Around Smith Mountain Lake
The SML community has scheduled events planned throughout the year including the Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival, a craft beer and cider festival called Brews and Tunes, and the Fall Chili and Craft Festival.
Bridgewater Plaza, one of the most popular meeting spots on the lake, is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment including karaoke, arcade, and mini golf. Westlake Towne Center is also comprised of many local shops and eateries. Crossing Halesford Bridge will bring you to Downtown Moneta, a beautiful development that’s home to many local shops and restaurants.
About the Lake
While the area itself is relatively new in terms of development, the relaxed atmosphere has an air of familiarity that makes you feel right at home. While there are a few franchised businesses throughout the area, Smith Mountain Lake is comprised mostly of local businesses. Traffic is simple and leisurely, the people are friendly and welcoming, and the view is always spectacular.
Smith Mountain Lake covers three counties: Franklin, Bedford, and Pittsylvania. The SML communities within these counties are Moneta, Hardy, Wirtz, Penhook, Union Hall, Huddleston, and Glade Hill. All of these counties touch the water, but depending upon your desired lifestyle, one or so may appeal to you more than others. Our agents are experienced in lakefront property and will be able to explain what each of these counties have to offer so that you can make the best decision for you and your family.