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.
Lake Hartwell City Guide