Branson is a beautiful city, and one of the reasons for that it is blessed with water. With Table Rock Lake on the west, the river running through the southern part of the city, and Lake Taneycomo beyond it, all of the advantages of trade, resources, and recreation are brought straight to the city. But while the entire city enjoys its access to the rivers and lakes surrounding and within it, to make the most of the location, you’ve got to live right on the shore.
Assuming the lakes and rivers are kept in good health (Branson’s are), waterfront property is beautiful all year-round, in all weather conditions, and at any time of day. Why pay to decorate your home with landscape paintings when you can have a view better than any painting surrounding your entire house?
Whether it’s cool night breezes rushing over a lake or the gentle sounds of a river flowing, water boasts some very powerful calming capabilities. Entire hours can be whiled away enjoy the views, letting your mind slip into a meditative state. Reducing stress levels this way is just one of the health benefits of waterfront property.
There are plenty of leisure activities available to lakefront livers that aren’t available to most people. Fishing is one of the most popular—especially if you want to capitalize on the relaxation advantage mentioned above—but taking the boat out for a leisurely cruise is also quite popular. Or, if you’re more of a thrill-seeker, why not get a jet ski? There’s tons of potential fun right in your yard if you’re living in a waterfront home, so it’s great for fostering an active lifestyle.
It’s not often you can find a place with few neighbors. While more and more Americans are choosing apartment living over home ownership, you can head in the other direction and get away from the hustle and bustle of urban or suburban life. Not all lake front properties offer this, but it’s common for there to be sizeable lengths separating these homes, allowing for more privacy and more room for your aquatic fun.
Compared to non-waterfront properties, lakefront properties are in short supply. After all, there’s only so much shore to go around. If built in a location safe from rising sea levels, the homes are more likely to retain or increase their value as population climbs. This makes lakefront properties an impressive investment.