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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 Kentucky Lake,Gilbertsville, Kentucky image photo picture

Kentucky Lake Home for sale in Gilbertsville, Kentucky


This 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath is the perfect summer get-a-away ...
Home 2 2.0  
$79,900   Sq Ft: 940   Year: 0    Acres: 0.330   
Ad # 2716205

Home for sale on Lake Barkley,Cadiz, Kentucky image photo picture

Lake Barkley Home for sale in Cadiz, Kentucky


Here is a great property near water and on same road as a boat ...
Home 2 2.0  
$25,000   Sq Ft: 980   Year: 0    Acres: 1.600   
Ad # 2716204

Home for sale on Lake Barkley,Cadiz, Kentucky image photo picture

Lake Barkley Home for sale in Cadiz, Kentucky


This spacious 3 bed, 2.5 bath home features a beautiful backyard ...
Home 3 3.0  
$375,000   Sq Ft: 2352   Year: 0    Acres: 0.420   
Ad # 2715750

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

Lake Cumberland Home for sale in Jamestown, Kentucky


This custom built home, sitting on 2+ acres with a seasonal view ...
Home 6 4.0  
$995,000   Sq Ft: 3000   Year: 2003    Acres: 2.000   
Ad # 2013380

Home for sale on Rough River Lake,Westview, Kentucky image photo picture

Rough River Lake Home for sale in Westview, Kentucky


CUSTOM Lakefront Manor on POINT LOT ...
Waterfront Home 4 5.0  
$875,000   Sq Ft: 5067   Year: 2013    Acres: 0.750   
Ad # 2715328

Lot for sale on Cumberland River - Cumberland County,Burkesville, Kentucky image photo picture

Cumberland River - Cumberland County Lot for sale in Burkesville, Kentucky


1.68 +/- acres on the beautiful Cumberland River off of ...
Waterfront Lot
$69,000 Acres: 1.680   
Ad # 2714994

Home for sale on Lake Peewee,Madisonville, Kentucky image photo picture

Lake Peewee Home for sale in Madisonville, Kentucky


Located on the north side of town, there's 2500 square-foot ...
Home 3 2.0  
$374,900   Sq Ft: 2500   Year: 1984    Acres: 0.670   
Ad # 2510762

Lot for sale on (private lake, pond, creek),California, Kentucky image photo picture

(private lake, pond, creek) Lot for sale in California, Kentucky


25 Gorgeous California KY Acres resting ridge top and providing ...
Waterfront Lot
$399,000 Acres: 0.000   
Ad # 2710472

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

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


Oh my, my, my This is the style house that everyone is calling ...
Waterfront Home 3 4.0  
$349,999   Sq Ft: 2900   Year: 2022    Acres: 0.390   
Ad # 2710176

Home for sale on Williamstown Lake,Dry Ridge, Kentucky image photo picture

Williamstown Lake Home for sale in Dry Ridge, Kentucky


Open House Sat. 5/14 1pm-3pm. Hard to find lake home. Great ...
Home 2 1.0  
$145,000   Sq Ft: 675   Year: 1958    Acres: 0.200   
Ad # 2709377

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