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I e-mailed Jim the details of several of the properties, and we both became so excited by all the possibilities that we decided to take our first trip to Dover, TN right away!
So yesterday I took the day off work and we made our very first trip to Dover, Tennessee… Stewart County… the Lake Barkley & Kentucky Lake area. (We wanted it to be a weekday, when the local offices would be open so we could actually talk to people about the area.
All I can say is… WOW!
We had so much fun just riding around. And while Dover is a really small town (it’s also the county seat), it’s fairly quaint and clean and quiet.
At least that’s how it seemed to us — our first impression.
We only managed to visit a handful of the properties from our list.
It takes a fair bit of time to find your way around. Plus, many of the country roads are not marked. So when you don’t know your way around, you end up doing more “exploring” than actual “property viewing”.
It was still fun though.
Pictures of some of the properties…
This was the Eagle’s Rest development on Lake Barkley. It was so close to the Kentucky line, that the majority of lots in this subdivision were actually in Kentucky. (We wanted to stay in Tennessee.)
While we were actually looking for land to build on… we couldn’t resist having a look inside this adorable little house on the lake! We called the realtor, and she met us out there to show us around. This waterfront home was on Kentucky Lake in the Leatherwood Resort – Dover, TN.
Suffice it to say, we’re definitely going back this weekend!
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