If you’re looking for lake homes for sale in North Carolina, set your sights on Lake Royale. Unlike many other lakes throughout the region and state, Lake Royale is a private resort community that provides residents with exclusive access to some of the finest living, recreation, and entertainment amenities available. Constructed with residents in mind, the 345-acre lake was designed to host a multitude of outdoor activities, sports, and events.
Lake Royale was built by the American Realty Corporation in the 1970s. The founders’ vision of the lake as a residential water wonderland holds true. Not only do lake-view properties enjoy full access to the resort’s numerous recreation and entertainment facilities, they are even welcome to erect their own personal boat ramps. And having a boat ramp just outside your front door comes in handy when the lake calls your name. If you’re the type of angler who appreciates the opportunity to fish whenever and however you please, cast your line in these waters and enjoy the hunt! You’re likely to catch catfish, bass, pike, sunfish, bluegill, flier, crappie, pickerel, and white perch.
Water recreation and sports of all types are sustained by Lake Royale's 40-foot depth and 11 miles of shoreline. On the water you’ll find everything from boating, to jet skiing, to canoeing, to swimming. Step onto the beach and you’ll catch enthusiastic residents partaking in lively games like tennis, miniature golf, horseshoes, and volleyball. Even if the thrill of competition doesn’t excite you, such facilities as the clubhouse, comfort center, and community center will make you right at home.
Lake homes for sale have everything they need right off the front porch. The community even features a private 24-hour police service. Similarly, residents and visitors are welcome to use any of the area picnic spots, laundry facilities, and dump stations. And while these practical accommodations are appealing, they are one-upped by the irresistible draw of the golf course! River Golf and Country Club features strategically placed sand traps and ponds test your skills, as well as finely manicured fairways and greens catch your attention. If you’d like to live on a Lake Royale golf course, visit GolfHomes.com for listing details.
Boasting an event calendar full of beach parties, seasonal festivities, dances, and exercise classes, your daily life on Lake Royale will quickly become a never-ending holiday.
Lake Royale is man-made. Approximately 272 feet above sea level, it consists of 345 acres, with a length of 3.25 miles and a maximum lake depth of forty feet. The shoreline is eleven miles long and with a distance around the lake on Sagamore Drive of 13.5 miles. There are over 60 miles of roads, with a 1200 foot dam, and a 288 foot concrete spillway. The overall property of Lake Royale is 3500 acres which completely surrounds the basin, being fed by Cypress Creek and numerous springs. Presently, there are over 600 permanent residents scattered over more than 6000 residential, camping and golf course lots.
A residence cannot be built on a camping lot, nor can a camper be put on a residential lot. The by-laws and covenants can be obtained at the POA (Property Owners Association) office, where a full-time manager and office personnel are on staff. The lake is governed by a board of trustees, elected by the property owners. A building committee, finance committee, and board of adjustments are among the many support groups which enlist the help of the POA members.
To many, one of the most appealing features is the Lake Royale police force with 24-hour gate security. In addition, there is a maintenance crew and janitorial crew (for the clubhouse, comfort stations, etc.). The annual association dues are presently $275. The minimum requirement for a home is 900 square feet.
Lake Royal is located 28 miles northeast of Raleigh, NC, in the area known as the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Triangle.