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7 Fun Facts About Lake Carolina

Chris Laskowski8/10/2016  |  Categories: Community
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Named ‘Community of the Year’ for a decade, Lake Carolina is a blossoming master-planned community with plenty to offer its residents. In addition to over 30 miles of biking trails, an onsite YMCA and a scenic freshwater lake, the development is 1,850 acres of unique living. Check out these seven fun facts you may not have known:

1) It houses a number of excellent Richland District Two schools.
Families living in Lake Carolina don’t have to travel far to experience a quality education system. Lake Carolina Elementary has two campuses located on the development (preschool through second grade in ‘Lower’ and third through fifth grade in ‘Upper’). Students from the community and from the greater Columbia area attend this acclaimed school. The development also houses Kelly Mill Middle School and an early learning center. 

2) There are two community pools located on-site. 
Splash into warmer months with quick access to a refreshing pool. Whether you’re wanting to cool down, swim a few laps, read poolside or keep the kids busy, Lake Carolina offers two versions of this recreational amenity! 

3) Over 20 annual events occur on Lake Carolina property.
Whether it’s taste-testing delicious wines, browsing a gigantic, community-wide yard sale, braving a polar plunge, or accompanying the little ones to story-time, Lake Carolina has an event for that. With over 20 annual events on the social calendar, residents (and those outside the community) can enjoy awesome opportunities all-year-round. Plus, a number of these events donate proceeds to the Children's Charity of the Midlands which aids local youth.

4) It’s home to a bustling Town Center.
A quaint hub for local businesses lies at the heart of Lake Carolina. From an ice creamery to a neighborhood-favorite pub to a dance studio to a farmers market, the Town Center brings together locals for fun, dining and shopping. This onsite feature continues to help Lake Carolina’s unique lifestyle thrive! 

5) The Village of Sandhill is just 10 minutes away.
While there’s plenty to do within the community, more fun and entertainment is just minutes away. A quick 10-minute drive brings you to the Village of Sandhill, a luxury lifestyle center with tons of dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities. It’s the perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon!

6) It’s located near the Fort Jackson and Shaw military bases.
Just 20 minutes from Fort Jackson and Shaw Air Force base, Lake Carolina has become a proud home to many military families. Looking to learn about military events or how you can connect with other military families both active and retired at Lake Carolina? Email

7) Two new neighborhoods are in the works! 
Essex Homes, Columbia’s premier homebuilder, has partnered with Lake Carolina since 2000. With many homes in the community already constructed by this quality builder, Lake Carolina is currently developing two more neighborhoods that will encompass a variety of beautiful Essex Homes. To learn more about this exciting addition, click here

When you invest in a new home at Lake Carolina, you aren’t just buying a house--you’re investing in a lifestyle. Lake Carolina sells homes from the $140’s to $700's and homesites from $40,000's to high $200's. Learn more about the community’s neighborhoods and builders here

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4 Ways to Kick Off Summer in Lake Carolina

Chris Laskowski6/7/2016  |  Categories: Community
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Attention, socialites! Make this summer something extra special with the diverse social events that Lake Carolina is hosting on its 1,850 spacious acres. With a slew of fun and exciting community activities all year round, the development’s calendar has a ton to do during warmer months. Most of these events are open to the public and many donate proceeds to various charities. Save the date for a summer of delicious Southern comfort food, plenty of fresh air and lots of socializing!

Tri the Midlands: Push yourself to the limit for a great cause! Summer is the perfect time for achieving fitness goals and this challenge encompasses a 500-meter swim, a 14-mile bike race and a 5K run all within the community’s beautiful property. Are you pumped yet? Register now and support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The race will be held on June 28 at 8AM, starting at the village green. 

Summer Solstice Fish Fry: Get in the summer spirit at Lake Carolina’s annual fish fry! Along with a delicious menu, guests have the chance to celebrate the solstice by kayaking, paddle boarding, listening to music and more. Be one of the first 200 attendees to sign up by RSVPing at This event takes place on Saturday, June 26 from 4-7PM at the community lake house.

Community Ice Cream Social: Kids will have a field day at the community’s ice cream social, taking place on Thursday, July 14 from 2-4PM at Centennial Park. Along with an opportunity to defeat the summer heat, little ones can create their own ice cream sundae (or chow down on some scrumptious frozen yogurt) with “toppings galore”!

Shagging on the Shore: Stop by the lake house on Friday, July 29 at 7PM for this popular event! Indulge in a fun evening of entertainment with live music, tasty food and a beach-y atmosphere. Grab one of the 250 attendance spots by RSVPing at today!

While you’re making a day of these fun-filled events, see the collection of new homes that Lake Carolina has to offer. There are plenty of community amenities, a bustling town center filled with diverse shops, and over a dozen year-round activities for residents of all ages.

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