9070 Van Wyck Road, Lancaster, South Carolina 29707
Tree Tops, a New 55+ Community, Has Energy Efficent, Single Family Homes, a Charming Village Center and a Planned Rookery, Swimming Pool, Spa and More
The new 55+ community of Tree Tops rests on the edge of southwestern North Carolina's Charlotte metropolitan area but is just across the state line in north central South Carolina. When complete, it will spread across 613 lushly landscaped acres and contain 850 single family homes.
Lennar is the builder and is offering 16 different floor plans. Homes in the Grove Collection can be up to 2,762 square feet with two to four bedrooms and an attached two-car garage. Summit Collection houses may have as much as 3,619 square feet of living space. A gourmet kitchen, an energy-efficient design, a first-floor master suite, a screened patio, and a low-maintenance exterior are common.
Prices begin in the mid-$200,000s. Please verify this price with a Realtor as it bound to change over time.
Tree Tops will have 24/7 security and a guarded gate. Its charming Village Center is a cluster of cabins that house the community's business center as well as spaces for crafts, nature, and celebration. The clubhouse will feature state-of-the-art cardio and weight equipment, game rooms, and a multipurpose room. A lap pool, a resort-style pool, and a spa should be just outside the clubhouse doors.
The community also has plans for bocce ball, pickleball, and tennis courts. A 10-acre lake is available for kayaking and fishing. The community rookery will be an ideal bird watching destination.
Nearby Lancaster bustles with shopping, dining, and civic events. The city supports an annual Red Rose Festival, a summer concert series, a cultural arts district, a community playhouse, a chamber choir, and a farmers market. Its Springs Park has a fishing dock. Landsford Canal State Park permits picnicking, paddling, and fishing. Lake Wylie is about an hour away.
Springs Memorial Hospital is accredited.
Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures are in the 30s, 40s and 50s. On average, the area receives 44 inches of rain and 3 inches of snow each year.
Francisco de Gordillo explored the present-day South Carolina coast during 1521 but was unable to establish a town. The French also failed to colonize in 1562. The English settled here in 1670, but they moved on to Charleston when the conditions worsened. The two Carolinas split officially in 1729. The state was the first to leave the Union during the Civil War.
South Carolina was once primarily agricultural and still grows peanuts, watermelons, peaches and tobacco. Today, though, it is mostly known for its textile mills. Wood products, asbestos, steel, pulp and chemicals are particularly important. A commercial tea plantation, and the only one in America, lies on an island 20 miles South of Charleston.
Top attractions include Fort Sumter, which is a national monument, the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, the Cypress Gardens (located in Charleston), Hilton Head resorts, the Cowpens National Battlefield, the Botanical Gardens and the Riverbanks Zoo.
Population - 4,961,018
Persons 65 years old and over - 16%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 85%
Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ - 25%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 5%
White persons, not Hispanic - 64%
Median household income - $45,483
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
55+ Communities and Single People
It often seems as though 55+ communities are full of happily married people. This is not always the case, though, as the demographic fact is that women often outlive their spouses. It is true that newer developments draw couples because newer developments tend to draw younger retirees. This is simply because older communities have residents who moved in longer ago. Older developments have more singles, particularly women, because the residents are often older. As to where to find single men, that is out of our area of expertise.
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