Lake Hartwell, South Carolina
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Updated On: May 29, 2016
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Lake Hartwell Real Estate & Homes for Sale in South Carolina
Sitting between Northeast Georgia and the upcountry of South Carolina, Lake Hartwell serves as one of the largest and most popular recreational lakes of the Southeast. As part of the Seneca territory, Lake Hartwell was formed by a dam to provide flood control and hydropower to the area, while also serving as the region’s fresh water supply, fish and wildlife source and resident recreational hub.
An ideal location bisected by Interstate 85, Lake Hartwell is less than two hours from downtown Atlanta and one hour from Greenville, SC. Several lakeside communities border this southeastern gem, including Seneca, SC. An old mill town and train depot, Seneca preserves its historic roots, while welcoming residents, vacationers and retirees with southern hospitality. Older brick homes and split levels mixed with contemporary suburban communities sit amongst wooded canopies, making this lakeside retreat a haven for quiet living to the 8,000 residents. Waterfront properties, retirement communities, new construction and green mountain views beckon buyers for a primary residence or investment property with a median price of $130,000.
With 962 miles of shoreline, Lake Hartwell offers residents 80 public boat launches and summons some of the best boating, water skiing and fishing in the Southeast. Adding to the natural beauty, several golf courses, sandy beaches, parks and camping opportunities offer residents an active lifestyle with a laid-back feel. The Seneca metro area and Lake Hartwell present an uncomplicated small town lifestyle, plenty of recreational opportunities and beautiful weather to add to its charm.
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Lake Hartwell Real Estate Info: Prices of Lake Hartwell Houses for Sale
The Lake Hartwell area in Oconee County offers plenty of home and land properties for the discerning buyer. Wooded lots, water and mountain views provide a stunning backdrop for southern living. Single-family homes start under $75,000 for charming starter homes and range to $1.2 million with views or access to the lake. Residents can choose from brick and stone ranches, traditional and craftsman style styles or to the palatial properties of custom features and water docks. With new construction, historical properties, bank-owned, short and as-is sales, the Lake Hartwell area presents housing options for most any budget. Townhomes and condominiums in Lake Hartwell are presented from $120,000 to $170,000. Plenty of land options are available with a wide range of prices from $15,000 to $650,000, depending on acreage, water access, views and topography.
Lake Hartwell Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of May 23rd, 2016: homes priced around $186,741 compared to $374,490 the previous week, showing a decrease of less than -101%. For Saturday, May 28th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 3.66%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 2.77%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.23%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.88%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Lake Hartwell SC. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Lake Hartwell to help you find the best home!