Thursday, August 22, 2013
Lake Arrowhead (Georgia)
covering about 540 acres (2.2 km2) and reaching depths of up to 80 feet (24 m).
In addition to the actual lake, "Lake Arrowhead" also refers to the lake's surrounding, gated community.
The community's property was bought in the 1960's and established in the early 1970's as a remote mountain retreat, but now finds itself at the edge of metro Atlanta's exurban expansion. The small valley Lake Arrowhead sits in and the surrounding community was originally known by local residents as "Lost Town," which was initially settled in the 1840's. Many descendants of the first pioneers still live nearby in the Waleska area.
The private, Lake Arrowhead community consists of two lakes, Lake Arrowhead and Lake Chickasaw, has two security gates, an 18-hole golf course, a clubhouse, boat rentals, a marina, nature trails, a chapel, a community swimming pool, tennis courts and two volunteer fire departments. Additionally, the community includes condominium homes, some of which are located on the golf course, and a small, historic cemetery, which consists mostly of graves from the Puckett family, early Lost Town settlers.
Currently, Lake Arrowhead is in the process of further expansion by building another 18-hole golf course, adding another fire department, building a lake pavilion, new clubhouse, restaurant, and also adding a new community area, which includes a new pool, a skate park and an amphitheatre.
Local, elementary-aged school (kindergarten to 6th grade) children go to R.M. Moore Elementary School in Waleska, while school children from 7th grade to 8th grade go to Teasley Middle School in Canton, Georgia. All high-schoolers (9th to 12th grade) are assigned to Cherokee High School, which is also in Canton. Reinhardt University, a private liberal arts university established in 1883, is located in Waleska.
Cherokee County, Georgia