Lake & Cliffs Communities
Whether you want to live the resort lifestyle year-round or just want to escape for the weekend, let Prudential C. Dan Joyner Co., REALTORS help you find your mountain or lake retreat. The Upstate area is perfectly located just minutes away from some of the most beautiful lakes and picturesque mountains as well as nationally-known resort golf communities such as The Cliffs at Glassy or The Cliffs at Keowee Falls.
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The Cliffs CommunitiesThe Cliffs at Keowee Falls
Keowee Falls will feature outstanding recreational and wellness amenities, including The Cliffs’ second Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Miles of walking trails, private parks, picnic areas and marina facilities allow residents enjoy the outdoors to the fullest.
The Cliffs at Keowee Springs will pair vibrant natural beauty and healthy living with cultural sophistication and a genuine sense of community. Featuring a series of nature trails and spaces that make it easier to get away or get together, The Springs will be a place where residents live in harmony with the natural lake environment. The 18-hole Tom Fazio design is the second Fazio course at The Cliffs and is expected to provide generously shaped fairways and greens with spacious landing areas. The limited number of Springs homesites available will feature spectacular lake and mountain views while sharing their wooded expanse with a renown Cliffs Lodge, a full-service marina and a beach club.
The Cliffs at Keowee Vinyards
The Cliffs at Keowee Vinyards is surrounded by two of the most pristine lakes in the Carolinas, Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee, and boaters enjoy a full-service marina providing convenient access to both. Rated seventh among the country’s top ten new private courses by Golf Digest, The Vineyards course is another everyday luxury to enjoy as a member of The Cliffs. With half of its holes weaving along Lake Keowee’s shoreline, this Tom Fazio masterpiece places you at the center of one of nature’s most spectacular settings.
The Cliffs at Glassy
As the South's most prestigious mountaintop address, The Cliffs at Glassy is the pinnacle of luxury living for anyone who is passionate about mountain recreation and championship golf. Bent grass tees, fairways, and greens lay before you like a velvet carpet. With dazzling mountain views from fifteen of its eighteen holes and 75-mile views from every direction, it's no wonder that Golf Digest ranked this course the "Fourth Most Beautiful in the Nation." This inspired community is situated atop a 3,000-foot plateau on the side of Glassy Mountain in northern Greenville County, South Carolina. Developed according to a brilliant master plan, the 3,500-acre community blends residential development, golf holes and natural areas. Home sites from one to three acres intertwine with abundant natural wildlife and breathtaking views of the valley below.
The Cliffs Valley
Nestled in a valley at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Cliffs Valley offers an ideal lifestyle - a mountain retreat with a direct route to the city, just 25 minutes from Greenville, SC, and 15 minutes from Hendersonville, NC. The Cliffs Valley is more than an example of a great golf community. It is nature at its best. Lush fairways wind along the valley floor, bordered by thousands of acres of forests protected by The Nature Conservancy and the Poinsett Reservoir.
The Parkland-style golf course at Cliffs Valley debuted among the nation's "Best New Courses" in Golf Digest. Designed by Ben Wright, the course today is home to the Nationwide Tour's BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs.
The Cliffs at Mountain Park
The Cliffs at Mountain Park is the newest in The Cliffs’ world-renowned family of seven exquisite, private master-planned communities. Featuring the best in golf course living, The Cliffs at Mountain Park will blend championship golf course living, including a limited number of homesites in the Gary Player Estates, state-of-the-art wellness amenities, and unsurpassed natural beauty into an incredible experience for the families who will call this private mountain community home. Spanning 5,000 acres and encircled by thousands of acres of protected forestland, Mountain Park is defined by the picturesque atmosphere of outdoor trails, organic gardens, and a charming European-inspired Village.
Upstate LakesLake Keowee
Lake Keowee is the sister lake of Lake Jocassee. The lake is part of the Keowee-Toxaway project finished in 1973 by Duke Energy Corporation. At 18,500 acres, Lake Keowee is more than twice the size of Lake Jocassee. Another major difference between Keowee and Jocassee is the amount of development on the shoreline. There are many lakefront subdivisions located on this lake, and plenty more are being sold. The lake has a scenic mountain view with many beautiful homes on its shore. The water is clear but not as clear as the water in Lake Jocassee. Scuba diving is also possible at this lake, but the water depths are not as deep as in Lake Jocassee. There are about a dozen boat ramps, two marinas, four parks, and one bait & tackle store located on the lake.
Nestled in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, alongside South Carolina's 18,000 acre Lake Keowee, is one of the premier residential communities in the Southeast, Keowee Key. Almost 1,000 feet above sea level, this area is blessed with a temperate climate: long spring and fall seasons, mild winters and moderate summers. Keowee Key is designed for the physically active with golf, tennis, fitness center and boating within the community and numerous hiking trails and over 250 waterfalls throughout the area. Keowee Key is convenient to both Anderson and Greenville and within a two-hour drive to Atlanta and Charlotte.Lake Hartwell
One of the Southeast's largest lakes and most popular public recreation lakes, Lake Hartwell's nearly 56,000 acres of water provide many recreation opportunities. There are numerous natural sand beaches along the 962-mile shoreline in addition to campgrounds, recreation areas and boat access areas. Hartwell borders Georgia and South Carolina on the Savannah, Tugaloo, and Seneca Rivers.
Lake Jocassee is located in the upstate of South Carolina in a pristine mountain environment. Lake Jocassee has crystal clear water and huge depths. It is a perfect lake for boating, skiing, fishing, and any other water activities you can imagine. Around the lake, there is very little development and most of the surrounding land is untouched by man.
Other Upstate Lakes
Other popular Upstate lakes include: Lake Blalock, Bowen, Edwin Johnson and Cooley in Spartanburg County; Lakes Cunningham and Robinson near Greer; Saluda Lake, Matthews Creek and Oak Grove in Greenville County; Lake Whelchel in Cherokee County; and Lake Oolenoy at Table Rock State Park in Pickens County.