To be named “Community of the Year” by the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia is no easy task. Imagine being named such for 10 years.
Well-designed and full of choices, the community that has held this status for so long is located in northeast Columbia. This spectacular community is none other than Lake Carolina, host to the 2011 Parade of Homes from May 7-22. Visit www.lakecarolina.com for details and to purchase tickets.
Lake Carolina is an active, vibrant community where families come first. Residents enjoy a wide range of resort-style amenities and activities ranging from private parks and exclusive lake access to special events designed to cater to residents’ lifestyles, such as the annual Wine and Food Festival, Oyster Roast and Harborside Lights.
“Lake Carolina feels as though you’re on vacation every day,” says Joan McGinn, a resident of the Woodleigh Park neighborhood. “My son walks – on sidewalks – to and from school. The landscaping is beautiful and there are walking trails. I love that I can walk in any direction and enjoy beautiful views while I exercise.”
The preservation of natural areas was at the top of everyone’s mind when building Lake Carolina, which has more than 170 acres of open, green space. Small, rolling hills can be seen along either side of the road while driving around the community. In addition, the lake — over 200 acres – is home to some of the finest large-mouth bass and bream fishing in the Midlands. Water-skiing, swimming and boating offer even more leisure-time possibilities. Multiple pools and playgrounds are scattered throughout, and Sunset Park provides a lakeside family picnic area. Because the community was planned for each stage of life, there is a perfect place to call home in one of our 36 neighborhoods.
Lake Carolina is also home to two shopping centers: Town Center and Village Green. Each has shops and dining facilities run by local merchants. The unique atmosphere and close proximity make shopping and dining a pleasure no matter what time of day.
“My son loves A La Carte, the ice cream shop,” Joan says. “He’ll save up his money and stop for ice cream on the way home from school and hang out with friends. I don’t know anywhere else he could have that kind of freedom, and I could have such peace of mind.”
Visit today! Call (803) 736-5253 or check out www.lakecarolina.com/columbiametro.