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Living in Lake Anna, VA

Centered around an enormous freshwater lake a little more than 70 miles south of Washington D.C., Lake Anna crosses three counties, Louisa, Orange, and Spotsylvania. Lake Anna is an area of natural beauty and a peaceful place to call home. With its wildlife-filled state park, French-style wineries, and a host of outdoor activities on offer all year round, there's plenty to keep you entertained if you choose to make the move to Lake Anna, Virginia.

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Locals Love Lake Anna

Not surprisingly, Lake Anna's most beloved attraction is the lake itself. Spanning some 13,000 acres, Lake Anna is one of the largest lakes in Virginia. Here you can sail, canoe, kayak, jet-ski, or soak up the scenic lake views from dry land on the banks of Lake Anna State Park. Keen anglers can fish for largemouth bass and hikers can wander the 15 miles of trails, while beach-bums can bask on the sandy shores in the warm summer months. Several wineries are located throughout this Northern Virginia region, with Lake Anna Winery being the oldest of the bunch. The regular wine tasting events held throughout the season offer a lovely way to sample a selection of local vintages. As well as fine-dining establishments, numerous casual restaurants sprinkled throughout the area make Lake Anna, VA, worthy of being called home.

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Community and Housing in Lake Anna

Lake Anna real estate is a mix of wooden cabins, modern glass-fronted condos, and quaint arts and crafts houses, as well as ranch-style homes and Cape Cods. Housing along the lake comes with breathtaking views and is perhaps the most popular location option, although the area offers a diverse array of real estate that helps ensure a wide range of needs are met and that there are affordable options. For example, choices a bit farther from the lake come with more reasonable price tags.

Lake Anna is a favorite recreational playground for Washington, D.C., residents, so there is always a lot of action in town. Additionally, you'll find a strong sense of community in Lake Anna, Virginia, and regular meet-ups and social events are commonplace. Head to Lake Anna Online to find out what's going on and when it's happening. Traveling in and around the Lake Anna area is easy as well, with Interstates 64 and 95 near Lake Anna, VA, and linking to Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, Richmond, VA, Washington, D.C., and beyond.

Are you thinking of relocating to this tranquil part of Virginia? Fresh air, a friendly community, and nature-based activities are just some of the perks you'll enjoy when living in Lake Anna, VA.


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What Locals Love

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  • Hit up the Lake Anna State Park for an afternoon of fishing, a guided tour of the Goodwin Gold Mine, a picnic, or a day of sunbathing on the lakeside beach.
  • Celebrate the nation’s Independence Day on the water and watching the annual fireworks display near Dike 2.
  • Sample the local vintages and brews at the Lake Anna Winery for an afternoon tasting or special event or the annual Lake Anna Brewfest at the Lake Anna State Park.


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