Sun City Carolina Lakes - Indian Land, SC

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  • Price Range: Low $300ks - High $700ks
  • Home Types: Single-Family, Attached
  • Number of Homes: 3160
  • New / Resale: Resale Homes Only
  • Age Restrictions: 55+
  • Gated: No
  • Construction Dates: 2005 - 2016
  • Builder: Del Webb
  • Activity director: Yes
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Sun City Carolina Lakes is a Del Webb active adult community near Charlotte in Indian Land, South Carolina. This 3,160-home community is spread across 1,512 acres of scenic hills and forests. Residents enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle and access to amenities, including two large clubhouses and an 18-hole golf course. Socializing is made easy with more than 100 active clubs and scheduled events. Homeowners in Sun City Carolina Lakes are also a short trip from daily needs, health care, and all the charms of the Charlotte area.

Homebuyers looking for homes for sale in Indian Land, SC will enjoy all Sun City Carolina Lakes has to offer.

Sun City Carolina Lakes Amenities

Residents of Sun City Carolina Lakes have access to a wide selection of amenities. The Sun City Lake House is a 55,000-square-foot clubhouse and recreation center. This facility at the heart of the community features a state-of-the-art fitness center with top-notch weight training and cardiovascular equipment. The fitness center also has an indoor lap pool and spa, an aerobics and dance studio, and an indoor walking track. Additionally, hobby and craft studios, classrooms, a woodworking shop, grand ballroom, cafe, computer lab, library, and a demonstration kitchen are available at this Sun City Carolina Lakes clubhouse.

Surrounding the Sun City Carolina Lakes clubhouse are eight clay tennis courts, pickleball and bocce ball courts, and an outdoor resort-style pool. An outdoor amenity center includes a softball field, basketball court, additional pickleball courts, and a community garden.

The Lodge is Sun City Carolina Lakes' newest clubhouse. This 13,000-square-foot center has an expansive ballroom for hosting 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 amenities at The Lodge.

Sun City Carolina Lakes is dotted with ten scenic lakes, including a large lake behind the clubhouse with a fishing pier. Residents can also rent canoe and kayak equipment or take their pets to the community's dog park. Connecting it all is an intricate system of walking and biking trails that wind through the preserved wetlands, woods, and neighborhoods.

The Sun City Carolina Lakes Golf Club is an 18-hole course designed by golf course architect Tim Freeland. 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

Del Webb broke ground on Sun City Carolina Lakes in 2005 and completed construction of the 3,160 homes in 2016. Single-family homes, villa townhomes, and carriage homes are available in five collections, providing plenty of options for buyers looking for homes for sale in Indian Land, SC.

The River, Summit, and Manor Collections at Sun City Carolina Lakes feature single-family floor plans ranging from 1,103 to 2,637 square feet. Models include two to four bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Certain homes include features such as a loft with a bedroom, full bath, and recreation room. Several floor plans also have additional garage space for golf cart storage.

The villa models include six plans that range from 1,090 to 1,455 square feet. These Sun City Carolina Lakes homes are arranged in duplex or triplex configurations and include two bedrooms, two baths, and a two-car garage on one level. The carriage homes are arranged with units on either the first or second level. Carriage homes are 1,554 to 2,044 square feet with two bedrooms and bathrooms as well as an attached one- to two-car garage. Features in first-floor units include patios and covered porches, whereas second-floor units feature balconies.

Sun City Carolina Lakes Lifestyle

Residents of Sun City Carolina Lakes enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyles thanks to a homeowners' association that takes care of common area maintenance, lawn care, and trash removal. For an additional fee, owners in villas and carriage homes also enjoy complete exterior maintenance. With more free time, homeowners in Sun City Carolina Lakes can participate in the wide variety of activities offered.

