Only thirty minutes from Atlanta, Georgia, you will find one of the nation’s favorite lakes, Lake Lanier. With 692 miles of shoreline, Lake Lanier is one of the state’s largest lakes and is the state’s largest market for lake lots and lake homes. Every year the lake welcomes millions of visitors, and during the 1996 Olympics, it hosted numerous events. It has long been a favorite destination for kayaking, canoeing, jet-skiing, rowing, and boating. The lake is home to campgrounds, parks, and beaches, as well as multiple marinas and boat ramps. In fact, the Aqualand and Holiday marinas on Lake Lanier are two of the world’s largest freshwater marinas.
Also known as Lake Sidney Lanier, the lake has an idyllic location in northern Georgia with proximity to the North Georgia Mountains and Atlanta. Situated between Interstates 85 and 75, Lake Lanier is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in an area that epitomizes stunning natural beauty. The lake is primarily fed by the Chattahoochee River, but also by the Chestatee River. It was named after the poet Sidney Lanier who wrote about the lake area's picturesque scenery in his famous poem “Song of the Chattahoochee.” At a normal water level, the lake has a surface area greater than 37,000 acres. Its almost seven hundred miles of shoreline sits at 1,071 feet above sea level and stretches across Lumpkin, Gwinnett, Dawson, Forsyth, and Hall counties. When it comes to Lake Lanier real estate, the area is generally divided into North End and South End. At any given time, you’ll find roughly 640 homes for sale on Lake Lanier, as well as 480 Lake Lanier lots and land for sale.
Homes for sale on Lake Lanier include everything from luxury houseboats to multi-million dollar estates. There are also a wide variety of single-family homes on Lake Lanier. Lake Lanier properties vary in size and unique features, and many come with acreage or very large lots. You can find multi-million dollar Lake Lanier luxury homes in the 30542 zip code of Flowery Branch, Georgia, the 30041 zip code of Cumming, the 30506 zip code of Gainesville, and in several other outstanding communities. There are also equestrian, gated, and golf course communities along Lake Lanier, and there are Lake Lanier condos and townhomes as well. With so many different properties on Lake Lanier, listing prices fall across a vast range. If you would like to learn more about homes or land for sale on Lake Lanier, Georgia, we would love to assist you, so please contact us today or at your earliest convenience.