The W Kerr Scott Reservoir real estate market is a beautiful, but lesser known, marketplace for lake property in North Carolina.
The average list price for W Kerr Scott Reservoir homes for sale is $682,000. Normally there are about 10 lake homes for sale at W Kerr Scott Reservoir, and 30 listings for lots and land.
W. Kerr Scott Reservoir is conveniently located outside of Wilkesboro, North Carolina. The city includes restaurants, shops, and schools along with Wilkes Medical Center and Wilkes County Airport.
Created in 1962 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the reservoir was built for flood control but has also provided the surrounding area with a new, clean water source.
For a big-city adventure, Greensboro is under 115 miles away. The Piedmont Triad International Airport is under 105 miles away, and the Wake Forest Baptist Health - Wilkes Medical Center is under 15 miles away.
W. Kerr Scott spans an impressive 1,475 acres, offering plenty of space for residents and visitors to relax and explore.
Anglers looking to toss out a line will find channel catfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, threadfin shad, spotted bass, hybrid striped bass, and tiger muskellunge.
For non-anglers, there are designated swimming areas with beaches, a marina, and a visitor center with a museum and bookstore. Boating is a popular activity, and there are plenty of boat rentals for all needs.
Tent camping and RV camping are available at several campgrounds on and around the lake. Facilities include hot showers, flush toilets, potable water, playgrounds, basketball courts, swimming areas, BBQ grills, picnic areas, and sites with RV hook-ups.
When not on the water, residents can hike and bike approximately 40 miles of trails that surround the water, including the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail.
For those looking for more excitement, residents can take a quick trip to the town of Wilkesboro. Visitors to Wilkesboro can enjoy apple festivals, music festivals, museums, and art galleries.
If you also enjoy off-the-water activities, Greensboro is a great spot for personal and family entertainment.
The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Service offers both youth and adult sports programs, including baseball, basketball, and kickball.
There are also over 90 miles of trails and greenways in the city, including garden trails, paved greenways, park trails, hiking trails, and mountain biking trails.
You can visit outdoor sites like the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden, known for their plants and flowers, as well as their bronze sculptures, or the Greensboro Arboretum, with their unique display gardens offering educational opportunities to everyone, from children to landscape designers.
If you are interested in history, the International Civil Rights Center & Museum and the Greensboro History Museum offer great educational spots to visit.
If you aren’t tired of water-based fun, Wet n’ Wild Emerald Pointe offers over 36 different rides and attractions, suitable for both the wild thrill seeker and the more relaxed people in your group.
With its lively surroundings and numerous activities, those looking for some fun on the lake should consider living on W. Kerr Scott Reservoir.