Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee have had a piece of my heart since 1999. At that time, my husband and I lived in Atlanta and were in search of a lakefront weekend home. We had never been to these lakes but ventured there one Sunday afternoon and instantly fell in love with the lifestyle this region offered and the close proximity to Atlanta. We commuted to these lakes almost every single weekend, every summer, and any chance in between. Our best and happiest times have been spent on the lakes with family, friends, boats, campfires, cookouts, fishing poles, tents, footballs, (you get the idea)!
I grew up on Boone Lake in Kingsport, Tennessee and went to the University of Tennessee. I taught elementary school in both public and private schools for several years before entering into real estate.
In 2013, we had an opportunity to move from Atlanta to our lake home on a full time basis. I decided to move my license of 20 years from Atlanta to the Lake Sinclair / Lake Oconee market. My husband Jeff accepted a job at Gatewood School in Eatonton as an English teacher and Assistant Headmaster. Our two kids, Anna Leigh and John have adored living on the lake full time.
I have a great deal of personal experience with buying and selling property on these lakes. My husband and I have personally bought and sold more than a dozen properties over the years. I would love the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with you, whether it be buying or selling.
Featured Lake Sinclair Lake Homes
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Covering more than 15,000 acres in central Georgia, Lake Sinclair has more than 400 miles of shoreline in Putnam, Baldwin and Hancock counties. Milledgeville, a city of almost 20,000, is about three miles away.
Lake Sinclair was created in 1953 when Georgia Power built Sinclair Dam on the Oconee River.
It offers consistent water levels year-round. In addition to the Oconee, Lake Sinclair is fed by a dozen creeks and small rivers.
Lake Sinclair is primarily used by full-time residents and regulars who house their watercraft long-term on the lake.
The shore is particularly scenic, with a number of winding coves and inlets.
The mild climate of central Georgia makes Lake Sinclair enjoyable from early spring into late fall.
Lake Sinclair has been the site of both large national fishing tournaments and smaller local competitions.
There is excellent fishing for largemouth bass on the lake, as well as trophy-potential striped bass and channel catfish, abundant bream and crappie of more than two pounds.
There are parks and marinas with pier fishing, dozens of excellent areas for bank fishing, and ongoing efforts to maintain and expand fish habitats.
One of Georgia's most popular boating spots, Lake Sinclair has public boat ramps operated by the state of Georgia's Wildlife Resources and Georgia Power.
Known for its many inlets, Lake Sinclair has several large stretches of open water.
There are several recreation areas featuring picnic tables and grills, and two parks with beaches. There are more than a dozen campsites, most handicap-accessible.