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Only an hour’s drive up I-44 from Tulsa, Grand Lake offers 1,300 miles of winding, beautiful shoreline, private commercial marinas, great restaurants, and endless enjoyment on the pristine lake itself. Friendly people, traditional values, and a relaxed atmosphere are just a few reasons to explore Grand Lake real estate.
Grand Lake lends a wide array of recreational activities to enjoy life on or off the lake. From local festivals, community holiday parades and eateries to boating, swimming, sailing, or sunset watching, many retirees and families choose a lakefront home on Grand Lake that their whole family and friends can enjoy.
Grand Lake sits on the Grand (Neosho) River in northeastern Oklahoma, its reputation for uncrowded waters, excellent fishing and friendly community make it a lake lover's paradise. Grand Lake offers five fabulous state parks on its beautiful shoreline. Whether you’re looking for a lakefront, lake view or bluff front homes to retire, a weekend get-a-way outside the city, or a home in a great community to raise your family, you’ll find it all around Grand Lake!
Grand Lake real estate gives homeowners wonderful opportunities to make memories on the lake with family and friends along with exploring nearby historic charm. Take in the views from Sailboat and Honey Creek Bridges or enjoy a live musical at The Coleman Theatre in Miami, Oklahoma. Enjoy a peaceful day golfing on Monkey Island or speed things up at the drag boat races on Wolf Creek in Grove. For the holidays, your whole family can enjoy the Christmas Boat Parade from Duck Creek to the Dam.
Nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountain Range, Grand Lake—or “Lake O’ The Cherokees”—is a crown jewel of northeastern Oklahoma. It was created on the Grand River in 1940 with the completion of the Pensacola Dam, which is in the Book of World records for its multiple arches and large scale. The Grand River Dam Authority was commissioned to control and preserve the waters of the Grand River and its tributaries for a useful purpose. The rural rugged landscape of the area was transformed into Grand Lake and set the platform for the creation of a popular recreational destination. Today, Grand Lake, a haven for migrating waterfowl and wildlife and is ranked among the top lakes for bass fishing in the region, boast championship golf courses with spectacular views of the lake.
Many local schools, including Grove, Ketchum, Cleora/Afton and Jay provide a great environment for children to learn and grow. They offer well-rounded academic education for Kindergarten through 12th grade and include extracurricular opportunities for academic team competitions, drama, cross country, marching band, cheerleading, softball, baseball, basketball, football, soccer, and wrestling. Communities are strong supporters for their local schools, so you’ll often find them all at the football games on Friday nights in the fall.
From the annual Boat and Sport Show to Grove’s Fiddle Fest, there’s something for every family member’s recreational preferences in the communities around the lake. Lendonwood Gardens, Harbor Village, Grove’s Vintage Iron Motorcycle Museum, and its Brush and Palette Gallery—showcasing art since 1963—create perfect opportunities for family fun. The annual Pelican Festival, Fourth of July Community Watermelon and Fireworks show, monthly summer vintage car cruises, Chili Cook-offs, Outdoor Arts and Crafts Fairs, and Bluegrass Festivals are some of the area’s favorites. Living on Grand Lake puts a variety of family fun events at your fingertips. You’re sure to discover that life at Grand Lake is indeed just that—grand!
The Second Saturday event in Grove features an evening of shopping, art exhibits, and great food. Favorite Grand Lake eateries found in or around Grove include The Parrot and Chickanellas, or feast on a fantastic breakfast buffet at Grand Casino. On South Grand, dance outside under the stars at Sharky’s Bar or grab a bite at VIP Pizza, Ugly's, The Artichoke or Stuffins. And of course, Arrowhead and Cherokee Yacht Clubs offer not only great food, but shopping, marinas, and planned activities. Many of these locations are accessible by boat as well. One-of-a-kind finds at Grand Lake’s unique boutiques are enjoyable year round, particularly at Christmas. With names like The Dirt Road Diva, The Muddy Pearl, and Nuance Décor, Grove’s boutiques offer unique shopping for every taste.
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