Tega Cay is a planned city with over 11,000 residents, covering a peninsula of about 1,600 acres along Lake Wylie. Located around 20 miles from Charlotte, SC, this community is considered a Charlotte suburb. As a planned city — also referred to as a planned community or a planned town — Tega Cay has been meticulously planned from its inception to today. Many planned communities often feature amenities that are available only to residents and their invited guests, and the luxurious Tega Cay is no exception.
Owners of Tega Cay real estate often experience hot, muggy summers when temperatures range from the low to mid-'90s. Winters are pretty cold and wet and average between 21 to 33 degrees. Additionally, the skies are partly cloudy throughout the year. Tega Cay lies about eight miles northwest of Fort Mill, SC — a city known for its downtown historic district, peach orchards, and the Anne Springs Close Greenway.
Tega Cay homes for sale currently have a median price
of $518,100, according to Movoto — up from $421,000 just one year earlier. The area is experiencing a seller’s market, which means that there are more buyers in search of Tega Cay real estate than there are homes available for sale. With all the activities in and around the area, such demand is no surprise!
Tega Cay offers golf enthusiasts a semi-private, 27-hole golf course. Now in its 51st year, the Tega Cay Golf Club
offers challenging topographical changes on a Bentgrass turf that players describe as fast and smooth. The club’s practice areas include a driving range, chipping, and putting practice greens. There are three nine-hole greens, all with varying elevation changes. The Grande View (GV) range is the most challenging of the three, followed by the Carolina Pines (CP) and Cove Grande View ranges. Adjacent to the course is an event pavilion for parties, banquets, and special events. The 23,000 square foot Glennon Community and Conference Center is ideal for weddings, receptions, and corporate gatherings.
2. Summer concerts at the park
Runde Park plays host to a variety of summertime concerts, which usually start in late April and last through late September. Homeowners who have recently bought a Tega Cay home for sale are in for a treat. These weekly concerts feature vocalists, bands, and local entertainers, as well as food trucks for attendees. Specialty food truck vendors include Abbott's Frozen Custard for refreshing custard treats, Cousins Maine Lobster for out-of-this-world lobster rolls, and Pizza for Pyros for an array of tasty slices. What’s better than a balmy summer evening with great eats and great music?
For residents of Tega Cay real estate that feel the need for speed, try the hair-raising, exhilarating experience of a zipline tour. Visit Canaan Zipline Canopy Tour in Rock Hill, a quick 16-mile jaunt from Tega Cay. The tour takes visitors up a 70-foot tower and down nine zip lines, zooming over the trees and the Catawba River.
4. Chili Heads Unite!
In recent years, there’s been a social media challenge called the “One Chip Challenge,” where participants attempt to consume a single tortilla chip made with the hottest pepper in the world: the Carolina Reaper. That pepper is grown in Fort Mill at the PuckerButt Pepper Company
. Visitors can buy Carolina Reaper seeds to grow their own peppers or purchase a wide variety of hot sauces. One of the company's famed sauces is called The Silencer, and it's described on the company's website as "One drop is all it takes. Silence those who have harmed you!”
5. Tega Cay's Fall Festival
The Fall Festival is held every year at Tega Cay’s Glennon Center and is the epitome of family-friendly fun. Kids will have a chance to show off their costumes during the annual Children’s Halloween Costume Contest, and young, old, and in-betweeners can try their best to win the Hula Hoop Contest. Families can try their hands at arts and crafts or just sing and dance along with the live entertainment. Don’t forget to enjoy some yummy fair food!
The Anne Springs Close Greenway is located in nearby Fort Mill, which is about eight miles from Tega Cay. This 2,100-acre greenspace offers visitors horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, and yoga classes, to name a few activities. A natural preserve that's twice the size of New York City's Central Park, the greenway is filled with tranquil lakes, 40 miles of trails, and hardwood forests. The park is preserved for public use but also offers a recreation center and other rentable facilities for special events like weddings, receptions, and banquets.
Expose your inner Viking warrior with a round or two of ax-throwing at Viking’s Ax, just eight miles from Tega Cay in Fort Mill. Even if you’ve never held an ax, trained throwers will teach you how to safely and correctly throw an ax at a target. It's an excellent venue for families, office groups, and friendly teams to compete in a fun, energetic pastime.
8. Mr. Putty’s Fun Park
Mr. Putty's Fun Park has been ranked the 7th best mini-golf course in South Carolina by Best Things SC
magazine. The park offers visitors an ADA-compliant, award-winning, 18-hole course, as well as an accompanying Fun Park. The Fun Park features six activities, including bungee bouncing, mechanical bull riding, basketball, and a water balloon blaster.
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