Asking Price - $2,300,000
Address 5364 Pointe South Drive
Gainesville GA, 30504
Subdivision - Pointe South
Bedrooms - 5
Bathrooms - 4.5
Just listed! gainesville's most prestigious address in sought after lake lanier neighborhood! exquisite south lake property featuring miles of open sunset views, corps line in the water, 30 feet of water, new 32x32 aluminum twin slip party dock, and pristine rip rap shoreline. gorgeous heated gunite pool, spa, and outdoor fireplace. finely built all brick home with three finished levels featuring stunning gourmet kitchen with viking appliances, terrace level featuring 2nd kitchen, home theater and large screened porch. one of lanier's best lots w/magnificent views!
Asking Price - $749,000
Address 4016 Chapman Drive
Gainesville GA, 30506
Subdivision - Joe Chapman
Bedrooms - 5
Bathrooms - 3.5
Year round views of deep deep water, always! huge wrap a round porch, very spacious open floor plan, heart of pine floors, ceilings and walls, gorgeous! 2nd kitchen, recreation room, 2nd master suite on terrace level, custom crafted kitchen, 250'well pumps 15 gal per minute, single slip enclosed boat house with sun deck, mowing permit with grandfathered driveway rights to lake. beautiful landscaped grounds, perfect for family - great home for entertaining!
Asking Price - $624,900
Address 6506 Chestnut Hill Road
Flowery Branch GA, 30542
Subdivision - Four Seasons
Bedrooms - 4
Bathrooms - 3.5
Great deep water listing!! beautiful lake front home in quiet established neighborhood. hardwoods thoughout the home finished terrace level with kitchen and full bath. large bedrooms. three car garage, full decks accross the terrace level. lovely lake view in deep water cove on the south side of lake lanier.
Asking Price - $429,000
Address 344 Tom McGinnis Road
Dawsonville GA, 30534
Subdivision - None
Bedrooms - 3
Bathrooms - 2
Fabulous lake views in this cabin/cottage vacation home! covered single slip party deck on deep water. gorgeous lake view from kitchen, breakfast area, master bedroom and screen porch! tongue and groove craftsmanship give this home a cozy feeling and makes it feel like a true vacation destination. conveniently located near ga 400. a short drive from downtown atlanta and minutes to dawsonville outlet mall. some furnishings included, others negotiable.
Asking Price - $399,000
Address 8915 Bay Lane
Gainesville GA, 30506
Subdivision - Chestatee Bay
Bedrooms - 3
Bathrooms - 2.5
1st time on the market! killer area of chestatee bay!!! ranch home with side entry garage on private 1/2 acre, culdesac lot, view of the lake and easy walk to double slip dock with a party deck. walk into a vaulted greatroom with dining, spacious kitchen and master on the main. two bedrooms plus full bath on terrace level with walk out to fenced back yard. recreation room/ exercise room plus full kitchen and good in-law suite. very nice screened porch off of the master bedroom and deck for cooking out and enjoying the lake. please call and enjoying lake lanier now!
There is a lot to consider when purchasing property on Lake Lanier. Other than the normal purchase of a home you have many other factors to look at with lake property. We will try to give you some things to think about while you're searching for property on Lake Lanier.
Lake Lanier ranges almost 22 miles from top to bottom and that can make a big difference if you're planning on commuting to and from Atlanta on a daily basis or it might not be an issue at all if this is a vacation home or if you work out of your home.
Generally speaking homes closer to the south end of Lake Lanier have a higher premium on them because of their proximity to Atlanta and the ability to have an easier commute to and from work. The other benefits of being on the southern end of Lake Lanier has to do with the amenities on the lake itself. Almost all of the marinas on Lake Lanier are on the southern half of the lake (see the marinas map). A few of these marinas also have restaurants located at them so you can park your boat, have a good meal, fuel up and get back out on the water. There are more parks on the southern portion of Lake Lanier (see parks map). Finally, you have Lake Lanier Islands on the south side of Lake Lanier which is a huge attraction because of the water park, restaurants and all of the other amenities that Lake Lanier Islands has to offer. The only down side to the south end of Lake Lanier is that it has more boat traffic usually than the northern half because of the amenities.
I have lived on the northern half of Lake Lanier for over ten years and would not change if I had to do it over again. There is generally less boating traffic and that makes it a little more tubing and skiing friendly. Currently the only marina on the northern half of Lake Lanier is Gainesville Marina with some tentative plans for another marina up the Chestatee River. There are more opportunities to buy lots on the northern half since it has not been built out as much as the south end of Lake Lanier. You will also find the newer subdivisions with all the amenities they offer on the northern end such as Harbour Point, Marina Bay and the active adult community Cresswind. All of these subdivisions offer great amenities such as swimming pools, club houses, community docks and tennis. There are many fingers and coves on the northern end which means that even on the most busy of holidays you can still find a place to park your boat, take a swim and seem as though you have the lake to yourself (even if you don't).
When looking for a home for sale on Lake Lanier you will hear a lot of terms describing the type of water the lot or home has (good water, deep water etc...). All of the terms pretty much boil down to water depth at your dock and the location of the dock (on the main channel, on a bay, on a point, cove or in a creek).
This is important because if you are on shallow water you may have to move your dock more frequently or in times of drought you may not have sufficient water at your dock to get your boat in and out. You are allowed to move your dock in, out and even laterally to "chase water" if you have to and those rules are in the Corps of Engineers Shoreline Management Plan. Everyone on Lake Lanier with a residential dock has to move it eventually because our lake levels fluctuate. Most first time people searching for a home or lot on Lake Lanier request a home or lot that is level with deep water. While this would be ideal that is not how terrain works generally. Take a look at the slope of the lot and that is how it will follow into the water. If the lot slopes significantly it will follow that same level of slope into the water and generally speaking will get deeper faster than the water with a level lot. While I have seen some exceptions, a flat level lot will follow that same slope into the water. There are benefits to both types of terrain.
"Big water" is a term used to describe a home or lot that sits on a more open portion of Lake Lanier either the main channel or on a large bay or cove. This plays a big role in the price of property for a couple of reasons; view and water type. Most people would prefer a vast wide open view so those attributes add to the value of a property and the second portion is water type. An example would be if you are looking at a property on a cove or a creek; the further back in the cove or creek you are the shallower the water tends to be and the narrower the portion of water becomes. Those properties in the back of a cove or creek may be a better financial value for someone if you are willing to give up some water depth and maybe the size of dock you would like (yes, the type of water you are on also has an impact on the type of dock the corps will permit you to have).