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Geist Waterfront Home Boat Tours Beginning May 1, 2013

The Andrew Neal Group, Geist Luxury Waterfront Experts, are excited to announce that we will be providing Geist Waterfront Home Boat Tours Beginning May 1, 2013.    We have been boating on Geist  for over 10 years and believe before purchasing a home on Geist, you should see it from the water!

Call The Andrew Neal Group at 317-371-8133 or email [email protected] to reserve a tour!


See All Geist Lakefront Homes For Sale- http://homes.dealwithneal.com/i/9583/Geist_Waterfront_Homes



Which Neighborhood Should I Buy a Home in if I want to live on or near Geist Reservoir?

As a Geist and Fishers expert Realtor and an avid boater on Geist,  I have many people ask the question-Which Neighborhood Should I Buy a


Home in if I want to live on or near Geist Reservoir?   Typically I begin by asking their needs and what type of lifestyle do they want to live.   Here is a quick chart of the neighborhoods  pros/cons-



Masthead-  The original Geist Reservoir neighborhood.  Older, some homes on market may need updating, but lots are very mature many in the woods, you can get a home starting in the 200’s to the upper millions!   There are many streets since it borders a significant portion of Geist.



Windjammer- across the street from water but very nice size yards and a quaint well laid out neighborhood with custom homes from 300k and up.

Sail Place- newer updated maintanence free ranches many with deeded docks and several on the water.  If you do not want to take care of your yard and are retired and this is a second home then this is a great option.

Anchorage- Beautiful well manicured yards, high HOA, gated, beautiful waterfront lots, and many homes have deeded dock.  Top rated Fishers schools!

Breakwater- Beautiful million dollar plus gated community with beautiful large lots

Bridgewater-  If you ask me this is the best location on Geist.  Many homes on the water, walk to Scotty’s Lakehouse(great burgers), Bella Vita, Great waterfront dining, the marina, and homes off water many have Docks. Top Rated HSE(Fishers) schools!

Cambridge- Beautiful neighborhood slightly newer then Masthead, rolling hills, waterviews, two coves right in neighborhood making for a lot of waterviews, HSE schools, a lot of homes for sale at all times, 20 homes currently!

Admirals Bay, Sound, Cove, Pointe- Huge neighborhoods bordering Geist,  you can get more for your money in these neighborhoods since the school system is Lawrence Twp.  There is a good private school nearby.

Feather Cove- another Lawrence Twp School neighborhood bordering Geist, very nice homes several on water!


Whatever your budget/needs you have many options in the Geist Area. Call me to help you navigate to the right neighborhood and I will help you find the perfect home for a great price.  Considering selling your home in Geist?  Call me to discuss our different options on how we can save you thousands and get you the highest price for your home.   Andrew Neal, Re/Max, 317-371-8133


Buying a Home on Geist Reservoir

Buying a home on Geist Reservoir is an exciting event in a families life.    Geist Reservoir is within 30 minutes of downtown Indianapolis, but it feels worlds away in the summertime with a vacation like atmosphere.  Many of the homes on the lake are like having your own personal resort!    Home sales on the lake have increased significantly in the past few months.  I have several clients looking on the lake and I was just looking today and 4 of the homes we had looked at just sold!    This is the first time in years that you can get on the water in the 600’s and sometimes in the 500’s on a custom home with a dock! Combine that with low interest rates some buyers getting under 4% and that is a wonderful opportunity to buy your dream home on the lake!   If you are looking for newer large homes from 700k-several million look in Cambridge.  The homes are very nice and many on the water have pools.  Looking for a gate community on the water?   Check out Admirals Bay and Breakwater.   Want to walk to shopping, Bella Vita, marina, and still live on Water?  Go to Bridgewater!  Want an mature lot with huge trees check out the original Geist neighborhood Masthead.   You can live on coves currently for in the 600’s and main body for as low as mid 700’s. I just looked at a beautiful home in Masthead with one the best views in Indiana of mainbody Geist!   Call me if you are considering buying a home on Geist Reservoir at 317-371-8133 or you can email me at [email protected]!



Should I Live in Carmel, Zionsville, Geist, or Fishers Indiana?

