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Lake Home or Mountain Home, Which is Right for You?

Aug 22, 2021

Choosing Between a Luxury Lake Home or Luxury Mountain Home at The Cliffs

Real estate 101: location is key! The area that surrounds a home will not only influence the look and feel of your space, but your lifestyle as well. You may have decided you want a full-time or part-time residence that brings you closer to nature, but with so many options available in the Carolinas, it can be hard to decide between a luxury mountain home or luxury lake home.

Take a look at the key points to consider when narrowing down your options and finding a home that grants you the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. 

Consider Your Lifestyle 

Taking your current lifestyle into account is one of the best ways to determine whether a luxury mountain home or luxury lake home is for you. Here are a few characteristics of each to consider. 

The Lake Lifestyle

Life by the water is unlike anything you have ever experienced. Surrounded by sandy shores and lakefront views, lake living allows you to truly appreciate the beauty of the natural world. Whether you are looking for a thrilling adventure on the water or a calm place to unwind –– a home on the lake offers a number of health benefits and outdoor activities to participate in day after day. 

The Mountain Lifestyle 

Living in the mountains is peaceful, and there is no doubt that if you’re looking to buy a house in the mountains, you have a love for the great outdoors and the many activities it can offer you. From hiking to mountain biking trails, horseback riding and whitewater rafting –– the Blue Ridge Mountains offer idyllic beauty and endless possibilities for adventure.

The Best of Both Worlds at The Cliffs

At The Cliffs, we offer the best of both luxury mountain and lake living in the Carolinas. Each of our seven communities are located within The Blue Ridge Mountains –– three of which are located on Lake Keowee, a South Carolina gem. 

The Lake Region at The Cliffs 

Comprised of three communities, The Lake Region at The Cliffs is located along the shores of the scenic Lake Keowee and at the foothills of a mighty mountain range. With more than 18,000 acres to explore, and the mild climate of the region, there is always fun to be had. 

The Beach Club

Located at The Cliffs at Keowee Springs, The Beach Club is a family-friendly pool area with many winding waterslides, diving boards and The Bistro, a dining venue that serves food and refreshing drinks –– perfect for a long day spent out in the sun. 

Water Sports

At The Beach Club, members can also take advantage of our Outdoor Pursuits Program to explore the lake or to participate in thrilling watersports in a safe way. There is also The Surf Shop, located along the shore of the lake where members can access equipment such as kayaks, paddleboards, boating, jet skis and more.

Lakefront Golf 

One of the most pleasant aspects of the sport of golf is getting to experience the natural splendor of the land –– and at The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards, the course affords eight holes located directly on the water. The award-winning golf course was designed by Tom Fazio to highlight the coves and ravines of the land, with another five showcasing the rolling mountain tops of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance. 


Discover our luxury waterfront homes and homesites with front row seats to the spectacular views of Lake Keowee. 



The Mountain Region at The Cliffs 

Soaring mountain tops, panoramic views, untouched natural beauty –– The Mountain Region at The Cliffs is home to all of this and more. This region is home to The Cliffs at Glassy, The Cliffs at Mountain Park, and The Cliffs Valley. Take a look at a few of the benefits of mountain living within one of these premier communities. 

Charming Mountain Towns

Located at the geographic center at The Cliffs, The Mountain Region makes it easy to not only visit the other communities, but also the numerous charming mountain towns that are found in the area, such as Hendersonville, Greenville, and Flat Rock.

Private Hiking and Mountain Biking Trails 

One of the biggest perks of living in a private mountain community is the peace and tranquility that is built in. With hundreds of untouched natural areas exclusively preserved for members, you can explore lush forests, babbling streams, and towering waterfalls –– all in your very own backyard. 

Mountain Top Golf

At 3,000 feet above sea level, The Cliffs at Glassy golf course boasts the fourth most scenic hole in America –– the signature 13th hole. Tom Jackson designed the course to take advantage of the dramatic elevation changes creating spectacular views throughout. The natural design features bentgrass tees, greens, and fairways, along with Kentucky bluegrass rough. 


Take a look at all available luxury mountain homes and homesites in The Mountain Region at The Cliffs.



The Asheville Region

In addition to these three mountain communities is our Asheville Region, home to The Cliffs at Walnut Cove. Nestled in a lush valley, and located a mere 20-minutes from Downtown Asheville, this community is the perfect balance of mountain and city life.

With easy access to Pisgah National Forest, and one of the most popular towns in the country for fine arts, music, and cuisine, the amenities of the area are unparalleled. Within the community is a nationally acclaimed golf course, wellness center, and private dining venue for club members to enjoy. 


Explore homes and homesites in The Asheville Region at The Cliffs.



Begin Your Adventure at The Cliffs 

We would love to show you our beautiful corner of the Carolinas. If you would like to explore any of our seven communities at The Cliffs, contact our team to schedule a private tour. Take a look at the luxury mountain homes and luxury lake homes, the club amenities, and determine which community is best suited for your particular lifestyle.

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