A fitness and activities director in the community is there to ensure that residents have the ability to lead a well-rounded lifestyle. For residents interested in rekindling an old hobby or picking up a new one, there are over 135 clubs and interest groups in Del Webb's Sun City Carolina Lakes. Homeowners can get creative in craft and hobby clubs or test their skills in gaming clubs. Sports enthusiasts can join fitness-minded clubs such as golf, tennis, bicycling, bocce, and pickleball. Book clubs, continuing education classes, a singles club, and photography groups are also available.

Indian Land, SC Area

Sun City Carolina Lakes is located in Indian Land, SC, putting residents in easy reach of daily needs and entertainment.

Sun City Carolina Lakes residents are also near any conveniences they may need, such as Food Lion, Sprouts Farmers Market, Harris Teeter, and Walmart. Pharmacy needs can be met at Walgreens and CVS.

Sun City Carolina Lakes is also close to multiple health care providers, including Atrium Health, Piedmont Medical Center, and CaroMont Regional Medical Center.

When in search of entertainment and dining options, Sun City Carolina Lakes residents can travel up Johnston Road to find multiple restaurants, bars, and shops. There are also various attractions to visit, such as the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Concord Mills, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, and Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.

Sun City Carolina Lakes homeowners looking to get outdoors have plenty of options to explore. Sun City Carolina Lakes is near multiple parks and greenspaces, including Marvin Efird Park, Cullman Park, Flat Branch Nature Preserve, and Big Rock Nature Preserve. Golfers can also tee off at multiple courses, such as TPC Piper Glen, Firethorne Country Club, and Springfield Golf Club.

Residents who want to visit the nearby metropolitan area are in luck. Sun City Carolina Lakes is 25 miles north of Charlotte, granting quick access to all this city has to offer. For long-distance travel, the Charlotte Douglas International Airport is less than 30 minutes away.

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Sun City Carolina Lakes Amenities

The following amenities are available to Sun City Carolina Lakes residents:

  • Clubhouse/Amenity Center
  • Golf Course
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Aerobics & Dance Studio
  • Indoor Walking Track
  • Card Room
  • Ceramics Studio
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Sewing Studio
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Ballroom
  • Computers
  • Library
  • Billiards
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • Tennis Courts
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Bocce Ball Courts
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Softball/Baseball Field
  • Lakes - Fishing Lakes
  • Gardening Plots
  • Parks & Natural Space
  • Playground for Grandkids
  • Demonstration Kitchen
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Pet Park
  • Multi-Purpose/Meeting Rooms
  • Gazebo
  • Kayaking/Kayak Equipment

Sun City Carolina Lakes Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in Sun City Carolina Lakes. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • A Night at the Movies
  • Acrylic Painting
  • Adventure Club
  • Ambassador
  • Art in the City
  • Badminton Club
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Barbershop Quartet
  • Bible Study
  • Billiards
  • Bocce Ball
  • Book Lovers
  • Book Worms
  • Bowling League
  • Bridge
  • Bunco
  • Carolina Lakes Lifelong Learning
  • Catholic Community Interest Group
  • Cellar Dwellers Wine Club
  • Chess
  • Clogging
  • Coin Collectors
  • Community Garden
  • Computer
  • Cooking
  • Crazy for Cars
  • Cribbage
  • Croquet
  • Cycling
  • Day Trippers Travel
  • Decorative Painting & Crafts
  • Del Webb News
  • Democrats
  • Digital Photography
  • Duplicate Bridge
  • Episcopal Interest Group
  • Euchre
  • Evening Golf (9-Hole)
  • Fun Sports Pools
  • Gone Golfing!
  • GrandPals
  • Grandparents Club
  • HOG (Harley Owners Group)
  • Hand & Foot Canasta
  • Have "Clubs," Will Travel
  • Hiking Club
  • Hospice Community Volunteers
  • Jewelry & Beading
  • Karaoke
  • Knitting and Needlepoint
  • Ladies 9-Hold Golfers
  • Line Dancing
  • Local Travel Club
  • Lunch Bunch
  • Mahjong Mavens
  • Men's Golf
  • Mexican Dominoes
  • Musicians and Instrumentalists
  • Musicians and Singers Guild
  • Night at The Movies
  • Non-Fiction Book Club
  • Ohio Club
  • Oil Painting
  • Old Stogies
  • Paddle Sports
  • Performing Arts/Musical Theater
  • Photography Club
  • Pickleball
  • Pinochle
  • Poker
  • Pottery
  • Prayerful Knitters
  • Quilt-A-Holics
  • Real Estates Investment
  • Red Hat Society of SCCL
  • Republicans Group
  • Restaurant Chat
  • Retired Law Enforcement
  • Retired Military
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors Artistry
  • Running
  • SCCL Aero
  • SCOOP (Sun City Owners of Pets)
  • Scrabble
  • Scrapbooking
  • Sew Much Fun
  • Sewing & Quilting
  • Shalom
  • Social Bridge
  • Social Singers
  • Softball
  • Sports Fishing
  • Stained Glass Club
  • Stitch & Chat
  • Sun City Cycle
  • Sun City Swimmers
  • Sun City Volunteers
  • Table Tennis
  • Tai Chi
  • Tailgaters
  • Tennis
  • Texas Canasta
  • The Carolina Lakes Coral Society
  • Theater
  • Travel
  • Volunteers & Helping Hands
  • Walking Club
  • Women's Golf (18 Hole)
  • WoodWorkers Guild

