The Coves: A Community Inspired by Nature
The Coves is a private, exclusive community that expresses its environmental friendliness in significant yet practical ways. This is a place for people who are excited about--and committed to--living in harmony with the area’s natural beauty. That’s how the development was conceived, how we treat community resources, and how our Owner’s Association and residents' club encourage homeowners to treat the design, construction, and maintenance of all of our homes and shared community assets.
The Coves is a Community that is Alive and Growing
Every day, The Coves is putting in to practice amenities, design principals and technology that support our core values. Alive today are:
The Coves Announces The Cabins at Smith Mountain Lake
Want an affordable and intament experience at The Coves. We are announcing The Cabins at The Coves. Learn more.
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“Our community and each home in it are designed to lure residents outdoors, to interact with the trails, the water and the common areas with their spectacular views. The lake is a gift in and of itself, but having direct access from your home to the water, large shared spaces, trails and stunning views of the mountains creates something very special.”
The Coves Featured in Smith Mountain Laker Magazine
The Coves was featured in the March - April issue of The Smith Mountain Laker magazine. Click here to read the article!
A Passion for Natural Design
The Coves Community has a passion for design emphasizing the natural qualities of the land and extending the concept of one’s home to include far more than the confines of a lot boundary. Our homes, shared spaces and trail amenities are also configured to consciously blur the distinction between “indoor” and “outdoor” living and to constantly encourage residents and guests to enjoy all that nature surrounding them has to offer. With Smith Mountain Lake being one of the finest freshwater lakes in the eastern United States, we also provide creative ways to constantly view, access, and enjoy the water.
The Coves affords current residents and future generations of homeowners with an attractive community and enjoyable lifestyle that encourages access to nature as well as its preservation. Through easements, land use covenants, and innovative preservation techniques, we strive to create a community that minimizes the impact of construction on the land, preserve significant natural and open spaces, and foster a sense of privacy.
We also endeavor to design and construct buildings that are both environmentally responsible and economically sensible, and promote adoption of current technology to facilitate comfortable, efficient, and secure enjoyment of one’s home and the shared spaces around it.
About the Developers
Optima Properties and CILP, developers and owners of The Coves, have a passion for designing and building communities that emphasize and preserve the natural qualities of the land. Our goal is to afford future generations with a community lifestyle that provides access to nature while helping to ensure its protection. Through careful master planning, land use covenants, and land preservation techniques, we strive to create communities that minimize the impact on the land and preserve significant natural and open space. The partners of Optima share over four decades of land and community development experience.