Living in Savannah Lakes Village, SC

A natural playground awaits you.

In Savannah Lakes Village, adventure abounds in every direction. As unique as our location, there are countless ways to enjoy the western South Carolina lifestyle in our lakefront sporting community. Pick your passion - hiking, biking, kayaking, boating, exploring the Little River Blueway, golfing, tennis, swimming, gardening, hunting, fishing, volunteering... Savannah Lakes Village has it all.

South Carolina's Freshwater Coast is home to some of the nation's most scenic inland waterways and public lands offering an abundance of outdoor recreation activities. Savannah Lakes Village is bordered in every direction by 65,000-acres of public lands including state parks, national forests, and the Little River Blueway Adventure Region. The community also includes 25 miles of shoreline along the pristine 71,100-acre Lake Thurmond.  With easy access to over 150 miles land/water trails across the Adventure Region, and it is easy to see that this is much more than your typical golf community. 

In addition to a sports and fitness center, excellent dining services at the clubs, and the friendliest people you will ever meet, Savannah Lakes is home to some of the best golf courses in South Carolina. These award winning golf courses, carved from the rolling landscape wrapping Lake Thurmond, offer unique challenges and breathtaking vistas. The golf clubs at Savannah Lakes Village are known as some of the most scenic, challenging, and inspiring golf holes in the state. Your membership into both clubs is included with property ownership.  Bordering Savannah Lakes Village is Hickory Knob Resort, offering a third lakefront golf course in the immediate area for residents of the community.

Savannah Lakes Village is an easy drive from the urban centers of Augusta, Greenville, Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston, and Atlanta. Centers for shopping, healthcare, arts/culture, and entertainment are a short drive from our community. Savannah Lakes Village also has a $3 million healthcare facility on site, which is owned and operated by Self Regional Hospital.

Despite a remarkable location and first-rate amenities, we’re sure that you will quickly discover our best asset to be something a little less tangible... such as the friendly, caring neighbors. Our village is a vibrant community where people interact and residents become more than just neighbors. New friends from across the nation quickly embrace the area’s contagious southern hospitality and charm. We look forward to welcoming you into our community of over 2,100 residents who proudly call Savannah Lakes Village home.

Community Awards

  • “Best Overall Active Adult Community” - National Active Retirement Association
  • Monticello’s 5th hole named as one of the “18 Most Spectacular” holes in the Carolinas - Carolina Living
  • “50 Top Golf Communities,” - Retirement Lifestyles
  • "Ten Great Affordable Golf Communities,” Retirement Lifestyles
  • America’s “100 Best Master Planned Communities,” by Where to Retire
  • Monticello named the “8th Best New Affordable Golf Course," - Golf Digest
  • Designated as the first “Firewise Community” in South Carolina

Resident Reviews

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Kathleen K. and Bruce W.               

Resident Since 5 years(temp.)


"The best community ever!"


I have owned property in SLV for the past five years. We visit at least once a year and will build our new home this coming fall 2013. I cannot wait! The community is beautiful, but the people are what make SLV appealing. We will start a new chapter of life when we move to SLV, and we could not be happier and more excited!

UPDATE 9/8/13: We have just relocated to SLV this past month. The hospitality of this community has been amazing! We spent a wonderful evening at Tara's River Grille with the Southwind neighborhood dinner. The food was fabulous and the new friends, even better! Moving here was the BEST decision we could have ever made! We feel like we are already truly "home"! Thank you, everyone, for welcoming us to this community:) - Kathy and Bruce Ragonese/Wright



Resident Since 2000


"Super people, wonderful area, plenty to do if you want!"


After looking at property all over the U.S. for several years, we ended up buying our first lot in Savannah Lakes Village in 1990. Subsequently we sold that, bought another, sold that, and finally found the one that best fit our changing needs and home design. After retiring in 2000 we moved into SLV, built our home and have never regretted our decision once. The community, countryside, wildlife and most importantly the people, are absolutely beyond anything we ever could have hoped for. While the economic situation during the past few years has been challenging, SLV has remained strong and continues to improve its amenities while maintaining our existing facilities. Any given community may not be best for everyone but, SLV is definitely worth investigation.

Bruce S.

Resident Since 2003


"Where Else Would You Want To Be?"


What a wonderful place to live. We love being able to see the stars at night without light polution, meet friends on the water or at one of the clubhouses, hike, play golf or take advantage of the many other outdoor activities available. The best part of living in Savannah Lakes however is our people. You can't beat having friends.

Mike Lusby

Resident Since 2010



"SLV is the best kept secret in the South"


The very best part of SLV is the PEOPLE. We have excellent facilities, if not exceptional, but really it is the residents that make it what it is.

Lee B

Resident Since 2008


"This vibrant community offers physical and relaxing activities, meaningful volunteer opportunities and lifetime, caring friends. "

Many communities have golf,tennis,and activity centers with pools and weight rooms. Some also have a lake. What sets this community apart from the others is the numerous opportunities to volunteer for meaningful causes, contiinue learning through educational opportunities, and to live with people who care for and share with each other at a level we've not seen anywhere else. If you are concerned about leaving family, you will find a larger family waiting for you here.

Marcia C

Resident Since 1999


"What loving support and great things to do."



I just recently lost my husband and this village rallied around me and showed me much love. Where could I go when I have so many friends her? When people ask where i am going, I say right here!

Steve and Kathy R.

Resident Since 2007


"A terrific place to live."


SLV has far surpassed our expectations since we moved here in 2007. The amenities are on par with any other Community we considered, and better than most. The beautiful lake, golf courses, Activity Center/tennis courts, clubs and groups offer a wide variety of activities to enjoy and become involved in. The residents here are caring, and we have made many life long friendships.


Jerry G.

Resident Since 1999


"Great place to live!"


We love it here.


Gloria B.

Resident Since 2004


"A Village in Paradise"


I absolutely love living here in Savanna Lakes Village. A more caring, fun loving, and active group of neighbors just can't be found. Our little piece of paradise is surrounded by several forest, has a beautiful lake, tennis, golf, a great activity center with indoor and outdoor pools, weight room, meeting rooms, bowling alleys and more. I personally love the lake the most with its many coves and abundant wild life that I check out frequently from my kayak. There is so much to do here that you can't be bored unless you really try. And best of all, it's away from the hustle bustle of city life. On a summer's night, we can listen to the tree frogs and crickets while gazing in awe at all the stars in the night sky. It is a beautiful place to live.

Paul & Kathy A

Resident Since October 2006


"Probably the easiest place in the USA to get involved and meet people"


One of the hardest parts of relocating is getting to know people and get involved. This community welcomes new residents with open arms. It won't take years to get comfortable. There are plenty of opportunities for volunteerism, education, play and we have the greatest faith communities. Come join us.

Faith M

Resident Since 2002


"Retirement Heaven"

From the moment we moved here we knew we had found "home" again. The day we moved in one of our neighbors saw my husband and son struggling with a huge workbench. He stopped his truck and helped. It has been like that ever since. Despite some differences, as there always are, living here is as close to being surrounded by family as it gets. The beauty of it all continues to be that we are free to do as much or as little as we desire, yet there is always a helping hand you can call upon. We love the rural nature of our little bit of heaven in South Carolina!

Top Ten Reasons to Live in Savannah Lakes Village

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