Marina Bay on Lake LanierNorthern Georgia
The early morning sunrise casts a warm golden glow across the calm waters, to welcome another relaxing day with all of its southern hospitality and beauty at Marina Bay on Lake Lanier, a private lakefront community and one of the best places to retire Georgia. This family friendly neighborhood is located just 20 minutes from downtown Gainesville and offers convenient access to historic Gainesville’s cultural diversity and a wide variety of entertainment and dining options. Atlanta is just over an hour’s drive away from the lake homes at Marina Bay.
Property owners enjoy days on the emerald-colored waters of Lake Lanier, stopping at one of the many secluded coves to cool off with a plunge into the crystal clear waters. Back in the neighborhood, residents can challenge a neighbor to an invigorating tennis match or join in an afternoon game of baseball on the great lawn. Following a sun-filled, fun-filled day, residents have the luxury of a comfortably appointed home after a quick stop to fuel up at one of the Lake Lanier marinas, just minutes away. Life at Marina Bay is relaxing and socially active at the community's lakefront clubhouse. The list of social activities is long and includes holiday themed events, sporting events, parades and boating group parties.
Here you'll find homes with breathtaking lake views, near an amenity or the seclusion a forest. Plus there are a select group of waterfront sites with soft topography excellent for lakeside walks and launching kayaks or canoes. There are 399 homesites in all spread across 314 acres that comprise this prime real estate development situated along 3.5 miles of pristine shoreline. It's the place where time stands still when a resident sees a Great Blue Heron soar across the midnight blue waters as evening settles in and draws another adventure filled day to a close. The community parks and rolling hills provide the neighborhood beautiful open space and long range views of the lake.
MARINA BAY AMENITIES
- Gated community
- 14,000 square foot lakefront New England-style clubhouse
- Resort-style swimming pool, fitness center and outdoor entertainment pavilion
- Tennis village with 3 tournament-level lighted courts and grandstand seating
- Private deepwater 280 slip marina with power, water, and 11 acre park for boat storage
- Seven rolling boat docks are planned in total, 4 docks are in place
- Community parks with playgrounds, benches and walking paths
- Outdoor amphitheater and great lawn
- Pet Play Area
Marina Bay on Lake Lanier has lakefront, lakeview, and mountain view homes. In fact, they are some of the best lake homes we've seen priced from the upper $300k's to $1.5 million. Approximately 100 homes are built to date. If you'd prefer to build your custom dream home, cottage or tennis villa, Marina Bay has made it easy for you by teaming up with vetted local home builders such as MGM Custom Homes and Remodeling, RL Wagner Custom Hones, Reed Brothers Design Build, Brown Haven Homes and Arthur Rutenberg Homes of North Georgia. Pick a floor plan and your finishes and the design team is ready to take over making the home building process as stressfree as possible.
Soon low maintenance villas will be released in the Tennis Viilage priced from the $400's to $500's. Architectural styles throughout the community include Cape Cod, Craftsman and Country French. Did you know five homes in the neighborhood were featured during the 2008 Street of Dreams home showcase? A number of homesites still remain ranging in size from just over 1/4 acre to just under an acre and are priced from upper $90k's to mid $600k's. Boat slips may be available for purchase with a home or homesite.
The closest best schools to Marina Bay include Sardis Elementary, Chestatee Middle School and Chestatee High School in the Gainesville Public school system. Private school include Lakeview Academy which accommodated children from K3 through 12th grades, Westminster Christian Academy in Watkinsville for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, and Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville which is an all boys’ boarding and day, college prep school for grades 7 through 12. If you're looking for the best places to retire Georgia, Marina Bay has a good mix of retirees and young families.
Our real estate score for Marina Bay on Lake Lanier in Gainesville Georgia is 77.
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The community is gated so be sure to call Marina Bay directly at 770-679-3944 to schedule a tour.
Property Owner Reviews
Property Owner Reviews
Development of Marina Bay began back in 2003. Developer Wendell Starke of Cool Springs LLC acquired Marina Bay from the orginal developer a couple years later according to our sources.
No negative news was found on the internet about Marina Bay, Wendell Starke or Cool Springs LLC.