116 E Blue Heron Drive Salem, SC 29676
This newly remodeled, open concept Marina Villa condo in amenity rich Keowee Key will WOW your buyers! MOVE IN READY! Perfect for entertaining family and friends. Gorgeous high end design features throughout - All new bamboo hardwood flooring, custom new kitchen, smooth ceilings, light fixtures and bathrooms! Light and bright kitchen with white cabinetry, large island, granite counter tops, tile back splash, and all new stainless steel appliances opens to breakfast area The large living area with stone front fireplace is open to the kitchen and breakfast area. So much natural light to enjoy. A completely new half bath was added in the renovation. Spacious Master bedroom with two closets. The Master bathroom includes a double sink vanity, open shelving for linen storage, walk in closet, large walk in shower and an armoire for more storage! Glass shower enclosure installed on Oct. 16th.Guests will enjoy the secondary bedroom with a private bathroom which includes a custom vanity. Enjoy the seasonal lake views from the sunroom or covered deck. An unfinished basement of approx 328 sq ft is accessible from an outside, separate entrance. Great area for extra storage, a workroom and lake/pool toys! Two assigned, numbered spaces per unit. Plenty of guest parking spaces as well. Marina Villas provides easy access to community boat slips (when available per POA), kayak and canoe storage, covered picnic area with restrooms, grills, horseshoes, cornhole, walking trails and two Omni articial grass tennis courts. Keowee Key is a full amenity gated Lake Keowee community featuring a brand new 18-hole golf course, a new Clubhouse, state-of-the-art fitness center featuring an indoor, heated pool. There are two waterfronts, private marinas that residents of Keowee Key also enjoy. Lighted lakefront walking trail, pavilions, and private sandy beaches, dog park, tennis and pickleball courts, Bistro, Pro-shop, driving range, boat rental facilities, etc. Located within walking distance of tennis courts, marina, & beach. The annual Keowee Key POA fees for 2020 are $4,291 for unlimited use of all these wonderful amenities. Marina Villas has a quarterly regime fee as do almost all condominiums and that fee is $700 a quarter or $2,800 annually plus two payments of $225 to a total of $3,250. There is a one-time fee paid by the buyers at closing in the amount of $2,879 to Keowee Key POA and $1,500 to Marina Villas for the capital accounts. Details (www.marinavillaassociation.org)
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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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