The mountains in Upstate South Carolina are a beautiful area of peaceful forests, scenic lakes, rushing whitewater rapids and cascading waterfalls and friendly people. And nestled in the mountains of SC is the wonderful town of Salem, with views such as this picture I took below.
The population was 126 at the 2000 census and in 2007 was 131. It is pretty small since it covers only 0.8 square miles but actually refers to a larger area. It is a beautiful area that should never become crowded since so much of Oconee County is in the Sumter National Forest.
But since Salem is only 2 hours from Atlanta and a short drive to Greenville, it could be the perfect place to live. And Salem has a pleasant 4 season climate with mild summers and winters.
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In May 2010 there were 8 homes sold in the Western Upstate MLS with a median price of $275,125. There is a wide range of properties available in the Salem SC area, from multi million dollar lake homes to smaller less expensive homes! There is almost a home for every taste and budget.
If living in the mountains of Upstate SC sounds good to you, then please visit my website to search homes for sale in Salem SC and be sure to read the latest real estate market report for Salem South Carolina.