Seven Reasons to Buy a Home in Keowee Key

Keowee Key is a gorgeous, gated community located along the shores of Lake Keowee in Upstate South Carolina. From the fun-filled amenities to the breathtaking scenery, here are just a few reasons why new residents often decide to call Keowee Key home.

  1. The Amenities
    While Keowee Key is located within hours of several major cities, it offers dozens of things to do right in your own back yard. It features a challenging 18-hole golf course considered to be one of the best in the state; 14 lighted tennis courts, including 8 clay, 4 synthetic grass, and 2 cushioned hard courts; a 2.6 mile walking trail; a state-of-the-art fitness center; 1 indoor and 2 outdoor swimming pools; 4 pickleball courts; a dog park; and much more.
  2. The Lake
    Of course, one of the biggest attractions in the neighborhood is Lake Keowee. Over 1/3 of the homes in the community have lakefront views, but all residents have access to any number of lake-related activities. It is the perfect spot for fishing, boating, tubing, kayaking, swimming, or spending a day with the family on a sandy beach.
  3. Security
    Safety is important at Keowee Key. The community is gated 7 days a week and provides patrols throughout the day. The District 17 Keowee Fire Department is located just outside of the gates, as well.
  4. Local Things to Do
    From history to culture, there are plenty of things to do near Keowee Key. The South Carolina Botanical Gardens are less than 20 minutes away. Clemson University’s Brooks Center for the Performing Arts is also close by. For history buffs, the Oconee Station Historic Site is about 15 minutes away.
  5. Convenient Services
    In addition to its world-class amenities, Keowee Key offers a number of convenient services to residents. These include bi-weekly refuse pick-up, recycling, hourly maintenance staff, boat storage, and boat maintenance services.
  6. The Location
    Keowee Key is conveniently located less than three hours away from several major cities and airports, including Atlanta, Charlotte, Columbia, and Greenville.
  7. The Homes
    Keowee Key is home to a wide variety of custom-built homes. Residents can choose from lakefront homes, homes on the golf course, or homes with beautiful views of the surrounding forests and Blue Ridge Mountains. Condominiums, cottages, and townhomes are also available.

To learn more about life in Keowee Key and see homes for sale in the community, contact 1st Choice Realty at 866-373-2258.

Tennis at Lake Keowee

Things To Do In Keowee Key

Keowee Key is a beautiful place to live, but it is also a very active community with dozens of amenities, activities, and ways to get to know your neighbors. Some of residents’ favorite things to do include:

Water Sports

Because Keowee Key is located on the 18,500-acre Lake Keowee, water sports are a major attraction for active residents. Wakeboard, waverunning, tubing, kayaking, bass fishing, boating, and sailing are just a few of the ways you can spend a day out on the lake. Boat storage space is also available within the community.


Golf Digestranked the 18-hole golf course at Keowee Key as one of South Carolina’s Top 10 Courses in 2006. The par 72 course is environmentally-friendly, yet challenging, and features a full-time golf pro, a pro shop, golf carts, locker rooms, a putting green, a driving range, and a chipping and bunker area for practice.

Racquet Sports

Places to play tennis, racquetball, table tennis, and even pickleball can all be found around Keowee Key. The fitness center has two racquet ball courts and table tennis. The tennis facility is home to 14 lighted courts and hundreds of USTA league tennis members play there. Four lighted pickleball courts are also located within the community and they often host tournaments.


The 2.6-mile paved leisure trail winds around the lake, gazebos, and beautiful gardens, making it the perfect place for an evening stroll. If you prefer, you can pack a picnic and take advantage of the grill and pavilion located along the path.


Residents love to spend summer days playing along the sandy beaches of Lake Keowee or swimming in its clean, top-quality waters. Two outdoor pools with amenities like cabanas, umbrellas, and a snack bar are located within the community. An indoor 25-meter heated pool is also available year-round.

Social Activities

If you want to make friends with your neighbors, get involved in one of the dozens of social activities offered in Keowee Key. These include art classes, crafts, garden clubs, dining clubs, fitness classes, dance classes, organized games, outdoor activities, Bible study, book clubs, and more.

To learn more about Keowee Key, contact 1st Choice Realty at 866-373-2258.