528 Long Reach Drive Salem, SC 29676
Welcome to one of the most gentle lakefront homesites in Keowee Key. Originally built as a passive solar home, this custom home has enjoyed a wonderful renovation. The addition of a Sunroom with vaulted wood ceilings and a wall of glass is the most significant change as well as the new, covered dock and extensive main level deck and the terrace level covered and open patio along with extensive landscaping. New exterior windows and doors installed (with the exception of one small triangular window in the kitchen) are in place, new stainless appliances, hardwood floors, and the wonderful addition of the Sunroom that spans the lakeside of the house and showcases the expansive views of Lake Keowee. Cathedral wood ceiling and the walls of windows add so much beauty to this home. The back yard is a gentle walk to the existing covered dock. The Master bedroom and bath are on one side of the home and a guest bedroom is on the opposite side with its one bath. There are a powder room and laundry as well. The terrace level is bright and airy and features the 3rd bedroom and a full bath. This space is large and open and features a corner fireplace that does not obstruct any of your views. Your outdoor living experience is the covered porch and expansive patio. This is where the family has entertained approximately 60 family members. The family has 2 car garage and easy driveway. The 583+- sq. ft. addition was completed by Corey Arnold of Arnold Builders. The kitchen range is propane; two mini-split systems are less than 2 years old an operate off of one condenser, the driveway has been redone, an irrigation system added, enhanced drainage under their ownership, a powder room added and a 3rd full bath. Their renovations were approximately $260,000and they have enjoyed all of them immensely! There are two new HVAC systems as well as two new mini-split systems off of one compressor and a new heat pump and air handler (approximately 2 years old). The yard is a garden leading to Lake Keowee. The information provided is deemed to be correct. Please verify.
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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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