Awards 2019 Best Retirement Lakes

HOOVER, ALA. (STL.News) –, the leading web destination for lake real estate data and sales information, has identified its list of 2019 Best Retirement Lakes ( with complete market information for each lake on the official post.

The list was compiled with data from Lake Homes Realty’s quarterly Lake Real Estate Market Report ( in conjunction with the 2019 SmartAsset Best Places to Retire (

The editorial committee measured markets with a minimum lake market listings value of $10 million. The criteria included data points such as accessibility to healthcare facilities, the portion of the existing population that are senior citizens, along with each area’s cost of living and tax burden index.

Mark Griggs, Marketing Director of Lake Homes Realty/, said, “Our data tells us that lake real estate buyers and sellers are primarily retirees or soon to be retired individuals. Buyers often shop across multiple states and lakes to find the ideal location for their life stage. We have compiled our list of the best lakes based on the top retirement preferences for this demographic.”

The awarded lakes for 2019 are:

Lake Granbury, Texas
Lake Hickory, North Carolina
Lake Lanier, Georgia
Lake Guntersville, Alabama
Lake Keowee, South Carolina
Tellico Lake, Tennessee
Lake of the Woods, Virginia
Glenn S. Phillips, CEO of Lake Homes Realty/, said, “Our lake focused real estate agents are experts in helping customers find the perfect property to fit any lifestyle. Each one of our agents live, work and play on the lakes they service. That local knowledge includes awareness of the attractive qualities that retirees are seeking.”

About Lake Homes Realty

Lake Homes Realty ( is a multi-state real estate company focused exclusively on lake homes and land.

The Alabama-based brokerage has been named as one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine’s INC 5000 three years in a row. Lake Homes Realty is currently a licensed real estate brokerage in 27 states and is growing rapidly into additional states.

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