Orange Shoals is a nice community with a variety of homes ranging from 200's-500's. There is a great trail system, and all of the homes are required to have side or rear entry garages which help the curb appeal. There are several builders represented here, so the home quality tends to be inconsistent. Some of the lots are very steep and poorly graded, so you should be aware of this too. Many homes there have finished basements; however it is best to check that the work was done according to permit, and that the septic and HVAC systems are sized accordingly for any significant basement upgrades. Also, carefully review the covenants as even simple violations like leaving a trash can within sight, or not properly trimming the bushes, or stacking your lawn chairs incorrectly will result in a letter. Nonetheless, lately there seem to be homes in this community that violate the covenants regularly with no effective repercussions. Yes, this is great community, but home quality varies wildly, and you must like covenants.