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Old 10-20-2014, 11:45 PM
 
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Currently live outside of Chicago and looking to move next year to a family friendly year round lake front home. We have had two lakefront homes in the past. Would like to stay out of southern most states. hubby does not like too much heat. Anyone have lakes they would suggest? Thank you in advance.
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Old 10-21-2014, 06:33 AM
 
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Check out the Nashville suburb of Hendersonville TN which sits on many miles of lakefront (Old Hickory Lake) and has some excellent public schools along with plenty of family activities.

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Old 10-21-2014, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Well the Twin Cities and Minnesota have hundreds and thousands of lakes, so your chances of finding an ideal lake home are probably amongst the highest in the country (especially for the price). In the City of Minneapolis alone you can live on any one of 7 city lakes (Harriet, Isles, Calhoun, Hiawatha, Cedar, Nakomis, Diamond) and be right in the city. There are countless others in the rest of the suburbs and St. Paul, and not all of them are ringed with million dollar homes. My personal favorites that I've always wanted to live on are Lake Harriet or Lake Minnetonka.

Other cities I can think of with multiple options may include Detroit, Madison, Ithaca, or maybe Ann Arbor. If you can afford it, Seattle would be another option. If you don't care about living in the city vs. rural areas, then the list is going to be incredibly long, but I personally would point you towards the North Woods states of MN, MI and WI, or the Northeast in VT, NH, NY, or ME.
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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If you want lakes, there are literally tens of thousands just north of you in the MN/WI/Upper MI northwoods.
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Old 10-21-2014, 11:05 AM
 
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Perhaps one of the cities/towns in the Finger Lakes region of NY. I'll throw Canandaigua out there due to its proximity to Rochester and its location on Canandaigua Lake: The Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to our beautiful community and region!

Lake Champlain on either the NY or VT side may work.
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:04 PM
 
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Thank you for your replies
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Old 10-21-2014, 11:01 PM
 
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Check out the Nashville suburb of Hendersonville TN which sits on many miles of lakefront (Old Hickory Lake) and has some excellent public schools along with plenty of family activities.

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Kyle- I think I really like this area. would you suggest any other cites around there as well? Hospitals close by?
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Old 10-22-2014, 05:51 AM
 
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Kyle- I think I really like this area. would you suggest any other cites around there as well? Hospitals close by?
If you're looking for actual lake-style living, not really except for the area down to the south around Priest Lake which is more rural and no where near as family-friendly in terms of schools and activities. In terms of hospitals there is a smaller community hospital in town but you'd be 30 minutes away from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, which is one of the top facilities in the country which includes an excellent children's hospital.

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Old 10-22-2014, 07:50 AM
 
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Greenwood Lake on the border of NJ & NY might be a possibility.
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Old 10-22-2014, 10:18 AM
 
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A couple more:
Skaneateles Area Chamber Of Commerce - Welcome to Skaneateles
Welcome to the Village of Skaneateles!
http://townofskaneateles.com

Cazenovia Chamber of Commerce
Village of Cazenovia
Town Of Cazenovia: Homepage: [Digital Towpath]

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