Looking for Retirement Real Estate on Lake Keowee?

Lake Keowee retirement is a dream for many retirees, whether they already have a vacation home here, or if they are dreaming about buying real estate property and retiring to the shores of Lake Keowee in western South Carolina. Lake Keowee is a reservoir created by damming the Little River and the Keowee River. The land inundated by Lake Keowee was formerly home to the Cherokee Indians Lower Town Region. Their combined outflow makes up the Seneca River, which in turn is a tributary of the Savannah River. Whatever your reason for moving to Lake Keowee, this website will provide you with the useful retirement real estate resources to help your lake retirement dream become a reality.


Best Retirement Towns in Lake Keowee Area

Most of the Lake Keowee area is made up of very small towns or homes along or near the lake. By far the largest town in the Keowee area is Clemson, a lively college town. It makes a great retirement destination, although it is not on the Lake. Some of the other towns in the area include Seneca, Walhalla, Liberty, Six Mile, and Keowee. Most of these are quite small.
There are many homes for sale that are on or near the lake but not exactly in any specific town. A good way to check out retirement real estate is to work with a real estate agent who is familiar with the area. There are active adult communities in the area such as the The Cliffs at Keowee.


The Area

Lake Keowee is about 45 minutes west of Greenville and 90 minutes from Atlanta. The mountain views from various sections of the lake are amazing. The Lake’s 18,372 acres of water and 300-mile shoreline make it popular for fishing, swimming, tubing, water skiing, boating, camping, day trips, and picnics. The Lake can get quite warm in summer, but still cool and refreshing. This lake is thought to be about 297 feet deep; the average depth is about 52 feet. Water from the Lake is used by Duke Energy Corporation as cooling water for 3 nuclear reactors .


Lake Keowee Real Estate

The Zillow.com index shows a median home price of $160,000 in Clemson (mid 2009). The median sales price in nearby Greenville was $144,000 in mid 2009. Properties near the lake range from the $100’s to over $1 million. Use the links on this page to find out more about more South Carolina retirement towns.


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