Best Gated Communities in Upstate South Carolina

by Robert Borges on October 22, 2019

Upstate South Carolina aka Upcountry aka the westernmost part of the state. Whatever you want to call it, one thing remains consistent: it’s a wonderful place to call home. 

Located at the heart of the booming Charlotte-Atlanta corridor, Upstate South Carolina is a 10-county region anchored by Greenville and Spartanburg. 

With 221 days of sun each year, golf and lakefront communities are never far from varied shopping, dining, entertainment, and outdoor offerings. There’s certainly a lot to love for families, active adults, and retirees, so if you’re looking to “move up,” and prefer a more private and exclusive neighborhood, here are a few of the best gated communities in Upstate South Carolina. 

Crescent Communities on Lake Keowee- Seneca, SC

Crescent Communities on Lake Keowee SC gated Community

With 18,500 acres of clear blue water and 300 miles of shoreline at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, you’ll find plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities in this Upstate South Carolina gated community. The lake in particular invites you to enjoy long days fishing, water-skiing, kayaking, and sailing. Amenities in this South Carolina community include clubhouses, tennis, swimming pools, nature trails, and community boat slips. 

Savannah Lakes Village- McCormick, SC

Savannah Lakes Village Upstate SC gated community

This South Carolina Upcountry gated community provides a vibrant lakefront lifestyle with an exciting mix of recreational and social events. The 4,000 acre community borders the pristine 70,000 acre Lake Thurmond, 63,368 acres of preserved state park and national forest land, and the Little River Blueway Outdoor Adventure Region. Inside the gates, residents are treated to two 18-hole lakefront golf clubs, clubhouses, and a recreation/cultural center with tennis and indoor/outdoor pools. 

The Cliffs Lake Region- Six Mile, SC

The Cliffs Lake Region Upstate South Carolina Gated Communities

The Cliffs Lake Region encompasses three exclusive gated residential golf communities: The Cliffs at Keowee Springs, The Cliffs at Keowee Falls, and The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards, all beautifully positioned along the shores of Lake Keowee in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. Residents enjoy a wealth of amenities, including a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, two signature golf courses designed by Tom Fazio, a marina, three clubhouses, lakeside restaurant, equestrian center, extensive trail system, and seasonal Beach Club and Lake Club, both serving as vibrant hubs for lake activities and featuring swimming pools.