36 Blowing Fresh Drive Salem, SC 29676
SELLER IS A LICENSED SC REALTOR. Welcome to your private oasis in the lake front, amenity-rich community of Keowee Key. This premier 1.37-acre interior lot is truly a wooded wonderland. The long, private driveway leads to the charming house that sits near the back of the property, looking out toward a small creek that connects to the lake. The open concept main floor offers views from the great room to the dining area and well-equipped kitchen. The gorgeous hardwood floors flow throughout the main living area. The living room features a new ventless gas fireplace with flagstone and an updated kitchen with granite, new state-of-the-art appliances and lighting, gorgeous cabinetry. The main level master suite features a private full-bath and balcony, perfect for morning coffee or watching the stars. There are two additional bedrooms on the main level as well as a second full and a half bath. The laundry/mud room is conveniently located just off the two-car garage entry. The lower level features a huge fourth bedroom with a walk-in closet and full bath with a new vanity. There is a sitting area at the bottom of the stairs that leads out to a covered patio. The expansive recreation room is great space for gatherings or movie night. A stylish sliding barn door leads to a new finished game room. The current homeowners have made so many improvements that all you will have to do is move in and relax! The home features two new Lennox upgraded HVAC units with MERV filtration and iComfort thermostats. The updates do not stop there. On the exterior, the homeowners had the house and trim painted recently, added new gutters, a garage door and exterior motion light. For easy grilling, a gas line was added to the back porch. Besides the many electrical safety updates (too many to list), new lighting has been added to include above and under kitchen cabinets and a unique oscillating dual-fan light keeps you cool while enjoying the porch. Limited seasonal water views but lots of privacy and beauty surrounds you in this home. A 12-month Home Warranty Protection Plan will be provided. Some furnishings may be negotiable. Located in the North Gate section of Keowee Key, you are just a short distance to the lighted 2.6-mile waterfront walking trail, marina, outdoor saltwater pool, and Lakeview Room activity center.
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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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