The beautiful lake just behind your windows will definitely leave you breathless and be a nice change from the tall buildings and noise of the city.
You’ll discover a lot of amazing advantages of living in a lake area -- the wide-open views, the easy access to nature, the tight-knit communities.
It pays to really understand the neighborhood where you want to buy a home, especially if you don’t already live there (and if you live there but don’t already own a home).
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There’s a lot you can do to an individual house to help it make your lifestyle healthier and happier, but if the surrounding area isn’t a good fit, remodeling it isn’t quite as simple. The lake area seems like a great choice, especially for those who are looking for an escape from the big town - it’s simply breathtaking.
Even if you used to live in the area (or currently do), don’t assume that you know everything there is to know when it comes to the traffic that flows through and the businesses that place their stakes. It’s always smart to get a read on the area where you might be moving so that you understand where the retail stores and restaurants are and how far you might have to drive if you want to buy something else. It’s really important to check out your possibilities regarding public transport, commuting, and parking before you decide to move in, allured by the charm of the lakes.
Lake of the Woods
Lake of the Woods (LOW) was developed in 1967 by Virginia Wildlife Clubs. The Lake of the Woods Association, Inc. (LOWA) assumed ownership and control in 1972. LOW has since evolved into a community of permanent year-round residents, seasonal residents, and weekenders. A broad range of recreational, cultural, social, community service, and other activities are offered.
The LOW community covers approximately 2,600 acres with 4,260 lots (850 with lake frontage) distributed among 16 sections. The community has more than 41 miles of paved private roads.
As a private, gated community, LOWA provides contract security services 24 hours a day year-round. Lake of the Woods Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Inc., provides round-the-clock fire and medical transport services for LOW and northeastern Orange County, and is based inside LOW.
Lake of the Woods has two lakes - the Main Lake and Keaton’s Lake. The Main Lake covers 500 acres and is fed by Flat Run and numerous springs. Veterans Memorial Dam, spanning 1,400 feet along the northwest edge of the Main Lake, was built in 1968. This lake has two marinas, seven lake access areas, and eight sand beaches.
Keaton’s Lake, also known as the Fishing Lake, is a 35-acre lake, at the northeast corner of the community close to Route 3 created by damming Keaton’s Run. The dam at this lake is known as Keaton’s Run Dam. The lake has one public launch area and one sand beach.