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Living in a lakefront home is every nature lover’s dream. Wake up to the sight of clear waters. Fall asleep to the sound of rolling waves. Go swimming, boating, and fishing as you please.

Greenville, Spartanburg, Greer, and other nearby areas in Upstate South Carolina offer prime spots for waterfront homes. These homes are typically far removed from the hustle and bustle of the metro area, providing the peace and privacy that will elude you elsewhere.

With a rapidly growing population, vibrant job market, and robust economy, combined with plenty of open spaces and an exceptional quality of life, UpstateSC is a place where you can truly have it all.

Lakefront homes Greenville SC, Spartanburg SC, Greer SC

Greenville offers a wide array of waterfront homes, from the Reedy River in the downtown area, all the way to Lake Hartwell, which is located between SC and Georgia. You’ll also find wonderful homes along the mountain lakes of Keowee and Jocassee.

If you’re looking for a waterfront home in Greenville, the following subdivisions are worth looking into:

  • Carisbrooke Lake
  • Carisbrooke Lake
  • Lake Cunningham
  • Foxcroft Lake
  • Spaulding Farms Lake
  • Lake Robinson

The majority of lakefront homes in the city are single-family homes, though it’s possible to find waterfront condos located along the Reedy River in downtown Greenville.

In Spartanburg County, the most sought-after lakefront homes are those along the shores of Lake Bowen and Lake Blalock, both reservoirs on the Pacolet River. Homes and lots are also available along Lake Cooley in Inman.

In Greer, you can find lovely homes along Lake Robinson as well as Apalachee Lake.

Lakefront Homes

There are several things that you must take into consideration before buying a lakefront home:

  1. Orientation – When buying a lakefront home, you’ll want to know the property’s orientation towards the sun. Does the property get afternoon or morning sunlight? If the home gets afternoon sunlight, does the deck or patio offer sun protection? How do winds coming from the lake affect your heating costs and your enjoyment of the property?
  2. Overall condition of the home – Lakefront homes take more of a beating from the elements. There might be water coming into the basement because of the highwater table, or the exterior might suffer from corrosion and mold. Make sure that a thorough inspection is conducted before you offer to buy the home.
  3. Overall condition of the lake – A lakefront home is only as good as the body of water it fronts, so make sure that the lake is in good condition. It’s worth asking if the shoreline and the bottom of the lake are sandy, muddy, or rock, and what recreational opportunities are available year-round. Ask how busy the lake gets each season, and how the water level goes up and down throughout the year.
  4. Permits – Just because the property comes with private docks and boat slips doesn’t necessarily mean that you have all the right permits to use them. Ask the seller whether or not the home comes with permits to use these facilities.
  5. Homeowners’ association (HOA) – If the home falls under a HOA, you must know what your obligations are as a homeowner, and how much you’ll have to pay in fees every month.

If you’re ready to take the plunge, call us, the Pannebaker Team, at (864) 764-9717 or send an email to