Lake Marie (Lake Charles, LA)
Lake Marie (Lake Charles, LA) Real Estate News
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Subdivision with homes on the water! Lake Marie Estates in Lake Charles, LA
Derenda Grubb, GRI, ABR, CRS (CENTURY 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s)

If you are new to our area or do not know about this subdivision with homes on the water in the middle of Lake Charles, then you've missed out on a hidden gem, Lake Marie! Like Jean Lafitte's treasure, Lake Marie is a bit hidden.  Unlike the pirate's loot, it is easy to find! This, of course, is part of its appeal as neighbors enjoy far less traffic than most subdivisions, while enjoying the locational benefits.

As you can see by this aerial view, Lake Marie's convenient location would be fabulous without the prescense of a lake stocked with bass awaiting your supper-catch! McNeese State University, home of the McNeese State Cowboys is nearby as well as LaGrange High School and College Oaks Elementary.

Hospitals play a locational role for many of today's home buyer so put another notch in the plus category for Lake Marie Estates in Lake Charles.  Memorial Hospital and the surrounding medical complex makes getting to the doctor or hospital a breeze.  Of course, you can hop on I-210 in minutes to take to the roads to explore more of the beauty of Southwest Louisiana.

If you are looking for the protection that comes with a deed restricted subdivision, Lake Marie is just that. Short of Graywood, Lake Marie offers some of the most extensive restrictions I have read.

Not only is this a subdivision with homes on the water, each home has its own Waterfront site! As you drive through the subdivision, you will see true pride of ownership in the homes and the Fish from your wharf on Lake Marie!subdivision. As you talk to the members of the community, you learn what a true bond they develop with their neighbors and how much they enjoy their home beyond the bare necessities of a roof over their heads and shelter from the cold or heat.

The Lake Marie atmosphere brings back to mind the cares and concerns of one’s neighbor that ran through our towns and neighborhoods years ago.  A few of the major points about this subdivision on a Lake in the middle of Lake Charles.

  • Lake Marie is a rare retreat to which you can escape to find a relaxed life style, in a beautiful community of homes on the water at the end of each day. 
  • It is a deed restricted subdivision that protects your home values and and gives peace of mind and serenity, AND aview. 
  • The lake is stocked with bass! You can walk outside your door and go fishing at the end and/or the start of each day. Further, residents are very impressed with the quality of the Lake Water.
  • Just South of I-210, Lake Marie is convenient to Schools, Shopping, Hospitals, and major traffic arteries, yet peacefully secluded.
  • All of this, unbelievably affordable as evidenced by my listing on Illinois.

It is one thing to read what a real estate agent has to say, and it should be obvious that I'm impressed with Lake Marie.  Better yet, here is what the owner of my listing writes about the subdivision they are leaving as they have outgrown their home:

"Hopefully someone will have the house under contract in time to meet the neighbors at this year's block party on April 11th.  The neighborhood is full of warm, kind, and friendly families that have been here for many years  and look forward to welcoming a new family into the area.  We would love to introduce the new owner to everyone. We will really miss the friends we have made here. 

Lake Marie is the kind of place where everyone looks after everyone and offers a hand when they feel you might need one. And, we'll definitely miss the 'fish frys';  it is the best bass fishing around.

The party is held at the end of Lake Marie Court in the cul-de-sac.  The association provides the meat (this year is bar-b-que) and the members bring covered dishes and/or desserts.  It is a BYOB.  Sharon and Mike Bufford provide the games.  It is a lot of good, clean fun."

This is a bit larger map than I would generally insert, but necessary to showcase the convenient location!


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See all my listings and learn more about Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana at Derenda.com.

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Home on the Water in Lake Charles
Derenda Grubb, GRI, ABR, CRS (CENTURY 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s)
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Located in the quiet and seclusion of Lake Marie Estates, this is an incredible offering as it is near-impossible to find a home on the water for under $200,000!

This immaculate home is located in quiet, secluded Lake Marie Estates, the subject of my up-coming subdivision blog.

For now, suffice to say that this home on the water in Lake Chalres offers a fishing retreat (for bass) in your own backyard! 

The fish-fry ready large patio and wharf will give your family and friends hours of pleasure.

Inside, the open floor plan includes tall living room ceilings and large closets in every bedroom.

And, and the home has been updated throughout. 

Wood laminate/tile throughout.  The home offers lots of storage and a built in shop in garage area.  There's also a double attic - one above the carport area and one above the house. 

The neighborhood is as great as the views! Annually, the Homeowner's have a block party!  A time to celebrate the joy of owning a home on the water!

The Home Owner's Association fees are only $50 year and have already been paid for 2010.  A Home Warranty is included in the attractive asking price.

 This home offers a year-round vacation atmosphere in a terrific location.  Put it on your must-see list! For now, you can see more photos at Derenda.com and SWLAShowcase.com.

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