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Sun City Carolina Lakes Overview

Sun City Carolina Lakes is a Del Webb active adult community near Charlotte in Fort Mill (Indian Land), SC. This 3,160-home community includes two large clubhouses, an 18-hole golf course and desirable low-maintenance homes. A vibrant lifestyle and the exciting culture of Charlotte have drawn retirees from across the country.

Sun City Carolina Lakes is spread across 1,512 acres of rolling hills and lush forests of pine, maple, oak and purple plum trees. It is located near the North Carolina and South Carolina border in Fort Mill/Indian Land. Downtown Charlotte is just 25 miles north but with everything that this community has to offer, you might never feel the need to leave. With world-class amenities, scenic views, shimmering lakes and over 135 clubs, this active adult community is the ideal place to call home.

Sun City Carolina Lakes Amenities

The Sun City Lake House is a magnificent 40,000 square-foot clubhouse and recreation center. This grand facility at the heart of the community serves as the centerpiece for all social activities, fitness classes and sports events. It includes a state-of-the-art fitness center that showcases the latest top-notch weight training and cardiovascular equipment. The fitness area also includes an indoor lap pool and spa, an aerobics and dance studio and indoor walking track. Additionally, hobby and craft studios, classrooms, a woodworking shop, grand ballroom, cafe, computer lab, library and a demonstration/teaching kitchen are available at The Lake House for the residents.

The grounds are adorned with an enviable array of amenities that beckon to active adults. Surrounding the clubhouse are eight clay tennis courts, pickleball and bocce ball courts and an outdoor resort-style pool. A brand new outdoor amenity center includes a softball field, basketball court, additional pickleball courts and community garden.

The Lodge is Sun City Carolina Lakes newest clubhouse. This 13,000 square-foot has a huge ballroom that hosts performances and other large events. A covered pavilion connected to the clubhouse by a covered walkway provides additional space for outdoor events. An outdoor resort-style pool, patio and two pickleball courts round out the outdoor amenities at The Lodge.  

The community is dotted with ten scenic lakes including a large lake behind the clubhouse with a fishing pier. The Catawba River skirts along the western border of the community and is great for kayaking, canoeing and fishing. Connecting it all together is an intricate system of walking and biking trails that wind through the preserved wetlands, woods and neighborhoods.

The Carolina Lakes Golf Club carves through Sun City. The upscale 18-hole course was designed by golf course architect Tim Freeland. The 7,024-yard public course includes five sets of tees and is framed by towering trees surrounded by natural streams and ponds. Golf Digest recently named it one of the Best New Courses for Under $75. Resident golfers get preferred tee times and are offered discounted yearly memberships. The golf course clubhouse includes a full-service pro shop and restaurant

Sun City Carolina Lakes Homes & Real Estate

There are numerous real estate options for homebuyers in Sun City Carolina Lakes. Del Webb broke ground on the community in 2005 and completed construction of the 3,160 homes in 2016. Del Webb has designed the homes to meet the needs of active adult buyers. Expansive great rooms, open gourmet kitchens and ample outdoor living space are characteristic on most homes in this 55+ community.

Buyers can choose from single-family homes, villa townhomes and carriage homes. Single-family homes are the most popular option for buyers in this community and they are offered in the River, Summit, and Manor Collections. There are single-family floor plans that range in size from 1,103 to 2,597 square feet. Some homes offer an optional loft that includes a bedroom, full bath and recreation room. All single-family models include a minimum of two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage. The larger homes include additional bedrooms and bathrooms.

The villa townhome models available include three choices from 1,090 to 1,455 square feet available as resale only. The villas are arranged in duplex or triplex configurations and include two bedrooms, two baths and a two-car garage on one level. Carriage homes enjoy single-level living with their residence on either the first or second level. First-floor units enjoy ground level patios, covered porches and no stairs, whereas second floor units are accessible via stairs and include covered porches. The one and two-car garage units range from 1,554 to 2,044 square feet.

Sun City Carolina Lakes Lifestyle

The lifestyle in Sun City Carolina Lakes is unmatched by any other active adult community in the Charlotte area. A fitness and activities director in the community is there to ensure that residents have the ability to lead a well-rounded lifestyle. Whether your idea of activity consists of social clubs, sports teams or simply mingling with friends at the various neighborhood events, there is something for everyone in this active adult community.

Perhaps you are interested in rekindling an old hobby or possibly starting up a new one. There are over 135 clubs and interest groups in Del Webb's Sun City Carolina Lakes. Some of the more popular groups include card clubs like bridge, euchre, bunco, canasta and Mah Jongg or craft and hobby clubs such as painting, ceramics, woodworking, stained glass and quilting. Sports enthusiasts enjoy the various fitness-minded clubs such as golf, tennis, bicycling, bocce ball and pickleball. Other residents find joy in the book clubs, continuing education classes, religious groups, singles club, wine tasting or photography groups. Regardless of your passions you are sure to find other like-minded residents who share your interests.


Sun City Carolina Lakes is quietly tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the Charlotte metro area, yet conveniently close to everything the city has to offer. The community is just minutes away from shopping, dining and entertainment venues and close to award winning hospitals. The Charlotte Douglas International Airport is less than 30 minutes away.

Most everyday shopping needs are accomplished in the Carolina Commons Shopping Center near the entrance to Sun City Carolina Lakes, which is accessible via golf cart for residents. When it is time to get out, residents of Sun City Carolina Lakes like to head to uptown Charlotte where great museums, performing arts centers and professional sports teams await. Residents looking for a new or resale home in an active adult community should look no further than Sun City Carolina Lakes by Del Webb.

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