Whether you want to live the resort lifestyle year-round or just want to escape for the weekend, let Berkshire Hathaway Home Services C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS help you find your lake retreat. The Upstate area is perfectly located just minutes away from some of the most beautiful lakes, as well as nationally-known resort golf communities.
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.
Neighborhoods and Resorts Located on Lake Keowee:
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.
The Reserve at Lake Keowee
The Reserve at Lake Keowee is an award-winning, 3,900-acre community nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridges Mountains along the shore of Lake Keowee. The residential community, developed by Greenwood Communities and Resorts in 2000, provides the best of mountain and lake living, and offers convenient access to nationally-recognized cities like Greenville, SC and Asheville, NC. In addition to the more than 1,400 acres of parks, trail and scenic sites, The Reserve has more than $100 million in completed family amenities, including the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, Village Center with Market and Post Office, The Orchard House clubhouse, and a 200-slip Marina. To learn more about the lifestyle enjoyed by more than 700 members, call 877-922-LAKE (5253), or visit www.ReserveAtLakeKeowee.com. Homesites at The Reserve start in the $100,000s; homes, under $500,000.
The 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
The Cliffs at Keowee Springs pairs 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 is 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 provides generously shaped fairways and greens with spacious landing areas. The limited homesites feature spectacular lake and mountain views while sharing their wooded expanse with a renowned Cliffs Lodge, a full-service marina and a beach club.
The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards
The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards 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.
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.