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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

6444 Looper Lake Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6444 Looper Lake Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5952684)
4 beds 2 baths 2,133 sqft $350,000
6523 Lemon Grass Lane Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6523 Lemon Grass Lane, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5952289)
4 beds 4 baths 3,464 sqft $389,900
6828 New Fern Lane Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6828 New Fern Lane, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5952578)
5 beds 3 baths 3,040 sqft $392,637
6729 Birch Bark Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6729 Birch Bark Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5952504)
5 beds 3 baths 2,361 sqft $338,554
7622 Legacy Road Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 7622 Legacy Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5951109)
5 beds 4 baths 4,185 sqft $330,000
6298 Gaines Ferry Road Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6298 Gaines Ferry Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5950727)
5 beds 3 baths 2,983 sqft $354,900
4627 Barrington Green Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 4627 Barrington Green, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5949776)
3 beds 3 baths 2,327 sqft $300,000
6961 Fellowship Lane Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6961 Fellowship Lane, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5908696)
4 beds 5 baths 4,820 sqft $370,000
6710 Bonfire Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6710 Bonfire Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5949269)
5 beds 4 baths 3,568 sqft $405,350
4231 Quail Creek Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 4231 Quail Creek Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5949098)
5 beds 3 baths 2,600 sqft $358,000
6304 Gaines Ferry Road Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6304 Gaines Ferry Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5948793)
5 beds 4 baths 3,154 sqft $359,900
6707 Trailside Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6707 Trailside Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5948649)
5 beds 4 baths 3,322 sqft $424,900
6550 Lemon Grass Lane Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6550 Lemon Grass Lane, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5948555)
6 beds 5 baths $457,000
4843 Rose Heights Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 4843 Rose Heights Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5949297)
5 beds 5 baths 5,187 sqft $424,900
7102 Boathouse Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 7102 Boathouse Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5947426)
3 beds 3 baths 3,294 sqft $479,450

Sold Listings in Flowery Branch

7460 Whistling Duck Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 7460 Whistling Duck Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5937752)
5 beds 6 baths 4,215 sqft $500,000
7134 Boathouse Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 7134 Boathouse Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5936876)
3 beds 4 baths 3,510 sqft $552,000
4966 Planters Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 4966 Planters Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5931736)
4 beds 4 baths 2,731 sqft $305,000
6823 New Fern Lane Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6823 New Fern Lane, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5932906)
4 beds 3 baths 2,176 sqft $302,865
7118 Boathouse Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 7118 Boathouse Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5930243)
3 beds 2 baths 3,130 sqft $447,929
7493 Regatta Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 7493 Regatta Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5929868)
5 beds 3 baths 2,904 sqft $334,000
4616 Grandview Parkway Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 4616 Grandview Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5929303)
4 beds 5 baths 4,100 sqft $540,000
6175 Stillwater Place Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6175 Stillwater Place, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5931424)
5 beds 5 baths 4,488 sqft $390,000
6363 Chestnut Hill Road Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6363 Chestnut Hill Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5923203)
6 beds 4 baths $340,000
6915 Flagstone Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6915 Flagstone Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5920426)
4 beds 3 baths 2,335 sqft $358,000
6919 Flagstone Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6919 Flagstone Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5920360)
3 beds 3 baths 2,398 sqft $340,000
6920 Flagstone Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6920 Flagstone Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5920284)
3 beds 3 baths 2,397 sqft $339,482
6229 Stillwater Place Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6229 Stillwater Place, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5919019)
4 beds 4 baths 3,006 sqft $337,000
6707 Fox Hollow Court Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6707 Fox Hollow Court, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5910826)
5 beds 3 baths 2,800 sqft $313,072
6362 Snelling Mill Road Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Photo of 6362 Snelling Mill Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (MLS # 5906936)
4 beds 5 baths 4,909 sqft $530,000

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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

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Lake Homes Realty, LLC

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