20 Quartermaster Drive Salem, SC 29676
This beautiful 3-bedroom home is perfect for any needs you may have. It is exceptional for entertaining with plenty of space for parking. The circular drive has additional side parking, which was added by the current owner. The home is located in Keowee Key, a Gated Country Club on Lake Keowee. It is a peaceful neighborhood that is perfectly situated to be close to many of the nearby cities. It is only a 2-hour drive to Atlanta, 2.5 hours to Charlotte, 1.5 hours from Asheville, and less than 30 minutes from Clemson University! You won't have to leave the neighborhood to have a good time however, Keowee Key also hosts an 18-hole golf course, a state-of-the-art fitness center with indoor pool, walking trails, two marinas, boat/boat slip rentals, 2 restaurants, a dog park, tennis courts, pickle ball, and tons of other activities to promote a fun and healthy community. As for the house itself, it is spacious with tons of natural light. The large living room has a fireplace with room for plenty of furniture and connects with many of the other rooms in the house. There is a sunroom full of windows that provide a seasonal view of the lake, which can also be seen from the screened porch and the deck. The dining room and breakfast area flank the kitchen, providing ample seating. In addition, on the main level there is a master suite with a walk-in closet and a master bath. There are 2 other bedrooms that share a bath with a steam shower. The basement level of the house can be reached by going down the finished staircase and opens into an extremely spacious 24 x 45 unfinished room that can be used for any purpose you can think of. The remainder of the floor is home to the 2-car garage. Being near Lake Keowee, having the ability to go outside and enjoy nature is a must for a home. The screen porch and gives you an insect-free way to enjoy the outdoors. It is perfect for meals and is an excellent spot to kick back and relax. The deck also allows you to experience the great outdoors from the comfort of your own home. It is situated right beside the sunroom and is large enough for outdoor furniture and plenty of people. The current owners have invested over $50,000 in improving the home. They added the circular drive, retaining walls, drainage solutions, painted the kitchen cabinets, replaced the wood flooring, and removed the popcorn ceilings . The basement walls were reinforced by RamJack, so there is no worry of any settling or shifting. Overall, the home has a little bit of everything. It is in a beautiful neighborhood with a bounty of amenities, it gets tons of natural light, and it has plenty of room to entertain guests. The screened porch and deck provide a comfortable interaction with the outdoors, and the home has space for all types of furniture and decoration. The kitchen and dining room are located to compliment each other and provide ample seating. Don’t just read about this beautiful home though, come and see it for yourself!
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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