Richland Pointe – Extraordinary Living on the Lake
By Tim Cotroneo
Too often choosing a new or second home involves compromise or giving something up. For new Richland Pointe homeowners on Reynolds Lake Oconee, it’s more a case of realizing, “I can have this, plus all that?”
The Richland Pointe development in Greensboro, Georgia gives new meaning to the real estate term “master plan.” It’s like the ultimate brainstorming session revealing the deepest and most far-reaching thoughts of what goes into a dream home. Described as a world apart but never far away, Richland Pointe offers a unique blend of solitude and outdoor connectedness.
How appealing, exclusive, and inclusive is Richland Pointe to the homeowner looking to elevate their lifestyle? At last count, residents from 48 out of our 50 states now call Richland Pointe and the Reynolds Lake Oconee community home. The 12,000-acres surrounding Richland Pointe offer boundless options for those seeking a fresh start with a new zip code of amenities at their fingertips.
Richland Pointe residences are designed to maximize water views. Home sites range from $75,000 for inland parcels to multi-acre lakefront properties priced at over $2 million.
Sitting on a peninsula, Richland Pointe’s 500-acres is the newest community within the outdoor paradise that is Reynolds Lake Oconee. Newcomers will discover their home site is embraced by the walkable Richland Pointe Village which includes an indoor/outdoor restaurant, a spectacular wellness and fitness center, two pools, and a spa with three treatment rooms.
Granted, not everyone is a golfer. But for those who do, or wish to learn, there may be no better place in the U.S. to live than Richland Pointe and Reynolds Lake Oconee.
The community includes championship golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Rees Jones, Jim Engh, and Bob Cupp. The property also features The Kingdom, one of the finest club building, club fitting, and instructional facilities.in the world.
No matter your dining taste, there is something for everyone at Richland Pointe. Within Reynolds Lake Oconee’s miles of shoreline, acreage, and walking trails are 11 distinctive restaurants. The settings of these restaurants are as unique as their menus.
Executive Chef, Zouhair Bellout, brings an international culinary background to the table while overseeing Reynolds vibrant collection of restaurants. For Bellout, there is nothing better than keeping his food choices updated, fresh, and telling the story behind the fare you’re savoring.
One of the bonuses of living at Richland Pointe is the access to the music and events that are scheduled throughout the year. During the past year, Sister Hazel, the Gin Blossoms, and the extremely popular Singer Songwriter series have wowed the Reynolds Lake Oconee membership faithful.
Events range from outdoor concerts on the 18th hole at the Great Waters Golf Course, to indoor or lakefront ensembles at the historic Sandy Creek Barn, to intimate gatherings at the rustic Rock House restaurant with its indoor and outdoor fireplaces.
Extraordinary Lake Pursuits
Lake Oconee, Richland Pointe’s signature drawing card, offers 400 miles of shoreline. Maximizing water views is the intention of nearly every window that’s installed at this community known as the next generation of lakefront living.
Canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, boating, fishing, and lakeview walking trails are daily rites of passage. Reynolds Lake Oconee showcases four marinas, dry slip storage, pontoon rentals, and sunset cruises as part of life on the water at Richland Pointe.
Wine lovers, bourbon lovers, and craft beer lovers will feel right at home at Richland Pointe. Sippers will find an extensive whiskey collection at the National Tavern, and a diverse wine list at of the Reynolds Lake Oconee restaurants.
Oliver Wilcher, the resident Director of Restaurant Services, is a bourbon expert extraordinaire. Reid Harris is the Reynolds’ in-house wine sommelier, and he’s passionate about discussing spirit offerings with anyone with a question or future suggestion. Not to be overlooked is one of the community’s hottest tickets of the year. The annual Rhythm & Brews Festival is held each October at the Sandy Creek Barn.
Extraordinary Education, Events, and Clubs
Many new Richland Pointe residents choose this destination for the sheer quiet of their surroundings. Others like the fact that there is so much to do for those looking to mingle, learn, or pursue a passion.
In 2021, members took advantage of the wealth of events, clubs, and activities held throughout the year. These options included meeting a NASA astronaut, a classic car show, photography club, the Reynolds chorus, and clay shooting instruction on the 44-acre Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds.
Life As It Ought to Be
If you’ve ever dreamt of life on the lake, your no compromising call should be to Richland Pointe. Located just 70 minutes east of the Atlanta International Airport and five minutes from a Ritz Carlton, Richland’s Platinum Club members enjoy a residential community where a state of serenity meets state-of-the-art.
During a tour of a Richland Pointe home site, a soon-to-be new resident put into words what dozens of new homeowners feel when deciding to call this lakefront community home sweet home. The home buyer looked out on the lake, turned to her realtor and said, “This is life as it ought to be.” https://www.reynoldslakeoconee.com/real-estate/recent-releases/richland-pointe-village