Lake Carolina has a little something for everyone, with homes and homes site priced from affordable to luxury. The community is about 20 minutes from downtown Columbia and the University of South Carolina. Like many new Southern communities, Lake Carolina plays on its water features, conservation and recreational opportunities.
Lake Carolina features six miles of shoreline and a 200-acre freshwater lake for swimming, fishing, sailing and skiing (if you join the appropriate community association). Bike and walking trails wind through 200 acres of wildlife areas.
Lake Carolina is also home to Jeep Rogers Family YMCA , a 12-acre facility with a heated in-door pool, indoor-running track, gym, tennis courts, multi-purpose fields and child care.
The community has more than 30 neighborhoods. Some feature wooded lots and lakefront views, and some are more traditional configurations.
Neighborhoods range from Ashland Grove with “value priced” homes ($190,000’s – $240,000’s) to the gated Peninsula, with showcase lakefront homes ($450,000’s – $2 million+).
The 184-acre Centennialis a mid-range neighborhood, with homes from the $130,000’s to more than $500,000.
More than 20 builders are currently at work in Lake Carolina, but can bring your own builder, provided home plans are approved and fit the community concept.
Sidewalks and bike paths run between the neighborhoods and connect to the Town Center, Lake Carolina’s commercial district. Town Center has more than 100,000 square feet of shops and professional buildings and restaurants.
Commercial opportunities are available at Town Center and there are some live-work units in the center.