Photo of a woman canoeing with a dog to advertise lakeside living in Sterling on the Lake

Sterling on the Lake by Newland is a lovely, lakeside master-planned community located in Flowery Branch. Sterling on the Lake boasts resort-style amenities and beautiful trails, as well as tennis and pickleball courts for an active lifestyle. Many of Georgia’s award-winning home builders teamed up to build in this beautiful community and provide various home designs for every type of homeowner. From luxury lakeside living to low-maintenance ranch-style homes, Sterling on the Lake has it all. Current pricing in this community is from the mid-$300,000s to $900,000s.

A Lakeside Retreat

The community of Sterling on the Lake is thoughtfully planned and features many of Georgia’s top home builders. Designed for active lifestyles with easy access to nearby amenities, homeowners in this community enjoy a thriving standard of living.

Photo of people canoeing to promote lakeside living at Sterling on the Lake.The community includes a wide variety of homes including traditional and two-story, low-maintenance ranch-style, lake luxury and custom homes on one to two-acre homesites. Homefinder, a virtual home shopping hub, and more resources about upcoming builds and available homes are on the website. There are 41 available floor plans by D.R. Horton, David Weekley Homes, Vanderbilt Homes and Harcrest Homes. Currently, there are 12 homes ready for quick move-in.

The current builders available in the community:

  • D.R. Horton builds in several neighborhoods within the community including The Creekside featuring traditional ranch and two-story homes, The Springs where low-maintenance ranch-style homes are found, and The Overlook, which is the epitome of lake luxury.
  • Encore by David Weekley Homes builds in The Retreat, for blissful 55+ living.
  • Harcrest Homes builds custom homes in The Preserve on large one to two-acre homesites.
  • Tipton Homebuilders is joining the builder team soon.
  • Vanderbilt Homes builds luxurious lake homes in The Enclave.
  • Various custom builders also build in The Preserve.

An Abundance of Amenities

Life at Sterling on the Lake features endless opportunities for relaxation and fun. With countless amenity options, homeowners never run out of exciting lakeside activities to do with family and friends year-round. Homeowners also enjoy access to many walking trails, green spaces, tennis and pickleball courts, a fitness center and so much more! The purpose of this is to create an active community to help homeowners flourish in the beautiful landscape of Sterling on the Lake.

Fishing for bass, canoeing along the scenic waters, nature watching on the veranda of the Lakeside Clubhouse or hosting cookouts with family and friends are regular pursuits. The community also features a private island, Picnic Island, accessed by kayak, canoe or simply by strolling along a walkway to the middle of Lake Sterling.

Photo displaying the infinity pool, an amenity at Sterling on the lake, a master-planned community that promotes lakeside living.The community clubhouse features a zero-edge infinity pool overlooking Lake Sterling, an outdoor fireplace, a playground, a 27-seat movie theater, a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center and more. Homeowners enjoy access to meeting rooms, porches and an outdoor veranda to meet every need imaginable.

There is community excitement for the kids, too! Four playgrounds and a robust tennis program are perfect for teens and children. There is also a library on-site, encouraging a walkable experience for all. The rich scenery and unending list of activities make homeowners question why they ever want to leave. With unexpected discoveries around every corner, the excitement never ends!

The Retreat amenity center is currently under construction and will soon be a highlight of the neighborhood, exclusively for active adults. Once completed, the Retreat at Sterling on the Lake will be a luxurious gathering space. It will boast a pool and lounge area, fitness areas, fireplaces, a pool table, an outdoor lounge and gathering space, an outdoor fireplace, tennis courts and more. It will be the perfect place for residents of The Retreat in Sterling on the Lake to gather and interact daily against the gorgeous backdrop of Flowery Branch.

Flourishing in Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch sits on the shores of Lake Lanier and is a picturesque, nature-lined oasis in Hall County. Part of Gainesville and the Atlanta metropolitan area, Flowery Branch is a great location for homeowners craving urban access in a small, historic and thriving city. The downtown area is pedestrian-friendly and its locale in Hall County gives residents access to a variety of green spaces such as parks, walking trails and beaches. Photo of green space at Sterling on the Lake to promote lakeside living and resort-style amenities.

The local area boasts rich educational options, including Spout Springs Elementary, C.W. Davis Middle School, Flowery Branch High School, Brenau University and the University of North Georgia Gainesville. Students have many opportunities to advance their education while staying in the beautiful community they call home. The area also benefits from nearby medical centers, including the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton, Longstreet Pediatrics and Braselton Pediatrics.

Living in an area rich with flora and fauna does not mean you need to sacrifice being close to top-rated dining and retail options. The region features a long list of delectable dining options that have homeowners questioning whether cooking at home is worth it. Some of the top local recommendations include:

  • Fish Tales Lakeside Grill
  • Liberty Candy Company
  • Napoli’s Pizza
  • Pig Tales on Lanier
  • Shogun Flowery Branch
  • Whole Being Café

The county also features nationally recognized restaurant chains to add to the delicious list of dining destinations, including Johnny’s Pizza, Chick-Fil-A, Cracker Barrell, Shane’s Rib Shack, J. Christopher’s and more!

Flowery Branch and the surrounding area also offer ample ability to shop ‘til you drop.  Sterling on the Lake residents enjoy nearby access to top retailers and grocers, including:

  • Kohl’s
  • Target
  • Publix
  • Kroger
  • J. Maxx
  • Home Depot
  • Hibbett Sports and more!

Buzz About Sterling on the Lake

Recently featured in ideal-LIVING Magazine, Sterling on the Lake is among America’s Top 100 Best Places to Live. For over 30 years, ideal-Living Magazine has been a leading publication helping homeowners looking to relocate or those reaching retirement age. The publication researches communities in desirable destinations with top-rated amenities by surveying readers.

If you need more reasons to choose Sterling on the Lake as your next forever home, explore available homes and community amenities virtually.

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