Where Better to Buy Lakefront Property Than Lake of the Ozarks?
We’re just one month away from the start of lake season in Missouri. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, you can find most any lake in the midwest full of pontoons, jet skis, packed coolers and coves. Whether you grew up going to the lake every summer or you’ve only visited a few times, surely the thought has crossed your mind about owning a lakefront property.
Some lakes have restrictions about homes being right on the water, mainly because of ownership from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. Not the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks! Most of its shoreline is privately owned, so when we say, lakefront property, we really mean, lakefront.
About Lake of the Ozarks
Lake of the Ozarks is a vast body of water, just under 85 square miles. At the time the lake was constructed, it was the largest, man-made lake in the US, and one of the largest in the entire world! The lake covers multiple cities in Missouri: Lake Ozark, Osage Beach, Camdenton, Linn Creek, Sunrise Beach, Village of Four Seasons, Gravois Mill and Laurie. Depending on the type of community you’re looking for or the view or amenities you’d like may depend on where you decide to land. Unless, of course, it comes solely down to the house.
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Many of you have heard of “Party Cove.” One New York Times writer called it, “oldest established permanent floating bacchanal in the country.” In case you’re not familiar with that fancy word, it means, an occasion of wild and drunken revelry. Yep. The Missouri State Water Patrol estimated over 3,000 boats visit this cover during the Fourth of July weekend. MTV even launched a reality show called Party Cove, taking place in, you guessed it, Party Cove. It didn’t really stick, but hey, there’s no such thing as bad publicity, right?
Contrary to the cove we just mentioned, the Lake of the Ozarks is a very family-friendly environment. Many a child has learned to water ski, knee board and wakeboard on this lake. And many more children have been thrown off a tube by crazy Uncle Ralph and his ornery driving skills.
If the bottom of the lake (sometimes 130 feet deep in its deepest places) could tell stories, it would share all about the doritos, sunglasses, credit cards, keys, flip flops and Bud Light it has ingested over the past century.
Lake of the Ozarks Real Estate Market
Parkbench tells us that “of all the people that own two homes in the Midwest, 40% own one of them at the Lake of the Ozarks.” That is incredible! Of almost half the people in the entire Midwest, they’re choosing to own a second home at the lake.
There are over 70,000 homes along the lake, and currently just over 300 of them are for sale. There are four counties spanning the Lake of the Ozarks, one of them being Camden County. And right now, the average list price for a home in Camden County is $369,000, which is up ove 34% from last year!
Dani Beyer Real Estate recently expanded into the Lake of the Ozarks territory, and we’re ready to help you find your primary residence or your vacation home! Whether you’re looking for picturesque, unobstructed, panoramic or incomparable views, we’ll find the right home for you. We can help you navigate HOAs, dock rules and preferred vendors to contact for home or boat maintenance! Visit our listing site to see available properties or schedule a free consultation if you’d like to sell your lakefront property for a new family to make memories.