Lancaster Community Information

Sun City Carolina Lakes

The Sun City Carolina Lakes active adult community for those 55 and older is located in Lancaster County, South Carolina. Situated just five miles from the North Carolina border, it is only a short distance from the Charlotte Metropolitan Area's shopping, dining, entertainment venues, international airport and award-winning medical facilities. This gated community resides on more than 1,200-acres of rolling, green forests filled with pine, maple, oak, and purple plum trees and includes 10 pristine lakes.

It offers a lifestyle that caters to a variety of tastes and preferences. The resort-style amenities consist of a 35,000-square-foot recreational center overlooking a large sparkling lake and include a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor lap pool, an indoor walking track, a ballroom and billiard room. There are also numerous classrooms where clubs can meet, ranging from personal investing, to fine art, to woodworking. For the avid golfers, a beautiful, professionally designed 18-hole, 165-acre golf course encompasses the property. Other outdoor amenities include tennis, basketball, volley ball, and bocce ball courts, two outdoor pools, croquet, a boardwalk along the wetlands, and miles of beautiful walking trails. A variety of single-family homes and villas are available for home buyers.


Public education in Lancaster is provided by Lancaster County School District (LCSD). The district serves an enrollment of 12,000 students county-wide. Of the total 20 campuses within LCSD, 14 are within the city of Lancaster.


Prior to European settlement, the Lancaster region was home to several Native American tribes, include Cherokee, Catawba and Waxhaw. The area was a natural paradise where these cultures thrived, prompting early explorers to refer to it as the "Garden of the Waxhaws."

Settlers arrived in the 1750s. Lancaster was established by a pioneering group of Scottish-Irish from Pennsylvania. The group chose the Lancaster name in honor of the House of Lancaster, the opposition to the House of York in England's War of the Roses (1455-1484). This is also the origin of the nickname Red Rose City; the red rose was the House of Lancasterís official emblem.

The city jumped into relevancy quickly with the 1759 establishment of the Waxhaw Academy, which would later educate Andrew Jackson and other known political figures. Other notable incidents in Lancaster's history include the Revolutionary War clashes of Bufordís Massacre and Hanging Rock. In the 1800s, the massive success of Springs Cotton Mill pushed Lancaster into the limelight once again.

Today's Lancaster is without the ups and downs of the past. It is now a community that has built a solid base of economic strength while retaining its spirit of southern hospitality.

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