Best Lake Views

Everything is better with water; it relaxes and rejuvenates. From these communities, you can enjoy the views from your deck or get out for a day of boating, sailing, or fishing. They also feature full-service marinas for docking, storage, or maintenance, as well as lakeside restaurants and community parks. Many have golf courses along the shore.

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Reynolds Lake Oconee

Greensboro, GA—In the rolling lake country of Georgia, what started as a family retreat along the banks of the Oconee River over 100 years ago is now Reynolds Lake Oconee, a community characterized by both the depth of amenities as well as the families of residents. Paying homage to its largest and most natural amenity, Reynolds Lake Oconee is surrounded by 19,000-acre Lake Oconee with access to over 374 miles of shoreline. With four full-service marinas within the community, members have access to Lake Oconee in virtually every aspect of daily life-boating and fishing, watersports, exercise and wellness, and even a means of travel to lakeside dining and the neighborhood Ritz-Carlton.

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The Reserve at Lake Keowee

Sunset, SC — Lakefront living that’s close to home, yet world’s away. Imagine a pristine sanctuary with beautiful lake views just minutes from Greenville, SC and Clemson. The Reserve is a premier lake and golf community in Upstate South Carolina that gives families a rich, dynamic lifestyle on Lake Keowee. The Reserve presents families with 30 miles of shoreline, a 200-slip marina, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, a 20,000 square-foot clubhouse, fine and casual dining, a Market and Village Center, and a host of club-style amenities.

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Tellico Village

Loudon, TN — Tellico Village sits on 5,000 breathtaking acres along the shore of Tellico Lake. It is 33 miles long with 357 miles of shoreline and a reputation as being one of the cleanest lakes in East Tennessee. With the Smoky Mountains as its backdrop, this large lake, which is part of the 11,000 mile Tennessee River System, is one of the most spectacularly beautiful and personally usable bodies of water in the southeast. Tellico Lake provides a pristine resource for boating, fishing, swimming, and waterfront living. An unparalleled number of high quality amenities help residents enjoy a truly special and fulfilling active lifestyle. Its three private top ranked championship golf courses offer outstanding play.

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Lenoir City, TN — WindRiver is a community poised on Tellico Lake featuring a harbor and yacht club, 18-hole golf course, pool, tennis courts and fitness facility, and event venues.WindRiver blends world-class amenities with beautiful homes. Citico’s Restaurant & Club is one of Tennessee’s finest restaurants featuring elegant dining offering seasonal menus of creative flavors and the freshest ingredients. The community's scenic beauty attracts nature lovers interested in pursuits like boating, skiing, and fishing as well as bird-watching or enjoying sunsets.

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Fawn Lake

Spotsylvania, VA—Fawn Lake is a pristine gated community with amenities such as a pool, walking trails, a garden center, golf courses, ball courts, and a country club. Residents delight in watching the water skiing club, enjoying sunsets, and watching memories being made on the lake. With all of these opportunities, even weekdays here can feel like weekends. Fawn Lake offers year round storage for canoes and kayaks in the Canoe Park. The natural beauty of the lake changes with the seasons, but its ability to sooth one’s soul remains constant.

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Hot Springs Village, AR —Started in 1970, Hot Springs Village spans 26,000 acres of Arkansas’ Ouachita Mountains and is home to 12 lakes, 9 championship golf courses, lush forests and world class recreation of every kind. A 45-minute drive from Little Rock will transport you to a world of unlimited outdoor adventure and natural splendor inside the largest gated community in the United States. The Village’s Coronado Tennis Center is a 13-court complex, 10 clay and 3 hard, with a USPTA Elite Tennis Professional, a lounge and a pavilion. Hot Springs Village has more than 300 pickleball members, and expansion plans are under way for the community’s 8 lighted courts.

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Keowee Key

Salem, SC—Framed by the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by 15 miles of pristine Lake Keowee shoreline, Keowee Key is a gated community with resort amenities, weekly club events and night-life. The active lifestyle features amazing golf, tennis and pickleball, as well as a large fitness center with daily classes scheduled. It features breathtaking clear-water lake views framed by the Blue Ridge Mountains. Imagine water as far as you can see peppered with small tree topped islands that look as if they are floating on the blue water surface. From any perspective, you’ll enjoy water glistening under deep blue skies and a view of blue and purple toned mountains towering in the distance.

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Uhwarrie Pointe

New London, NC — Located on pristine Badin Lake in the Uwharrie Mountains sits this beautiful gated lake community. Only an hour’s drive from Charlotte, the getaway lifestyle is a blend of small-town charm. 5,300 acres of pristine water make the lake ideal for swimming, water skiing, tubing, fishing and boating. A full-service marina accommodates boats of all sizes. It is also home to the famed Old North State Club and private Tom Fazio golf course.

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Bear Lake Reserve

Tuckasegee, NC—A beautiful gated mountain-lake community in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, Bear Lake Reserve offers a vast collection of resort-style amenities both lakeside and in the beautiful mountains, Bear Lake Reserve is mountain-lake living at its finest! Picture perfect views can be seen in nearly every direction, from the waters of Bear Creek Lake to the dramatic mountain backdrop. The Adirondack-Style Lake Club sits right at the water’s edge while the 9-hole Nicklaus Design Golf Course boasts some of the community’s most breathtaking mountain views.

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