Real Estate Scorecard Announces 2014 Bliss Award Winner for Best Georgia Community of the Year – Sterling on the Lake

Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) February 07, 2014

Real Estate Scorecard was thrilled to have discovered picture perfect Sterling on the Lake located just north of Lake Lanier. This family oriented neighborhood is developed by Newland Communities, the largest private developer of planned residential and urban mixed-use communities in the United States from coast-to-coast. Rolling hills overlook three private lakes and The Village Green conjuring a deep desire to be outdoors. Arts and Crafts styled-homes frame out the community’s great lawn and open air pavilion. An impressive 8,000 square foot Lakeside Clubhouse with rich stone embellishments features two resort-style pools, a 27 seat movie theater, fitness center, entertainment area and cozy outdoor fire pit.

Annual social events at this friendly Lake Lanier neighborhood include a Harvest Air Balloon Festival, Summer Concerts Series, Fireworks Festival, Pumpkin Festival and pool parties. The community does an excellent job at keeping property owners informed about what’s happening on its dedicated Sterling Life website.

Property owners describe their Lake Lanier master-planned community as “friendly, safe with lots of community events for all age groups”. More comments include: “The trees make me smile. The clubhouse makes my kids smile. The pool is happy…the bridge and ducks make us happy. Seeing all the walkers and runners and families enjoying life. Our community is like living in our own private park.”

“Living here makes you feel like a part of a larger extended family. People wave at you while walking their dogs and they may not even know who you are.”

An 8 year resident affirms “We carefully chose Sterling on the Lake when it was in its early development stages because we believed in the vision – a stunningly beautiful setting with lakes and trails, gorgeous estate homes, community activities that would keep our growing family busy for years. We are situated close to everything we need. We have seen this vision come to life and not only meeting our expectations, but far exceeding the community we desired. The developers giving back into the community, reaching out to add a library at our front entrance, hiring the perfect property manager that has tirelessly taken care of our property as well as an activities director that continues to keep us busy. This is a team of good people making it so much fun to live here. We can’t believe 8 years have passed and we look forward to at least 8 more.”

Visitors can read 117 verified property owner reviews on Real Estate Scorecard’s website on the bottom of Sterling on the Lake’s Community Review page.

The new Sprout Springs Library is within walking distance and top rated schools are nearby. The River Place Campus of Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton opens in 2015. Braselton has been named Fastest Growing City in Georgia by Bloomberg, a city located about an hour north of Atlanta. Boaters who desire Lake Lanier access can launch and store their boat at Hideaway Bay Marina, a full service marina located 10 minutes away.

Real Estate Scorecard believes Sterling on the Lake delivers a big bang for the buck to families of all ages. New 3 bedroom 2.5 bath homes at Sterling on the Lake built by D.R. Horton Homes begin just under $ 200k. The average home price is around $ 300k. Sterling on the Lake is a fine example of the best master-planned communities to live in the low tax retirement state of Georgia.

About Real Estate Scorecard Bliss Awards™:

After visiting 241 master-planned communities in the Southeast, only 140 or 58% have made ‘the cut’ as of 2014 and are worthy of being included on Real Estate Scorecard’s ‘best list’.

Bliss Awards are presented annually to the best master-planned communities we find in Florida, Georgia, The Carolina’s and Tennessee. All 140 communities were given an equal opportunity to participate in the Happiest Community of the Year™ voting process. Through the Bliss Awards, readers learn about the friendliest neighborhoods, most relaxing places to live, communities with superior amenities and attributes that make them special.

Over 2,400 verified property owner reviews on Real Estate Scorecard’s website have been temporarily ‘unlocked’ – reviews they considered before determining their winners. The fourteen Bliss Awards™ are selected by category:

Happiest Community of the Year™

By State – in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee

By Lifestyle – Beach, Boating, Golf, Mountain, Lake, Tennis, and Equestrian

Best Community Spirit

This year, Real Estate Scorecard added a new category for Best Community Spirit after a newcomer made the competition tougher.

To see all fourteen 2014 Bliss Awards winners, visit

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