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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

4549 Broadwell Circle Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 4549 Broadwell Circle, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6014772)
4 beds 4 baths 4,100 sqft $649,000
6704 Trailside Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6704 Trailside Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6014462)
5 beds 4 baths 3,568 sqft $511,566
6356 Snelling Mill Road Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6356 Snelling Mill Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6012194)
3 beds 4 baths 6,019 sqft $722,900
7450 Fireside Lane Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 7450 Fireside Lane, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6013721)
4 beds 3 baths 2,546 sqft $350,000
6742 Trail Side Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6742 Trail Side Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6013473)
5 beds 4 baths 3,322 sqft $502,688
7326 Lazy Hammock Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 7326 Lazy Hammock Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6013283)
5 beds 4 baths 3,510 sqft $464,900
6233 Bell Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6233 Bell Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6013372)
4 beds 3 baths 3,800 sqft $499,900
7651 Tenspeed Court Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 7651 Tenspeed Court, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6013291)
4 beds 3 baths 3,300 sqft $389,900
7863 Brass Lantern Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 7863 Brass Lantern Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6013218)
5 beds 3 baths 2,961 sqft $329,900
6514 Trudy Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6514 Trudy Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6012809)
3 beds 3 baths 2,950 sqft $310,000
5426 Pleasant Woods Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 5426 Pleasant Woods Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6008780)
5 beds 3 baths 2,767 sqft $310,000
5839 Mulberry Hollow Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 5839 Mulberry Hollow, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6014107)
6 beds 4 baths 4,586 sqft $374,900
7065 Boathouse Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 7065 Boathouse Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6010990)
3 beds 3 baths 2,960 sqft $407,031
6362 Snelling Mill Road Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6362 Snelling Mill Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6010470)
4 beds 5 baths 4,909 sqft $589,900
6707 Trail Side Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6707 Trail Side Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 6010308)
5 beds 4 baths 3,322 sqft $432,400

Sold Listings in Flowery Branch

4442 Park Royal Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 4442 Park Royal Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5999883)
5 beds 5 baths 4,476 sqft $638,000
5732 Pleasant Woods Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 5732 Pleasant Woods Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5984641)
5 beds 4 baths 4,980 sqft $350,000
6773 Blue Heron Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6773 Blue Heron Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5986639)
3 beds 2 baths 1,738 sqft $305,000
6735 Great Water Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6735 Great Water Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5986764)
5 beds 4 baths 5,348 sqft $472,576
7408 Tiny Sparrow Lane Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 7408 Tiny Sparrow Lane, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5980168)
5 beds 4 baths 3,633 sqft $370,000
4550 Blooming Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 4550 Blooming Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5974346)
4 beds 4 baths 4,810 sqft $380,000
6307 Bluegrass Lane Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6307 Bluegrass Lane, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5972047)
3 beds 2 baths 2,478 sqft $317,000
7470 Regatta Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 7470 Regatta Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5965391)
5 beds 5 baths 2,806 sqft $366,000
4739 Grandview Parkway Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 4739 Grandview Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5963873)
4 beds 4 baths 4,199 sqft $500,000
6348 Chestnut Hill Road Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6348 Chestnut Hill Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5965438)
6 beds 4 baths 5,306 sqft $365,000
6712 Blooming Iris Court Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6712 Blooming Iris Court, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5963542)
4 beds 3 baths $333,000
6725 Lazy Overlook Court Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6725 Lazy Overlook Court, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5961620)
4 beds 3 baths 2,398 sqft $358,620
5062 Oak Farm Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 5062 Oak Farm Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5961462)
4 beds 4 baths 3,907 sqft $439,000
6513 Skipping Stone Place Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6513 Skipping Stone Place, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5958776)
4 beds 4 baths 3,264 sqft $429,900
4651 Grandview Parkway Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 4651 Grandview Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5959587)
4 beds 4 baths 3,529 sqft $475,000

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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, public
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, public
Eagle Ranch School
6-9, private
Heritage Academy
1-12, private
Chestnut Mountain Christian Academy
1-5, private
World Language Academy
PK-6, charter
World Language Academy
PK-6, public

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Lake Lanier Real Estate Agent

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Ardy Franssen

Associate Broker

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770-329-0964770-329-0964 mobile

Lake Homes Realty, LLC

(205) 985-2991 or 1-866-LAKEHOMES | www.lakehomes.com

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