Sun City Carolina Lakes Reviews (17)

Average Rating for this Community

We moved here 2017..Love it! Ignore the older complaints about the pools ect. They are all open now and running beautifully. As for the children, only one is child friendly and only certain hours a day. As with all developments there are some issues but the overall beauty and level of resort style living of Sun City Carolina Lakes far out weighs some owners unhappy complaints. This is the nicest Community we have seen by far. So close to all we need, Shopping, dining, theater and perfect weather. If your not happy here, you won’t be happy anywhere. Husband and I are in our forever happiness🌴


Bottom line: No other active adult community in the Charlotte offers offers the full features resort style life that you'll find at Sun City Carolina Lakes. You've got to include it in your priority list.


We moved here from the SW because we wanted mild seasons and to escape extreme heat. None of our family lives close by, so making new friends and keeping active was our priority. Sun City is large enough to satisfy both needs. If you can't find friends who suit you or clubs and activities you enjoy, it is your fault, not the community. I enjoy arts, crafts, exercise, and creative outlets. Today I'm with others enjoying an "off-campus" writing retreat. Last night a bocce game. We lost, but had a lot of fun. Sun City is where I belong.


Sun City Carolina Lakes is not just a community it's a lifestyle. My wife and I have been amazed with all there is to do here. After looking all around the Charlotte region, there is no other place that has as much. Being retired,we want our financial resources to go as far as they can. Well we found the place. Great SC taxes, lower HOA fees than just about every other 55+ location, plus the county takes care of our roads saving us a ton of money. Take a look, I'm sure you'l be impressed as well. You can take advantage of what Charlotte offers and you're only a short drive to the mountains or the shore. By the way, Michelle T. is mistaken. We never had guards, they were Greeters for people visiting the community when the builder was still here. Also there is a Family Swim time only on weekends for visiting families. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The times were picked outside the normal "rush" time. I've brought my grandchildren and have never seen a problem.


After an in-depth search of several 55+ active lifestyles communities within very close proximity to Charlotte, NC, Sun City Carolina Lakes clearly distinguished itself as "hands-down" -- the #1 marquis community during our selection process as we transitioned from New York 2 years ago. We were greatly influenced by it's expansive and impeccably manicured landscaping and unprecedented diversity of amenities - underscored by an extraordinary and highly active social lifestyle. Sun City Carolina Lakes is the benchmark and continues to raise a high bar for other 55+ communities who can't compete. Simply stated, this community is incomparable!


This community is the perfect size and location. Although there are many homes, they are divided by rolling hills and trees into small neighborhoods. And with several thousand residents, we have every club and activity you could desire. This location in SC has moderate seasons, easy access to everything Charlotte offers, yet not the higher taxes of NC. We love SCCL.


