Hidden in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Rabun County, Georgia, you’ll find an oasis of refined yet relaxed lakeside living on Lake Burton. At an elevation of 1867 feet and encompassing 62 miles of shoreline, Lake Burton offers stunning views and an opportunity to commune with nature while enjoying friends and family. Its coves beg to be explored with kayaks, canoes or stand up paddle boards. Fishing is a sport of choice along with water skiing, tubing, and wakeboarding. This combined with luxury real estate creates a lifestyle sought out by the Southeast’s most elite. Some residents of notoriety include politician Sam Nunn, country music star Alan Jackson and football coaches Vince Dooley and Nick Saban.
Lake Burton was originally created to generate hydro-power to service a growing need for electricity. The town of Burton, once a thriving community of 200 residents along the Tallulah River, was purchased by the Georgia Railway and Electric Company in 1917. Georgia Railway and Electric built a dam and began to flood the surrounding land on December 22, 1919. The lake continues to be managed by Georgia Power today.
Homes on the lake range in value from $500,000 to over ten million. Architectural styles vary greatly including classic fishing cabins like 2817 Laurel Lodge Road, an early 1970s constructed home that offers a simple, rustic interior with beautiful easterly views facing Charlie Mountain and the main lake channel. Imagine the memories that have been created here! On the other end of the spectrum, European style homes like the one The Lake Team recently sold that was designed by the prestigious firm of McAlpine architects.
Lake Burton offers two marinas including LaPrade’s Marina, recently purchased by new owners, and Anchorage Boat Dock, family owned and operated by the Poole family since 1959. Each marina offers dining options, boat slips and storage, boat repair, rentals and fueling options. This lake is also home to Waterfall Club, an exclusive golfing and social community with fine dining and magnificent views overlooking the lake!
If you are drawn to the splendor of majestic mountain views, emerald green waters and a picture postcard setting filled with opportunities for outdoor recreation, life at Lake Burton is where you’ll feel right at home.
For additional information about Lake Burton and the surrounding area, please visit The Lake Team website at www.burton-rabun.com.