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
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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
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Gainesville, GA 30327
Lake-helicopter Pad Compound

It All Starts W/the Approach,whether Arriving By Helicopter On The Pad,or By Car/yacht:theterrain...

$3,700,000
6 br, 6½ ba Residential
3427 Green Apple Road
Gainesville, GA 30327
It All Starts W/the Approach,whether Arriving By Helicopter On The Pad,or By Car/yacht:theterrain...
Price:
$3,700,000
Beds:
6
Baths:
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
5275362
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
PALMERHOUSE PROPERTIES & ASSOCIATES
Photo of Listing #5275362
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
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
~ 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
Type:
Commercial
MLS® #:
5165501
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties
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Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Holly Hill

This 2.37 Acre Estate Is Located On The South End Of Lanier, With 584 Ft. Of Deep Blue Sailing Wa...

$2,950,000
6 br, 7 ba Residential
6062 Overby Road
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
This 2.37 Acre Estate Is Located On The South End Of Lanier, With 584 Ft. Of Deep Blue Sailing Wa...
Price:
$2,950,000
Beds:
6
Baths:
7
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
5171666
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
CHAPMAN HALL PROFESSIONALS
Photo of Listing #5171666
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Montclair

Simply The Finest Residence Listed In Johns Creek. Custom Estate Home On 3 Professionally Landsca...

$2,800,000
6 br, 8 ba Residential
10560 Montclair Way
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Simply The Finest Residence Listed In Johns Creek. Custom Estate Home On 3 Professionally Landsca...
Price:
$2,800,000
Beds:
6
Baths:
8
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
5277260
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
PREFERRED CHOICE
Photo of Listing #5277260
Buford, GA 30518
Lakeview Heights

Gated Lake Lanier Retreat Within 30 Minutes Of 285; 2 Minutes Off Peachtree Industrial! This Han...

$2,500,000
5 br, 5 ba Residential
6329 Ansel Court
Buford, GA 30518
Gated Lake Lanier Retreat Within 30 Minutes Of 285; 2 Minutes Off Peachtree Industrial! This Han...
Price:
$2,500,000
Beds:
5
Baths:
5
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
5265783
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
ATLANTA FINE HOMES SOTHEBYS INTL
Photo of Listing #5265783
Gainesville, GA 30506
Dockside

Lakefront 95 Acre, 70 Lot Ready To Build Subdivision With 26 Deep Water Slips On Main Channel Of ...

$2,395,000
94.50 acres Lot
6033 Grant Ford Road
Gainesville, GA 30506
Lakefront 95 Acre, 70 Lot Ready To Build Subdivision With 26 Deep Water Slips On Main Channel Of ...
Price:
$2,395,000
Type:
Lot
MLS® #:
5316802
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY ATL PART
Photo of Listing #5316802
Gainesville, GA 30506
Harbour Point

Truly Spectacular In Every Way!! Spectacular Views Over Lake Lanier Towards Distant N. Ga Mtns. ...

$2,300,000
6 br, 8 ba Residential
3636 Lake Ridge Court
Gainesville, GA 30506
Truly Spectacular In Every Way!! Spectacular Views Over Lake Lanier Towards Distant N. Ga Mtns. ...
Price:
$2,300,000
Beds:
6
Baths:
8
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
5272042
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
GRANT ADAMS REALTY
Photo of Listing #5272042

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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.

 

Lake Lanier Real Estate 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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