31 Blowing Fresh Drive Salem, SC 29676
Welcome home to this sprawling ranch set on a scenic .76 acre double lot in the Northside of Keowee Key, the premier gated community on Lake Keowee. The foyer leads to the airy front room with a cathedral ceiling and sliding patio doors. Across the hall is a dining room with a bay window and doorway leading to the newly renovated kitchen. The kitchen has granite countertops, easy close cabinetry, a gas range, a food pantry, and plenty of counter space with bar seating. The open-concept flow from the kitchen to the family room with the cozy wood-burning stone fireplace is great for entertaining guests. The other end of the kitchen leads to the hallway bar service area and half bath. A private office is located at the end of the hall and is surrounded by a wall of windows making for great natural light. The office has sliding glass doors that lead to a side porch for socializing and taking in the natural beauty of your private sanctuary. At the opposite end of the home are two bedrooms with a full bathroom. The owner's suite has a double sink, closet, and a separate shower area. Sliding glass doors open to the patio area to enjoy your morning cup of coffee. Keowee life has an array of amenities including 18 hole-championship golf course, state of the art fitness center with an indoor Olympic size heated pool, two outdoor saltwater pools, lakefront leisure trail, walking trails, tennis, pickleball, the club for fine dining, two marinas, boat rental availability, shuffleboard, sand beach, and on and on. Only 2 hours from Atlanta, 1 hour from Greenville, and 1 1/2 hrs. from Asheville. Houses are selling quickly so plan your trip soon!
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Salem is a small town located along Scenic Highway 11 in Oconee County, South Carolina. With a total radius of 0.8 square miles, Salem lies in between Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee. Salem was originally established as a lumber town but is now known for its gorgeous golf courses and luxurious residential neighborhoods.
Real Estate in Salem
Oconee County is often a top choice for retirees and members of the senior population because of the low real estate costs and laid-back lifestyle. With the third lowest property taxes in South Carolina, Oconee County offers a high quality of life perfect for residents of all ages. If you are looking for a mountain-lake cottage with miles of pristine lake views or a luxurious home with a golf course setting, look no further than Salem, SC.
Lifestyle and Attractions
The Oconee lifestyle offers lake living, charming downtowns, outdoor experiences, main street shopping, endless waterfalls, and a full calendar of community festivals and events. Known as the “golden corner” of the state, Oconee ounty boasts a beautiful backdrop of the blue ridge mountains. Lake Keowee, Lake Jocassee, and Lake Hartwell provide tens of thousands of acres of adventure for visitors and residents.
The many museums throughout the county highlight different aspects of Salem’s history including the Museum of the Cherokee of South Carolina and the Lunney House.
Enjoy dozens of markets and festivals offered year-round. Weekly farmers markets, music festivals, holiday celebrations, and parades fill the calendar and ensure that residents and visitors feel plugged-in and connected to the community.
Nearby Schools and Higher Education
Salem’s close proximity to Clemson University, Southern Wesleyan University, and the Oconee campus of Tri County Technical College offer residents the opportunity to attend year-round sporting events, participate in continuing education classes, and engage in cultural experiences.
The School District of Oconee County encompasses 29 schools. Comprised of public, private, charter, and christian schools, the district has a total of over 10,000 students.
The name Keowee comes from Cherokee word meaning ‘Place of the Mulberries’. During the American Revolution, the Cherokee lost favor with their former British allies resulting in the Cherokee War between the Cherokees and the South Carolina militia. The war ended with the Cherokees pursuing peace by giving up nearly all their land in South Carolina. Many Cherokee artifacts can be found in the local museums throughout Oconee County.
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