Considered by many to be the "South's best kept secret," Lake Martin is conveniently located in east Alabama, only a short drive from Birmingham, Atlanta, Montgomery and Auburn.
One of the largest man-made lakes in the country, Lake Martin covers 44,000 acres with more than 750 miles of wooded shoreline in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties of east central Alabama.
Lake Martin is known for its clear water, gorgeous landscape, along with many interesting islands and unique rock formations.
It's popular across the South as an excellent location for boating, swimming, fishing, water skiing, camping and golfing.
The 1,455-acre Wind Creek State Park provides some 600 campsites, a marina, hiking trails, a fishing pier, and many great picnic spots.
Lake Martin hosts a number of annual events, including fishing tournaments and a fireworks show on the Fourth of July.
The Alexander City Jazz Festival is a June event that takes place in both the Lake Martin Amphitheatre and downtown Alexander City.
In 2009 Lake Martin was the main site of AquaPalooza, "the world's largest boating party."
There is much to explore at Lake Martin, eagles' nests, natural sand beaches, restaurants, camping areas and popular islands.
The lake has several landmarks, such as the Kowaliga Bridge, and several marinas, but perhaps the most recognized landmarks on the lake are Chimney Rock and Acapulco Rock, two large natural formations.
This area was part of the Tallapoosa River gorge before the lake was built, and the water here can be more than 150 feet deep.
When completed in 1926, "Cherokee Bluffs" was the largest man-made body of water in the world. It was renamed ten years later for then-president of Alabama Power, Thomas Martin.
Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, waterfront property or find a shoreline vacation rental, Lake Martin is an excellent choice.
Lake Martin is more than my career, it's also my home. I am a full-time Lake Homes Realty agent, selling lake homes, condos, and property on our most wonderful lake. Growing up, I spent my summers with my family on Lake Martin, and now I own aLearn More [+]
home on Lake Martin with my husband and kids.
Over my first decade in real estate, I closed more than 250 successful transactions, but my experience in sales goes back more than another decade and included pharmaceutical sales, direct sales, and retail. My background in so many different kinds of sales gives me a unique understanding of clients and client needs. This variety of experience has sharpened by ability to assess the situation and craft the best approach, customized for each client circumstance.
Across the state of Alabama, there is one word that's associated with me more than any other, and I'm proud to say it's "PERFORMANCE!" Performance for me means performance for you, that I am committed to buying and selling more houses, at a better price, in less time — to aggressively negotiate until the end for you.
No doubt technology is a game-changer in real estate, but homes are still bought and sold by people guided through the process by an agent. My clients get personal service that brings value to your experience, because I love finding a great place for someone new on the lake. Whether buying, selling, or just interested in learning more about Lake Martin, I am available to help in any way I can, to help you find your dream lake home.
Learn more about Paige Patterson at www.PaigePatterson.com.
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