Welcome to Lake Keowee

ABOUT LAKE KEOWEE

Just imagine for a moment what it would be like to find yourself waking up in the morning, stepping outside on your deck as you savor that first sip of coffee, and greeting your sleepy eyes is the sight of fresh morning mist dancing on top of one of the most pristine bodies of water you’ve ever seen, surrounded by incredible views of the Blue Ridge mountains and miles of nature’s majesty all around. No traffic, no distractions, no stress…. just you and nature’s finest enjoying the delightful company of one another

LAKE KEOWEE, A GATEAY TO PARADISE

Pristine Mountains, Rolling Hills, Clear Waters, fresh air, amazing weather conditions, all of this, and so much more is hidden away here.  Looking to retire?  Look no further, Lake Keowee is the “crowned jewel”.  Hidden away within the Blue Ridge Mountains  lies Lake Keowee Reserve, this lake is said to be the largest “east of the Mississippi “.  Luxury Homes Lake Keowee are quietly being scooped up,  by ones seeking a quieter lifestyle, a place filled with serenity, and beautiful majestic views in all directions.  Wildlife, nature, fishing, boating, swimming, cycling, hiking all abound in this place that seems like something right out of a fairytale. 

Looking for Real Estate that has everything “outdoors” and amenities of modern life?   Lake Keowee Real Estate is unlike any other place.  Unforgettable, this place pulls you in giving you not only the beautiful and bountiful outdoors of nature, but options of additional “member benefits” including but not limited to Golfing on the spectacular 18-hole Championship Jack Nicklaus Golf Course. Are you a novice golfer just looking for Golfing without 18-holes? How about trying out The Tom Fazio 9-hole Golf Course along the Lakeside? Either decision, will leave you relaxed, and feeling like golfing, doesn’t get any better than this! Grocery shopping is conveniently located right within Lake Keowee Village. No need to drive long distances, everything is available to you right where you live and play.

Looking for amusements, attractions, things to do? Lake Keowee is a buzz of options! Owning your Luxury Home at Lake Keowee, or purchasing Vacation Lake Keowee Real Estate puts you in the heart of  adventures, and amenities like no other. Enjoy your days filled with Music Festivals, or the Apple Festival, located in Seneca or how about a day at the JB “Red” Owens Complex for Big League baseball.  Or how about just taking up “biking” and cycle your way through the vast and beautifully serene!

Enjoy winter months, filled with activities like fishing,  or short drives to places Like Sugar Mountain, for some skiing, just a couple of hours  drive away in Banner Elk. Enjoy a drive to Beech Mountain, or go sight-seeing and hiking at Blowing Rock.  The climate in winter is mild here in Lake Keowee, because of the majestic surround of the mountains, this place seems to maintain, great weather temperatures year round.  Hurricanes aren’t on the list here, extreme cold isn’t either. Have the best of the best without the worries of “extreme southern temperatures”.  Lake Keowee has the climate to please even the most finicky. 

THE AREA

Tucked away in the northwest corner of South Carolina is the state’s “Golden Corner” – a recreational and quality of life paradise that is unparalleled and no longer a well-kept secret. It could very well be the place you just imagined. Conveniently located between Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC, the area is easily accessible via Interstate 85, US Hwy 123, and SC Scenic Highway 11. The beauty of Lake Keowee extends over 26 miles in length and encompasses over 18,500 acres within 300 miles of shoreline. In some areas of the lake, the depth is well over 150 feet. Its emerald water is crystal clear, and the quality is considered the best in South Carolina, and among in the best in the US. Several varieties of bass and other fish species thrive in the lake’s pristine waters, and lure fishermen from all over the world to come to Lake Keowee to enjoy their sport. Lake Keowee borders two counties in South Carolina: Oconee County and Pickens County. Many residents enjoy visiting the historic Ram Cat Alley in Seneca, known for its eclectic and unique shops and restaurants, and the “city center” of Lake Keowee in Oconee County. Seneca has enjoyed its national distinction and recognition as one of the best retirement areas in the country. Clemson University, home of the Clemson Tigers, is nearby in Pickens County and offers nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate educational programs, cultural events and NCAA collegiate sports. There are numerous other interesting small towns and villages with quaint names and friendly folks nearby, including historic Pendleton, Pickens, Walhalla, Westminster, Tamassee, and Mountain Rest, and the beautiful towns of Highlands and Cashiers in North Carolina. The nearby cities of Greenville, SC and Asheville, NC offer a variety of options for even more great restaurants, culture and shopping. The 70,000 Oconee County residents and their 110,000 neighbors in Pickens County all agree: you will be amazed at all there is to do and see so close to Lake Keowee!

REAL ESTATE

Real estate developments on Lake Keowee cater to all demographic audiences. From elegant waterfront enclaves with gated entrances, mountain views, and designer golf courses to quiet waterfront communities filled with the simple sights and sounds of nature alone, there is a real diversity of property choices. Most of the developments on the lake are low population density by design, and complement Lake Keowee’s many natural amenity areas and State Parks.

CLIMATE

The Golden Corner enjoys four distinct seasons, which add to the natural appeal of the many lakes, rivers, streams, waterfalls and mountains in the area. The warmest month of the year is July, where daytime temperatures range from the mid 80’s to mid 90’s. Winters are generally mild, with the coldest month of January averaging daytime temperatures between 35-50°F.

MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE

Created in 1971 by Duke Power Company, Lake Keowee is used as a power source for the Keowee, Jocassee and Bad Creek Hydroelectric Stations, and is a cooling source for the Oconee Nuclear Station. The cities of Greenville and Seneca, SC receive their primary water supply from Lake Keowee.     

OUR NEIGHBOR TO THE NORTH: LAKE JOCASSE

One can hardly talk about Lake Keowee without mentioning the spectacular Jocassee Gorges Wilderness and awesome Lake Jocassee. Although its 75 mile shoreline is smaller than Lake Keowee, the 7,500 acre lake is the deepest lake in South Carolina, with depths in some parts reaching over 400 feet. Full pond elevation in Lake Jocassee is 1,100 feet. The water that flows into Lake Jocassee comes from Appalachian streams in the mountains; that same water flows through Jocassee into Lake Keowee, which is why our water is so pure. Lake Jocassee is surrounded by over 40,000 acres of protected area known as the Jocassee Gorges Wilderness. This property is owned by the SC Department of Natural Resources, and is home only to an abundance of wildlife and plant species. With only a small section of privately owned and developed land on Lake Jocassee, this lake is a one-of- a-kind paradise…… right in our own backyard.

COME FOR A VISIT

There’s one thing you must know before you visit Lake Keowee: those who visit once usually end up stayingfor a lifetime. You won’t understand until you experience it yourself, but we promise that you won’t want to leave once you get here. We will be happy to assist you with any arrangements for a visit – cottage or home rental, boat rentals, or perhaps a round of golf at one of our several designer golf courses!  

For information about real estate properties on Lake Keowee, contact the area’s finest real estate team: luxurylakeliving@kw.com