Welcome to the Baron Agency, your source for Lake Hartwell, Lake Keowee and the Tri County Area of South Carolina Real Estate. Serving Anderson, Seneca, Clemson and surrounding areas
Get to know Vickie Gambrell
The Baron Agency is Anderson`s premier Real Estate Company since 1983, located right off interstate 85, we cover a large area of the Upstate plus the Lakes. I love working with out of town buyers. We are rated as one of the best area`s in the Country to relocate. So I enjoy meeting new friends and showing you around our great region. Please let me know when you can come and visit as I have some great Bed and Breakfast lodges working with us to give you a great discount.
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We have something for everyone. From First time buyers to investors to one of a kind Estates. We have your dream home here. Come see our beautiful land of Lakes and MountainsOne of the most beautiful area`s of the USA! We have four large lakes, Lake Hartwell, Lake Keowee, Lake Jocassee, and Lake Russell. So boating and water sports are a great activity for recreation, with 1000`s of miles of pristine shoreline. We also have Beautiful Mountains. With the Blue Ridge Parkway less than an hour away. Snow skiing, mountain streams, and waterfalls galore you will never run out of places to go and things to experience!! From diamond mining to the Cherokee Indian Reservation.
Quaint mountain villages to go antiquing and shopping.We have great trout fishing, what ever your interest we have it all here. Lake Keowee Lake Keowee is a 18,372 acre man-made lake operated by Duke Power Company. It is known for its mountainous surroundings. Public access is available through a variety of public boat ramps and Keowee-Toxaway State Natural Area. Lake Keowee is just downstream from Lake Jocassee, which sits just south of the North Carolina state line in the heart of the Palmetto state`s beautiful mountain country. Lake Hartwell Hartwell Lake is a 56,000 acre lake operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers on the Georgia border. The lake is formed by the Savannah, Seneca, Tugaloo, and Chauga Rivers. Public access is provided by a number of public boat ramps, local parks, and Lake Hartwell and Sadlers Creek State Recreation Areas. Lake Jocassee Lake Russell Lake Russell is a 26,650-acre impoundment on the Savannah River, perfect for all types of water sports. Nearly 1,500 acres of the lake are flooded timber, an excellent habitat for largemouth bass, bream, crappie and catfish. There are 12 public access points on the South Carolina side of the lake, including Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area Blue Ridge Mountains Spanning 470 miles this is America`s most unique Parkway with spectacular vista`s and must be experienced at least once, but I warn you it is so beautiful you will not be able to stay away!! Cherokee Indian Reservation Celebration, ceremony, and plain old fun are integral parts of the Cherokee culture. Hospitality is, too. Which means that the Special Events in Cherokee aren’t truly complete until you’re here to share them. And you have a wealth of choices throughout the year. And for all of us here, the Special Event we look forward to is seeing you. We can’t wait. Gatlinburg Gatlinburg, Tennessee, gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, offers groups a one-stop destination to enjoy four-season fun. Located within a day's drive of two-thirds of the American population east of the Mississippi River, Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains feature a beautiful spot of pampered civilization nestled in one of the last tracts of unspoiled wilderness in the eastern United States. Explore the new 1.3 million gallon Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, ride the country's largest aerial tram to the top of Ober Gatlinburg, shop at over 400 unique shops, galleries and boutiques or travel the 8-mile loop of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, the largest gathering of independent artisans in the country. Gatlinburg...the place that puts the smile on your face. Anderson Area Bed and Breakfasts City of Anderson Come see why this is one of the best places to live!! I look forward to meeting you and finding that special dream home!! So when you come to visit you will not want to leave, also we have some of the lowest taxes in the nation: The 2006 issue of Carolina Living magazine continues to rate South Carolina as one of the most affordable and best states in which to live or retire. Despite the focus this year on property taxes, South Carolina still has some of the lowest taxes in the nation for retirees. Comparing the tax burden of different states, families with an annual income of $60,000 will pay, per individual: $1,518 - South Carolina $2,434 - Georgia $3,330 - North Carolina $3,424 - Florida In a cost of living comparison, South Carolina real estate market prices are consistently ranked 3% to 10% below the national average. Only in Hilton Head do prices exceed the national average by 3.6%. As for property taxes (which are soon to be radically changed under new state laws), a $200,000 home is taxed as follows: $1,275 - Camden (lowest in SC) $3,032 - Newberry (highest in SC) $2,000 - SC average Another advantage for SC retirees is that their social security income is not taxable under state law. Social security income is taxable under federal law in the other 49 states. Communities like ours have become hot spots for retirees, particularly the half-backs ("half-way" back to the Northeast after moving to Florida) and horse lovers who are tired of the Florida hurricanes. South Carolina has - LOWER TAXES and HIGHER QUALITY OF LIFE. The retiree market (presently dominated by the baby-boomers) is a growing niche market that is not impacted by the ups and downs of the stock market, interest rates, or the overall housing market. Retirees have a positive impact on all markets and the SC economy in general. "Sieze the Day"