Sun City Carolina Lakes (803) 802-9800
Active Adult Community
Sun City Carolina Lakes is an active adult Del Webb community in Indian Land, South Carolina, approximately 30 minutes south of Charlotte, North Carolina. The community features an 18-hole golf course, restaurant/bar, and amenity center that facilitates social events and activities. Carolina Lakes is nestled away from the busy metropolis, yet conveniently located close enough to take advantage of everything Charlotte has to offer. Shopping, dining, and entertainment are just minutes away. Everyday shopping needs can be met at the Carolina Commons Shopping Center, which is accessible via a golf cart for community residents. Raise your expectations for active adult living by visiting Sun City Carolina Lakes.
The Lake House, the 40,000-square-foot amenity and recreation center, is the focal point of Sun City Carolina Lakes. It sits on the largest of 12 lakes, offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, ballroom, billiard tables, and indoor and outdoor pools, and is surrounded by eight clay tennis courts, bocce ball courts, pickleball courts, and more. These amenities are accompanied by scenic views, the Catawba River, a softball field, a dog park, a community garden, and a fishing pier. Walking and biking trails wind through the entire community.
Sun City Carolina Lakes Properties
Models / Floor Plans
The Lake House, the 40,000-square-foot amenity and recreation center, is the focal point of Sun City Carolina Lakes. It sits on the largest of 12 lakes, offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, and indoor and outdoor pool, and is surrounded by eight clay tennis courts, bocce ball courts, pickleball courts, and more. These amenities are accompanied by scenic views, the Catawba River, a softball field, a dog park, a community garden, and a fishing pier. Walking and biking trails wind through the entire community. The second amenity center is on schedule to be completed winter of 2015.
The Carolina Lakes Golf Club offers a great time for every golfer, from beginners to pros, and includes a restaurant/bar and full-service pro shop. The 18-hole, par-72 course was designed by golf course architect Tim Freeland. The public course has five sets of tees, is framed by pine, maple, and oak trees, and is surrounded by natural streams and ponds. Golf Digest recently recognized the course as one of the "Best Courses for Under $75". Residents receive preferred tee times and are offered discounted memberships.
Sun City Carolina Lakes Clubs
The Sun City Carolina Lakes community has activities for EVERYONE! Check out this list of the various clubs you can choose to participate in.
Art in the City
Bocce FUN Club
Carolina Lakes Lifelong Learning Club
Catholic Community Interest Group
Cellar Dwellers Wine Club
Community Garden Club
Crazy for Cars
Day Trippers Travel
Decorative Painting & Crafts
Episcopal Interest Group
Evening Golf (9-Hole)
Hand & Foot Canasta
Have “Clubs” Will Travel
Hospice Community Volunteers
Jewelry & Beading
Ladies 9-Hole Golfers
Local Travel Club
Lunch Bunch item
Musicians & Signers Guild
Night at The Movies
Non-Fiction Book Club
Pottery for Pleasure
Real Estate Investment
Red Hat Society
Retired Law Enforcement
Rock, Paper, Scissors Artistry
SCOOP (Sun City Owners of Pets)
Sew Much Fun
Stitch & Chat
Sun City Cycle
Sun City Swimmers
Sun City Volunteers & Helping Hands
The Carolina Lakes Choral Society
Women’s Golf (18 whole)
We are noticing an interesting trend in this area. Builders are catering to the “active adult” retired population. The trend began in 2006 with the opening of Sun City Carolina Lakes, an over-55 (age-restricted) active adult community. Sun City Carolina Lakes continues to be the “hottest” Pulte/Del Webb retirement community in the country. The new trend is the Non-Age Restricted Active Adult Community. True Homes, Lennar, and Horton are a few builders who are targeting the 55-plus retirement population. They are not restricting age, but their efficient ranch-style homes with lawn maintenance and planned social activities are very attractive for adults who opt for a “simpler” lifestyle.
We specialize in “Active Adult” Communities.
We were one of the first to recognize the potential of Sun City Carolina Lakes when we purchased our home in 2006. Our primary focus since that time was to “live the lifestyle” and to educate buyers on this community We wanted to create a team of experts who could be a resource for buyers of retirement age. We have been the leading realtors for Sun City Carolina Lakes for several years and we have helped hundreds of buyers relocate into this area. We are proud of our reputation as being “experts” who truly educate clients to make the best decisions.
We have been working with area builders who have targeted the “non-restricted active adult” market and we are very familiar with what each community has to offer. Each community offers something special for the “active adults”. Our goal, as always is to become experts so we can: be a resource to buyers and show buyers all of their options.
What is a Non-Restricted Active Adult Community?
A “non-restricted active adult” community is generally a mixed community with a portion of the community catering to the retiring baby boomers. However, unlike the 55-plus (age-restricted) communities, there are no age requirements. Generally, the homes will be single-level ranch-style with lawn maintenance included. Sometimes they will even have a “lifestyle” director to facilitate community activities. Most will include a very elaborate clubhouse. Some communities may incorporate county parks, golf courses, or lake access to add a special element for the retired population that has time to take advantage of the extensive amenities. Generally, the buyer in these communities will be able to purchase a larger home for a less expensive price than the 55+ age-restricted communities. The buyer, under 50 who works long hours, or travels a great deal may find the low maintenance, simple life that these communities offer appealing as well.
Builders in the Lancaster “Pan-Handle” are designing homes and “non-restricted communities for the “active adult”.
Carolina Reserve- Carolina Lakes is a Lennar community that has designated approximately 50% of its community to the ranch design w/ lawn maintenance included. It is no surprise that the Executive President of Lennar Homes, Jon Hardy was also the Executive President of Pulte when they began Sun City Carolina Lakes. He recognizes the draw that this area has for so many retirees moving here because of the desirable climate, low taxes, and active lifestyle. This “active adult” community has most options standard making the homes “well-appointed” and very affordable. Located just off 521, this community is convenient to medical facilities, shopping, and dining out.
Mark O’Brien, is VP of sales for DR Horton Homes. He saw the need to build models and floor plans that cater to “active adults” in the new community called Walnut Creek. Mr. O’Brien was the former VP of Sales for Pulte and was very instrumental in developing the sales force for Sun City Carolina Lakes. A trademark of Walnut Creek which will have over 3000 homes when completed will be the extensive county park and natural walking trails that will be incorporated into the community.
True Homes, a local builder and the largest in the area sees so much potential for the non-restricted “active adult” communities that they have a separate division called Tribute Homes catering, but not restricted to the active adults. “Dan’s Quote” Tribute Homes has several communities under construction. They are known for their two “Fuzzy Zoeller” golf course communities, Stone Bridge and Edgewater. Edgewater also offers lake lots and boat slips for lake access.