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Living at Lake Oconee

Visitors to Lake Oconee often become lifetime residents, falling in love with a lake offering 19,000 acres of water and 400 miles of shoreline.

Residents enjoy luxury living at its finest, a thriving business district, outstanding restaurants, and a variety of entertainment. The atmosphere of big-city amenities in a small-town atmosphere can't be beat.

If you've noticed Lake Oconee in real estate listings and are wondering about the area, we will share why life is like a vacation when living here.

Clean Shoreline and Water

Lake Oconee boasts 433 pounds of fish per square mile and is Georgia's second-largest and third-most popular lake for fishing tournaments. If sinking a line isn't your cup of tea, you may enjoy boating, swimming, or the Lake Oconee beaches.

An environmental strip surrounds the lake where no building is permitted. No boats with enclosed cabins or toilets are allowed on the lake. You will enjoy a natural shoreline, a clean lake, and a consistent water level.


Lake Oconee weather is pleasant year-round, with mild, warm temperatures in the summer. In the winter, you may see occasional snow flurries, but with an average annual temperature of 60-70 degrees, they will only stay for a short time.

The hottest month is July, with a 92.4-degree average. The coldest month is January, averaging about 33.6 degrees.


Lake Oconee Golf offers you eight courses within a ten-mile radius. The Reynolds Lake Oconee provides 90 holes of golf, private instruction, tournaments, and custom club fittings in wooded, rolling hills with five championship courses.

The 18-hole Harbor Club course has six holes that touch the Lake Oconee shoreline and skirts six creeks. This 18-hole course accommodates all skill levels.

At Club Cuscowilla, you can walk the course, enjoying lakefront views, tall Georgia pines, and native grass areas that offer a unique, natural look. Sharpen your game with golf lessons, and shop at the golf shop.


Whether looking for items to decorate your home, enhance outdoor adventures, add to your wardrobe, or seek vintage treasures or artwork, you won't be disappointed when shopping in Lake Oconee.

Families will want to check out the Max and Molly Children's Boutique, offering toys and clothing for babies, toddlers, and tweens; women will find everything they need at The Pink Stitch.

At Genuine Georgia, you'll select artwork created locally, while Broad St. and Main offer unique touches for your home.

Surrounding Areas

Lake Oconee is midway between Augusta and Atlanta, making it the perfect place to snuggle into small-town living with the advantage of being near a metropolitan area. Nearby locations expand the options for residents.

Reynolds Lake Oconee is a community less than four miles away. It offers six golf courses, 11 restaurants, one of the world's only lakefront Ritz-Carlton, sporting grounds, and arts and culture.

Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee is a private residential lake and golf community about eight miles away. Offering Georgia's only Coore-Crenshaw-designed golf course, spectacular lake views, and southern hospitality, this is a prime location to ask Jennifer Vaughan Realtor about residential opportunities.

Houses in Lake Oconee

If you are ready to shop for houses in Lake Oconee, Jennifer Vaughan Real Estate Group can help with buying, selling, and investing needs. Check out our featured properties for sale, or call us at (706) 431-0678 to find your dream home.

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Jennifer Vaughan Real Estate Group dedicates resources, time and talent to organizations that make Lake Oconee such an amazing place to call home! Whether you are a buyer, a seller, or an investor, they can help with all of your real estate needs.


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