Enjoy privilege and privacy on beautiful secluded Lake Jocassee with this large 1.75 acre lot and home. Almost 300’ of shoreline nestled in your own cove will make your mountain lake get away dreams a reality! This undiscovered mountain lake only has 40 homes and is surrounded by over 50,000 protected acres of Jocassee Gorges State Park. This home boasts a beautiful view of Lake Jocassee and Lower Whitewater Falls from every window, including through the home as you pull in the driveway! The master on the main floor, two guest rooms and a bonus room downstairs offer you and your guests the vacation everyone loves. Walk out your door and enjoy Jocassse’s deep water at your own dock or untie the boat and explore the dozens of waterfalls cascading into the lake or go fishing, skiing, scuba diving- the choices are limitless on a lake named by National Geographic as #9 on the list of the last great places on Earth! Only 30 minutes from the resort towns of Cashiers and Highlands NC for shopping and dining. Such a large lot offers unparalleled privacy and room to create your wildest Mountain Lake fantasy. Want the best of both worlds? The owner has been using the home as a vacation rental for over a decade when he can’t be enjoying the house himself! Home can be sold fully furnished.
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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