So you’ve decided to buy an Ohio lakefront home. We can’t say that we blame you! Life on the lake is truly like no other, and we could not be more excited for you to start enjoying it. Now that you’ve taken the leap into lakefront life, it’s time to choose which Ohio lake to call home. Ohio has many beautiful lakes to choose from, each of them having their own special features that make them unique. At Lakefront Living Realty, we will work with you to find the perfect lake that suits your needs and desires. If you’re not sure where to start, here is a list of five of the most beautiful lakes in the Buckeye State.
Apple Valley Lake
Apple Valley Lake is nestled in Howard, and although it is a man-made lake, it is just as beautiful as anything nature could have created. The lake is surrounded by the hills of Knox County, which serve as the perfect backdrop to this serene spot. At Apple Valley Lake, residents enjoy a number of amenities, including boating, water skiing, fishing, wakeboarding and more. Off the water, residents have access to a public golf course, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and a fitness center. The private community and scenic atmosphere make this a popular choice among lakefront home dwellers.
If you’re looking for a peaceful countryside vibe, Choctaw Lake is where you will find it. The community here is so comfortable and cozy that you’re sure to find the lakefront home of your dreams. Choctaw Lake has 285 acres of water, which, by the way, is known for its high quality. It’s also known as a favorite for boaters, who enjoy lenient restrictions on boating size and no horsepower limit. But there’s more to Choctaw Lake than boating. The lake also has volleyball courts and picnic tables along the beach, two lodges, as well as basketball courts, tennis courts and more. The community here it very close, and residents get together for various community events such as fishing tournaments, craft shows and annual July 4 and New Year parties.
This spring-fed, 250-acre lake is perfect for those who want to get away but still have easy access to the city. Candlewood Lake is just a short commute away from Columbus, Mansfield and Cleveland, so you can enjoy the secluded feeling of nature without being too far away from all the comforts of city life. Candlewood Lake was established in 1973 and is the highest valued municipality in Morrow County. The lake is home to a 1,500 acre private, gated community that provides an array of resort amenities. You have a beach, boating, fishing, kayaking and much more. When you’re not on the water, you can take advantage of the community’s tennis courts, park, nature trails and swimming areas.
Many people might know Hoover Reservoir as the Columbus area’s water source, but it is so much more than that. Built in 1955, the lakeshores have become home to many Ohioans, who are drawn to the area for its beauty. Drive by and you’ll see anglers, kayakers and sailers enjoying the water. Just off the shore, residents enjoy walking the reservoir park’s walking path, playing a game of disc golf, or snacking on a picnic lunch. There’s enough to do here to keep you busy for weeks, so there’s never a fear of being bored. Hoover Reservoir is family-friendly and a great choice for hopeful lakefront homeowners in the Central Ohio area.
Last, but certainly not least, is Indian Lake, which is located in Logan County in the western part of the state. The lake is actually a reservoir now, but it started as a group of small lakes and wetlands that occupied the area when it was first settled. It’s named for the Native American tribes that once called the lake home. These tribes found that the lake was great for fishing, which remains just as true today as it did then. Indian Lake is stocked with several types of fish, but it’s nationally recognized for its Saugeye. There are several major fishing tournaments held here each year, so if you’re a fan of the sport, you can’t find a better place to settle down. Other entertainment can be found in the local nightlife, which is known for its live music and karaoke, area shopping, and other water sports. If you’re looking for a lake with a lively environment, this is it. There are several major fishing tournaments held here each year, so if you’re a fan of the sport, you can’t find a better place to settle down. Other entertainment can be found in the local nightlife, which is known for its live music and karaoke, area shopping, and other water sports. If you’re looking for a lake with a lively environment, this is it.
Posted by Chris Mosier – The Lake Team