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7 Reasons People Love Lake Living

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There are two kinds of people; one that wants to live on a lake and the second is those who do. If you are wondering exactly why lake living is wonderful, then let this list enlighten you. It will make you wish your home was located next to a peaceful lake.

1. Lake Fun

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Photo Credit: Monica Manning; Smith Lake, AL

You will not want for something to do, ever. Lake living has its perks, and water activities are definitely on the top of the list. The lake will provide you with an avenue to enjoy fun or to entertain the best events yearly. Here is just some of the activities you can do with having lake property:

  • Swimming
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Boating

2. Relaxation

There are studies that support the claim that water provides relaxation. Of course, it is quite obvious that it does. Remember those days when you visited the lake, all those comforting feelings and how you felt so happy?

The lake can provide this on a daily basis when you have lake property. After a long day’s work, coming home to see the peaceful and serene visuals the lake offers instantly relaxes the homeowner. Imagine sitting on the patio and just soaking in the sun peering at the peacefulness.

3. Privacy

Homes that are located on lots by the lake typically include more isolation. You are further from or have wildlife blocking your neighbors; this means that you have more privacy.

You also have matured tree and nature surrounding your home so it is a natural privacy “fence” that offers shielding from roads, neighbors, and passer-byers.

4. Traffic

Traffic can be annoying, especially when you live on a busy road or near a highway. The traffic noises are intrusive and if you have animals or children, it can be quite dangerous. Say goodbye to all those semi-trucks, construction vehicles, and public buses.

5. Wildlife

All life needs water to sustain itself. You live on a lake, so all of those beautiful and majestic animals share in your home. You will see geese, ducks, deer, and so many other creatures of the wild.

6. Entertaining

You can host cookouts, birthday parties, annual summer parties, and so much more with the location of your home. You can even throw a camping party that involves and over night get-together where your guests can swim, fish, and throw an amazing bon-fire party to roast marshmallows.

7. Community

In this area, people tend to build very strong bonds with each other. You have a common bond; the love for the outdoors. It is extremely easy to get to know your neighbors when you spend time on your dock. You will pass by each other on the boats. It is not like a typical neighborhood where you will just wave to each when you get your mail.

Living on the lake is an amazing lifestyle. It is not just a home location. You will love your community and everything a lake has to offer. Choosing to live on a lake is a choice that is easy to make, and there is a lake to fit every desired lifestyle.


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Glenn S. Phillips is the CEO of Lake Homes Realty. He is also an author and speaker. When not thinking about real estate and technology, he periodically plays his ugly tuba (complete with a bullet hole), enjoys exploring cognitive thinking, and prefers dark chocolate.

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Olivia Pearson December 5, 2018 at 2:50 pm

I appreciate how you said that homes near a lake or waterfront typically have less noises that typically are heard every day in busy neighborhoods, allowing for peace and serenity. My aunt is looking to retire and wants to find a home that will allow her to be close to her community while still feeling like she has the peace and quiet she needs. I’m sure she’d really benefit from checking out some waterfront homes for sale in her area to help her get just the property she needs to relax and feel closer to nature. Thanks for the information!


jerry martin October 21, 2019 at 12:44 pm

can you live by thelake year round?


Nicole Mills October 23, 2019 at 1:20 pm

Yes, you can!


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