Why Building A Custom Home On Lake Anna is the Best Decision You’ll Ever Make

A beautiful sunset over Lake Anna, Virginia


Lake Anna State Park used to be called “Gold Hill” because of the local Goodwin Gold Mine. Although there is no longer a gold rush to bring new residents to Lake Anna, there are still plenty of reasons to relocate to this valuable piece of paradise. If you are interested in a new home, consider building a custom Mitchell Homes’ waterfront or water view house at Lake Anna. It will be the best decision you’ll ever make.

Luring In The Big Fish

Anglers from all over the country come to Lake Anna to fish in one of the most well stocked lakes on the east coast. Lake Anna contains over thirty species of fish, including largemouth and striped bass, catfish, white and yellow perch, crappie, and bluegill. It is a premier recreational destination for fishermen and offers opportunities for every level of angler.

Lake Anna also hosts local and regional fishing tournaments and consistently ranks in the top three places in Virginia for the largest number of largemouth bass. With easy access from Interstate 95, fishers frequently flock to Lake Anna from nearby cities like Richmond, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg and Washington, D.C. on the weekends.

Boating & Other Water Sports

A sunset over the marina with a boathouse and dock in the center. Water sports are a prevalent pastime in the Lake Anna community. Numerous centrally located marinas offer slips available to rent on a monthly or yearly basis, making Lake Anna a popular family spot for jet skiing, tubing, wakeboarding, and many other water sports.

Are you looking for a new hobby to fill your days? Sailing and canoeing on Lake Anna are both enjoyable and popular pastimes for local residents. When you build at Lake Anna, your family can experience fun-filled summers for years to come.

Enjoying The Great Outdoors

An overview of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the fall, with a winding road.

Want more off-water activities? Several golf courses are in close proximity to Lake Anna that offer avid golfers a place to unwind and play on well-maintained courses.

And if wining and dining is more your style, dozens of vineyards are only a quick drive away. Plus downtown Fredericksburg gives Lake Anna an array of top-reviewed restaurants within an hour’s drive.

 If you are interested in making a full day of it, Skyline Drive is a short distance away. This scenic drive gives nature enthusiasts plenty to see, especially with its reputation for memorable fall foliage.

Lake Anna State Park

The entrance sign of Lake Anna State Park in Virginia‘Even closer to home, the Lake Anna area provides residents with acres of stunning scenery and wildlife. Take a drive through Lake Anna State Park and experience extensive woodlands, or appreciate the peaceful backdrop for a relaxing picnic. The park has eleven trails that provide more than fifteen miles of paths for multiple uses. Hiking, biking, and horseback riding are all available to visitors of Lake Anna State Park.

In warm weather, Lake Anna State Park’s beach area keeps visitors coming back. Concession stand refreshments and the public area’s bathhouse make the beach an inviting destination for residents and visitors alike. The park is a popular spot in summer for visitors fleeing from nearby sweltering urban areas, but with miles of beach available nearby, it maintains that small-town watering hole feel.

Building vs. Buying

Building a custom home instead of buying in the Lake Anna area can ensure that you get everything you want in a new home. By customizing a house to suit your needs instead of trying to find that elusive already-built “dream house”, you’ll save yourself a lot of time money! While waterfront lots of Lake Anna are $150-250K on average, depending on size and location, waterfront homes can sell for more than $1 million.

As one of Virginia’s largest and cleanest freshwater lakes, Lake Anna is a pristine and beautiful place to raise a family. Get the ultimate in lakefront living and build your new dream home on Lake Anna with the help of Mitchell Homes.