214 Shipmaster Drive Salem, SC 29676
A contemporary work of outstanding artistry, this 2.37 acre estate in the gated community of Keowee Key is a must see for the discerning buyer. Custom designed and meticulously maintained, enjoy one level living within this extra open floor plan. A home made for entertaining, the living, dining and kitchen seamlessly flow to suit any sized gathering. Adjacent to the living room is a multi-season sun room. Flooded with glass, this family room favorite is large enough to host both a pool tournament and watch the big game. The over-sized owners suite offers his and her clothing closets, dual vanity areas and individual water closets. French doors lead to the courtyard paver patio accented with brick knee walls and planters with an outdoor grilling station including a infrared Tec grill. On the opposite side of the home are two spacious guest rooms, two full baths, each offering a large walk in closet and loads of natural light. Multiple gardens and shaded seating areas adorn over two of privacy to sit, to hide or to dream. Specialty features include 4' overhangs with soffit lighting, a pondless waterfall, irrigation and landscape lighting, hardwoods installed 2017, multiple heating/cooling units new 2018, water heaters in 2019, major kitchen appliances new 2018, added garage storage system and so much more. Keowee Key is an affordable full amenity community. Originally designed by George Cobb, Keowee Key’s golf course recently ranked Golf Digest’s Top 10 courses of South Carolina. Keowee Key offers fourteen tennis courts, over forty fitness classes, multiple marinas and a Club award winning chef. Chosen as Best of the Best by Ideal Living Magazine for Best Lake Communities, Best Boating Communities and also as one of the Best College Town Communities. Come experience the affordable side of lake living.
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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