Since it was established in 1963, the available numbers of Smith Mountain Lake homes for sale and other area real estate options in general have gone through significant changes. This region, bordered by three Virginia counties (Bedford, Franklin and Pittsylvania), is now absolutely bursting with premier real estate developments, custom building opportunities, maintenance-free neighborhoods and pristine condo and townhome offerings that support a high quality of living.
Known to locals as the 'Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains', Smith Mountain Lake spans 20,600 acres, is 40 miles long and features 500 miles of shoreline. This gorgeous region offers year-round beautiful views, sparkling water and a multitude of recreational activities, so it's no wonder home buyers have flocked to the lake looking to make SML a permanent living choice.
In addition to those seeking permanent residence, buyers in retirement or approaching that phase of life often seek out SML as the perfect place for entertaining and accommodating guests because it offers the ideal setting for a second home, small condo or townhouse with total access to all the lakes amenities.
Homes on Smith Mountain Lake range from modest water-access accommodations on quiet coves to extraordinary luxury waterfront homes with incredible landscapes and docks made for entertaining the masses. Although the lake has increased in popularity over the last few decades, lakefront houses and lake access listings remain plentiful and reasonably priced.
For those looking to build here, lots and land opportunities coupled with low taxes and well-established neighborhoods aid home buyers in making their dreams of owning a lake property a reality. However, three different bordering counties with a wide variety of properties does make this area a little more challenging to navigate than typical lake living situations.
Whatever you are looking for, starting your search for available houses for sale at Smith Mountain Lake VA begins with an experienced local SML real estate agency to walk you through the varied opportunities here.
As a longtime resident of the area myself, I have been helping buyers and sellers of SML area homes and land since 1988 and I'm very familiar with the complex, multi-step processes that are required for purchasing Virginia waterfront real estate properties here.
I'd love the opportunity to personally express my passion for this community and explain how my team and I can be the real estate ally you want in your corner.
Please contact me at my website DebBeranProperties.com and let's get started :)