Mike and Renae live outside of Minneapolis, MN, with their three boys, Bradley, Ethan and Ben. The family has enjoyed vacationing along the picturesque shores of the Brainerd Lakes region in central Minnesota for several years. Now, as the boys are getting older, Mike and Renae feel it's time to purchase their own home in the area to help ensure their quality time with the kids will continue. With a budget of $199,000, they're not sure if they'll be able to get everything on their wish list, so they've hired local real estate agent to aid with the search.
Jordan and Nick will be getting married soon and are on the hunt for their first home. They have been visiting the lakes of the central Minnesota region since they were children, and with Nick stationed in the area, they think a lake home will make for a perfect permanent home. With plenty of outdoor activities, the area offers the opportunity to find a fun getaway home with a chance to get in touch with nature. A local real estate agent will help these soon-to-be newlyweds search for their first home under $229,000.
Rick has been visiting the Irish Hills region of Michigan since he was 10 years old and his wife, Laurie, has been coming along since they started dating. With its rolling hills and crystal waters, the area's sentimental value is irreplaceable, so Rick and Laurie are ready to continue their family's legacy on the lake by purchasing a lakefront home. With their three children busy with school and work, they are hoping to find a house that draws everyone together again, but they aren't telling the kids until they find their dream home. A local real estate agent will help this couple surprise their children with a family vacation spot, all for under $300,000.
Meghan and Jeremy lead a busy life with their triplets in Ashburn, Virginia. Jeremy's job requires him to travel often, so they would like to find a lakefront vacation home where they can make the most of their time together. While researching lake homes, Meghan stumbled upon Treasure Lake, Pennsylvania, and after they visited and saw the area's amenities, Meghan and Jeremy were sold. With two lakes to choose from, Treasure Lake is the perfect place for families, and this family of five is on the hunt for a waterfront home in this quaint, wooded community for under $375,000.
Chris and Jim are from Palos Heights, Illinois, and both grew up spending time on the water. Since having their three daughters, they've brought them to the lake every summer, hoping to provide them with the same kinds of memories they had as kids. While they originally spent summers on Paw Paw Lake in Michigan, they soon discovered nearby Koontz Lake in Indiana and fell in love. With the help of real estate agent, they hope to find the perfect vacation home for under $399,000.
Dana and Tyler are from the suburbs of Chicago and have three kids. They love getting out on the water, but with their busy schedules, finding time to just be a family can be difficult. Tyler grew up in Wisconsin and is familiar with Castle Rock Lake, which is a good midway point between their permanent home and their friends and family. With the help of a local real estate agent, they hope to find the perfect lakefront vacation home for under $350,000.
Mike and Penny are from Gaithersburg, Maryland, and they love getting away. After Mike discovered Deep Creek Lake a few years earlier while skiing with friends, he decided this would be a great place to take Penny. After visiting, they both fell in love with the year-round attractions that the area offers. Since recently purchasing a boat, now seems like a great time to invest in a lakefront property. With the help of real estate agent they hope to find the perfect vacation home for under $300,000.
Nathan and Anna live near Fort Wayne, IN, and have two daughters. With Nathan's hectic schedule working in the medical profession, the family decided that purchasing a lakefront house would allow them time to get away, relax and make memories with the kids. With their recent purchase of a boat as a catalyst to start looking for a getaway on the water, they are most familiar with Adams Lake but are open to other lakes in the area. With the help of a local real estate agent, they hope to find the perfect vacation home for under $325,000.
Dana and Joey are from Chapel Hill, Tennessee, and they enjoy spending time with their family out on the water. Joey loved growing up on Tims Ford Lake and wants to share that same experience with their three children. The couple hopes that moving the family closer to the lake will provide them with more quality time together, so they're hunting for the perfect permanent lakefront home.
Alex and Brennan are Chicago city dwellers on the hunt for an escape from the hustle and bustle of their busy lives. Even though their primary residence is near Lake Michigan, they want a place on the lake that feels more like the country, where they both grew up. After checking out various locations, they discovered the quaint town of South Haven, Michigan. They fell in love with the place and hope to find the perfect lakefront vacation home for under $300,000.
Pam and Rick live in Mount Airy, Maryland, with their two children. After years of visiting Pam's family in central New York, they discovered the nearby Finger Lakes region and fell in love. They are sold on Seneca Lake's wineries, waterfalls and picturesque farmland and are ready to commit to the area by purchasing a lakefront vacation home. A local real estate agent will help this family of four settle into the sloping hills of Seneca Lake, all for under $250,000.
Desmond and Khristy currently live in Missouri City, Texas, with their two kids, Kennedy and Kortlandt. They love being close to the water but wish they had a lake right in their backyard. With all of the great lakefront communities sprouting up in the area, they think now is the perfect time to make their move, so they're looking for a new waterfront home for under $375,000.
Rick, Christina and their son, Devon, currently live in San Diego, California. They love all that the area has to offer, but they miss their family and the nature of New York state. After five years away, they are ready to move back to the East Coast and find a home on Owasco Lake. Big in recreation but small in size, Owasco provides a close community feel with access to all that the Finger Lakes region has to offer. This family is ready to reconnect with their roots and purchase a lakefront family home for under $300,000.