Fontana Lake rests along the southern border of the Great Smoky Mountains and the northern border of the Nantahala Forest. Three major rivers flow into Fontana Lake to create the reservoir: the Tuckaseegee which flows through Bryson City, the Little Tennessee, and the Nantahala River. Fontana Dam was finished in 1944 to provide electricity to the Tennessee Valley. During this time towns like Proctor and Judson were abandoned for the construction of the Dam with the promise of the never completed scenic Road to Nowhere which today serves as an entry into the Great Smoky Mountains.
Fontana Lake is a popular recreation area enjoyed by the Western North Carolina community. The lake is approximately 17 miles long and can be seen from miles away at Clingmans Dome. Fontana Lake has many coves and islands as it wraps in and around the Appalachian Mountains.
Live on Fontana Lake
Finding the perfect property for sale in the Fontana Lake area in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina can be a lot like finding a needle in a haystack. The landscape is lush and forested and can be remote, and Home for Sale signs are often hard to find.
If you’re looking for Western North Carolina real estate, you need a knowledgeable guide — one of the experienced agents at Fontana Realty, a full-service agency specializing in Bryson City, Fontana Lake real estate listings.
We represent virtually every property that’s listed for sale in the North Carolina Smokies. In addition to our quality listings of special homes and homesites on and around Fontana Lake and the Nantahala River, we offer the Multiple Listing Service’s vast inventory of land and homes for sale in the Western North Carolina Mountains.
Fontana Realty is also the exclusive sales agent for the only two Fontana Lake access communities: Rockledge and Fontana Lake Estates, on North Carolina’s most beautiful lake, and Fontana Trace overlooking Fontana Lake with spectacular lake view homesites. Each gated community is unique and provides opportunities for different lifestyles in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
You’re invited browse the website and search our listings. If you would like more information, use our contact form or give us a call. We will answer any questions you might have about buying or selling a property in the North Carolina Smokies. Your satisfaction is our top priority, so call us today. You’ll be glad you did.