Carolina Lakes

Clubhouse Drive
Sanford, NC 27332

Welcome to Carolina Lakes

Located between seven private lakes in Sanford, NC, Carolina Lakes is a neighborhood that's just as luxurious as its name implies. Here, you'll discover 1,700 immaculate properties with access to amazing amenities, including two marina pavilions and a private members-only golf course. As if that isn't enough, Carolina Lakes' woodsy locale creates an atmosphere similar to that of an upscale resort—and when you live here, every day feels like a vacation. 

Ready to experience the magic of Carolina Lakes for yourself? Here's everything you need to know about this luxurious community.

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Carolina Lakes at a Glance


  • Listing prices typically start in the low to mid-$300ks.
  • Built in the mid-2000s 
  • 1,700 total deed-restricted homes


  • 25 minutes from downtown Sanford 
  • 35 miles of paved roads 
  • On-site amenities, including pools, lakes, and golf course

Wondering What's Around?

Spotlights of Carolina Lakes

On-Site Amenities

Wondering what it's really like to live in an opulent gated community like Carolina Lakes? Residents can take advantage of the spectacular views along Lakes Crystal, Diamond, Mirror, Sapphire, Silver, Ski Lake, and Lake Carolina. The neighborhood also has two marinas, as well as a pool, Scott Dyer Field, sports courts, and a clubhouse. Be sure to get involved at Carolina Lakes, too—the neighborhood has a number of social events and clubs!

Top Attractions

Tucked between Fayetteville and Sanford, Carolina Lakes epitomizes rural living in a convenient setting. Just hop on Route 87 or Route 24 to reach all of the area's best attractions, including the delicious bites at Copper Cricket Restaurant & Irish Pub or Crosscreek Mall in Fayetteville. Carolina Lakes is also close to the Aloha Safari Zoo, a rescue-focused sanctuary for at-risk animals. Be sure to attend some of the area's best events, including Sanford's Function at the Junction.

Parks and Rec

If you love to golf or just get out and enjoy time in nature, Carolina Lakes is the community for you. It's not uncommon to find your neighbors hitting up the disc golf course, going for a boat ride, or just savoring a leisurely walk along the water. If you love to golf, take some lessons and hit the links at the neighborhood's namesake course. Additionally, Carolina Lakes is close to Anderson Creek Park and Raven Rock State Park in nearby Lillington.

Ready to Find a Home in Carolina Lakes?

Carolina Lakes is a special neighborhood where you'll truly feel at home from the moment you first drive through the gates. If you're interested in becoming a part of this close-knit community, we'd love to help you find your dream home here! Give us a call for more information—we'd be happy to schedule a tour of your favorite listings. 

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