North Carolina Destination Named The 'Most Popular' Lake Town In The State

By Sarah Tate

April 8, 2024

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Lake towns are often an underrated destination to spend a day surrounded by friends and family while soaking up the sun and enjoying both leisurely and adventurous activities, from lounging along the shores or fishing in the quiet of the surrounding nature to hopping into a boat for a ride along the water or showing off your skills wakeboarding.

FinanceBuzz searched around the country for some truly stunning locales near the water, compiling a list of the "most popular" lake town in each state. According to the site, the top choice for North Carolina is the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain town of Asheville.

Here's what the site had to say about the best lake town in the state:

"Asheville is a large city with several lakes, including Beaver Lake and Lake James. Aside from boating, fishing, and swimming, you can also spend time at the North Carolina Arboretum or tour the Biltmore Museum. There's the River Arts District that's hard to ignore and the historic architecture around every turn."

Check out the full list of the most popular lake towns around the country at You can also see our previous coverage to see which North Carolina spots were named among the best places to live in America.

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