Lake Oconee is the second largest lake in Georgia with 19,000 acres of water and 374 miles of beautiful, winding shoreline. It is owned and operated by the GA Power Company and was formed as a source to generate hydroelectricity. It is a popular destination for full-time residents and second-home occupants alike due to the mild, seasonal climate and convenient location within the state. It is an hour and a half from Atlanta to the west and Augusta to the east. Macon is an hour south of the area, while Athens is a short 45 minute drive to the north.
Lake Oconee is home to eight of the finest golf courses in the country. Most of the courses have holes that meander along the shoreline of Lake Oconee, creating a picturesque backdrop for the ultimate golfing experience. The gated golf communities that are home to these award-winning golf courses are: Reynolds Lake Oconee, The Landing at Reynolds Lake Oconee, Great Waters at Reynolds Lake Oconee, Harbor Club and Cuscowilla. These upscale communities offer golf course homes for sale, golf course lots for sale, lakefront homes for sale, lakefront lots for sale, cottages, and townhomes.
The most prominent draw to the area is Lake Oconee itself. Lake Oconee is well-known for fishing, as it has approximately 433Ibs of fish per acre. Lake Oconee boasts a variety of fish, including: largemouth, white, striped and hybrid bass. You’ll also find black crappie, bream and channel catfish. Boating, kayaking, skiing, wakeboarding and other water sports are enjoyed by both residents and visitors, alike.
There is an ample supply of Lake Oconee real estate available in the various lakefront communities throughout the area. Many of Lake Oconee’s lakefront communities offer lake access via community boat ramps, and some offer day-use docking. Lake Oconee lakefront homes for sale and lakefront lots for sale outside of the gated golf communities are more affordable than those located within the gates. You can get more house and acreage for your money when buying within a Lake Oconee lakefront community, as opposed to a gated golf community.
For individuals who want to own Lake Oconee real estate but don’t want the upkeep of a yard, dock, seawall, etc., there are several lakefront townhome and condo communities. These Lake Oconee townhome and condo communities offer stunning lake views from the units, while providing maintenance and grounds keeping for the residents. Many part-time residents prefer purchasing lakefront condos or townhomes for the little to no maintenance required on these properties. Many Lake Oconee lakefront townhome and condo communities offer assigned boat slips or day-use docking, and some offer boat storage.
Another great Lake Oconee real estate option for people wanting to reside in the area with access to the lake, but no yard maintenance is Del Webb, an active adult community. Del Webb Lake Oconee offers lake access with a boat ramp and docks, and also offers boat storage. They have a lakeside pavilion with outdoor fireplace and picnic tables, perfect for entertaining.
There are several offwater communities in the Lake Oconee area for people not wanting to live on the lake, or not needing easy access to it. Some are in a rural setting, while others are in quaint neighborhoods in historic Downtown Greensboro, Eatonton, and Madison.
As you can see, there are several Lake Oconee real estate options for interested individuals wanting to move to the area. Whether you are searching for a lake home, golf course home, townhome or acreage, there is a property waiting for you! With over 1,100 Lake Oconee properties for sale, searching for the perfect one may seem overwhelming. Use our website to search for available properties and learn more about what the Lake Oconee areas has to offer. Once you find some properties that pique your interest, contact The Vining Group and let us schedule a viewing, show you around the lake, and assist you in purchasing your Lake Oconee real estate!