Choosing the right community may be one of the most important decisions you make in your lifetime. Whether you desire a relaxing getaway or a thrilling new experience, the life you’ve been planning can be found on the freshwater lake of South Carolina. An abundance of amenities, including two championship golf courses, a fitness and sports complex, and miles of hiking and biking trails makes Savannah Lakes Village the premier active community in one of the most tax-friendly states in the US. The community is also home to over 60 different social clubs and groups, connecting like-minded people with their favorite sports, hobbies, and interests. We were voted “Best Overall Active Adult Community” by the National Active Retirement Association and 55 Places included us in the Top 25 Best Value Communities to live in 2021. In this list, we provide 5 reasons why our residents enjoy their dream vacation every single day and why we were featured in ideal-LIVING’s ‘America’s 100 Best Places to Live.’


1) Breathtaking natural beauty

Surround yourself with the 71,000 acre Lake Thurmond, three state parks, and a national forest. There are over 100 miles of maintained trails used for walking, hiking, biking, and cart trails. Lake Thurmond, also known as Clarks Hill Lake, spans 1,200 miles of natural shoreline. Popular activities include sailing, motor boating, water skiing, and tubing. Fishing is another noteworthy pastime, since the lake is home to striped bass, hybrid bass, largemouth bass, bream, catfish, and crappie.


2) The friendly people

While you may come and visit for the abundance of natural beauty, you will stay for the friendship. Savannah Lakes Village is a community connected in camaraderie with a variety of over 60 social clubs and activity groups. As our community continues to grow and thrive, welcoming residents embrace each new family as their own. A naturally strong connection among the Savannah Lakes Village community creates lifelong friendships and new found memories from all across the country. Our clubhouse restaurants are also perfect places to gather for lunch or participate in special dinners or parties with neighbors throughout the week. River Grille and Monti’s are both available to members and guests and have menus that are sure to please your taste.


3) A year-long active lifestyle

Among the factors that you may consider when choosing where to spend your forever vacation, the year-long activities are sure to keep you on your feet. People of all skill levels love playing tennis or pickle-ball on the lighted clay and hard courts, and many participate in groups or league play. Our two championship golf courses are also a popular feature of the community, offering a stunning view of Lake Thurmond. Rather spend the day inside? Treat yourself after a long day in the whirlpool jacuzzi and alleviating sauna, or book a massage for the ultimate unwinding.


4) Tax-friendly South Carolina

South Carolina is one of most tax-friendly states in the US, for obvious reasons. According to the SC Department of Revenue, South Carolina does not tax Social Security retirement benefits. It also provides a $15,000 taxable income deduction for seniors receiving any other type of retirement income. If you plan on purchasing a home in SLV and you’re over 65, you will also qualify for the South Carolina Homestead Exemption. If the property has served as your primary residence for at least one year, the first $50,000 of your home’s fair market value is exempt from taxation. This can save you hundreds of dollars every year in addition to the already low property tax.


5) Value in the village

The value you will get from choosing a home in Savannah Lakes Village is unprecedented. Our POA rates are among the lowest of the county’s active communities. There are also NO initiation fees and NO special assessments. Our amenities are also a la carte, meaning you can pick and choose packages that best suit your hobbies and interests and only pay for what you use. Our homes are built to the highest quality standards. Our Preferred Builders offer many custom floor-plans and lot-home packages to choose from at whatever price point and product type you may desire. We offer homesites from $20’s and new homes from the $200’s. Let us help you find your dream home.


With breathtaking natural beauty, friendly people connected in camaraderie, a year-long active lifestyle, and the low cost of living, Savannah Lakes Village has something for everyone.

If you are interested in learning more about Savannah Lakes Village, we encourage you to experience all that the community has to offer. Discovery Tour packages are available at low rates and offer full access to amenities, the recreation complex, Lake Thurmond, and our clubhouse restaurants. Booking your stay is easier than ever before. Give us a call to schedule your visit and we’ll take it from there. Come stay and play with us and book your visit now!

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