Lake Keowee vs. Hartwell Lake

View looking over Hartwell Dam

View looking over Hartwell Dam

 

Lake Keowee vs Hartwell Lake…

We live in a day of comparison: automobiles, sports teams, computers, etc. so why not upstate SC lakes?  The two most prominent of course are Lake Keowee and Hartwell Lake.  Both lakes have plenty to offer with regards to recreation, fishing and camping. The buyer will have to decide which is best for them.  However, I am often asked how the two compare regarding the number and amount of yearly sales, sale price vs. list price, average price sold versus average price listed, and average days on market for water front properties.  I have researched the Western Upstate MLS for the answers to those questions and the results are listed below:

 

Lake Keowee shoreline home

Lake Keowee shoreline home

 

 

 

Information is pulled from WUAR and is a 6 month (semi-annual) snap shot of SOLD data from YTD 2014

Information is pulled from WUAR and is a 6 month (semi-annual) snap shot of SOLD data from YTD 2014

 

256 Parkview Drive,  Hartwell Lake $559,750

256 Parkview Drive, Hartwell Lake $559,750

Lot 49 Keowee Bay 147,000

Keowee Bay Lot 49, Lake Keowee $147,000

Lot 14 Oak Stone

Lake Keowee Oak Stone Shores Lot 14 $239,900

632 N Flagship on Keowee

632 N Flagship in Keowee Key, Lake Keowee $799,900

Peek, Gerald

REALTOR®, CCIM

 

 Gerald Peek

 (864)787 5151 Mobile

 (864)944 2400 Office

 geraldpeek@charter.net

 


Is Keowee Key the right place for you to live?

Is Keowee Key the right place for you to live?

Whether spoken or unspoken that is a question every prospective property owner has asked themselves numerous times and with good reason.

Front Entrance

Front Entrance

Keowee Key enjoys an exceptional location set against the lush backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  It is a unique, gated community on the shores of what many consider the most beautiful lake in the South.

Blue Ridge Mountains

Blue Ridge Mountains

Keowee Key is a self-governed community carved out of 1,600 acres with about 1.300 single family homes and 350 condominiums or town houses. Prices start at under $50,000 and go up to more than $1,500.000.  About one third are lakefront, others have mountain or golf course views while many are nestled among the beautiful woods for quiet enjoyment.

Lake Home

Activities abound in Keowee Key.

Keowee Key®

Keowee Key®

There are activities to match almost every interest imaginable.

Golf—Originally designed by George Cobb, Keowee Key’s golf course was recently rated in the Top 10 of Golf Digest’s top-rated courses of South Carolina.

 

Golf Green

Golf Green

Boating—Most lakefront homes have their own private docks.  There are five community dock locations with over 300 boat slips, placed strategically throughout the community.

 

Private Marina

Private Marina

Tennis—If tennis is your game, you will adore Keowee Key.  With over 300 competitive, active adult players, Keowee Key has produced over 30 USTA League Team titles, eight State titles, two Sectional titles and a National Championship.  Facilities include 14 clay, 4 synthetic grass and 2 hard courts, all lighted for night play.

Tennis Courts

Regulation Tennis Courts

Tennis Pro on Staff

Tennis Pro on Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pickleball—The fastest growing racket sport in the US gaining a strong following at Keowee Key.  Four new, lighted courts are serving a growing population of enthusiasts of state—“it is fun and can be addictive.”

Pickleball Court

Pickleball Court

Fitness Center—With more than 45 fitness classes each week, the latest facilities and equipment, and professional personal trainers on staff, it’s easy to get or stay fit at Keowee Key’s Fitness Center.  In addition to all types of the latest machines and weight equipment, the facility features a 25-meter, heated indoor pool, racquetball courts, locker rooms, saunas and spas.

Indoor Pool

Indoor Pool

Modern Fitness Center

Modern Fitness Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And Much More….The Club at Keowee Key features fine dining.  The Leisure Trail offers a 2.6 mile lighted and paved walking path along the shores of beautiful Lake Keowee.  Two outdoor swimming pools and several sandy beaches provide opportunities for a refreshing swim.  For the gardeners there is a community garden center with over 100 plots on which to grow fresh produce.  So whether fishing is your interest, hiking, reading, playing bridge or any number of things, there is a club or activity for you in Keowee Key.

Walking Path

Walking Path

Lush Gardens

Lush Gardens

 

 

Social and Game Clubs

Social and Game Clubs

Jim Van Senus

Jim Van Senus

1st CHOICE Realty @Keowee Key

REALTOR®

864.710.4012(cell)

 

jimvansenus@charter.net