There are a number of lake communities at lower price points where lakefront houses are typically priced at $250,000 or less, and non-lakefronts can be found for less than $100,000. But there are some trade-offs at the lower end, compared to mid range lakes. Houses can be more densely packed on small lots. ‘Split’ lakefront is more common, where there’s a road between the house and the lake. In some cases, a ‘lakefront’ house may not actually be on the lake, but is a short walk from the lake and comes with a small lakefront access parcel. The least expensive houses tend to be quite small and may be seasonal, not winterized for year round use.
Affordable range lake communities in Sullivan County, NY
The above are the main lower priced lake communities in Sullivan County, but there are a number of others, mostly smaller lakes like Bodine, Montgomery, Indian as well as non-lakefront houses at Washington Lake.