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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Well I grew up on a lake in MN and it was so pretty - especially in the summer time.  We all had a blast boating, fishing you name it.  My favorite lake to visit is Lake Superior in MN.  North of Duluth about 30 minutes or so is a place we used to rent out and it was so beautiful as well.  Here in AZ it's fun to play at Lake Pleasant and that's only about a 45 minute drive.  You're given me an idea - there are other lakes here in AZ that would be fun to visit this summer.  Great idea - thanks!

Apr 29, 2022 04:49 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I don't know if I have visited many Lake Towns.  I haven't even been to Lake Havasu City which is ranked highly by the article you shared.  I do own a timeshare out of there though so perhaps I should check it out sometime, haha.  It's somewhat close to where Candice A. Donofrio lives.

Apr 30, 2022 06:24 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Panguitch Lake in Panguitch, Utah. The name means BIG FISH and I have caught a few of those, John!


Apr 29, 2022 05:54 PM
Shayne Stone
HomeSmart - Fulshear, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor" RETIRED

I haven't been to Lake Tahoe since the early 80's, but I did enjoy it. Interesting that Texas was even on the list, since the majority are man-made except one that is on the border of Louisiana. 

Apr 29, 2022 02:54 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I am an ocean person. I do not have a favorite lake. 

Lake Tahoe is nice, however. 

Apr 29, 2022 01:43 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

I think of skiing when Lake Tahoe is mentioned. I remember skiing from California into Nevada years ago when I visited the area. Deep Creek is the one closest to me.

Apr 30, 2022 06:16 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not have a favorite other than our home community that has several lakes.

Apr 30, 2022 04:40 AM
Susan Emo
Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Just down the road from me, Picton on Lake Ontario which is home to the largest freshwater sandbar in the world,  Sandbanks Provincial Park, has sand that stretches nearly 20 kilometers (12 miles), with some of the most beautiful turquoise water you’ll find in Canada.


Sandlands Provincial Park

Apr 30, 2022 12:39 AM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Chautauqua on Lake Chautauqua New York...https://chq.org/

Apr 29, 2022 09:48 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Fox Lake, Illinois. Spent a lot of time as a youth on the Chain of Lakes and the Fox River north of Algonquin to the McHenry Dam.

Apr 30, 2022 04:24 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I hate websites that don't load the entire list at once.  GRRRR!!!!  Such bad design.

I'm surprised Ojai made the list, it's not really a lake town.

Apr 29, 2022 03:30 PM
Celia Moore
Equity Advantage, Incorporated - Portland, OR
1031 Exchanges Done Right Since 1991.

Lake Oswego, Oregon here! 

Apr 29, 2022 02:36 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello John Juarez the Lake Tahoe is a great favorite lake town.

Apr 29, 2022 02:00 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Lake Berryessa was where I partially grew up for the first 19 years of my life. Tahoe is nice, my sister lives 30 minutes east of Tahoe in Gardnerville, NV. but it was a much further drive from the Bay Area and a much colder lake.

Apr 30, 2022 12:36 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

That is a great place John, nice that it made the list.

Apr 30, 2022 05:11 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We have an abundance of great lake towns in our part of the country.

Lake Tahoe sounds like an amazing lake, and of course with it's proximity to the Ponderosa that adds and extra attraction.

Apr 30, 2022 12:39 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I don't have a "favorite" ... I love all of them!

Apr 30, 2022 09:32 AM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Agreed.  However, mine is a little up the lake a little bit, in a NW direction and is Sugar Pine Point on the CA side.  https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=510  


Also, Lake Louise and Banff in Canada.

Apr 30, 2022 11:58 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

The one I live in, Lake Sinclair

Apr 30, 2022 11:57 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Happy to see Bigfork, Montana was included but surprised to see Lakeside, Montana wasn't. Anything on Flathead Lake would get my vote!

Apr 30, 2022 11:41 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Our local Lake Mohave is VERY popular. . . I remember coming here as a kid and it was .50 to get in and no one was ever there, LOL 
Now the wait list for a slip is up to 10 YEARS! A boat with a slip draws a high premium! Then you can jet up river to Cottonwood Cove (wonderful, they only let you stay in a houseboat for 90 days max or I'd live there), and to Lake Mead which is in horrible shape - the water levels have been abysmal for years. 

Lake Mohave 

Apr 30, 2022 11:10 AM
Eileen Burns 954.483.3912
Trans State Commercial Realty Inc. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

Enjoed visitng many lake towns:  Lake George, NY  

Greenwood Lake, NY 

Candlewood Lake, CT

Lake Tahoe, CA

Chain of Lakes, FL

soon Lake Wylie, NC 😎


Apr 30, 2022 10:01 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I happen to like Rangley Lake which is part of the Moosehead Lake region

Apr 30, 2022 07:41 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

My favorite has changed many times over the years John Juarez but currently it's lake Audubon because it's close, clean, and not over populated.

Apr 30, 2022 07:15 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Grand Lake in Colorado area, great small town


May 01, 2022 10:39 AM
John Marshall - FORE!
LoKation Real Estate - Cherry Hills Village, CO
Specializing in Golf Course Properties

This is timely, my wife and I are looking for a second home on a lake, preferably with year round boating. As a child our family would vacation in Minnesota on one of their 10,000 lakes, then as an adult our family would take our boat to Lake of the Ozarks. I love Lake Tahoe, absolutely beautiful, but even in the warmest months, the water is damn cold. I am leaning towards Reynolds Plantation in Georgia right now and looking forward to a trip their later this year.

May 12, 2022 09:25 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Spirit Lake, Idaho on Lake Coeur d'Alene

May 02, 2022 04:37 PM
Shawn Schwartz
HomeSmart Elite Brokers - Kennewick, WA

Lake Tahoe is my favorite!

May 02, 2022 01:58 PM