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Lake Living: The Benefits of Living on the Lake

Jun 20, 2020

6 Reasons To Consider Lake Living

There’s nothing quite like waking up, walking out onto your own private beach, and watching the sunrise over the lake; the soft glow reflecting over the glistening water, a gentle morning breeze flowing through your yard. Lake living can feel like you’re on a never ending vacation — and who wouldn’t want that? 

Aside from spectacular sunrises and lingering sunsets, lake living offers something for everyone. Whether you’re an avid water skier, an early-morning angler, or are simply interested in relaxing and soaking up the sun, there is a place for everyone at the lake. Let’s take a look at six reasons why you should consider living on the lake.

1. Lake Living Benefits Your Health

There’s something about being on the water that relaxes you. For people who live a busy life, lake living can help you slow down, relax, and refocus. Unsurprisingly, this feeling of relaxation has many positive benefits for your health.

Reduces stress

Lake living is peaceful. It’s easy-going and serene. When you live in an urban environment, it can make it hard to notice how much stress your body carries. Over time, this stress can take a toll on your physical and mental health.

By moving close to the water, you can experience a calming effect over your body that reduces stress. No more fast-paced urban life, just the quiet beauty of the environment that surrounds you. 

Improves Sleep

Less stress means a more restful night’s sleep, too. Sleep is crucial to good health. It is a time for your body to rest and recover from a long day. When you live in such a peaceful environment, your quality of sleep is likely to improve. The lack of noise pollution from city life, as well as the reduced stress, will make it easier to fall, and stay, asleep.

Cleaner Air

When you live on the lake, you’re exposed to clean air, and plenty of it. With less air pollution, there is a noticeable difference in the air quality around a lake. By spending more time in fresh air, you can help boost your immune system and increase your white blood cell count, helping you fight off infections. Not only that, but the clean air and proximity to nature can also improve your mood, productivity, and learning.

2. There’s Always Something To Do  

One of the best parts about lake living is the amount of water activities to enjoy. When you live near a lake, you can easily explore hidden coves with a kayak, go paddle boarding with a friend, or take a dip off the dock. If you’re looking for a relaxing, yet challenging, activity, get in touch with nature and test your skill (or luck) at fishing. Wakeboarding and waterskiing are sure to get your adrenaline pumping, too. 

With such easy access to the water, you may find yourself spending more time on the lake than in your home. 

3. Go on the Water — Whenever You Want 

Being right on the lake makes it easier for you to enjoy all that it has to offer, and that means your boat, too. When you live on the water, you’ll likely have access to a personal dock. This added convenience as a boat owner saves you time and money. No more driving to get to your boat, or struggling to find a place to store it. Now it’s merely steps away! Docks aren’t just ideal for boat owners, however. They can also be used as a diving board, a fishing spot, or even just a place to sit and enjoy the views.  

4. Fewer Nosy Neighbors

When you have a lake house, you have fewer neighbors. Homes on a lake tend to be further apart, allowing for more privacy than a traditional neighborhood. This additional intimacy makes lake living a calming escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. 

5. Waterfront Homes are Prime Real Estate  

In real estate, location is everything, and waterfront homes are the creme de la creme. Homes on the water typically see the highest appreciation in value over the years. So, when you purchase a home on the water, you are making an investment you won’t soon regret. 

Lake Living at The Cliffs

At The Cliffs, we have an entire region dedicated to lake living. The Lake Region at The Cliffs is home to Keowee Falls, Keowee Springs and Keowee Vineyards. These three communities are right on the shores of Lake Keowee in Upstate South Carolina. Each offers a unique set of  amenities, ensuring you’ll find the perfect spot for your lifestyle. 

Keowee Falls

With an exclusive area of Lake Keowee dedicated to the residents of the Keowee Falls community, privacy isn’t hard to come by. Here, members can explore 2,500 acres of private forest, fields and waterfalls. There are even miles of private hiking trails that get you even closer to nature. 

Keowee Springs

Known for being a family-friendly community, Keowee Springs has plenty of amenities for the whole family. The Keowee Springs Beach Club is a popular spot, especially in the summer, where kids play together in the pool and water slide all day long. At the Surf Shop, they can even learn how to paddleboard. It’s also close to Clemson, if you want to enjoy an afternoon in the city. 

Keowee Vineyards

Keowee Vineyards is one of the most spectacular communities at The Cliffs. It is home to an equestrian center, full-service marina and stunning clubhouse. If you’re a wine enthusiast, you’ll love this community even more! The vineyards of native muscadine grapes create a spectacular spot to enjoy the views of the mountains and lake. 

Each community has its own clubhouse facilities, wellness centers, golf courses and tennis facilities, so club members have even more ways to stay active. If you want to learn more about becoming a club member, follow the link here

Lake living at The Cliffs adds an important element to your life. Come discover for yourself how life on the Lake Keowee at The Cliffs is simply better. With homesites available to build your dream home with every detail handpicked, as well as move-in ready homes and townhomes, our Lake Region communities have it all. Our experienced Real Estate Sales Team specializes in helping homeowners find their perfect spot on the lake — let us help you find yours! 

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