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Lake Living: Your Permanent Vacation Destination Near Augusta, GA🚤

Have you ever dreamed of living in a permanent vacation home? With the onset of Spring

Break, better known to us here as Masters Week, you are likely planning a trip to relax and

recharge at a peaceful destination.

Today I'm here to tell you that you could enjoy the novelty of peace and serenity in your own

backyard everyday, by living at the lake!

We are blessed to be surrounded by great lake life options. Lakeside living has jumped in

popularity as life becomes more stressful and people choose to work remotely. One of the most

enticing aspects of lakeside living near Augusta is its convenience to some major metropolitan

areas. With easy access to shopping, dining, entertainment, and healthcare facilities, residents

can enjoy the best of both worlds – the peace and privacy of lakeside living combined with the

convenience of urban amenities.

In Augusta, we are located centrally between 3 popular lakes, giving us a unique opportunity to

do more than just spend a weekend at the lake. Here are some of the most pertinent details

related to each lake.

Lake Thurmond, also known as Clarks Hill Lake, has residential areas located as close as 28

miles from Downtown Augusta, Georgia. Known as the third largest man made lake east of the

Mississippi River, it offers the largest shoreline with home sites available on the Georgia and

South Carolina side. This is a man made lake maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers. This

lake boasts nearly 71,100 acres of water, a shoreline of 1,200 miles and the entire area contains

about 151,000 acres of land and water. These expansive numbers offer exciting and affordable

lake properties near lake docks and often along private dockable property. Properties listed

today are priced as low as $100,000 and then surge to over 1.5 million.

Lake Oconee, the smallest on my list, is 85 miles from Downtown Augusta and 84 miles from

Atlanta, Georgia and boasts high end home options and condo or retirement communities. This

vibrant community is centered around a robust community offering a number of golf

communities, including Reynolds Lake Oconee, Cuscowilla, and Harbor Club. Lake Oconee

is home to the Georgia Power Company's Wallace Hydroelectric Plant and has 374 miles

formed along two smaller rivers. Condo living prices start around $95,000, and currently the

highest priced home along these pristine shores is listed for $7 million US dollars!!

Another popular choice is Lake Murray found in Lexington, South Carolina. This community

is only 67 miles from Downtown Augusta and just a quick 14 miles to Columbia, South

Carolina, making it the most desirable lake to live along of these three options. This lake is

formed along the Saluda river and encompasses approximately 50,000 acres. With roughly 650

miles of shoreline, homes here can be purchased for a more affordable price with a current

high of 3.5 Million and low at $75,000.

We’ve discovered that living at the lake is very attainable regardless of your budget or your

commute. Those who have chosen to make lakeside living their normal day to day life

experience an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities, improving their overall quality of

life. Waterfront real estate options, community amenities, and the proximity to city

conveniences, provide an unparalleled lifestyle that appeals to residents of all ages and


Today, having a little extra peace is worth the drive so consider choosing one of our

wonderful lakes for your next homesite and experience a truly exceptional lifestyle that's sure to

make waves in your heart.

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