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Living in Lake Gaston, VA

Anyone who loves nature and adventure is sure to fall in love with this charming region between Virginia and North Carolina. Popularly known as a place for water sports and fishing, Bracey, and as a community within Lake Gaston, is not only a great place for fun in and around the lake, but its people are eager to make you feel at home. 

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For Love of the Lake

The Bracey community is a small one, and almost every event and attraction take place around the lake. There are campgrounds, fishing tours, and water sports along the lake's long shoreline, including the famous Lake Gaston Americamps, which is a family-oriented camp open year-round. Here, kids and adults alike can enjoy the outdoors while participating in planned activities.

County clubs, resorts, and marinas offer more traditional activities and luxurious amenities for those who wish to enjoy Bracey in this manner, and golf fanatics love the lush playing fields with a view of the lake. There are two golf courses within Bracey, both offering more than 2,000 yards with nine holes. Boating, swimming, and even wake boarding are other fun activities that locals enjoy, when the weather permits. Live music performances in bars and pubs happen on weekends and feature local bands and artists.

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A Home Away From Home

Since Bracey is near the tourist-centric area of Lake Gaston, the number of visitors increase during vacation season and goes back to normal in off-peak months. Some of Lake Gaston real estate is found in secondary homes that are only used once or twice in a year since they serve mainly as vacation homes. Other homes near the lake can be rented daily and often come with amenities like pool tables, a play area, and WiFi. Many current residents occupy three- to four-bedroom houses built from the 1970s to 1990s.

With a small population, the Lake Gaston neighborhood is close-knit yet very friendly to tourists and new residents. There is no shortage of homes for sale in Bracey, and they range from two-bedroom to five-bedroom houses, some with a view of the lake. Anyone who prefers a quiet and scenic home base to settle down will immediately find this community an ideal place.


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  • Everyone can find something fun to do around the lake, including fishing, water sports, camping, and special events, like live music. Lake Gaston Americamps is a popular family-friendly destination, which features a pool, mini golf, a playground, and basketball/volleyball courts.
  • For those with a more refined palate, country clubs and resorts offer a variety of outdoor fun amenities, including golf courses, boating, water skiing, a private beach, and a clubhouse.


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