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Lakewood Land Company on Environmentally Responsible Land Development

When it comes to land development, protecting our resources is essential. The cyclical process of construction, renovation, land use, and demolition constitutes about two-thirds of non-industrial solid waste generation in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Furthermore, buildings and transportation infrastructure cover our natural surfaces with impermeable materials like concrete, creating water runoff that washes pollutants into lakes and rivers.

Ideally, the construction of roads, homes, and infrastructure should have as little impact on the environment as possible. Here are some basic guidelines used by Lakewood Land Company, which develops land throughout the Southeast, for all major development projects.

1. Construct properties and roads that accent landscape features such as streams, large trees, and rock outcroppings.
2. Design roads to contour the natural terrain, minimizing the need to alter the land by cutting through hills or filling valleys.
3. Create property restrictions that limit or prohibit the removal of trees and vegetation during construction.
4. Design paved areas to reduce or prevent increases in post-development water runoff.
5. Use local materials and suppliers whenever possible.

Responsible land developers know that preserving our environment is the ultimate investment in the future. To learn more about Lakewood Land Company and environmentally conscious development, visit www.lakewoodlandcompany.com.

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Lakewood Land Company on Destinations in Northern Georgia

Planning a trip to the Southeast region of the United States? Lakewood Land Company shares its picks for the best of Northern Georgia.

1. Take a drive to Amicalola Falls in Amicalola State Park. This 729-foot waterfall is one of the tallest falls in the United States east of the Mississippi River.

2. Enjoy the many wine vineyards in Northeast Georgia, and then treat yourself to a spa appointment at Brasstown Valley Resort’s Equani Spa.

3. Visit the Kangaroo Conservation Center in Dawsonville, Georgia, to see the biggest population of kangaroos outside of Australia.

4. If you are traveling in the fall, consider partaking in the Georgia Apple Festival, held in October.

5. Visit the city of Cartersville for a bit of culture. You will find the Booth Western Art Museum, with Civil War art displays, and the Grand Theatre of Cartersville, a performing arts center that hails from the 1920s.

Lakewood Land Company is a property and real estate company serving the Southeast. Find out more about its services at www.lakewoodlandcompany.com.

Lakewood Land Company on Outdoor Activities in Georgia

Lakewood Land Company is a property and real estate company serving the Southeast. Here, the company describes three spots in Georgia where outdoor activities take center stage.

– Cumberland Island National Seashore. Covering more than 9,800 acres of land, Cumberland Island is home to forestland and rustic beaches. Discover the island by foot or by a daily van tour.

– Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. This southern Georgia park contains 400 animal species, including alligators, bears, and turkey vultures. Swamp trails are open for boating day-use, or take a guided boat tour of the Suwannee Canal with the Okefenokee Adventures company.

– Tallulah Gorge State Park. Located in northern Georgia, Tallulah Gorge State Park is a popular destination for hiking, camping, and whitewater rafting.

Lakewood Land Company specializes in land acquisition in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia. For more information, visit http://www.lakewoodlandcompany.com.

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Lakewood Land Company: Tips for Buying a Cabin

Real estate firm Lakewood Land Company specializes in the sale of
undeveloped land in the southeastern region, often selling mountaintop
and waterfront properties ideal for a family cabin.

Many families dream of owning a cabin, but is buying a cabin right for your
family? There are a lot of things to consider before making the
decision. First of all, can you actually afford to take on what is
essentially a second home? You will probably assume a mortgage as well
as a handful of new bills. While you may only use the cabin during the
summer, you might have to pay basic utility bills year-round. Also, many
lenders require homeowners to put down between 20 and 30 percent for a
second home. You should also consider the real estate market; is this a
good time to buy real estate? If not, wait.

If you have decided to buy a second home, decide what the purpose of the

home will be. Obviously you will want to use it for vacations, but consider the length
and frequency of these trips. Do you want to use it regularly for long
weekend getaways? Then buy a cabin closer to your regular home. If you
want to use it for longer vacations and potentially for retirement
living, you will want to ensure that the home is located near the
essentials, like hospitals and grocery stores.

Finally, make sure you take into account the volume of time owning a

second home requires. Make sure you will have the energy to take care of a second
property, and take into account that lakefront and rural properties may
have slightly different maintenance needs compared to a standard home in
a city.

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Lakewood Land Company: a Look at Lake Oconee

Lakewood Land Company sold 56 lake properties on Lake Oconee in less than 2 hours last August.

More than 19,000 acres in size, Lake Oconee is Georgia’s second largest lake with more than 374 miles of shoreline perfect for fishing. Secluded in Lake County and located conveniently between Augusta and Atlanta, Lake Oconee is the perfect place for a vacation home: near the city but far enough away to provide an escape from the daily grind. Visitors can take part in any number of water activities, including water sports, boating, wakeboarding, and skiing. Additionally, the lake is near several golf courses, giving golfers a good variety.

Although you could easily spend days isolated on the lake, there are several entertainment and dining options in the area. Some first-rate dining can be found in downtown Greensboro, at the Washington Grass Inn, or at the area’s best barbeque, Holcomb’s Barbeque. Get some shopping done in Greensboro, which features unique boutique clothing shops and antique stores. Festival Hall also provides access to excellent performing arts and cultural experiences.

If you are looking for a new getaway, consider visiting Lake Oconee.

The Importance of Corporate Philanthropy

By Lakewood Land Company Staff Writer

Corporations that opt to engage their workforce in charitable activities reap many benefits. Here are three good reasons to involve your business in philanthropic efforts:

1. It helps the community. Supporting the community can lead to good things for any company, since a thriving and healthy community is more able to sustain thriving, healthy businesses.

2. It is good for morale. Companies that embrace public service and volunteer work will notice a boost in morale as employees work together for the better good. This may translate to improved teamwork during the workday as well.

3. It improves the company’s image. Getting involved in the community is a great way to get publicity. However, companies must ensure that volunteer work is done to help the community, and not just for the image boost.

About Lakewood Land Company

Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Lakewood Land Company encourages its employees to support local charities and community organizations, including Calvary Chapel Knoxville, Forever Families, the Puppy Mill Project, and World Vision.

Lakewood Land Company: Purchasing Waterfront Land

A real estate investment market leader, Lakewood Land Company specializes in mountaintop and lakefront land sales in the southeastern part of the United States. Lakewood Land Company is highly respected for its commitment to fulfilling the dreams of its clients, and strives to exceed expectations through exceptional service and industry knowledge.

Purchasing lake or riverside land is the dream and goal of many Americans, who find tranquility in being close to the water. Before making a significant waterfront land or property purchase, however, it’s a good idea to be informed about the land development, utility access, and town planning restrictions.

Inspect the property personally, and look at the site plans. Study the history of the land development, including previous usages of the block you wish to purchase. Make contact with the residents on neighboring properties—they can be excellent sources of information. If you are planning a construction project, check the stability of the site, and make sure you have access to all necessary utilities, such as drinking water, sewage, electricity, and telecommunications. Lastly, find out about flood plain restrictions, as you may need extra insurance, or to follow guidelines when building within a flood zone.