Looking for Homes for Sale in Franklin County, VA?
Welcome to the Joys of Smith Mountain Lake
Are you looking for homes for sale in Franklin County, VA? There are a number of great properties available in the picturesque community of Smith Mountain Lake, commonly referred to as SML. We’re Billy and Julie Kingery, the real estate team dedicated to helping buyers like you find a place to call home.
As realtors familiar with the area, we’re prepared to explain all the benefits living in SML has to offer. It’s not only one of the best areas in Virginia, but has some of the top-rated qualities in the country.
The Smith Mountain Lake community is filled with outdoors enthusiasts and residents who enjoy coming together for some good old-fashioned fun. You can watch live band performances at the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount, visit art galleries or attend one of the many festivals SML annually hosts.
You can also learn to sail, go horseback riding or take a helicopter ride. The Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber website lists many more entertainment opportunities, and the organization is continuously supporting local businesses.
SML is often called the Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and it isn’t hard to see why. The gleaming lake on a tranquil day is a beautiful sight, especially with the lush green mountains as a backdrop. There’s over 500 miles of shoreline, which means ample opportunities for waterfront property.
Many residents own boats and jet skis for fun on the water. You can also rent boats from a number of place, for a day of sun-kissed relaxation or to find the best fishing spot. Smith Mountain Lake is renown as one of the best places in the U.S. to catch fish without the crowds that can ruin other popular fishing locations.
SML has many trails for hiking, biking and camping, which makes it perfect for anyone who loves spending time outdoors. If you’re interested in pastimes that are a little more “urban,” not to worry—Smith Mountain Lake has a lot to offer in that regard as well:
- Design and furniture stores
- Movie theaters
- Airport mere minutes away
- Curves exercise facility
You also have your choice of dozens of bars and restaurants, many of which are on the waterfront.