Should I Live in Carmel, Zionsville, Northside Indy, or Geist?

This is a question many of my clients ask me when they begin their search on the Northside Immediate Suburbs of Downtown(all within 30 minutes of downtown).

I grew up in Zionsville, went to Private school on Northside of Indy(Brebeuf),  have worked in Carmel and Castleton for 7 years and have lived in East Fishers  in my adult life so I have lived all over the Northside!    My clients who relocate here typically look in Carmel, then Geist and Zionsville.   Zionsville is typically the most expensive, then Carmel and Geist.   Carmel has the #1 ranked school system.   The high school is very large.  My clients who want private schools live in Meridian Kessler/Hills and send their kids to Park Tudor, Cathedral, Brebeuf, or Chatard.    There are plenty of options for what you are looking for.  If you are looking at homes over 350k first look at Carmel then expand to Zionsville, Geist, and Northside Indy from there I recommend starting in Carmel then going to Zionsville, and possibly Geist.  Homes under 350k I highly recommend looking at Fishers too, ,which has been ranked the #1 town in America, #1 safest town in America, etc.(if you google it you will see all of it).   Carmel is where most the clients start to get a feel for the area. If you want more rolling hills and woods with a small quaint feel, Zionsville is a great option too.  If you want to be near the lake, Geist is the best option. I have a boat on Geist and love it that’s why I choose to live in that area.   All three areas are family friendly with good schools.   Half of Geist is Indy schools which are not as highly ranked, but the other half is Fishers Schools.   The best part of relocating to the Northside of Indy is you are going to get so much for your money then most places in the country!   All the areas I mentioned are within 30 miles of downtown Indy!   Here’s some link to school info…..


Carmel Schools-   http://dealwithneal.com/carmel-in-schools/

Fishers Schools-   http://dealwithneal.com/fishers-in-schools/

Zionsville Schools-  http://dealwithneal.com/zionsville-in-schools-2/

Geist Schools-    http://dealwithneal.com/geist-lawrence-schools/


Call me at 317-371-8133 or email me at [email protected] and I would be happy to speak to you about  the different areas as I specialize in these areas and know the best places to live for different lifestyles! 

Geist Waterfront Home Deals

As a Geist Waterfront Real Estate Expert I like to report on what is going on the lake with what is available, selling, and the best deals on the water!   In a few months we will be putting our boat in the water and home boat tours will begin for 2012.   This year is going to be a great year for buying a home on Geist Reservoir!    Low interest rates, improving market conditions, and the fact that many of the Geist homes have come down by 100’s of thousands of dollars throughout the housing correction!  There are many opportunities to buy a great home on the water and you can get a really good deal now!   Here are my favorite Geist Waterfront deals currently…..

Best Geist Waterfront Homes Available

1)12634 Shorevista in Admirals Bay-  6293 sqft for $749,000 short sale!  This home used to be priced at 1.1 million and sits on a near 500k lot with one of the best mainbody views on the lake!  http://homes.dealwithneal.com/idx/9583/details.php?idxID=178&listingID=21108479

2)12213 Bridgewater Rd. in Bridgewater- 4668sqft custom home on cove in the fabolous Bridgewater neighborhood in Geist,  $599,900!   Wow that is a good deal, I showed this home when it was 750k.    Jump on this deal quick!  http://homes.dealwithneal.com/idx/9583/details.php?idxID=178&listingID=21152822

3)12998 ROCKY POINTE RD in Cambridge-$799,900- 5557sqft, great cove in a fun neighborhood(see my blog on Cambridge!)http://homes.dealwithneal.com/idx/9583/details.php?idxID=178&listingID=21142665

4)8801 Spinnaker Ct.- 1.59 million!-  Gourgeous Mainbody View, main floor master, awesome pool, I am showing this to one of my clients coming in from out of town, and I think they will love this one!  This is a rare great home!http://homes.dealwithneal.com/idx/9583/details.php?idxID=178&listingID=21151492


See All Geist Waterfront Homes For Sale-  http://homes.dealwithneal.com/i/9583/Geist_Waterfront_Homes

See All Geist Homes Sold in 2011- http://dealwithneal.com/2011/11/waterfront-homes-sold-on-geist-reservoir-in-2011/

Make sure to DealwithNeal in Geist with all your waterfront Real Estate needs! 317-513-7695 or contact us next to this post!



