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Virginia’s ‘Lake Tahoe of the East’ Named Top Vacation Home Spot

Virginia may be known for its charming small towns, many wineries, and historic landmarks, but the Old Dominion is also home to spectacular lakes that draw vacationers from near and far. Case in point: Smith Mountain Lake in central Virginia was recently named one of the best destinations to invest in a second home, according to Evolve, ranking higher than other more prominent locations such as Pocono Lake in Pennsylvania and Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks.

Nicknamed the “Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains” and “Lake Tahoe of the East,” the human-made Smith Mountain Lake boasts 500 miles of scenic shoreline and two dozen islands. It spans 40 miles, making it the second-largest body of water in Virginia, with excellent recreational opportunities year-round. Read more…

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