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Lake Lanier Real Estate Analysis

Lake Lanier (officially Lake Sidney Lanier) is a reservoir in the northern portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created by the completion of Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River in 1956, and is also fed by the waters of the Chestatee River. The lake encompasses 38,000 acres (150 km2) or 59 square miles of water, and 692 miles (1,114 km) of shoreline at normal level, a “full summer pool” of 1,071 feet (326 m) above mean sea level. It was named for poet Sidney Lanier, and was built and is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is patrolled by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GDNR).

The lake is in Hall, Forsyth, Dawson, Gwinnett, and Lumpkin counties, split about 60%, 30%, 5%, 4%, and 1% respectively, filling the valley into numerous small arms and fingers. The former thalweg of the Chestatee and the Chattahoochee south of it form the county line between Hall and a tiny corner of Gwinnett to the east, and Dawson and Forsyth to the west.

One of the main purposes of the lake is flood control downstream of the lake, mainly protecting metro Atlanta. There have only been three major flooding events on the downstream section since the construction of Buford Dam. The most recent flooding event was in 2013.

The lake is popular with boaters, houseboats, jetskiers and others, particularly around the summer holidays. Over 7.5 million people per year visit the lake, including its marinas and the Lake Lanier Islands waterpark. The rowing and sprint canoeing events during the 1996 Summer Olympics were held at the lake. It also hosted the canoe sprint World Championships in 2003 at the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club.

Established in 1957, Holiday Marina has become synonymous with Lake Lanier. Holiday Marina in Buford, Georgia, and Aqualand Marina near the town of Flowery Branch, are two of the largest freshwater marinas in the world.

For more information: http://lakelanier.org/ or http://lakelanier.com/

 

 

 

Flowery Branch Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Flowery Branch

7216 Paddlewheel Court Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 7216 Paddlewheel Court, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6586504)
4 beds 5 baths 3,984 sqft $575,000
6028 Bateau Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6028 Bateau Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6586190)
5 beds 4 baths 4,166 sqft $409,000
6537 Boulder Crest Court Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6537 Boulder Crest Court, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6586101)
4 beds 5 baths 3,500 sqft $325,000
7807 Benchmark Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 7807 Benchmark Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6585816)
5 beds 5 baths 3,472 sqft $450,000
7452 Shady Glen Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 7452 Shady Glen Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6582354)
5 beds 4 baths 3,232 sqft $390,000
6319 Aarons Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6319 Aarons Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6585045)
5 beds 4 baths 3,340 sqft $350,000
5023 Oak Farm Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 5023 Oak Farm Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6571052)
6 beds 4 baths $369,700
6421 Kettle Creek Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6421 Kettle Creek Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6583619)
4 beds 3 baths 2,680 sqft $465,000
6315 Bluegrass Lane Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6315 Bluegrass Lane, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6583471)
4 beds 3 baths 3,075 sqft $315,000
6890 Lancaster Crossing Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6890 Lancaster Crossing, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6583265)
4 beds 3 baths 3,320 sqft $334,000
7215 Whitewater Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 7215 Whitewater Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6583052)
4 beds 4 baths 3,277 sqft $494,647
6886 Lancaster Crossing Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6886 Lancaster Crossing, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6582965)
4 beds 2 baths 2,063 sqft $302,500
6882 Lancaster Crossing Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6882 Lancaster Crossing, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6582962)
4 beds 3 baths 2,890 sqft $314,500
5506 Chestnut Street Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 5506 Chestnut Street, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6581103)
3 beds 4 baths 2,428 sqft $309,999
6334 Brookridge Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6334 Brookridge Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6580633)
4 beds 3 baths 2,671 sqft $340,000

Sold Listings in Flowery Branch

4632 Quailwood Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 4632 Quailwood Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6570217)
4 beds 4 baths 6,588 sqft $705,000
6025 Mill Rose Trace Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6025 Mill Rose Trace, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6562639)
5 beds 3 baths 3,754 sqft $310,000
7441 Whistling Duck Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 7441 Whistling Duck Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6561798)
4 beds 4 baths 4,200 sqft $435,000
6046 Seminole Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6046 Seminole Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6555814)
4 beds 3 baths 1,956 sqft $500,000
7918 Sleepy Lagoon Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 7918 Sleepy Lagoon Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6556404)
4 beds 3 baths 2,328 sqft $333,900
6721 Lazy Overlook Court Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6721 Lazy Overlook Court, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6554817)
4 beds 2 baths 2,605 sqft $370,000
4237 Quail Creek Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 4237 Quail Creek Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6549444)
5 beds 3 baths 2,667 sqft $335,000
4723 Youngblood Road Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 4723 Youngblood Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6551194)
3 beds 2 baths 1,676 sqft $310,000
5913 Heritage Ridge Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 5913 Heritage Ridge, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6549140)
4 beds 4 baths 3,333 sqft $343,000
5318 Hillshire Court Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 5318 Hillshire Court, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6547140)
4 beds 5 baths 4,693 sqft $425,000
7307 Bird Song Place Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 7307 Bird Song Place, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6546230)
4 beds 3 baths 2,808 sqft $369,900
4717 Plantation Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 4717 Plantation Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6546833)
5 beds 4 baths 3,758 sqft $310,000
7536 Brookstone Circle Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 7536 Brookstone Circle, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6544698)
4 beds 4 baths 2,452 sqft $398,000
5622 Good Hope Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 5622 Good Hope Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6543207)
4 beds 4 baths 5,621 sqft $417,900
7464 Mockingbird Lane Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 7464 Mockingbird Lane, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6542204)
4 beds 4 baths 3,148 sqft $380,000

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Flowery Branch School Data

Flowery Branch School Districts

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Flowery Branch Schools

Flowery Branch Elementary School
PK-5, public
South Hall Middle School
6-8, public
Chestnut Mountain Elementary School
PK-5, charter
Spout Springs Elementary School
PK-5, charter
North Georgia Christian School
K-12, private
http://www.northgeorgiachristian.org/
C. W. Davis Middle School
6-8, public
Martin Elementary School
PK-5, charter
Flowery Branch High School
9-12, charter
Eagle Ranch School
6-9, private
Heritage Academy
1-12, private
Chestnut Mountain Christian Academy
1-5, private
World Language Academy
PK-8, charter
World Language Academy
PK-6, public

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Lake Lanier Real Estate Agent

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Ardy Franssen

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Lake Homes Realty, LLC

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