Real Estate News, Georgia

Harbor Club on Lake Oconee Real Estate Sales Jump 9% in 2018

Harbor Club on Lake Oconee Southern Living Inspired Home
Published on January 25, 2019

With the year-end numbers all tallied, Harbor Club Properties has announced a 9% increase in real estate sales compared to 2017, according to  the Lake Country Board of Realtors. Harbor Club reports that $28.8 million in home, homesite, cottage and townhome properties were sold last year compared to $26.53 million in 2017. Additionally, the community has approved over 40 new construction builds by existing property owners, builders and Harbor Club’s own in-house Patriot Builders.

Harbor Club on Lake Oconee also welcomed 45 new families to the community in 2018, and added 49 new club members. Harbor Club continues to be the only major community on Lake Oconee to offer residents a social membership option. Additionally, they have a variety of non-resident and corporate golf membership programs.

The $28.8 million in sales in 2018 was comprised of 70 transactions, about half of which (46%) were driven by Harbor Club Properties, a partnership between Harbor Club and the Atlanta-based sales and marketing specialists, Ansley Developer Services, led by Director of Real Estate Sales Kathy Phillips. The other half resulted from an engaged realtor community at Lake Oconee.

“We’re very fortunate to enjoy the support of the area real estate professionals who recommend Harbor Club to their clients looking for a home at the lake,” says Phillips. ”It’s a testament to the long-term commitment of the community to expanding and enhancing its amenity base, and to providing a diverse collection of residential and membership offerings.”

Harbor Club enjoyed a milestone year in 2018 in other respects, building on its second year as a handpicked Southern Living Inspired Community by the magazine’s editors, whose criteria for the recognition includes “neighborhoods marked by charm, taste and Southern spirit that embody a distinctive pride of place.”

At the beginning of the year, Harbor Club continued to offer tours of its stunning Southern Living Inspired Home, a 3,380-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-bath plan called The Woodmere that blended a modern décor with southern farmhouse rustic character. The home ultimately was purchased later in the year, but a second Southern Living Inspired Home is under construction and will begin offering tours in late spring.

The past year also saw Harbor Club earning national accolades, including:

  • The “Best Georgia Community of the Year - Bliss Award,” from The Real Estate Scorecard.
  • Harbor Club’s engaging lakefront golf course continues to be regarded as the “#4 Golf Course You Can Play” in Georgia by both the GOLF Magazine and Golfweek Magazine golf raters panel.
  • And Harbor Club is finishing up construction of a six-court pickleball center located at the community’s new amenity campus called The Grove, plus a second dry-stack boat storage building at their award-winning marina facility, The Boathouse.
  • Harbor Club continues to be involved in more than 40 local charities/organizations including The Rotary, The Elks, Putnam and Greene County Chambers of Commerce, area hospitals, Circle of Love and Lake Oconee Academy. The community was named Business Partner of The Year for the Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club.

In the year ahead Harbor Club will continue to expand the breadth of its home building products with a wide range of size and price points. Homes as small as 2,100 square feet to over 4,000 square feet will be priced from the 300’s to 800’s, providing new home options to a variety of consumer needs.

For information on real estate and club membership opportunities at Harbor Club call 706-453-7855 or visit

About Harbor Club. Harbor Club is a family-owned, 1,000-acre golf and lake community located an hour east of Atlanta and framed by nine miles of pristine shoreline along Georgia's Lake Oconee. Harbor Club ownership continues to invest in the neighborhood and its future by recently devoting millions towards capital enhancements, including an expansive fitness, recreation and special event campus called The Grove, a sparkling new marina amenity, renovated clubhouse and the award-winning golf course. Additional amenities at Harbor Club include an expansive Swim & Tennis Center and a 15,000 sq. ft. clubhouse with golf shop, and dining room. Harbor Club has partnered with Atlanta-based Ansley Developer Services to form Harbor Club Properties, an onsite sales and marketing team. 706-453-7855 or