We moved here in 2010 and have loved every minute. It's like being on vacation every day. The amenities are fabulous. From our first visit to the community we knew it would be our new home. We've meet wonderful people here and love being involved with so many activities. If you enjoy being social and keeping busy you'll love it here!


We moved here in 2015 & couldn't be happier You can be as busy as you want, learn new things, make wonderful new friends. If you aren't happy here, you need to look inward for the reason. Our kids call it "summer camp".


Fabulous and Friendly Community. Previous review that most homes have cracked foundations is incorrect. Several homes in one small neighborhood have had issues with their concrete slabs. Pulte has been very responsive and repairs are being made. Yes, there are restrictions that we have to follow but that's what keeps our wonderful community clean and appealing, and happy neighbors. If you want to live in a trashy, eye sore community, then SCCL isn't for you! 140+ clubs and interest groups, sports such as bocce ball, pickle ball, tennis, soft ball, horse shoes, swimming, fishing, and the list goes on. There's something for everyone!


Moving across the country is a huge decision, especially at this stage of life. We were thinking about moving for a while, but when we saw Sun City Carolina Lakes, we knew this would become our new home. The amenities are beyond our wildest imaginations, we still pinch ourselves because it's almost too good to be true. The residents are so caring and considerate and everyone looks out for each other.


Moved here mid-2016 and every day just gets better. I tell my husband that it feels like we're squatters at a gorgeous country club -- all the amenities seem too good to be true! No matter what you like to do, you can probably find it here. Unlike a lot of "active adult" communities I've seen, the population here is, indeed, active and involved in all types of fun activities. If you're not sociable, I suppose you could just sit and enjoy your lovely home, with gardeners taking care of your lawn, etc. But even if you can't participate in sports, you can play cards or paint or work in clay or sing....and on and on. Cannot recommend the lifestyle here strongly enough.


Just to update what was written here, Sun City Carolina Lakes now has two amenity centers, each featuring a huge ballroom, swimming pools and exciting outdoor pavilions. For the sports minded, there are eight clay tennis courts, eight pickleball courts, a fantastic softball field with covered bleachers, a dozen horseshoe pits and walking trails winding throughout the community. That doesn't cover it all but it might give you an idea of the immense opportunities provided our residents.


We just bought a resale house here this spring. So far it has been fantastic! The fitness center and the pools have been my go-to places for the past couple months. My health is already improving! Having an indoor walking track has been great for the really hot days and I can imagine it will be nice when the temps start to dip. Aside from our health improving our social life is like we're back in high school! We have meet a lot of nice people here and have jumped right in to clubs and activities. We feel encouraged by the other people living here and it's a wonderful feeling!


Presently building our new home in this wonderful community, cannot wait until we move in and start this new chapter in our lives ! ! !


Watch what you are getting into. We have lived here for five years and bought a resale. Everyone in the community has a Pulty "beef". Foundation cracking is definitely and issue as is drainage and security. Although they now have "cameras" anyone can get in or out. No gates at the front entrance. The second pool has never been opened, except for a couple of weeks last year, due to faulty construction. Cheaply built.


I have lived here for 6 year and every year gets worst no more security at gates our yards are not taken care of like they did at the beginning when they were trying to sell their homes. The swimming pool as more kids in it then the YMCA. The second pool that was to open over two years ago for adults only as cracks in ti so never opened yet. Now they are mowing our lawns on Saturday for 2 hrs a day between 2 and 4 we can't even have people over or sit out there and enjoy ourself on our golf view our barbeque we would have grass flying in our food. So for two hrs on a weekend we get to listen to the loud mowers and the edging and th loud blowers that is not right by any means and the complain about one extra pot in a yard I hate this place.


When I saw that we have a restriction on the number of pots that we might have in our back yard it has turned into a poor excuse for a neighborhood* I Have done my backyard very tastefully done.. Maybe 2 pots extra. This is a very sad community run by a lot do-gooders that they know nothing in taste.

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