509 Merganser Way Salem, SC 29676
Exceptional waterfront value. Nestled amongst the trees, enjoy serene privacy and easy waterfront access to Lake Keowee. This craftsman home of approximately 4,200 sqft, 5 bedrooms and many updates featuring an open floor plan, unique 3 bedroom suites on the main level (1 currently used as an office), large dining area, great room/kitchen area that flows onto the new Zuri rear deck that spans the rear of the home. Enjoy lake views from every room in the house while cozying up in front of one of the two fireplaces, located in both the upper and lower-level great rooms. Eastward facing for optimum morning sun overlooking the long lake view, provides a great setting for your morning coffee or dining on the deck equipped with retractable covered awning. 3 bedroom suites on main, 1 bedroom suite and another large bedroom on lower provide ample sleeping areas. The lower level features a large entertainment room, bar and excellent storage for lake toys with easy access from the lake. The large unfinished storage room is plumbed for an additional bath if desired. Additional storage and or conversion to a wine room is available. Take an easy stroll to the lake where you will find a deep water dock with lift, power/water, and great views. The rear landscape of the home provides great views to the lake, a cozy firepit and recently placed synthetic turf for easy maintenance and ground cover under the hardwood tree canopy. Among the updates: the master bath with beautiful granite vanities and shower, new carpet in bedrooms, new flooring in the lower level, lower-level bath, entire rear deck (Zuri), gutters, Bosch dishwasher. Rare gem in the Cliffs on the water at this price point!
Listing Brokerage NameJustin Winter Sotheby's Intl.
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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