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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

6324 Paradise Point Road Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6324 Paradise Point Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6524068)
5 beds 3 baths 1,838 sqft $400,000
4811 Upper Berkshire Road Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 4811 Upper Berkshire Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6523603)
3 beds 3 baths 2,542 sqft $425,000
6025 Mill Rose Trace Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6025 Mill Rose Trace, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6523443)
4 beds 3 baths 3,754 sqft $319,900
6246 Saddlehorse Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6246 Saddlehorse Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6522142)
4 beds 3 baths 5,004 sqft $335,000
4621 Grandview Parkway Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 4621 Grandview Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6520803)
6 beds 5 baths 4,244 sqft $569,000
4556 Thornbury Close Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 4556 Thornbury Close Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6517912)
7 beds 5 baths 7,408 sqft $529,000
7407 Switchback Lane Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 7407 Switchback Lane, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6519534)
5 beds 4 baths 3,215 sqft $365,000
5192 Stately Oaks Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 5192 Stately Oaks Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6520546)
5 beds 6 baths 5,352 sqft $469,000
6550 Bluewaters Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6550 Bluewaters Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6520316)
3 beds 3 baths 2,272 sqft $699,900
6911 Fellowship Lane Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6911 Fellowship Lane, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6519888)
3 beds 3 baths $335,000
6770 Birch Bark Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6770 Birch Bark Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6519311)
5 beds 3 baths 3,456 sqft $339,900
6952 Flagstone Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6952 Flagstone Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6518897)
3 beds 3 baths 2,398 sqft $374,315
6243 Spring Lake Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6243 Spring Lake Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6518044)
6 beds 4 baths 4,210 sqft $319,900
6422 Winter Harbor Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6422 Winter Harbor Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6515509)
6 beds 5 baths 6,569 sqft $650,000
4747 Grandview Parkway Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 4747 Grandview Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6515265)
5 beds 4 baths 4,288 sqft $549,900

Sold Listings in Flowery Branch

5916 Heritage Ridge Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 5916 Heritage Ridge, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6127350)
4 beds 3 baths 3,284 sqft $325,000
6394 Chestnut Parkway Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6394 Chestnut Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6121546)
4 beds 4 baths 3,816 sqft $395,000
7444 Shady Glen Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 7444 Shady Glen Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6120823)
4 beds 4 baths 3,337 sqft $370,000
7654 Tenspeed Court Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 7654 Tenspeed Court, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6118056)
5 beds 5 baths 3,950 sqft $422,000
7485 Regatta Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 7485 Regatta Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6117533)
5 beds 4 baths 3,426 sqft $315,000
6918 Hopscotch Court Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6918 Hopscotch Court, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6114750)
3 beds 3 baths 2,335 sqft $350,000
6710 Birch Bark Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6710 Birch Bark Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6113114)
5 beds 4 baths 2,760 sqft $316,262
5952 Nachoochee Trail Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 5952 Nachoochee Trail, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6109113)
4 beds 3 baths 3,078 sqft $490,000
6717 Great Water Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6717 Great Water Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6108805)
5 beds 5 baths 3,554 sqft $420,000
5055 Pointer Ridge Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 5055 Pointer Ridge, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6108085)
5 beds 6 baths 4,005 sqft $649,900
5487 Mulberry Preserve Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 5487 Mulberry Preserve Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6107875)
5 beds 5 baths 5,026 sqft $330,000
5619 Battle Ridge Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 5619 Battle Ridge Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6107101)
4 beds 3 baths 2,552 sqft $374,400
4633 Royal Lakes Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 4633 Royal Lakes Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6107433)
4 beds 4 baths 2,689 sqft $350,000
4654 Windsor Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 4654 Windsor Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6106147)
3 beds 2 baths 2,718 sqft $407,000
6840 Big Sky Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6840 Big Sky Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6103480)
3 beds 3 baths 2,195 sqft $300,000

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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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