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Living Well at Harbor Club on Lake Oconee
With summertime right around the corner, many of us are planning our vacations. And for those of us who have already spent a few endless summers on a lake, we realize that ‘lake life’ is the ‘best life’ and it doesn’t have to be limited to the summer. Living below the ‘snow line’, for example in Central Georgia, means enjoying lake activities 365 days a year.
This year’s 2017 Bliss Award winner for Best Lake Community of the Year is one of those communities. Also gaining another significant accolade, Harbor Club on Lake Oconee joined the collection of Southern Living Inspired Communities, a collection of master planned communities in the south showcasing the best ideas in urban planning, architecture, landscape design, and recreation. This provides dozens of opportunities to explore coastal home floor plans.
Lake Oconee adorns the quaint and historical town of Greensboro which is ideally situated between Atlanta and Augusta and only 40 minutes south of the college town of Athens. With a mild four season climate, this provides all types of year round activities for living well in Georgia.
Developers of Harbor Club on Lake Oconee fell in love with the location in 1991 and saw the vision of creating a neighborhood with small town appeal and breathtaking views of Lake Oconee. Now considered one of the best golf resorts near Atlanta, Harbor Club on Lake Oconee is ranked 3rd on Golfweek’s “2016 State-by-State Best Courses You Can Play” in the state of Georgia. Add to it a modern fitness facility, swimming, fine dining, tennis, hiking trails, a marina and a bevy of social activities and home shoppers quickly realize that this is just what they’re looking for. In fact, Harbor Club reported that $18.3 million in home, homesite, cottage and townhome properties were sold last year compared to $14.6 million in 2015, an increase of $3.7 million. The impressive sales numbers for 2016 were comprised of 107 transactions, including 42 home sales, a 23% year-over- year increase from 2015.
Harbor Club on Lake Oconee sits on 1,000 acres and is family-owned. There is 9 miles of shoreline along the captivating Lake Oconee on the property. Located an hour east of Atlanta, this location provides the perfect spot to escape the stresses of everyday life and stay active while enjoying the great outdoors. This well-designed lake community offers superb amenities:
CLUBHOUSE AND RESTAURANT is a 15,000 square foot structure meticulously designed by award-winning Southern Living architect Stephen Fuller. Strategically built on a bluff overlooking the 18th Green, the lush grounds also feature a croquet lawn and practice area. The 18-hole Weiskopf-Morrish-designed golf course offers players challenges for all skill levels on fairways that have been blended with natural settings resulting in the course receiving a multitude of prestigious awards for its layout and the views of the majestic Lake Oconee. Residents enjoy play year round which adds to the appeal of living the good life at the Harbor Club. The Clubhouse Restaurant features breakfast, lunch and dinner offering a wide array of mouthwatering dishes prepared by the talented Chef David Butler. Regional favorites like Shrimp & Grits, Catch of the Day or even a hearty New York Strip all served with farm fresh veggies provide residents a great dining experience without ever leaving the property. After a round of golf or tennis, a happy hour cocktail at the bar is refreshing while taking in the scenic views of the lake with neighbors in this was close knit community. There is an active social calendar and many events are planned throughout the year: trivia nights, luncheons, live-music and holiday parties keep Harbor Club residents busy in traditional southern style.
POOL, TENNIS AND PICKLEBALL – Swimming is a great way to stay in shape at the refreshing junior Olympic-Sized pool. Families enjoy the summers at the pool offering the country club experience without leaving the property. There are double tennis courts and pickleball courts with lighting for evening play. What a great way to stay fit and have fun at the prestigious Harbor Club.
FITNESS for exercise enthusiasts there is a state-of-the-art wellness center and yoga room. Cardio and weight training equipment is available as well as regular group classes like Yoga and Zumba. There is also a quarter –mile track and a one-mile hiking trail featuring a 10-station Fit-Trail® for a scenic run or walk. Staying active at the Harbor Club is a daily adventure. There are so many wellness options, aging gracefully is easy at the Harbor Club.
THE MARINA AND BOATHOUSE satisfies all the needs for avid boaters. There is a boat storage facility with 2 boat ramps, a convenience store, valet assistance and ethanol-free gas with 10% discount for Harbor Club members. This is the perfect place to enjoy fishing for succulent Bass and crappie. No boat, no worries, the property has several stocked ponds to enjoy “casting the reel” and is yet another reason to explore the coastal home floor plans available here.
THE GROVE sprawls over 12 acres and features the wellness center for fitness enthusiasts of all ages. There is a one mile hiking trail for a brisk walk or run offering fitness stations throughout. For some relaxation there is a Sanctuary Pond to sit back and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. For events, there is stadium seating overlooking the sports field and the meticulous Victory Garden. For Fido, there are dog parks available for all size breeds. Staying fit is the way of life at the Harbor Club.
Now is a great time a tour of Harbor Club and peruse the many coastal home plans available. Explore the scenery found at Lake Oconee and discover how affordable living well can be at one of the best golf resorts near Atlanta. Homesites are affordable and range from a low of $49,900 to $595,000. Resale properties can be found from $155,000 to $789,900 for a 4,800 square foot home. The community also features its new Designer Series, larger homes sited on generous homesites throughout the community, many fronting directly on the golf course and boasting exciting outdoor living opportunities. Harbor Club’s Signature Series takes luxury living to an even higher level, priced from the $600,000s.
Residents can’t say enough about the happy and healthy lifestyle offered at the Harbor Club. Whether you’re a boater, golfer, tennis player, fisherman or just someone who enjoys living on the water, maintaining good health is easy at this Southern Living Inspired Community.
To schedule a visit to Harbor Club on Lake Oconee and check on Discovery Package availability, call directly 866.805.5253.