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Top 7 Luxury Communities in The Carolinas

Top 7 Luxury Communities in The Carolinas

January 25, 2021

Categories: Real Estate

Luxury Communities in the Carolinas to Consider

Finding your dream home is quite the decision, and one that should not be taken lightly. Explore your options and discover luxury communities in the Carolinas, considered to be some of the best areas to purchase luxury real estate

1. Ocean Park, Kiawah Island, South Carolina 

Ocean Park is a vast community situated at the very end of Kiawah’s elongated island. Within this sizable community are pocket neighborhoods offering various styles of coastal homes and homesites dependent on your preferences.

Life in Ocean Park looks different for every resident. Many embrace an active lifestyle and revel in the endless amenities available within this community alone. Undoubtedly, the crowning jewel of this community is The Ocean Course. Professional golfers of all levels have played in the yearly PGA-sanctioned tournaments that are often held here. Up next is the 2021 PGA Championship set to be hosted in the coming spring. 

Residents who seek an opulent lifestyle will find it here in Ocean Park. Miles of immaculate parkland intertwines among the Island’s natural marsh, creating a sight to behold in terms of natural beauty. Additional community amenities include The Sandcastle, an oceanfront clubhouse open to all Island residents. 

The biggest perk of owning a home on Kiawah is access to its private Club. Certain home purchases qualify for Membership to the Kiawah Island Club, an exclusive association that provides its Members with outstanding luxuries, venues, events, and attractions that further enhance Island living. As you can see, Kiawah is by far one of the premier luxury communities in the Carolinas. 

View available homes and homesites in the Ocean Park community.

2. Cassique, Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Located just on the other side of Kiawah are the enclaves of Cassique. This Island community centers around a spectacular links-style golf course designed to resemble some of the top courses that can only be found in Scotland. The homes and neighborhood venues have also been designed with an English flair, resulting in a grand, country manor aesthetic. 

Amenities here are solely offered to Kiawah Island Club Members. The stately Cassique Clubhouse showcases prominent views of the Cassique course from its two exquisite dining venues. Tom’s Pub is the local watering hole where friends come to gather after a round of golf. Club Members wanting a taste of the area’s freshest seafood cuisine flock to the ever popular Voysey’s restaurant located within the Clubhouse. Just steps away from this quaint community is the well-appointed Sports Pavilion, perfectly suited for the active individual. Not to mention, the Boathouse and Kayak Dock that offer effortless access to Kiawah’s waterways

View available homes and homesites in the Cassique community.

3. The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, Asheville, North Carolina

If you are looking for an idyllic mountain home, look no further than The Cliffs at Walnut Cove. From luxury townhomes to several-acre estates — you have the opportunity to purchase or build your dream home. 

Located near the historic Blue Ridge Parkway and bordering the Pisgah National Forest, this community offers elegant mountain homes with unmatched outdoor activities. Here, you will find miles of private walking trails that wander past wildflower meadows and waterfalls, all within the community’s gates. The mastermind designer behind Walnut Cove’s golf course is none other than Jack Nicklaus, who also created Turtle Point on Kiawah Island. From each green fairway to The Golf House, this course and its amenities are simply perfection. 

4. The Cliffs Lake Region, Keowee Lake, South Carolina

Comprising of three communities on Lake Keowee, The Cliffs Lake Region offers some of the top real estate in Upstate South Carolina. 

The Cliffs at Keowee Falls features a community nestled amongst the shores of Lake Keowee. Venture out to the walking trails just outside your front door and be greeted by babbling creeks and awe-inspiring waterfalls. A major focus in this community is the idea of wellness, or living well. The Wellness Center at the Park includes a zero-entry resort style swimming pool, Har-Tru tennis courts, a pickleball court, and luxury spa services. 

The Cliffs at Keowee Springs are just 30 minutes from downtown Clemson and 50 minutes from Greenville. Keowee Springs provides the peaceful stillness of lakeside living, yet is still close to two vibrant cities with abundant nightlife. Living here you and your family can spend your days splashing and playing in the waters of Lake Keowee, thanks to The Beach Club and Surf Shop where you can find all of your watersport needs. 

Finally, The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards are the ideal place for wine aficionados looking to live amongst the grape vines. Enjoy the usual amenities offered on Lake Keowee, in addition to horseback riding at the refined Equestrian Center and several wine clubs centered around the area’s native muscadine grapes. Consider one of these luxury communities in the Carolinas if you are looking forward to elegant lake living. 

5. The Cliffs Mountain Region, Travelers Rest, South Carolina

Also home to three distinct communities, The Cliffs Mountain Region affords access to luxury mountain living in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

At The Cliffs at Glassy you will find the state’s only mountaintop golf course equipped with vistas that go on for over 75 miles. Have an appreciation for fine dining? The Glassy Clubhouse offers seasonal dishes made by some of the area’s top chefs. 

It is said that The Cliffs at Mountain Park is a masterpiece of a community. While a state-of-the-art fitness center is the go-to place for wellness pursuits. There is also a link-style golf course that sits between the banks of a river and the foothills of the nearby mountains. 

The Cliffs Valley doubles as both an active community and a private backcountry getaway. An established Club provides members with many social and activity clubs you can join based on your personal interests. Choose from bird-watching, hiking, cycling, and so much more as you bond with your neighbors. 

6. Governors Island, Lake Norman, North Carolina

Lake Norman is one of the most sought-after luxury communities in the Carolinas for luxury homebuyers wanting to be close to the Charlotte area. Governors Island is a gated waterfront community situated on a private island of Lake Norman. Accessible only by bridge, the nearest town is Denver, just a few minutes away from the neighborhood. Amenities revolve around lake and water sport activities such as boating, wake surfing, and fishing. 

7. Berkeley Hall, Bluffton, South Carolina

Travel south almost to the Georgian border to Berkeley Hall in Bluffton. This southern community revolves around a club lifestyle suited for families. Homes here are built with Lowcountry charm and feature shutters, large white columns, and second story porches. Racquet sports, local Lowcountry cuisine, and riverfront activities embody the Berkeley Hall lifestyle. 

Explore Kiawah Island’s Luxury Communities

Interested in seeing what life is truly like on Kiawah Island? Trust us when we say you will look forward to a wonderful experience each and every day on the Island’s luxury communities in the Carolinas. 

Your dream home awaits, browse our current listings within Cassique and Ocean Park to determine which type of Kiawah Island home suits your needs.