15 Rip Tide Court Salem, SC 29676
Homes like this don't come on the market very often. If you've been waiting for magical views of Lake Keowee from your back deck or to be able to stroll down to the lake which is steps away from your backyard this is the one! The setting is gorgeous with complete privacy on 1.14 acres. This warm and comfortable contemporary home is inviting as it offers the perfect balance of casual lake living and fun. On the main level, the massive great room is open to the dining room which is accented by a fireplace, abundant windows and a soaring 24' cathedral ceiling. The well-appointed kitchen is highlighted by a center island, lots of counter space and cabinets, stainless steel appliances, built-in desk area and a breakfast room with beautiful windows to admire the amazing sunrise and sunsets over the lake. The outdoor deck space provides the perfect place for family and friends to gather and enjoy the serene setting. A spacious master suite has a lovely master bath and a large walk-in closet. Completing the main level is a private guest bedroom with a full bath. The upper level presents a fantastic open loft which has flex space for an office or workout area and two additional guest bedrooms with a full bath offering comfort and privacy. There is also a craft/hobby room and lots of storage. Low- maintenance yard with a water pond. Located on the desirable north side of Keowee Key that cannot be beat- only steps away to the lake, pool, marina and waterfront walking trail. The roof was replaced in 2016 with new skylights in 2019. The HVAC was just replaced in 2018. Energy efficient home. Lot 78, adjacent to the property is owned by the seller and for sale for $11,500 MLS # 20222525 if interested in even more privacy.
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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