Best Lake Community of the Year - Reserve at Lake Keowee
Some of our fondest childhood memories are of warm summer days spent at the lake. Days filled with water skiing and moonless nights occupied by counting the stars. Back in the 70’s, life was more simple. High speed internet, NordiTrack fitness equipment, and GPS golf cart systems didn’t exist. Today, we’re lucky to be spoiled by real estate developers like Greenwood Communities and Resorts who pay attention to our favorite gadgets and provide these pampering luxuries. Greenwood has been building award winning master-planned communities like The Reserve at Lake Keowee in Western South Carolina for more than 30 years.
The Reserve at Lake Keowee is an exquisite example of private country club living. Amenities are top notch and its location is fantastic. Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this lake community is surrounded by breathtaking waterfalls, renowned state parks, Clemson University and the chic redeveloped downtown Greenville. One property owner described this lakefront community as “just about perfect!” This past year, Greenville News Readers named The Reserve at Lake Kewoee 2013 Best Upstate Community.
$100 million in amenities include a Jack Nicklaus championship golf course, Plantation-style hilltop clubhouse, tennis and fitness amenities, a lakeside resort-style swimming pool with children’s water feature, a 200 boat slip marina and more. Within the neighborhood, residents also have access to The Village Market and 5 1/2 miles of scenic walking trails around the lake.
This friendly Western South Carolina lake community welcomes celebrities and visitors from around the world annually during the BMW Charity Pro-Am Tournament and Clemson University’s Media Outing. In 2013, the BMW golf tournament series raised $731K for local charities. A charitable mentality resonates with property owners who enjoy paying it forward after their own career success. The Reserve’s Foundation is active year round with fundraising activities and educational events to benefit the local community. The community’s website and outstanding newsletter are filled with what’s happening.
Sports fanatics in the neighborhood often unite, to tailgate and cheer on the hometown Clemson University Tigers. One property owner states “Everyone is so warm and welcoming, not pretentious in the slightest - so inquisitive and genuinely interested in us.” Homes here are refined and blend in with elegantly with the landscape. Homes begin in the high $400k’s and can easily exceed $1 million. Lots can be found in the $100k’s.
A 10 year property owner states “The developers have systematically underpromised and over delivered.” We respect The Reserve at Lake Keowee’s ongoing commitment to excellence and honor the community for a second time with Real Estate Scorecard's 2014 Bliss Award for Best Lake Community of the Year.