It’s Memorial Day weekend and that means it’s unofficial start of summer. If the word summer makes you want to start up the boat and head out on the lake, you should explore the many lakefront propertiesand communities of of Western North Carolina.
The lake has much to offer, above and below the surface and along its 21 miles of shoreline. Permitted residents can launch from the nicely outfitted Lake Lure Marina to enjoy water skiing, leisure cruising, speed boating, paddling and swimming.
Lake Lure’s clear mountain water is home to sizable stocks of blue gill, catfish and largemouth bass, making it a haven for anglers.The town of Lake Lure and its namesake water feature date to the 1920s. That’s when Lucius Morse, a noted developer of his day, arranged to dam the Rocky Broad River and create the 720-acre lake that would be the centerpiece of a unique resort community.
Today, Morse’s vision lives on, and Lake Lure continues to provide a kind of laid back luxury that’s in perfect tune its natural surroundings. The mid-sized mountains of western Rutherford County are filled with forests, streams, striking vistas, stunning rock formations and gently winding roads and trails. What’s more, there is a unique variety of Lake Lure homes ranging from the historic to the modern, from the somewhat rustic to the state-of-the-art.
View from 330 Seton Road in Lake Lure, North Carolina 28746
View From 2355 Buffalo Shoals Road in Lake Lure, North Carolina 28746
Now with more than 600 homes, Biltmore Lake offers the opportunity to purchase a new home-lot package from the Biltmore Farms Homes Cottage Collection in the Greenwells Glory neighborhood. The gated Cedar Rock neighborhood offers the unique opportunity to build a new home in an outstanding setting and enjoy the benefits of having landscaping, irrigation, and lawn maintenance provided by The Biltmore Lake Association. Regardless of choice, you will find an elegantly-imagined community all around you, rich in detail, quality and craftsmanship.
Since 1897, Biltmore Farms has carried on a tradition of quality, stewardship and sustainable growth passed down from its founder, George W. Vanderbilt. These values are reflected in every aspect of the company’s operations which currently include residential and commercial development, as well as a hospitality group made up of several Asheville-area hotels. Where once Biltmore Farms was devoted to growing things on the Vanderbilt estate, the Biltmore Farms company of today is devoted to growing communities – with care, heart and an eye to tomorrow.
View from 65 Orvis Stone Circle in Biltmore Lake, North Carolina 28715
Lake Junaluska is centered around a beautiful 200-acre lake surrounded by 1,200 acres of rolling hills and valleys. It’s quietly nestled in Haywood County, known for its 18 peaks over 6,000 feet, more than any other county east of the Mississippi River. The high peaks, fresh air and stunning natural beauty are what first brought people, seeking refuge from the hot summers, to the area. Lake Junaluska continues this tradition of summer retreat with the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, but it’s also a thriving year-round community.
View from 342 Tillman Road in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina 28745
At the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains not far from the charming towns of Morganton and Marion in Western North Carolina lies Lake James, a pristine lake fed by three rivers. Surrounded by ancient forest. And waiting for you to call it home. Living on the shores of scenic Lake James is a dream.
View from Lot 5 Lentz Landing Lane in Marion, North Carolina 28752