Living the Life on Lake Arrowhead

By on April 1, 2016

Lake Arrowhead

Welcome to Lake Arrowhead. Located near Canton, GA, Lake Arrowhead is an exclusive, award-winning mountain, lake, and golfing community.

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the resort community offers a mixture of serene natural beauty and world-class amenities. Those seeking a better quality of life can find it here, where wildlife like hawks, wild turkeys, blue heron, and deer roam the wooded slopes and valleys. Lake Arrowhead covers 540 acres, features 21 miles of shoreline, and is one of the largest privately owned lakes in the state. Fed by pure mountain streams, the crystal clear, azure beauty of Lake Arrowhead itself is the crown jewel of the development that borrows its name.

Johnson Development Corporation, who developed the renowned Towne Lake and Bridge Mill developments, is at the helm of the Lake Arrowhead project through their Atlanta-based home building company, Majestic Lifestyle Builders. Affordable move-in-ready homes at Lake Arrowhead feature single-level living ranch homes that start in the low $200,000’s. Two professionally furnished Model Homes are open for your design inspiration. The Model Homes showcase open floor plans, outdoor fireplaces, and private outdoor covered rear patios that offer breathtaking mountainside views. Square footage ranges from 1,700-2,800 square feet.

Sanctuary Cove, Lake Arrowhead’s newest and more exclusive neighborhood provides homeowners with individual deep water docks on many of the exclusive 29 home sites. A new portfolio of plans has been designed to maximize lake views and will offer square footage from 2,400-3,200 square feet.

In addition to its rustic mountain appeal, fresh air, and soothing woodland tranquility, Lake Arrowhead is remarkably convenient to Atlanta and surrounding amenities, including the new state-of-the-art Northside Cherokee Hospital, which is currently under construction and sheduled to open in 2017, and only minutes away from the acclaimed Reinhardt University. The nearby town of Waleska features quaint shops, antiques malls, and friendly local eateries. Canton, just a stone’s throw away from the Lake Arrowhead gates, presents a myriad options for dining, shopping, entertainment, and culture, including Broadway productions at the recently renovated Canton Theater.

And of course the most sophisticated settlement near Lake Arrowhead is Atlanta itself, a thriving Southern city in the heart of Georgia, where visitors can cheer on the Braves from the third baseline, shake hands with a dolphin at the world’s largest aquarium, or shop to exhaustion at Lenox Square Mall. With countless eateries and entertainment venues, Atlanta has it all. And it’s less than an hour away from the pristine, ecologically protected community of rushing mountain streams and quiet forests.

Few residential communities can boast their own church right within the gates, but Lake Arrowhead Church is proud to call itself “a place to belong, and a place to believe.” Founded in 1980, the church has a strong community outreach program called Helping Hands. This is a group of men who provide Lake Arrowhead residents with much-needed help, however they can. The elderly, disabled, single parents or those recovering from injury or illness can call Helping Hands for assistance with such things as home repairs, yard work, and moving. In a time when the concept of community seems to be ever-dwindling from American life, Lake Arrowhead Church brings people together in both worship and fellowship.

On the more grounded side of life, Lake Arrowhead provides a veritable outdoor playground for enthusiasts of all kinds. Red Cloud Park, the community’s original swim and tennis center, is a popular gathering place. Totally renovated a few years ago, it includes an oversized arrow-shaped pool wit spacious deck and gazebo with picnic tables. Here you can find the pickleball courts. Pickleball is a very popular sport here, and the Lake Arrowhead Pickleball community gets bigger every year, hosting an annual Pickleball Tournament in the Spring. To accommodate this interest, the community has adapted a few of the tennis courts for pickleball. Great Festival Park, another swimming and sports complex, has a Junior Olympic-sized pool, bathhouse, great lawn with five-acre Activity Park, outdoor picnic pavilion, batting cage, eco-garden area, plus basketball and sand volleyball courts.

For those who like to get out and roam, there’s an impressive trails system that meanders for miles along the lake’s dramatic shoreline, through protected woodlands, along scenic creek beds, and over several lower lying ridges. The trails are great for running, walking, and hiking, and offer magnificent lake views from certain vantage points along the way. This trails system includes an array of unique paths and spurs, giving hikers and runners a variety of opportunities to enjoy the breathtaking scenery that is so much a part of Lake Arrowhead.

If that weren’t enough to keep residents busy, there’s a marina where one can find boat rentals, sailing lessons, sunset tours & fishing. The community also offers Dry Boat Storage, fitness classes, a full schedule of monthly events planned by the onsite Activities Director, a community library, 18-hole Highlands Golf Course, with practice facilities and a 10,000 square foot clubhouse that offers indoor and outdoor dining. Water sports like pontoon boating, canoeing, kayaking, row-boating, and small craft sailing are all popular ways to enjoy lake life to the fullest.

Since Lake Arrowhead’s topography is graced with a series of graceful mountain ridges, the lake itself can be viewed from many homes and home sites. Many more new homes will be available as future development progresses.

With outstanding amenities set on more than 8,000 acres of lush North Georgia woodland, the property owners who live at Lake Arrowhead have access to a rewarding lifestyle that many people can only dream about. While others toil and save to visit places like this for just a week or two once a year, residents get to experience it all year long. It may not be a vacation resort, but it sure feels like one.

For More Information, Visit the Sales & Information Center which is located at 2419 Lake Arrowhead Drive, Waleska, Georgia 30183 and is open Monday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6pm. And Sunday Noon to 6:00pm. You can also visit Lake Arrowhead on line at or call Steve Kallock the New Home Specialist at 770-720-2700.