We’re honored to have served the Council Grove area community for 30 years!!

Lakeside Properties was established by Gary L. Catlin in 1987 and has operated since that time with the same Broker/Owner. Specializing in residential, lake/cabin, commercial and agriculture property transactions, our professionals have assisted with countless transactions in the Flint Hills region and beyond offering a tremendous amount of local real estate knowledge.

Now a member of the Manhattan Association of REALTORS©, we join a network of 257 REALTORS© with clients looking to buy in the Flint Hills region. As the Manhattan, KS metropolitan area continues to grow, we find it increasingly important to help build the bridge between Manhattan and our Council Grove community. Many families relocating to the Manhattan area for university employment, military orders, National Bio and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF)-related work and other employment obligations, are beginning
to call neighboring communities home at an increasing rate. It’s clear a small commute is becoming less of a deterrent when the trade-off is lower housing costs, cheaper cost of living, great schools and a strong sense of community. We want to ensure Council Grove is presented as a viable option for those seeking such opportunities.


With the beauty of the Flint Hills, the desire to make Council Grove home, or home away from home, is a common trait shared by many. Presenting an opportunity unlike any other in our state, the Council Grove City Lake has become a destination retreat with the opportunity to live within 100 feet of the shoreline. Swimming, boating, fishing, and many other nautical activities are just steps away, it truly is a Kansas jewel.

Not unlike the uniqueness of the lake, that of the real estate is distinct in itself. As the city of Council Grove owns the lake and the land while leasing it to home owners, property transactions call for the experience and expertise of seasoned veterans. We are the only agency in Council Grove with professionals assisting in buying and selling lake property for more than 10 years and we’ve been doing it for 30! Call upon the experience you can trust!

We now have an in-house sUAS pilot enabling us to market properties with aerial photography and videography. Check out our Lakeside Properties YouTube channel to see how this technology can be used to showcase your home/property!