If you drive north, around 50 miles outside of Atlanta, you’ll stumble upon the beautiful shores of Lake Arrowhead. The second largest man-made lake in the state of Georgia, Lake Arrowhead stretches around 540 acres and sinks to a depth of around 80 feet. The lake itself is stream-fed, which means it’s always at maximum desired level. Additionally, Lake Arrowhead has been ranked as one of the cleanest lakes in Georgia.Lake Arrowhead boasts more than 20 miles of shoreline and is divided into two main sections. The big basin is the widest part of the lake and backs up to the dam on the south end. The Narrows, where the lake breaks into numerous coves and lagoons, is on the north side; many homes are located along the north shore as well, taking advantage of the private inlets.
Initially settled in the 1840s, Lake Arrowhead was developed and transformed into a real destination mountain retreat in the 1970s. The lake, as well as the surrounding valley, was originally called “Lost Town” by local residents, many of whom are descendents of the first Georgian pioneers. Nowadays, the Lake Arrowhead community consists of a golf course, clubhouse, boat rentals, marina, and nature trails; a chapel, swimming pool, tennis courts, and two volunteer fire departments complete the private Lake Arrowhead community in Waleska. Currently, the community is expanding, making Lake Arrowhead a home you’ll never want – or need – to leave.
Since Lake Arrowhead is situated so close to Bear Mountain and other ridges and hills, a variety of views are available in the real estate world. Build your home on a mountaintop with sweeping views or buy a home on the shores and finally purchase that boat you’ve been dreaming of since you were in college.
One of the best parts about living in Lake Arrowhead is the recreation opportunities. Pontoon boating, canoeing, kayaking, row boating, and small craft sailing are well-loved pastimes of those living on or visiting the lake. There is a boat rental facility convenient to the shores, as well. If you’re searching for an activity away from the lake, never fear. Golf courses, swimming pools, hiking trails, and other sporting endeavors are available for residents and visitors alike.
Several local towns are within close driving distance, as well. The city of Waleska boasts many shopping and antiquing destinations and numerous restaurants. Canton is nearby and lends itself well to shopping, dining, and entertainment, such as Broadway shows at the Canton Theatre. If shopping and dining isn’t your cup of tea, never fear. There are several museums in the area, including Reinhardt University’s FunkHeritage Center, The Booth Western Art Museum, and the Etowah Indian Mounds. Cagle’s Dairy is convenient, as well, and offers tours and other activities. Finally, if you’re a lover of mountains, Lake Arrowhead is a short drive away from the Blue Ridge Mountains.
If you’ve been searching for an all-inclusive, private community that provides incredible outdoor recreation, complete privacy, mountain views, but still within reasonable driving distance to the city of Atlanta, Lake Arrowhead should be on the top of your list.