There are few places in the world that rival the beauty and exclusivity of Lake Jocassee. Located in the Jocassee Gorges, this pristine lakefront setting provides spectacular views, crystal clear water, and endless outdoor activity. To date, there are still only 50+/- homes on the entire shoreline of Lake Jocassee. Much like 187 Fisher Knob, many of these homes have never been sold as they have been family owned for generations. Perfectly situated on a generous 1.72 acre property, with room for a second/guest home, 187 Fisher Knob is a beautiful and comfortable retreat surrounded by approximately 450' of pristine shoreline. The views from all the living areas, spacious deck and cozy screened porch are simply breathtaking. The two story windows in the living room frame those vistas and allow natural light in throughout the day. The living space is open, comfortable, and just the right size for a cozy weekend getaway or a large family gathering. The kitchen is beautifully updated with granite countertops and stainless appliances. The home is well built but the engineering didn't stop there. The owners have installed a tram system that allows you to get from the parking area to the home without going up or down a step. There's a main floor master suite for convenience as well. The same tram will also take you right down the lakefront deck and covered dock...no more carrying heavy bags and coolers up and down steps! In addition to the master suite, there are multiple other sleeping areas including 2 other guest suites, bunk beds and a 3rd floor loft accessed by wooden spiral staircase. The wood ceilings and stone fireplace are the perfect rustic accents to the hardwood trees, Oconee Bell and mountain laurel that surround the exterior. Simply stated, there's no way to not be relaxed when you arrive and stay here. There are multiple access points for a potential second home on this property and possible second dock if buyer wanted to subdivide the property. This property can also be rented short term should you want to generate income and have personal use.
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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