlanta residents that want a weekend getaway.  It seems that Lake Lanier lakefront properties are priced similar to coastal beach and waterfront properties and have seen the same type of  increase in values in recent years.  These values are driven by a continued demand for recreational property that is not likely to decrease substantially in the long term future.  As the wealth and population of Atlanta grows, so do the prices of Lake Lanier, homes and property.  This upward price pressure is driven by a large population looking for recreational and aesthetic value.


On Lake Lanier there are:

Old fishing cabins and trailers that are likely to be bought, torn down, and replaced with nicer homes in the future. These are the properties that are not so high priced at this point - 200 - 300K.
 
Weekender's that are small 2 to 3 bedrooms on decent water, have boat docks, and slope to the Lake that is not too excessive. These properties are fairly high priced, but most of the value is in the land and not the home 300 - 500K. Lots of people find these homes fine for a weekender, but those looking to make them their primary home find that they are moving down from what they are accustomed to.

When you get over the 500K range Lake Lanier homes become much nicer.

  
As far as the South part of the Lake, since it is a little closer to the masses, there is a little more demand.  However, the North end of the Lake is not really less expensive.

 

Using the old real estate saying "location, location, location" could be enhanced by "on the water, on the water, on the water".  We often kick ourselves for not buying a beach front condo - they were always too expensive - 5 years ago, 10 years ago, 20 years ago.

When we get calls from prospects that are not familiar with the Lake Lanier market, we can almost always predict what is wanted - "a nice view of the water, a nice 3 bedroom / 3 bath home, garage, a gentle slope with grass to the waters edge, and a single slip boat dock, in the $300,000 range".  If these were available, we could sell them all day long. It is awkward trying to tell a prospect that his wishes are not realistic, so we end up proving it, often spending several days riding around the lake to view those bargains only to find out that the prospect is going to have to do one of three things: go up in price, settle for accomodations that are less than he is accustomed to, or look for property that is not on the lake. With nearly 500 miles of shoreline, you can run yourself crazy chasing after bargain priced Lake listings only to find out that they are priced low for a reason (narrow cove, shallow water, steep slope, no view, or no dock permit)!
 
Keep in mind when using my Listingware property search, that if you find a bargain on the Lake that seems too good to be true, it probably is!  This is especially true with lake lots and smaller cabins under 300K - they probably have no dock or just a swim platform, shallow water, a narrow cove, no view, or a steep slope.
 
One more thing, Lake Lanier has been the playground for the Atlanta Metro area weekend warriors for over 50 years now.  Most of the lots that would make good building sites (gentle slope, deep water, wide cove, good view) are already built upon, those that have not been developed and that are on the market are priced accordingly.

I can start sending you Lake Lanier listings in the price range you desire and designate that they must have a dock or dock permit. Please keep in mind that some of these will have no view of the Lake and or may be in a narrow or shallow cove. None the less, you will get a better feel for the Lake market.

Whether buying, selling, or leasing, give us a call!


 

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