Surrounded by the pristine waters of South Carolina's enticing "Freshwater Coast," and nestled amid thousands of acres of preserved state parks and national forestland that are teeming with natural wonders, Savannah Lakes Village is a vibrant, lakefront, sporting community.
Lake Thurmond features more nautical miles of shoreline than California. Despite its size, a unique feature of the lake is its extremely well-preserved natural habitat for viewing wildlife, fishing, boating, and enjoying a multitude of water sports. If canoeing, kayaking or stand-up paddling are your passions, the Little River Blueway offers 51 miles of diverse and scenic paddling trails.
The Little River Blueway Adventure Region offers excellent hiking and biking trails. Within the two state parks bordering the Village, there are 21 miles of single-track mountain biking trails that are suitable for hiking and biking. The seven-mile Lakefront Loop trail at Hickory Knob State Resort Park is a must-ride trail for serious off-road bikers. A more leisurely, but equally beautiful, biking/hiking trail can be enjoyed along the scenic and historic Savannah Valley Railroad Trail.
With two community-owned championship lakefront golf clubs, along with a third lakefront course bordering the community at the Hickory Knob State Resort Park, playing the lake takes on a whole new meaning. That’s 54 incredibly challenging holes of golf in the immediate area.
The nationally recognized tennis program offers an array of opportunities for competition or just plain fun. With lighted clay and hard courts, tennis groups, league play, clinics and social events, there’s always a lot going on throughout the year. There’s also pickle ball, bocce ball, horseshoes, table tennis, and bowling.
Ready for some friendly competition or exercise? Residents enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle at the 23,000-square-foot recreation center.
Get in a great workout in the fitness room, take in an aerobics, dance or yoga class, swim laps in the indoor or outdoor pools. Unwind by having a massage or sit back in the whirlpool or sauna.
Savannah Lakes Village also is fortunate to be home to national award-winning healthcare services. Savannah Lakes Medical Center is owned and operated by the largest hospital, Self Regional Medical Center, in six surrounding counties. Self Regional is a 414-bed regional referral center with national awards in neurosurgery and spine care, orthopedics, cancer treatment, heart and vascular care, stroke care, employee engagement, and patient satisfaction.
The Blueway region of South Carolina is rich in history, culture, the arts, entertainment and Southern charm. McCormick County hosts many events throughout the year, and the city shopping district provides small-town flavor with its unique boutiques and family-owned restaurants.
The McCormick Arts Council (the MACK) provides ways to express your artistic side or shop for homemade arts and crafts. With 300 days of sunshine each year, the area’s robust natural resources offer a plethora of outdoor opportunities for you and your family, including historical outings. The area’s fiber-optic network allows you to have the best in digital online entertainment.
Discuss the days events over a meal and drinks at the community club houses' dining areas, the River Grille at the Tara golf club or the Monticello Bar & Grill at Monticello golf club. Frequently, there are special event dinners and luncheons to mingle with your neighbors. Nearby McCormick and Lincolnton have restaurants to choose from as well.
The social programs of Savannah Lakes Village are as diverse as the remarkable lands and waterways that surround the western South Carolina lakefront community. From daily lunch and dinner services, to special parties and themed events throughout the year, Savannah Lakes Village’s social events engage all residents, from the seven-day-a-week golfer, to the outdoor recreation enthusiast, to the aspiring tennis player.