Residents and tourists alike fall in love with Smith Mountain Lake for its natural beauty, charming atmosphere and private lifestyle. To be able to step out onto your balcony to enjoy a cup of coffee as the sun rises, surrounded only by trees and sparkling shorelines, is dream turned reality in this secluded safe haven. However, an added benefit to living at Smith Mountain Lake is the area’s proximity to metropolitan areas—making traveling to and from Smith Mountain Lake easy and affordable.

Known as “The Star City,” Roanoke, Virginia is an easy drive from Smith Mountain Lake and is home to a host of restaurants, museums, theatres and festivals. The Roanoke Regional Airport offers flights to and from most major cities including Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York.

Reputable colleges and universities such as The University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, The College of William & Mary and Georgetown are also easily accessible.

As you make your checklist for favorable living locations, consider all that Smith Mountain Lake has to offer: a breathtaking view, southern hospitality and a private lifestyle with all of the amenities of a metropolitan area.

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