We at Deb Beran Properties often hear that older residents searched for years before finding the idyllic place to retire at Smith Mountain Lake. A retirement location isn’t easy to narrow down. Where you retire effects both the retiree and other family members. Location plays a large part in quality of life, financial security and quality and frequency of family visits. Forbes.com contains a helpful article called Real Estate: 10 Retirement Options with tips to help those approaching retirement choose location wisely. The excellent quality of life here at SML parallels much of the article’s advice.
Smith Mountain Lake offers low cost living. SML is situated in Virginia counties with low taxes and minimal financial demands compared to larger towns and cities. Residents are not subject to road tolls, high food or entertainment prices or parking fees in most cases. In fact, it’s very simple to live on a lean budget in our community.
Smith Mountain Lake has extensive social opportunities. Though we pride ourselves on our small-town, friendly atmosphere, we have the social and organizational opportunities to rival much larger towns. From golf tournaments to charities to artistic groups, political organizations, social clubs and sports teams we have it all. The Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce is a good place to start if you’re looking for a way to get plugged in to the community, benefit local charities and make lasting friendships.
Smith Mountain Lake offers temporary accomodations. Undecided and looking for a place to “try”? Smith Mountain Lake is known for excellent rental homes and townhomes where a retiree can easily land for a while without committing to a mortgage. Stay for a few months or rent long-term.
Smith Mountain Lake offers a destination your family will love to visit. Talk to many SML retirees and they’ll tell you their lake property is the summer vacation choice for family members. Not only do you get a home here, but a recreational lake, gorgeous views and plenty of space to spread out for annual family gatherings.