CARVER BEACH – Chanhassen’s Lakeside Retreat. As a resident of Carver Beach you’ll enjoy its beauty and seclusion. Each time you turn the corner into the neighborhood you will feel like you’re entering an ‘up north’ woodsy retreat. The area has an immense amount of character and personality. Even though you’re only a mile or two from downtown Chanhassen and all its wonderful establishments, Carver Beach still feels like you’re a world away. The roads are winding and hilly, and there are thousands of trees. And what trees! Each fall the mature oaks and sugar maples produce a spectacular display of color.
HISTORY LESSON – Carver Beach 101. Warren & Arthur Smadbeck were known in the as”The Henry Fords of Real Estate” for their marketing scheme of making vacation land/homes possible for the average buyer. ” In the 1920’s Warren and Arthur started developing & marketing large estates ‘out in the sticks’ but near railway stations…Using newspaper subscriptions to sell land was a new concept and may have been the Smadbeck’s original idea. ” According to John Freemyer of the Carver County Survey Office, the purchase of the newspaper subscription gave you the option to buy a lot. “The Smadbecks targeted cities that had nearby lakes and recreational areas accessible by train.” John points out that being located nearby a lake was very desirable in the pre-air conditioning days. How about that for green-living….surround yourself with majestic woods on the shores of a lake and never turn on the air!
OUTDOOR LIVING. If you’re someone who loves the outdoors, Carver Beach is a wonderful place to live. Lotus Lake has two public beaches separated by a wooded lakeshore walking path. It’s a great place to go for a stroll, walk your dog, go canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing, ice-fishing, snow shoeing, x-country skiing, or even snowmobiling.