Looking for Retirement Real Estate on Lake Lanier?

Lake Lanier retirement is a dream for many baby boomers, whether they already have a vacation or resort home in the area, or if they are dreaming about buying real estate property and moving to the shores of Lake Sidney Lanier. This huge lake (38,000 acres and 682 miles of shoreline) in 5 counties of northern Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains is a magnet both as a resort and a retirement community. The waters of the lake are backed up by the Buford Dam, which protects downstream Atlanta from floods. Whatever your reason for moving to Lake Lanier, this website will provide you with the useful retirement real estate resources to help your lake retirement dream become a reality.


Best Retirement Towns in Lake Lanier Area

Most of the Lake Lanier area is made up of very small towns. By far the largest town in the Lanier area is Gainesville, Georgia, a great retirement town and one of Georgia’s 10 “Cities of Excellence”. Gainesville boasts a beautifully restored central downtown district and 2 colleges - Brenau University and Gainesville College. There is also an active arts scene with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance, the Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute, and the Quinlan Art Center.

Oakwood and the residential communities of Lake Lanier are social towns. Oakwood, in addition to having shopping and good schools, offers single and multi-family housing options. Flowery Park is another nice town in the Lanier area. Other towns in the area include Murrayville, Cumming, Sugar Hill, Buford, Oscarville, and Flowery Branch.

There are many homes for sale that are on or near the lake but not exactly in any specific town. A good way to check out retirement real estate is to work with a real estate agent who is familiar with the area. There are active adult communities in the area such as the Seasons at Lake Lanier.


The Area

Lake Lanier attracts 8,000,000 visitors a year. One of the most popular tourist destinations is Lake Lanier Islands and its waterpark. The lake’s resorts are on Emerald Pointe and Pine Isle. The lake is home to many marinas, including one of the largest in the world, the Aqualand Marina in Flowery Park. The rowing and canoeing events of the 1996 Olympics were held on Lake Lanier.


Lake Lanier Real Estate

The Zillow.com index shows a median home price of $210,000 in Gainesville. However a review of lakefront properties shows homes for sale from the $300’s to over $1 million. Many lakeside properties have Gainesville, Oakwood, Murrayville, Cumming, Sugar Hill, Buford, Oscarville, or Flowery Branch addresses. Use the links on this page to find out more about more Georgia retirement towns.


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