Seven Lakes is a beautiful neighborhood area, built out of
Fred Lawrence's vision in the late 1970's, to have a self contained community of lakes,
amenities and a park like setting. There's no shortage of activities, things
to do, or community "neighbor" spirit. Seven Lakes is not your typical
"small town" community, but most everyone does know everyone else. Most of
the community gathering spots have been here from it's inception in the
80's, so the family and friendly neighbor attitude is a tradition here.
There are 3
communities, 7 lakes, a community chapel, two clubs, fitness centers,
marina's, 2 golf courses, horse stables, etc.
Seven Lakes also has a
business section, with all the supporting businesses that you could need to
live the relaxed "seven lakes" lifestyle. The community even has it's own
newspaper, The 7 Lakes Times, that reports all of the local news and the
happenings around the area.
Seven Lakes North was the first area developed by the investors, in the late 1970's, on the north side of Seven Lakes Drive.
Sticking with their vision, 7 Lakes North has 60 plus acres dedicated to
recreation, along with Lake Sequoia (175 acres) and 135 acres of other
lakes, like Big Juniper and Little Juniper Lake. Even though there are lots
of gorgeous homes in 7 Lakes North, there is still over 30% of the acreage
that is considered open space. And it never feels cramped. Most all of the
lots are around 1/2 an acre. Homes range typically in the $175K - $300K
range, with the waterfront properties being the most expensive.
Seven Lakes South is probably the quietest section of the
3 gated communities.
Here the 7 Lakes country club course and clubhouse, provides some of the
best golf in the Sandhills from their Peter Tufts III designed, 4 star
rated, course. It is truly one of the best rolling terrain courses with
great hazards, to challenge everyone. There are more pines and densely
covered acreage here, than in any of the other 2 communities.
typically run in the $200K - $300K range, with homes on the golf course
typically being the most expensive and more new construction homes here,
than on the North side.
Seven Lakes West was the last section developed by
Longleaf, Inc., and
still has a number of undeveloped lots. The
original plans called for 1800
plotted lots, with a few more sections being developed since then. Keep in
mind that nowhere near all of these lots have been developed yet. Seven
Lakes West is definitely a favorite of many, of the 7 Lakes communities,
just because of the beautiful Lake Auman and it's amenities around the lake.
Property values here have been historically higher as well.
Auman is an over 800 acre, man made lake that was created by building one of
the largest earthen dams east of the Mississippi River. Lake Auman is the
only lake in the Seven
Lakes area that you can ski and wake board on. The
West side has a marina, beach area, recreation area and it's own club in
Beacon Ridge. Beacon Ridge also has it's own Gene Hamm designed 18 hole
course, with golf front properties surrounding the course.
Homes on the West side are the cream of the crop in Lake
Club living. Many of the interior homes have been built within the last 4 or
5 years, with a lot of new construction, and are priced in the $300K-$450K
range. Homes on the water usually start in the $550K - $600K range and run
upwards of $1.75M. There's nothing like being at 7 Lakes West. If you're
into water sports and close knit communities, it really doesn't get much
better than this.
The amenities that you get for the small $900 /
year association dues are incredible and unmatched, anywhere in the Sandhills. The Seven Lakes Landowners govern the North and the South side,
while The Seven Lakes West Landowners Association govern the west side. The
Seven Lakes area continues to grow with approximately 4400 residents to date
and an expectation of hitting 6K-7K over the coming years.
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