Community Feature: Lake Carolina

ashland falls poolHow would you like to live in a neighborhood that feels like a quaint, small town? Lake Carolina, a master-planned community located in the northeast area of Columbia, South Carolina, is conveniently located to the Villages of Sandhills and Fort Jackson. Being located between I-20 and I-77 provides easy commutes to the Charlotte area, Shaw Air Force Base and Augusta.

Lake Carolina offers neighborhoods in multiple price points, as well as amenities that include a clubhouse, swimming pools, boating, fishing and the Town Center. Town Center is comprised of small businesses and local vendors where you can shop and dine without ever having to leave the community. Special highlights that are unique to Lake Carolina are the dogpark, walking trails, and miles of shoreline on the lake.

Lake Carolina has an on-site event planner who schedules activities such as Harbor Lights and the Wine & Food Festival. Also on the property are the Town Center Apartments, the YMCA, a daycare and three schools.ashland downes

Our three communities in Lake Carolina include:

Ashland Downes

Ashland Downes features all-brick homes priced from the $300,000s, making it perfect for those buyers looking for their dream home! These homes include granite countertops, ceramic tile, side-entry garages, open layouts, family-style kitchens and spacious bedrooms. In addition, the homes are located on large home sites with fantastic curb appeal.

Ashland Falls

Ashland Falls offers award-winning floor plans priced from the low $200,000s. To make your new house feel more like your home, Ashland Falls provides residents with plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, including green space, walking trails, community parks and a swimming pool. 

Pinnacle Ridge

Featuring eight distinct floor plans priced from the high $100,000s, Pinnacle Ridge is also located in Lake Carolina. These affordable homes include a variety of upscale and energy-efficient features, such as granite countertops, tankless water heaters, nine-foot ceilings and beautifully landscaped yards with regular maintenance included. The Pinnacle Ridge model home is located at 308 Pinnacle Ridge Drive in Columbia.

Loving where you live is what everyone wants, not only their home, but also in their neighborhood. Lake Carolina is easy to love and is a wonderful blend of homeowners and home styles. Now is a great time to come and find out why Lake Carolina is a 10-time recipient of the prestigious Community of the Year award from the Great Columbia Sales and Marketing Council.

A furnished model home is open daily Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. or Sunday from 1 until 6 p.m. For more information on Essex Homes at Lake Carolina, call Andy Brumbaugh at 803-360-2926 or click here.

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