Top 6 Benefits of Living by a Lake

Your environment can play a huge role in your overall well-being. Learn how living in a lake community can help improve your quality of life.

Top 6 Benefits of Living by a Lake

Improve your health and happiness with these benefits of lake life.

These days, many of us feel like we have a never-ending list of things to worry about and stress over. This near-constant state of agitation can negatively impact your physical and mental health, happiness, and overall quality of life. 

Your environment plays a huge role in providing you with space to relax and feel at peace - or not. If you’re considering a move, we think there’s nothing better than living in a lake community. Sure, the beautiful landscapes and breathtaking views can definitely improve your world view, but there are also many other benefits for your health and happiness.

That’s why we put together this list of six benefits you can get if you decide to make the move.

1. Take in the fresh air

Beautiful Trees

In many cities, you have to battle pollution and reduced air quality. This is primarily due to overcrowding, many cars on the roads, and industry. Often, many of the area’s trees have been cut down and replaced with housing and development. All of which can take a toll on your respiratory system and overall health.

In Tennessee, many lakefront communities are surrounded by protected trees, which provide some of the most beautiful views and freshest air available. Breathing in oxygen-rich air outdoors helps to clear out your lungs, lower blood pressure, and promote deeper breathing, which can increase lung capacity.  

2. Get healthier

Tennessee sees over 200 sunny days every year. The Vitamin D you get from the sun can’t be undervalued. It’s great for your physical body, offering benefits to your hair, bones, and skin. It can also boost your immune system and reduce your risk for many common illnesses. And it’s also great for reducing stress and the effects of depression. 

Walking outside, even for just a few minutes every day, can help you gain mental clarity, reduce anxiety, and help you sleep. But don’t worry. It’s not just about all play and no work. Spending only five minutes outdoors every day also helps boost your creativity and problem-solving capabilities, allowing you to improve your productivity. Even just working outside on your porch can do wonders for your overall mood.   


3. Have convenient access to boating activities

Boat Life

Many boating and lake lovers would agree that there never seems to be enough time to spend on the water. A lot of that has to do with the hassle factor of connecting the boat trailer, packing for the day, heading to the gas station, and then finally driving to the lake. Living by the lake eliminates nearly all those hassles and makes it easier to do more of what you love. 

One terrific perk of living in a lakefront community is that you can often rent a private boat slip, significantly reducing your time preparing to go out. With more convenient access to your boat, you’re able to carve out time for short, relaxing cruises any time, not just on days off. Being closer to the lake means you can make getting out onto the water a more regular part of your routine. Not to mention you won’t have to worry about taking up garage or driveway space when your boat is not in use—a major plus. 


4. Make friends with shared interests

The best lakefront communities are full of like-minded people. You’ll often see groups of neighbors getting together outdoors, boating, planning community events, and having fun with good friends. If you move to a family-oriented community, you have the opportunity to take advantage of resort amenities like pontoon boat, kayak, and other leisure rentals to enjoy with friends or neighbors. Other activities that great communities offer include trivia nights, neighborhood parties, open-air lakefront concerts, golf outings, and other special events.

If you’re considering a move to the lake, you’re probably serious about having your downtime, too. And we couldn’t agree more. When you live by the lake, there’s plenty of opportunities to soak up the sun on your own or just relax quietly with your family without feeling like you have to pack a week’s worth of fun into one weekend. 


5. Get the best of both worlds

Lakefront living doesn’t mean you’re out in the country, miles from civilization. Many communities are far enough outside major cities that you can relax while still being located mere minutes from everything you need. An easy commute to offices or airports, local restaurants, shopping, healthcare, and schooling options are all crucial destinations you’ll want to be close to, even if you’re looking for a more laid-back life. 

6. Buy or build the perfect home for your family

Family Home

You don’t necessarily have to spend a fortune to live in a lakefront community. You can often find affordable pre-owned homes or purchase a lot to build the perfect home to suit your family’s needs. 

For example, our communities Twin Creeks and Tennessee National, in Middle and East Tennessee, respectively, offer homes, homesites, and custom-built options to suit many budgets. Plus, Tennessee’s low cost of living and lack of a state income tax means that you can have more control over how you spend your housing budget.  

By now, it should be easy to see that living by the lake can be just the place for you and your family to live a longer, healthier, happier life. We can help.  

If you’re interested in living in the Middle Tennessee area, schedule a tour to visit Twin Creeks at

If you’d like to learn more about East Tennessee, check out Tennessee National at