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Lake Chelan Communities: A to Z Guide


At Harris + Gasper, we know that owning real estate is a significant investment and can be a life-changing decision. Choosing the right location to buy is as important as investing in the right property! Over the next few months, we plan to walk you through some of Chelan’s best neighborhoods A-Z, including each area’s unique benefits and amenities! Here’s a closer look at the following communities in Chelan, Washington:

Chelan Hills

Chelan Hills is a neighborhood situated on the southern shore of Lake Chelan. This community is known for its rolling hills and impressive lake views. Owning a property in Chelan Hills comes with the added benefit of access to two community waterfront parks, a heated swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, boat moorage, and more! Besides, the community is surrounded by vineyards and wineries such as Succession, allowing homeowners to enjoy some of the finest wine tastings in the area. Overall, Chelan Hills offers a unique blend of privacy, luxury, and convenience.

Lake Chelan Shores

Nestled on the lake’s northeast shore, Lake Chelan Shores is a lushly landscaped condominium community boasting over 18 acres of land and close to 1,200 feet of waterfront access.Owning a property in this neighborhood comes with an abundance of amenities including five swimming pools, six tennis courts, a fitness center and a private dock with boat buoys. The well-manicured grounds are perfect for outdoor activities, including hiking and biking trails. There are also several nearby golf courses, the Echo Valley Ski Resort, and wineries to explore throughout the year! With stunning lake views, exclusive amenities, and a pristine location, Lake Chelan Shores is a great choice for those who enjoy an active lifestyle! 


The Lakeside neighborhood is located on the south shore of Lake Chelan and is known for its tranquil atmosphere and beautiful vistas. Owning a property in Lakeside offers homeowners access to a private beach, boat dock, and community pool. Several parks, beaches, locally owned shops, and eateries are within walking distance. Additionally, homeowners are within a short drive of hiking trails, vineyards, and golf courses such as Bear Mountain Ranch and the Lake Chelan Municipal


Manson is located on the north shore of Lake Chelan and is a small, close-knit community rapidly gaining popularity. Living in Manson grants homeowners lake access, opportunities for a yacht club membership, park access, and numerous restaurants and wineries all within walking distance! Manson also hosts several annual events, including the Manson Apple Blossom Festival and Lake Chelan Winterfest! Manson boasts a quieter atmosphere than surrounding areas, making it ideal for those seeking a more peaceful lifestyle.


Orondo is a rural community located in Douglas County and surrounded by orchards and vineyards! While it may be a bit more secluded, owning a property in Orondo offers quiet, serene living in a beautiful location. Here, homeowners have quick access to two major bodies of water, Lake Chelan and the Columbia River–great for water activities like boating and fishing! Orondo is perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a more tranquil lifestyle surrounded by nature.

Overall, Chelan is a beautiful location with various neighborhoods to choose from. Each area offers its own unique benefits, so homeowners can find a lifestyle that best suits their needs! Whether looking for lake access, restaurants, wineries, or outdoor activities, Harris + Gasper Real Estate can provide you with the perfect combination of privacy and luxury in the Lake Chelan Valley!