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Discover the best lakefront listings in Kentucky, "The Bluegrass State" - houses, properties, land, and acreage. Find real estate agents who specialize in Kentucky lake property to help you buy or sell a lake home. Kentucky is a place for the true American spirit and the real nature lover, with 45 lakes to choose from among rolling hills, mountains, green and fertile plains, including 2 of the largest man-made lakes east of the Mississippi, and 90,000 miles of streams, creeks and rivers that also offer waterfront living.
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About Kentucky

Kentucky Lake Living

In 1792, deep in the heart of the country was born the "Bluegrass State", named such for the abundance of blueish-purple grass that grows in its valleys. During the spring, this grass sprouts from the fertile soil of Kentucky and contributes in large part to its unique beauty. Kentucky is free, natural, and one-of-a-kind, like the Bluegrass music that hails from the state. Kentucky is truly an American treasure, and its lakes and lake property deserve no less praise. The state is nearly surrounded by water, with rivers bounding the state on all sides and giving life to its reservoirs and lakes. In fact, Kentucky has more navigable miles of water than any other state in the U.S., except for Alaska. Kentucky's 45 lakes offer some of the most gorgeous lake property and lake lots in the states. Whether so whether you're looking for a vacation home, a beautiful, quiet place to retire, or just to make a wise investment, you can't beat Kentucky.

Kentucky Clean

With more than 90,000 miles of streams running through the state, the lakes in Kentucky run clean with water from mountain springs. The state has only three natural lakes, whereas the rest were created for economic or recreational reasons. Kentucky's lakes are spread across its diverse geography. In the north, the Bluegrass region is characterized by its rolling green (and occasionally blue) meadows. The Cumberland Plateau runs down the eastern portion of the state and features high valleys, plateaus, and Black Mountain, the highest part of the state. The major lakes in Kentucky are found in the Jackson Purchase Region, which is formed by the flood plains at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Here in the western tip of Kentucky are situated the two largest man-made lakes east of the Mississippi. Fortunately, you can find lake property in Kentucky from the rolling hills, to the mountainous east, to the green and fertile southwestern flood plain. Here you can easily search lake homes in Kentucky by lake, city, or even county, or using the interactive map.

Keep It Real in Kentucky

Kentucky is a place for the true American spirit and the real nature lover. Kentucky was granted statehood in 1792, the first state west of the Appalachians, after trailblazers like Daniel Boone traversed the Cumberland gap and began to push their explorations and settlements west. Enticed and emboldened by the blue hills and rushing streams of the territory, those initial settlers created a state with a population of just over 4.3 million. These residents enjoy some of the most untouched and gorgeous landscapes in the states, as well as parks and golf courses. Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park is considered the best golf course, Green River Lake State Park the best campgrounds, and My Old Kentucky Home State Park the best historical site in the state. The state is also home to Fort Knox, the largest gold reserve in the world and hosts the world-famous Kentucky Derby, as well the the Hillbilly Days Festival, which attracts over 100,000 annually to the small town of Pikeville. Kentucky is also proud of its largest city, Louisville, where Churchill Downs hosts the Kentucky Derby every year and the Louisville Slugger Museum celebrates the history of baseball.

The Best Lakes in Kentucky

Kentucky boasts the two largest man-made lakes east of the Mississippi, Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake, both of which have thriving lake communities. What's more, the two "sister lakes" form a protective barrier around what is known as the "Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area", a 170,000 acre outdoorsman's paradise. This natural playground not only features vast forests, open lands and streams, adventurers will also discover attractions, camping, trails, wildlife and historical exhibits and much more. Kentucky Lake has over 2,380 miles of shoreline, along which state-record Buffalo Carp, White Bass, and Yellow Perch are caught. Lake Martin is another favorite- the 9th largest lake in the U.S. was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1952 and since then has been a boating and fishing hot spot. It has golf courses, marinas, and excellent restaurants about all sides, making it an ideal place to search for your waterfront property in Kentucky.

New Kentucky Lake Real Estate (Latest 10)

 
Home for sale on (private lake, pond, creek),Brandenburg, Kentucky image photo picture

(private lake, pond, creek) Home for sale in Brandenburg, Kentucky


Brand new 3 bed 2 bath home on a little over an acre. This ...
Home 3 2.0  
$289,000   Sq Ft: 1500   Year: 2023    Acres: 1.190   

Home for sale on Lake Cumberland,Monticello, Kentucky image photo picture

Lake Cumberland Home for sale in Monticello, Kentucky


VACATION HOME! INVESTMENT PROPERTY! Available now is a large ...
Home 5 4.0  
$685,000   Sq Ft: 3810   Year: 2009    Acres: 1.000   

Home for sale on Kentucky Lake,Gilbertsville, Kentucky image photo picture

Kentucky Lake Home for sale in Gilbertsville, Kentucky


Explore tranquility in this charming 2-bed, 2-bath retreat ...
Home 2 2.0  
$260,000   Sq Ft: 1120   Year: 0    Acres: 0.320   

Home for sale on Lake Cumberland,Jamestown, Kentucky image photo picture

Lake Cumberland Home for sale in Jamestown, Kentucky


ONLY 3.2 Mile Drive to Jamestown MarianaThis 2023 NEW home is ...
Home 3 2.0  
$145,000   Sq Ft: 1568   Year: 2023    Acres: 0.750   

Acreage for sale on Dale Hollow Lake,Burkesville, Kentucky image photo picture

Dale Hollow Lake Acreage for sale in Burkesville, Kentucky


5 miles from Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park and 5 miles from ...
Acreage
$49,900 Acres: 25.000   

Home for sale on Paintsville Lake,Staffordsville, Kentucky image photo picture

Paintsville Lake Home for sale in Staffordsville, Kentucky


BEAUTIFUL 2 STORY ON 1 ACRE! Don't miss your chance to own this ...
Home 4 3.0  
$328,470   Sq Ft: 0   Year: 1970    Acres: 1.000   

Home for sale on Doe Valley Lake,Brandenburg, Kentucky image photo picture

Doe Valley Lake Home for sale in Brandenburg, Kentucky


You don't want to miss out on this IMMACULATE, LAKE FRONT home! ...
Waterfront Home 4 3.0  
$679,900   Sq Ft: 3398   Year: 2019    Acres: 0.250   

Home for sale on Lake Carnico,Carlisle, Kentucky image photo picture

Lake Carnico Home for sale in Carlisle, Kentucky


Just in time for the lake seasone and explore all Lake Carnico ...
Waterfront Home 4 2.0  
$350,000   Sq Ft: 2048   Year: 1987    Acres: 0.300   

Home for sale on Herrington Lake,Harrodsburg, Kentucky image photo picture

Herrington Lake Home for sale in Harrodsburg, Kentucky


This 8 acre home backs up to a beautiful waterfront view of ...
Waterfront Home 3 2.0  
$499,000   Sq Ft: 2366   Year: 1888    Acres: 8.000   

Home for sale on (private lake, pond, creek),Clarkson, Kentucky image photo picture

(private lake, pond, creek) Home for sale in Clarkson, Kentucky


MOTIVATED SELLERS! BRING ALL OFFERS! Welcome to your forever ...
Home 3 2.0  
$365,000   Sq Ft: 2000   Year: 1900    Acres: 15.000   

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