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A national lake real estate firm has named Lake Lanier the second hottest lake to watch in 2022.

Lake Homes Realty, the nation’s largest lake real estate brokerage, compiled the list, which also includes two other Georgia lakes, Lake Hartwell at No. 1 and Lake Sinclair at No. 4.

Here is the complete list:

  1. Lake Hartwell, South Carolina/Georgia
  2. Lake Sidney Lanier, Georgia
  3. Lake Martin, Alabama
  4. Lake Sinclair, Georgia
  5. Lake Keowee, South Carolina
  6. Lewis Smith Lake, Alabama
  7. Table Rock Lake, Missouri/Arkansas
  8. Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
  9. Cedar Creek Lake, Texas
  10. Lake Murray, South Carolina

“The great escape to the lake accelerated in 2020, continued through 2021, and will likely expand in 2022, depending on the available inventory to sell,” said Glenn S. Phillips, CEO of Lake Home Realty. “Lake homes offer more indoor space for remote working and school, great outdoor options, and relaxing retreats to reconnect with family,”

The 2022 hottest lakes list was compiled based on 97,381,121 pageviews on LakeHomes.com between Jan. 1 and Dec. 20, 2021, compared with current lake home and lot listings on the website as of Jan. 6, 2022. The Lake Homes Realty website had 6,836,231 users in 2021. Listings are pulled from 131 MLS areas from the 34 states served by Lake Homes Realty. The average number of listings from the list is 535 per lake. These listings include both active and pending properties.

According to Lake Home Realty, Lake Lanier had more than 914,000 pageviews in 2021 and started 2022 with 673 listings.

“Lake Sidney Lanier has long been a favorite of boaters and jet skiers, as well as canoe, rowing, and kayak enthusiasts,” a news release announcing the list stated.

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