Geist Fireworks Blast on the Bridge July 4th, 2011

Want a great way to spend the Fourth of July?  Come out to Geist Reservoir for the fourth annual Blast on the Bridge.  Fireworks begin at about 10 and the festivities begin around 6 p.m. off the Fall Creek Bridge over Geist Reservoir.  Remember to bring chairs and beer will be served on the bridge.(no coolers)     A boat parade will happen before the event along with other great activites.  Last year my wife, 2 year old son, and I went and parked at Holy Spirit of Geist, and walked out to our boat in the marina and enjoyed watching the fireworks.    You can watch from boat, BellaVita, Eddy’s, and the Bridge.  Happy 4th of July to everyone!

 To See All Geist Waterfront Homes for sale-  http://www.dealwithneal.idxco.com/i/9583/Geist_Waterfront_Homes

Your Geist Waterfront Realtors- The Andrew Neal Group, Call to see homes by water 317-814-5541

Geist Boating Season has Arrived


Boating Season has officially arrived.  As I sit here enjoying April 80 degree weather and clear skies, I thought it would be good to speak about one my favorite reasons for living in East Fishers/Geist Area.   Last night, I was with my family enjoying a nice dinner at Bella Vita on one of their expansive decks overlooking the marina and Geist Reservoir.   Today we went for a walk on the docks, and saw many people already out boating on the water and several more boats already parked at their docks.  Although it is still early in the season, I like to put my ski boat in the water in April.   After a long winter, a nice cruise on the water or a nice dinner overlooking the lake makes living in Fishers/Geist one of the greatest places to live.

Click Below to See All Geist Waterfront Homes For Sale and Geist Homes with Deeded Boat Docks


Living in Geist

     Geist Reservoir is a Reservoir man made out of Fall Creek in Northeast Indianapolis and Southeast Fishers, Indiana. The area is home to many Indiana local celebrities, politicians, and professional athletes.  As a East Fishers Resident myself, I enjoy all Geist Reservoir has to offer.  There is a marina and a waterfront Restaurant named Bella Vita.   The public marina has boat slip rentals that run from approximately $1200-$2500 a season.  Since I do not live directly on the lake, I have leased a slip here for over three years and enjoy it very much.  I typically put my boat in April and take it out in the end of October every year.   On the lake you can enjoy skiing, wakeboarding, fishing, and just taking a casual boat ride around the lake.  Bella Vita serves Italian/Seafood American food and is very good.  There are several other bars and restaurants in the marina area including Puccinis and Eddy’s as well.  For non boaters there are many walking trails and other attractions such as rolling hills and wooded areas to be enjoyed by all.


Click on Link to See All Waterfront Geist Homes Available-http://www.dealwithneal.idxco.com/i/9583/Geist_Waterfront_Homes

Geist Reservoir offers many different opportunities in Real Estate.  There are many waterfront Geist Homes on the market.  The most expensive currently available is slightly under 11,000 sq ft for over 5.5 million.   The lowest priced home on the lake is priced around $320,000 and it is in the Intracoastal of Geist section.  There are also several condominium options ranging from $235,000 in Shorewalk to approximately $600,000 in Marina Village.  There are still several lots available to build the home of your dreams as well.  Homes on the main body of the lake tend to be more expensive and homes on the coves are less.  Several of my client’s prefer the coves for they are quieter during the boating season due to the coves being “no wake zones”.  The views on mainbody are hard to beat and with Real Estate prices being reduced significantly in the current buyer’s market there are many options to choose from.   If you are looking to live near the lake but not on it there are many less expensive options as well with some have deeded boat docks.

I am an expert Geist Realtor and I would be personally happy to show you homes anytime or answer any questions you have about the area.  We sell many homes in the area and represent many buyers in purchasing homes as well.  My group and I are available anytime at 317-513-7695 or you can email us at [email protected] In the warmer months we give boat tours of the lake as well for our Real Estate clients.   If you currently own a home you can also call me anytime at 317-513-7695, and I would be happy to give you an approximate value of your home.