History of Savannah Lakes Village
Savannah Lakes Village was initially developed by Cooper Communities and opened for property sales in April of 1989. Cooper Communities is a private, family-owned company, in business since 1954. Cooper has several other villages in South Carolina, Arkansas, Tennessee, West Virginia and Missouri. For over five decades, Cooper has been prosperous despite some financially disastrous years in the resort development industry.
Why you will fall in love with Savannah Lakes Village
Savannah Lakes Village is a community that we like to call “Close by but Worlds Away”. Because of its location, character and laid-back lifestyle, it seems that you are worlds away from the hustle and bustle of city living when you are here. However, in reality, it is only a short drive to major metropolitan areas in both South Carolina and Georgia.
Savannah Lakes Village is in the heart of the 80,000-acre Sumter National Forest. The village is surrounded by three state parks in South Carolina and one state park across the bridge in Georgia. Savannah Lakes Village was carefully planned to incorporate the natural beauty of the area. The village features approximately 4900 wooded, lake front and golf front home sites that range in size from 1/3 acre to just over 1 acre.
The “Lake” of Savannah Lakes Village is Lake Thurmond, which separates Georgia and South Carolina. Lake Thurmond covers more than 70,000 acres, is 64 miles long, has depths up to 120 feet and has 1,200 miles of shoreline. Thurmond is the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi. Field & Stream magazine ranks Lake Thurmond as one of the best bass lakes in the country – in recent years it has become host to a Bass Masters Elite Series Tournament.
Savannah Lakes Village has ideal weather year round. This is a true four season climate, with average temperatures for January and February in the 50’s and July and August averaging in the 80’s.
Village Amenities / Activities
Savannah Lakes Village offers two magnificent 18-hole golf courses, Tara and Monticello. Each course has a Pro Shop, putting green, and practice area. Additionally there is a Club House at each course with a Lounge and Restaurant.
Savannah Lakes Village also has a Health and Fitness Center which includes a tennis complex, 25 meter indoor pool, weight and exercise room, four lane bowling alley, meeting rooms and a 500 seat multipurpose/dining room.
/ Security / Safety Services
Savannah Lakes Village has 911 Emergency services.
In addition to the McCormick County Sheriff Department and South Carolina Law Enforcement, Savannah Lakes Village has a Public Safety Team that patrols the village regularly.
Savannah Lakes Village is a “Fire wise USA Community” since 2004
Where is Savannah Lakes Village?
Contrary to popular opinion, we are not located in Savannah, GA – although you can get there from here within a few hours. Savannah Lakes Village is located in the Western Piedmont of South Carolina, approximately 5 miles from McCormick SC.
McCormick, SC and Lincolnton, GA (just across the state line) have Grocery Stores, Hardware Stores, Gas Stations and Restaurants. Both are handy for your local shopping needs.
The larger communities of Abbeville, SC, Greenwood, SC and Augusta, GA have an abundance of entertainment, dining, and shopping venues to meet your particular needs. Each of these communities is within an hour drive of Savannah Lakes Village.
Airports (driving times are approximate from mapquest.com)