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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.

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: 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.

Reasons to Buy Land By Lakewood Land Company Staff Writer

There are many reasons why people choose to buy undeveloped or underdeveloped land. Here are just a few potential motivations:

1. Investment. Land almost always is growing in value, and can be a profitable asset. The purchase of land often increases during a recession because prices are lower; once land value goes back up, land can be sold for more of a profit.

2. Building a custom home. Some people opt to buy land in order to build their dream home or to build a home in their ideal location. One added perk is that the value of land increases once the land has been developed.

3. Conservation. A limited number of people buy land because they want to conserve whatever is on the land. In addition, landowners can make money from the government or a private institute if they promise not to use carbon dioxide on the property.

About Lakewood Land Company

Located in Knoxville, Tennessee, Lakewood Land Company is a real estate and land development firm. The company’s specialty is land sales.