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The Tranquil Life: What it's Like to Live on Lake Lanier

Lake LanierLocated just 60 miles and 45 minutes north of Atlanta, Lake Lanier is a quiet and relaxing spot away from the city to vacation or live year-round. Offering 692 miles of shoreline, the lake has plenty of great spots to soak up the sun or take a dip in the refreshing the water. With so many things to do, it's no wonder Lake Lanier draws over 7 million visitors to the area each year.

There are many waterfront real estate properties available in a wide range of prices. From inns, hotels, motels and lodges to lakefront properties, gated communities and more, Lake Lanier is a lovely area to live in or visit. Those looking for a serene and tranquil place to call home may find Lake Lanier real estate to be just what they’re looking for. An amazing spot is Cresswind’s active adult community on Lake Lanier. With plenty of real estate properties to choose from, the possibilities are almost endless.

Area residents and visitors enjoy swimming, boating, fishing and other exciting water sports on the lake, in addition to the many onshore attractions nearby. The Gainesville Marina is a great place to rent a boat for the day and grab a bite to eat before heading home after a nice day on the water.

From mini golf to 18 holes, you’ll find plenty of places to play a round of golf, regardless of skill level. Choose from an array of campgrounds and sleep under a starlit sky, ride a horse through the Chattahoochee National Forest, or practice yoga on the water. Those looking for some light activity can enjoy a self-guided walking tour through the area's parks, stopping for lunch at one of the hundreds of picnic tables available.

For the outdoor adventurer, endless places wait to be explored. The Blue Ridge mountains of Georgia offer gorgeous scenery visitors travel far and wide to see. Scenic hikes or bike rides along sections of the Appalachian trail are great ways to catch a better view of the beautiful landscape.

In November and December, the Magical Nights of Lights at Lake Lanier Islands offers an stunning show of lights and an experience not to be missed. At the end of this memorable light show, shopping, carnival rides and toasted marshmallows await.

For the city experience, restaurants, boutiques and specialty shops abound in the downtown area of Gainesville. Kids and adults alike love visiting the Georgia Aquarium, located in the heart of Atlanta, just a short drive from Gainesville. The World of Coca-Cola is a short walk from the aquarium and provides more fun than could possibly be had in one day.

Lake Lanier offers a truly satisfying living experience, providing both visitors and full-time residents alike with the opportunity to simply enjoy the beauty of nature, explore new and exciting places and activities, or venture into the city for a lively night out.

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  1. This looks like my dream come true! When I was growing up, my friends and I would build a raft from whatever pallets and barrels we could scrounge up for free. This was an annual tradition that we looked forward to. good times. As an adult, living on the water like that and floating about(not on a junker raft) sounds amazing!

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