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As far as real estate trends go, fall is typically deemed “slow” months for perspective buyers and sellers. This is because of the notion that families aren’t interested in uprooting their children in the midst of a school year to settle into a new home. However, the Smith Mountain Lake market falls into a different buying and selling demographic…and fall is an opportune time to showcase your home or search for a brand new one.

Why? For starters, empty-nesters and millennials who have yet to start families aren’t as concerned with the school calendar. They’re searching for homes on their own terms and fall is just as good of a time as any to shop around. Plus, with the influx of visitors we have to the SML area for fall festivals (including the Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival and The Fall Chili and Craft Festival), there is a lot of potential for new faces eager to explore the lake.

There’s no denying that Smith Mountain Lake is lovely in the summer, but in terms of breathtaking beauty, the fall season is a sure winner. The Blue Ridge is peppered with the season’s boldest colors, and the water is calm and reflective. These, in combination with a crisp, baby blue sky, make Smith Mountain Lake an absolutely gorgeous place to visit during the fall.

When it comes to buying or selling a home in the Smith Mountain Lake market, align yourself with the team that is going to help you reach your goals regardless of the season: John and Charlene Jones. With double the experience and double the expertise, you’ll find that working with this highly respected team is the first step in making your Smith Mountain Lake dream a reality.

For a current list of homes and more insight on the SML market, visit

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Enjoying a relaxed pace is one of the most coveted benefits that Smith Mountain Lake residents hold so dear. Whether it’s watching the sunset over the calm waters near your cove or taking the boat out for some afternoon wakeboarding or water skiing, Smith Mountain Lake offers so much for lake residents to explore that we sometimes forget all of the interesting things that are waiting for us within our own backyards.

If you’re new to the area, you’ll want to become familiar with the different areas that make up Smith Mountain Lake. Eastlake is mostly comprised of Bedford County and is home to Moneta and Huddleston. A popular landmark in Eastlake would be the Smith Mountain Lake State Park.

Westlake is housed mostly in Franklin County and is made up of a number of towns including Hardy, Scruggs and Burnt Chimney. Westlake is where you’ll find Westlake Towne Center and another of other commercial properties. Union Hall and Penhook addresses are referred to as Southlake. Southlake is also home to The Water’s Edge, which is one of the most prestigious developments at Smith Mountain Lake.

As you begin exploring Smith Mountain Lake, make sure to branch out to each area and become familiar with all of the restaurants and shops in the vicinity, especially if you’re interested in relocating to that particular neighborhood or development. John and Charlene Jones with Remax Lake Front Realty can help define some interesting destinations for you to visit by land or by boat…and can show you some available properties along the way! 

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