Lakes

Year-round residents or part-time vacationers find lake living at its best in and around Polk County and Upstate SC.  Enjoy beautiful mountain views or gorgeous sunsets from any of the local lakes, each one with its own special ambience, providing many recreational opportunities.

Lake Lanier of Landrum, SC, seemingly closer to Tryon on the state line, is home to the ever-popular July 4th Regatta and fireworks display.  Another popular event is the “Ache Around the Lake,” an 8K race that benefits St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation. This race has become one of the “biggest little races” on the Upstate SC and Western NC circuit.  Swimming, fishing and boating are welcome past times at Lake Lanier.  Pick a lot and build or purchase one of the existing homes for sale.

Lake Adger of Mill Spring, NC, located north of Tryon and south of Lake Lure, is a 3200-acre community that includes 13 miles of equestrian trails.  Just pick a lot and build or choose from existing properties for sale.  The 438-acre lake is stocked with a variety of fish for the fisherman in the family.  Boats of all kinds are welcome, even though jet skis and skiing are not.  Lake Adger, “Close to Nature . . . Close to Town,” is a “rare find.”  Peaceful residential living is at its finest at Lake Adger.

Lake Lure, located in the “heart of Hickory Nut Gorge,” is known as the “crown jewel of NC.”  Fishing, swimming, boating, golfing, hiking and rock climbing offer many choices to the outdoor enthusiast.  Chimney Rock State Park is on the outskirts of Lake Lure.  The entire area is a scenic favorite—popular even for Hollywood, filming “Dirty Dancing” and “The Last of the Mohicans” there.   Lake Lure is a great place to visit, but an even better place to live.  Again, pick your site and build or buy one of the many properties already listed for sale.