5 Fair Wind Drive Salem, SC 29676
Warm and inviting home located on the desirable north side of Keowee Key. Conveniently located close to the North Marina, outdoor salt water pool, and waterfront walking trail. Nestled in the woods, this home is the ultimate private setting. The main level is highlighted by a vaulted great room with a fireplace which flows seamlessly to the chef's kitchen featuring Granite counters, designer back splash, a commanding center island and upgraded GE appliances. Leading out from the kitchen is a fantastic three-season porch with new flooring and a vaulted ceiling with sky lights. This is the perfect spot to have your morning coffee or favorite evening beverage while enjoying the natural and private surroundings. From the foyer, there is also a lovely dining room and a generous sized office/den. Gleaming hardwood floors are found throughout the first level. Completing the main floor is the laundry room and the elegant master suite with dual vanities, a walk-in shower and tub. On the upper level, there is a is a cozy loft featuring built-in bookcases and a window seat offering the perfect multi-purpose room for today's living. A guest bedroom plus full bath with a spacious walk-in closet completes this upper level. The owners have made many improvements to the lower level by finishing part of the full, walk-out basement with a recreation room, large guest bedroom and full bath. There is plenty of storage space. This home won't last long!
Community - Salem
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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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