Towards the end of 1961 the rains were relentless in Northern Alabama; maybe mother nature wasn’t able to wait and see the masterpiece created by the newly built Lewis Smith dam, the largest earthen dam east of the Mississippi. In only 11 months a sprawling 21,200ac deep water lake was complete. 944 square miles and over 500 miles of shoreline meandered through Cullman, Winston, and Walker counties just outside of Birmingham and Huntsville, AL. Smith Lake became the newest and cleanest lake in the southeast with waters coming from mountain creeks, the wild and scenic Sipsey Wilderness and 180,000ac Bankhead National Forest to the west. This made it the perfect lake to enjoy all forms of water recreation, including great fishing both above and below the dam.
State and Federal lands limit the amount of private lands available for sale, and much of those private lands already have been developed over the last several decades. A prime waterfront lot can be hard to find and will typically cost six figures to purchase. Two lakefront communities have bested this challenge, by creating premium lakefront properties at an affordable price.
Grandview Shores is for the cosmopolitan types that want municipal conveniences, paved roads, public utilities, high-speed fiber optics, proximity to the highways, stores, and restaurants. Only 15 minutes from I65 and about halfway between Birmingham and Huntsville makes it about as easy to get to any place on the lake. 25 minutes from the city of Cullman gets you to all the other city necessities. Even though these properties were only recently created, only a handful remain available. If you are looking for gradual sloping wooded building sites with easy access to the lake, this is a must see soon, and all properties are still under $100,000!
Edgewater Bend is definitely for adventures. Deep in the heart of the Bankhead National Forest, this western gem is the definition of privacy. The Forest’s well-built gravel public roads might kick up a little dust, but you will care less when you arrive at this beautiful community out on the main channel where the Sipsey and Brushy creeks come together. This wooded land offers the rare ability to have a home site just on the water’s edge, in deep water, with incredible lake views. It is also RV friendly! The Developer appreciated that people would want to use their property prior to building their homes. With all remaining properties being sold for under $100,000, they will not be available for long.
Lakefront property is finite. Affordable Lewis Smith Lake waterfront is very rare. If your family hasn’t made a legacy of lake living yet, this is your opportunity. Lake leisure includes canoeing, paddle boarding, jet-skiing, waterskiing, motorboating, sailing, creating great fishing tales, or just sitting on your back deck sipping iced tea looking out at this gorgeous 21,200ac marvel, Smith Lake. This Lake is also recognized as the hot spot for fly fishing at night. With ten different marinas and boat launches surrounding the lake, getting what you need to enjoy a day or night on the water is conveniently easy.
Alabama’s only wilderness area, The Sipsey Wilderness, is home to rare animal and plant species and is known as the land of 1000 waterfalls. It is nestled into the 180,000ac Bankhead National Forest, a paradise for hiking, horseback riding, hunting, and site seeing. There is also the Kinlock Shelter, a protected site of prehistoric rock carvings and cave paintings. The abundance of wildlife here and the breathtaking beauty of the limestone bluffs and trickling streams makes Bankhead National Forest the best outdoor retreat in all of Alabama, and it’s right in Smith Lake’s backyard.
With plentiful amenities, its unmatched scenery, plus its prime location just an hour’s drive from Birmingham or Huntsville, and even Tupelo, MS, Smith Lake is a convenient place to live the lake life. But perhaps the most attractive aspect for those seeking a lakefront property at Grandview Shores or Edgewater Bend is the price. Alabama Land Sales is offering one of the best real estate deals ever at Smith Lake. During the June liquidation event, lakefront lots are starting as low as $59,900! This is not an auction; these incredible prices are guaranteed. Financing is available with as little as 10% down, making the dream to own a piece of heaven affordably attainable. Property owners can choose their own builders to create homes designed to custom specifics without the pressure of a time frame to build.
For families looking for an enjoyable sanctuary or a getaway from city life, to retirees looking to spend their leisure years in a beautiful, peaceful environment, Grandview Shores and Edgewater Bend have it all. But with prices as low as these, the lots won’t last. Seize the opportunity of a lifetime, start a legacy for your family, and make an appointment today by calling 205-544-2238. See pictures of lots and get all the info at www.allakeland.com. A new, better life awaits at Smith Lake.