Reasons the Perfect Lake Home Might Not Be on the Shoreline

Reasons the Perfect Lake Home Might Not Be on the ShorelineIt is a dream of many people to live in a lake home. When most people dream of living at the lake they think of living right on the lakeshore. When you actually set out on the adventure of buying your dream lake home it’s important to review all of your options. In some cases, you may be surprised to find that your dream lake home may not be right on the shores of the lake. Here are some great reasons to consider all homes around the lake, not just those that are right on the lake.

Homes near the lake and not right on the lake can still offer amazing panoramic and picturesque views

Although a home right on the lakefront is going to give you the most unobstructed view of the lake you may find that you like the views better from higher up away from the lake. A water view home many times may give you a better view of the lake and all that surrounds it that you just may fall in love with better than views from homes that are right on the water.

Many lake homes not on the lakefront still have lake accessReasons the Perfect Lake Home Might Not Be on the Shoreline

Just because a home is not right on the shores of the lake does not mean that it will not have usable lake access or waterfront access. There are many communities around lakes that offer waterfront space to homes that are not right on the water. This can be a great alternative to a lake home right on the shore as it can be easier to take care of the landscaping at a home near the lake instead of one right on it and you still get access to the water.

It can mean getting more home for the money

One of the biggest benefits to choosing a water access home or water view home over a waterfront home is the bang for your buck. In most cases, homes that are near the water that give access and views are much less than homes that are right on the water.


Lake homes right on the water have much more competition when it comes to interested buyers. We can all agree that less competition gives you a better chance of finding a home that you love especially in today’s seller’s market. The competition for waterfront homes especially right now can quickly become overwhelming. Choosing to go with a home near the lake but not on the lake can significantly decrease your competition and make for an easier buying process.

It is a better way to get your feet wet in lake real estate

Purchasing a lake home does not mean that you have to stay in that one home forever. You could look at a home with a lake view or lake access that is not right on the water as a sort of first lake home or starter lake home. It’s a way to try out the lake lifestyle at a much better price to decide if you really do love living on the lake and living on the particular lake that the home is near.

Knowing all of your options that are available when it comes to a dream lake home is the best plan for getting just the right lake home. For more information on homes on or near Lake Granbury please contact us anytime.

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