Lake Carolina Offers Jam-Packed Fall Calendar

Chris Laskowski8/29/2016  |  Categories: Events
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When it comes to fun-filled social activities, Lake Carolina has something for everyone! With kids back in school and the autumn season approaching, the community’s calendar is stacked with events open to both residents and the general public. Here are six upcoming events you won’t want to miss: 

Fall Yard Sale - September 17
Stroll across our gorgeous community while browsing the largest yard sale you’ve ever seen! Homeowners in Lake Carolina participate in this ‘community wide’ sale, offering gently-used clothes, furniture, toys and more. Maps of the sale will be available online and at the Town Center. Email with further inquiries.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K - October 1
Join the fight against breast cancer by participating in this inspiring 5K walk. The event will start with an exciting kick-off party and proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Those interested in volunteering can contact Barbara and Tom Beshers at

October Festival for Special Needs & Families - October 15
Pumpkins, pinatas, live entertainment and fall-style treats make October Fest an essential part of your autumn experience. Kids can enjoy a scenic Fun Mile Bike Loop and proceeds will benefit Abundant Life Equipment Lending Library. 

Wine & Food Festival - October 22
As one of Lake Carolina’s most popular annual events, tickets for the Wine & Food Festival go fast! This event is the development’s largest fundraising initiative, benefiting local youth in South Carolina. Guests will enjoy fine-wine samplings, delectable cuisine and live entertainment.

Lake SCarolina - October 23
Celebrate the spookiest of holidays at the Jeep Rogers YMCA. This kid-friendly party will include inflatable fun, a pumpkin patch, cake walk, trick-or-treating and more. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a not-so-scary Halloween! 

Thanksgiving Catch the Gobbler 5K- November 24
Before you indulge in your Thanksgiving feast, gather at the Town Center for a festive 5K. There’s no registration form or fee necessary for this popular annual event! 

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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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