3 Incredible Places To Own Lakefront Property In The United States

September 26, 2013

Have you ever wondered where the most incredible places to own lakefront property are in the United States? If so, you’re in luck because we’re going to reveal to you the 3 most sought-after lakeside destinations in the US right here.

1) Lake Placid, NY

Nestled in the heart of America’s largest nature preserve, The Adirondack National Park, Lake Placid was the first “winter resort” town of the nation, built up during the Gilded Age by the Vanderbilts, Rockefellers and other aristocracy of the day. Still a year-round destination for R&R, arts festivals, recreation and heritage events, Lake Placid is also close to the popular Lake George area and just a little over an hour’s drive from Montreal. This charming Adirondack village hosted the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games still features many “Adirondack Great Camps” of yesteryear, but modern luxurious lakefront amenities have also cropped up of late. While lakefront property abounds, it’s rarely available – many of the homes have been passed down from generation to generation. To own lakefront property on Lake Placid is a privilege – for the privileged – but, unlike many other luxury resort towns, the properties are surprisingly affordable if you can get your hands on them. For instance, Merril Thomas Real Estate has a $4.9 million Adirondack style house with 280 feet of shoreline that boasts over 4,000 sf and a 1,300 sf guesthouse.

2) Lake Tahoe, NV

There is perhaps no other lake in the United States more famous for its recreation and luxury lakefront property. Located where Nevada and California meet, from the North Shore to the South Shore, Lake Tahoe was named “America’s Best Lake” in 2012 by USA Today and the Number 1 ski destination by Rand McNally and Orbitz. Luxury lakefront property on Lake Tahoe comes at a premium, with prices ranging from as low as $5 million on upwards to $30 million and beyond. For example, the Bourne Estate, offered by Chase International, sits on 600 feet of shoreline. Owned by the heir to the Singer Sewing Machines fortune, this home features a main house, a caretaker’s cottage, a barn and a dock – but, perhaps the most noteworthy aspect of the home is that its 12-acre meadow was used in the opening scenes of the TV hit Bonanza.

3) Douglas Lake, TN

If your ideal lakefront property retreat wouldn’t be complete without world-class fishing, a home on Douglas Lake might be the perfect fit. With over 550 miles of shoreline and a surface area of 30,000 plus acres, this TVA built and maintained reservoir is renowned for its Large Mouth Bass and Crappie, and also houses countless other sports fish, including White Bass, Sauger, Black Crappie, Striped Bass, Spotted Bass, Walleye, Blue Cat, Flat Head Catfish, Channel Catfish, Red Horse, Red Breast Sunfish and Bluegill. Most of the lake’s 550 miles of shoreline are privately owned, so to own lakefront property here would mean owning your very own fishing haven. One of the more exciting lakefront properties for sale on Douglas Lake is this gorgeous luxury log cabin on Sugar Cover Way with two docks, an outbuilding, swimming platforms and a ramp for watercraft. Inside, there’s a great room with cathedral ceiling, and Tennessee field stone fireplace overlooking breathtaking views of the lake. Built in 2002, this lakefront home is up for absolute auction through a partnership with Supreme Auctions and Lucas Haun of Keller Williams Realty, Knoxville Premier Properties, and will be sold at no reserve to the highest bidder on auction day this October 3rdTo learn more about this Tennessee log cabin for sale and to get in on the auction, contact Supreme Auctions or call 866-929-2243.

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