Nestled between the Western North Carolina Mountains and Georgia state line in the United States is the beautiful Lake Chatuge. In 1942, the Tennessee Valley Authority built a 2,950-foot earth-and-rock dam across the Hiawassee River, forming the Lake Chatuge. Located half in Georgia and half in North Carolina, it is encircled by the Nantahala National Forest, and the Georgia area is bordered by the Chattahoochee National Forest. Hiawassee, Georgia situated towards the southern end and Hayesville, North Carolina situated north of the dam are the closest settlements. The unparallel splendour of the lake created by Chatuge Dam motivated people to name North Georgia’s valley that houses Lake Chatuge the Enchanted Valley and tourists enjoy leisurely strolls along the dam taking in the spectacular view of the lake and its surrounding mountains. With more than 132 miles of shoreline, the lake has abundant peninsulas and private coves with superb locations for swimming, fishing, boating, and other water sports.
These 132 miles of Lake Front is dotted with numerous lake homes which are home to residents and visitors alike. These lake homes are of better value when compared with other lake homes in other parts of the country. Unlike other areas in the United States of America, the mountains of North Georgia and Western North Carolina are some of the quietest communities and its natural scenery and beauty of wide open areas have attracted many to visit and has kept them coming back. It is a town filled with historic trails, waterfalls, unique stores and restaurants.
Famous for its constant trout fishing all year in numerous streams and rivers, Lake Chatuge offers its residents and visitors alike a great way to have fun and explore the lake on pontoon boats, and boasting some of the finest resorts offering championship golf course, luxurious accommodations at affordable prices, exquisite cuisine and equestrian activities such as hiking, boating, horse-back riding, skiing, camping, swimming, fishing, white-water rafting, biking and golfing.
LAKE CHATUGE REAL ESTATE
New, upscale lake homes and older, decent homes are scattered all through the Enchanted valley, along the shorelines of the lake and at the mountain tops which offer more spectacular view of the lake. The two rural towns Hiawassee and Hayesville contain lots of single family homes which are put up for sale by its residents and are usually cheaper than the shoreline and mountain lake houses.
Mary Hedden, a realtor possessing vast knowledge of the community and who has been serving the area since 1983 is always on hand to help visitors find the perfect lake home from custom built lakeside homes, magnificent log cabin-style homes, and residential condominium offering various features such swimming pools and tennis courts. Prices of these homes are determined by their location and special amenities, with the lakefront resorts commanding the highest fees.
Lake Chatuge homes offer better value when compared to other lake homes as it has some of the best recreational spots in the country, wildlife scenes for nature lovers and its educational initiatives are among the best in the country with its students scoring the highest in the state and above the national average on Stanford 9 tests. This assures residents that Lake Chatuge has the best to offer in all aspects.