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Lake Chelan waterfront homes and Wenatchee waterfront real estate are often in high demand because of their prime location. These properties bring you close to the best that Washington State has to offer.

Those who live here are spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, fishing, boating, and playing golf. The wide range of recreational opportunities, coupled with the majestic beauty of the North Cascades, allow for a desirable and laidback lifestyle.

Lake Chelan

Encompassing 55 miles, Lake Chelan is the largest natural lake in Washington State. The surrounding area gets over 300 days of sunshine each year, making it a popular year-round destination.

The majority of waterfront homes can be found on the southeastern banks of Lake Chelan, offering gorgeous views of the water. As you go up the lake, the waterfront starts to go from a low bank to a high bank, and the area takes on a forest lake feel.

Lake Chelan’s waterfront is divided into two sections, namely the North Shore and South Shore. The North Shore stretches for 15 miles from Chelan. Those who buy here are looking for southern exposures offering maximum sunlight.

Within the first five to seven miles of the South Shore, you will find premier waterfront properties with a low bank to no bank, sturdy bulkheads, private docks, and in rare instances, sandy beaches. Buyers in this part of the lake are looking for privacy and a lower amount of direct sunlight.

Lake Wenatchee

Lake Wenatchee is nestled between Leavenworth and Stevens Pass. It is snowmelt- and glacier-fed lake spanning 2,480 acres. Two roads skirt the lake and are divided into separate neighborhoods.

Cedar Brae, also known as South Shore Road, runs from the Lake Wenatchee State Park entrance, passing by Kahler Glen Golf Club, and ending at Camp Zanika Lache.

North Shore Drive extends from Lake Wenatchee Highway all the way to White River Road close to the former site of Cougar Inn.

The northern shore of Lake Wenatchee is highly coveted since it faces south and receives more sunshine during the winter months. The west end of the lake consists mostly of Forest Service land, while the eastern portion is the mouth of the Wenatchee River.

Why Buy Waterfront Real Estate?

Waterfront real estate lets you make the most of Washington State’s natural beauty. It also allows you to:

  • Admire scenic views in most parts of the house
  • Enjoy water-based activities in your own time, from fishing to boating, because of the home’s direct access to the water
  • Participate in a wide array of land activities, including cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and playing golf
  • Buy for investment purposes because lakefront homes retain more of their value even as the market drops, making them a relatively safe place to park your cash

Though the initial cost of buying a waterfront home is higher, the potential for appreciation is also greater. Moreover, waterfront real estate is a scarce resource with steady demand, and therefore the potential for profit is remarkable if you intend to rent out the home during peak season.

Looking to buy or sell a home in Chelan, Manson, Orondo, Brewster, Pateros, Twisp, or Winthrop, or other nearby communities? Get in touch with Coldwell Banker Lake Chelan Properties at 509-682-7777, or send an email to info(at)cbchelan(dotted)com.