Lake Lanier


Welcome to Lake Lanier

An active and ideal area perfect for those who want to explore and try new things
Lake Lanier is an incredibly attractive area that has continuously grown in popularity in recent years. This reservoir, located in the northern portion of Georgia, is the largest lake in the state. Residents are drawn here because of its breathtaking views and convenient access to the water. Neighborhoods here are highly sought-after. Communities are well-maintained and very active, making Lake Lanier a fantastic place for families.

What to Love

  • A peaceful and charming lake-centric atmosphere
  • Opportunities for families to bond with each other and neighbors
  • An active, upbeat community

Local Lifestyle

Locals of Lake Lanier can live a low-key yet active life. The community here loves being outdoors, getting active, and spending time with neighbors and family. Oftentimes, residents can be found enjoying the local parks, getting ready to go out on the boat at a nearby marina, or hiking through the beautiful natural surroundings. Other common pastimes include playing golf, fishing, and getting out to explore all that the community has to offer.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Lake Lanier locals have a great array of lively restaurants and bars to try out in their community. LandShark Bar & Grill at Lake Lanier is one classic spot in the area that many residents frequent. This bar and grill is the perfect spot to grab a casual yet delicious meal with a small group of friends or family. Offering stunning lakeside views to diners, this is a fantastic place to relax and unwind. Menu highlights here include the Cajun Salmon, the Landshark Fish and Chips, and the Hawaiian Luau Burger. Enjoy your meal with any of their sweet or spicy margaritas!
Another well-known spot to dine in the area is The Twisted Oar. This casual eatery is the perfect spot for those who want a low-key atmosphere and a satisfying meal. Featuring tons of shareable plates, savory tacos, and an array of fresh seafood dishes, this is a fantastic spot for a laid-back dining occasion.
Lake Lanier is also known to have an abundance of shopping opportunities for locals to take advantage of. The nearby Gainesville Square has a plethora of trendy boutiques and chic jewelers for residents to browse. The Nautical Mile is another location to find tons of athletic gear and accessories in the area.

Things to Do

Lake Lanier has a wide array of activities for locals to take part in. During the holiday season, residents can check out the nearby Margaritaville’s Lakeside Lights Spectacular. This walkable lights display is the perfect place to get in the holiday spirit — grab a hot chocolate and stroll through the bright holiday lights with friends and family!
Another great activity for warmer months is watching the Full Moon Fireworks at Margaritaville. These parties feature live music, great food, and tons of drinks. The impressive fireworks display is a great way to end the evening here!


Being such a family-centric area, it comes as no surprise that Lake Lanier has an incredible array of schools for parents and their kids to pick from. Forsyth Central High School is one well-respected option for older children in the area. This public high school helps students become healthy and responsible citizens and care for a community bigger than themselves. These values are instilled through a helpful and encouraging staff, as well as a welcoming student community. Also boasting an array of AP courses and a competitive athletic program, Forsyth Central is an exceptional school to consider.
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