Although the South Carolina Upstate is known for its mountains, the Greater Greenville area possesses an abundance of lakes and natural rivers as well. The most prominent lakes in Greenville, SC are Lake Saluda and Lake Robinson, which are both fantastic destinations for boating enthusiasts.
Once you visit these lakes, however, you’ll see why owning a property on or near their shores is so enticing to potential homebuyers.
In addition to Lake Saluda and Lake Robinson, a natural river that wends its way through the heart of Greenville—the Reedy. Homes on Swamp Rabbit Trail, which follows the Reedy, are also quite popular: not only for their proximity to Greenville’s main arterial waterway, but also because the trail itself is so beloved by hikers, cyclists, and nature lovers.
Nestled in the northwest corner of Greenville County, and sharing a zip code with nearby Easley, SC, Saluda Lake is a 331-acre reservoir perfect for power boating, watersports, and fishing. As the only Greenville lake to have a bait and tackle shop, eatery, and boat rental facilities, homes in and around Saluda Lake offer lakefront life at a price that is rarely cost prohibitive. Additionally, owning a home either on the lake, or in a nearby subdivision, puts buyers in easy access to Greenville’s downtown.
Located just to the northwest of Greer, SC—part of the Greater Greenville area—The Greenville News has aptly named Lake Robinson, “the small jewel” of the South Carolina upstate. With its mountain views and new housing developments that seem to crop up every other month, Lake Robinson is the perfect location for the homeowner who enjoys the serenity of lakefront living—with its 10-horsepower motor limit, Lake Robinson offers a peaceful and quiet haven where residents spend their weekends fishing and swimming. Near the city of Greer, with its shopping, restaurants, and events, Lake Robinson has numerous homes and waterfront land for sale near and in Greenville, SC.
Homes along the Swamp Rabbit Trail, which extends from Travelers Rest to the north through downtown Greenville. Homes, downtown condominiums, and property along the Reedy River and Swamp Rabbit Trail have always been some of the most desirable in Greenville, but in recent years they have increased exponentially in both value and desirability.