Lake Anna, VA...No Sharks, No Jellyfish & No Flood Insurance

Real Estate Agent with Dockside Realty VA 0225142975

Lake Anna State ParkThere is no problem going on and on telling you all the  wonderful things that are so special about Lake Anna.  Perhaps you would like to know some of the things we do not have here.

They include:

  1. No Sharks...To the best of my knowledge, there has never been a reported shark sighting.  Isn't it pretty nice to know you can just jump in the lake, swim to your heart's content and never, ever have to worry about a shark becoming your swimming companion.

  2. No Jellyfish...As much as many of us love peanut butter and jelly, for some reason we are not that fond of jellyfish.  Well, it may be comforting to know that they are not inclined to live here.  They have left Lake Anna to us.  None have ever been found anywhere in the over 13,000 surface acres of water. 

  3. No Flood Insurance...What a wonderful place to be.  Here you can live right on the waterfront enjoying your own piece of the shoreline without the worry or expense of flood insurance.  This is really a luxury.  Many property owners of waterfront property elsewhere have a very difficult time even finding an insurer and then when they do, the price becomes the second hurdle for many.

These are three features Lake Anna fortunately lacks.  Sometimes it is better not to have something.  For Lake Anna , in this case, this is a positive.

If you have not begun to enjoy what Lake Anna does have to offer perhaps you should give it a try.  That list is much longer than three items.  It is about time you found out for yourself what they are.

If you need any help let me know.



If you or someone you know is thinking of buying or selling property at or near Lake Anna, Virginia please contact Kathleen "Kate" Elim, REALTOR®.  

Kate lives at Lake Anna, knows Lake Anna, loves Lake Anna, and specializes in Lake Anna area real estate. 

Call Kate at 540-226-1964 or by e-mail at Be sure to check Kate's Web sites  and blog at or

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Comments (31)

Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Cynthia...We are in a no flood zone.  The water level is regulated and water is released down river every day. 

We even have a number that we have been assigned by the federal government that authorizes the fact that it is not in a flood plain.

The property owners along the creek you mention are very fortunate that they are paying so little for flood insurance.  We know how expensive and hard to obtain it can be in some areas.


Jul 20, 2008 12:58 AM
Jim Crawford
Maximum One Executive REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR

I've never been to Lake Anna when I've lived in the DC area.

Jul 20, 2008 01:37 AM
Desiree Daniels
RE/MAX Tri County - Robbinsville, NJ

Looks like a great place to visit......   thanks so much for sharing it with us

Jul 20, 2008 02:57 AM
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

Kate - I LOVE your posts about Lake Anna - it sounds like an absolutely wonderful place.  I love the reverse perspective on this post - way to highlight the features!

Jul 20, 2008 09:49 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Kate:  I love the way you lay out the additional selling features of living on Lake Anna.  You really have a passion for the location and I'm sure it shows to the buyers you help....sellers too.

Jul 21, 2008 03:55 AM
Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - Fairbanks, AK

Hi, Kate - Those are three darn good reasons to call Lake Anna home.  I, for one, would prefer not to swim with Sharks or Jellyfish.  They are both nasty little buggers. :) Great blog!     

Jul 21, 2008 12:52 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Hi Kate: I'll have you know my husband loves to eat jellyfish. They're a bit too gelatin-like in texture for me, kinda grisly. Hey, maybe you should make this a Top 10 blog -- you could add other things that Lake Anna doesn't have, too. Like, how about a Loch Ness monster? Bet there's not one of those in the lake. Maybe no hurricanes? No earthquakes? No ocean liner cruise ships? LOL.

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Jul 23, 2008 06:49 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Oh, and no mermaids.

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Jul 23, 2008 06:50 AM
Debi Ernst
St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors - O'Fallon, MO
GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate

Lake Anna looks like a beautiful place.  I, for one, am glad to hear that there are no jellyfish!   Kinda cool to look at, but they hurt when you accidentally step on them.   :)

Jul 24, 2008 05:26 AM
Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

What I miss most about not living in Florida is the easy access to the Gulf of Mexico. What I don't miss are the hurricanes and those saltwater creatures you mentioned!

Jul 24, 2008 08:24 AM
Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Jim...Someday you are going to have to make up for that!


Jul 24, 2008 12:11 PM
Amanda Harstine
Century 21 Integrity Real Estate Group - Syracuse, IN

Great article! Aren't we so blessed to be selling water properties? I absolutely love it!

Feb 04, 2009 02:01 AM
Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Amanda...Yes we are!  And to live here on the water is even better!

Thanks for commenting.  It is so much fun to see an old post resurrected out of the blue. 

How did you happen upon this one?


Feb 04, 2009 02:23 AM
Debra Cernick
DeShazer Ryan Realty - Libby, MT

Amanda- Waterfront property is a wonderful type of real estate!- Your post's Heading is an eye catcher!

Mar 22, 2009 05:25 PM
mitchell britton

im just a thirteen year old with a place on lake anna like you. but im sorry to say it is possible for a species of shark to live in lake anna. the bull shark. its the deadliest shark in the world, because it can swim up small streams and rivers and live there for over 4 years. it attacks with the eliment of surprise, in shallow murky water and often mistakens people for prey.

Aug 03, 2009 07:55 AM
Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Michell...It may be possible for the bull shark to live in Lake Anna but it does not.  That is what matters. 

Have you ever heard anything to the contrary? 

I have lived here full-time for 17 years and never heard nor read anything about bull sharks at Lake Anna.  I noticed that you wrote that it is possible for them to live here.  It is also possible for a mountain lion or a wolf to be here, perhaps brought here by someone, but I would have to say I've never heard of that either.

Thanks for reading my blog.  If you have anything you would like to share with my readers please let me know and perhaps we can do a post.  It would be interesting to have the perspective on living here from a 13 year old.



Aug 03, 2009 11:15 AM
Alice Broadway
IXL Real Estate - Mobile, AL
Real Estate Broker

Amen on your post Kate...All waterfront or access property is valuable

Jan 21, 2011 03:38 PM
Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Alice...It's valuable and wonderful, especially if you're a water lover.  I am.  I love seeing it.


Jan 21, 2011 04:05 PM
Wapiti Frank

This place was great. Except there actually were jellyfish. At least, there were where I was. Weird huh? But they cleared out by the end of my visit and weren't seen from again, according to a friend. But still, nice lake and totally worth it.

Jan 15, 2015 07:05 AM
Paula McDaniel
The Paula McDaniel Group with Real Estate Partners Chattanooga LLC - Chattanooga, TN
Voted Best of the Best Chattanooga Realtor 9 Years

Catchy subject line on this post. I like it!

Sep 27, 2016 02:13 AM