About Lake James NC
Lake James is located in the Western North Carolina mountains between McDowell and Burke Counties. In recent years, Lake James has seen growth with the development of new, upscale communities. With proximity to Asheville and many closer quaint towns, Lake James offers beautiful, lake living with easy access to entertainment, schools, and work.
Here at Keller Williams Professionals of Asheville, we understand the appeal of a lake lifestyle in an upscale community. Our highly trained real estate brokers are equipped with the knowledge and enthusiasm to help you with all of your real estate needs.
History and Culture
Lake James is a manmade reservoir that can produce hydro-electricity. The lake was named for James B. Duke, the founder of the Duke Power Company. Lake James State Park sits on the lake's southern shore. The State of North Carolina and Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina grew the park by adding an additional 3,000 acres to the park's original 605 acres in 2004. With this increase, Lake James State Park is now the largest waterfront state park in North Carolina.
The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (OVNHT) is the perfect place to go to hike and learn about the history of the region. This historic trail remembers the march of a patriot militia known as the Overmountain Men during the Revolutionary War. Today Lake James is a popular recreational tourist destination and home to a limited number of upscale communities.
Things to Do – Activities, Attractions, and Restaurants
Lake James is primarily a lake community with a focus on conservation. The main attraction is the lake and the surrounding Lake James State Park. The park offers 25 miles of trails, many of which allow mountain biking. The area also offers campgrounds and a lake beach with a protected swim area.
For both residents and visitors, a variety of watersports, including boating, swimming, fishing canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding, are available. For people from all walks of life, Lake James offers a relaxing respite from the everyday bustle of life.
A Place to Call Home – Living in Lake James
Lake James living is a little different than many other Western North Carolina communities. The Lake James area has limited housing options and many of the amenities available in other communities aren’t developed in Lake James. However, many nearby communities do offer schools, hospitals, entertainment, restaurants, and shopping easily accessible to Lake James residents.
Make a Move Today
With laid-back lake front living at your doorstep, it’s easy to understand why Lake James, North Carolina continues to grow in popularity. Make Lake James your home by partnering with Keller Williams Professionals of Asheville. We are equipped to help you buy your next home or sell your current home. We specialize in home sales in Western North Carolina, including Lake James. Let us help you make a move today!