Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

Soapstone Church’s Fish Fry!

Known as the oldest African-American church in the Upstate of South Carolina, Soapstone Baptist Church in Pickens was established and built in the 1860’s.  Although this church’s location affords a beautiful view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the church is named for the abundance of soapstone found in the area.   Not only is this… Read more »

Get To Know: Friends of Lake Keowee Society

Lake Keowee inspires so many through its impeccable beauty that there is actually even a conservation group specifically created for keeping Keowee beautiful.  Formed in 1993, the Friends of Lake Keowee Society is a group of conservationists and lake enthusiasts with a mission to “preserve, protect and enhance Lake Keowee and its watershed through advocacy,… Read more »

Highlands, NC to Host “Bear Shadow Music Festival”

We all need a break every now and then and if you’re in need for a mini-getaway or simply a day trip, consider Highlands, North Carolina. Recently featured as one of Country Living magazine’s best small towns, this charming location’s motto is “The Height of Happiness” and that is increasingly appreciated as you make your… Read more »

Introducing 145 Mirror Lake Way

Today we’re spotlighting an amazing piece of property that would make a fantastic dream home location. Located within The Cliffs at Keowee Springs, there awaits a superb lakefront homesite just waiting to be developed! Lot 41 of Phase 2 (145 Mirror Lake Way) is a gently sloping lot that grants access to Lake Keowee via… Read more »

Get To Know: The Cliffs at Mountain Park

The Cliffs at Mountain Park is one of three communities in Greenville county of South Carolina and one of seven communities that comprise The Cliffs.  The Cliffs are a grouping of luxury communities known for their award-winning homes, amenities such as Tom Fazio and Gary Player golf courses, and their impeccable locations and designs which… Read more »

South Carolina Taxes Attractive for Retirees

When the time is right for you to consider retirement and possible relocation, Upstate South Carolina is fast becoming a top contender for many.  For some, it is the mild four season and pleasant climate.  Others like the low density population and closeness of abundant natural resources — such as lakes and mountains — while keeping… Read more »

Quintessential Mountain-Lake Home!

  Spacious and utterly enchanting, this impressive Mill Creek Post and Beam beauty represents the quintessential mountain-lake home. Expansive living areas (over 6000 square feet) are wonderfully laid out over white oak and slate floors beneath vaulted and beamed ceilings at 124 Long Ridge Road in The Reserve at Lake Keowee. The living areas include… Read more »

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