The Sanctuary at Lake Wylie

The Sanctuary lives up to its name as an oasis of natural beauty cradled in the heart of an urban district.

Welcome to The Sanctuary

Exclusive Lake Wylie refuge teeming with nature and amenities
Lavish lakeside homes dot the beautiful, wooded landscape of The Sanctuary, a private upscale neighborhood beloved for its tranquil atmosphere, gorgeous views, and incredible amenities. Tucked a short drive away from Uptown Charlotte, The Sanctuary lives up to its name as an oasis of natural beauty cradled in the heart of an urban district. Miles of scenic trails lace through the community, large private multi-acre preserves, and an abundance of wildlife giving it its unique character.

At the community’s heart is a 17-acre waterfront expanse called The Camp, featuring swimming pools and tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and even an amphitheater among other things. Nestled on the shores of Lake Wylie, locals enjoy unimpeded access to the lake and airport, while coming together often to celebrate vibrant events. Take your pick among The Sanctuary’s extravagant 187 homes, running the gamut from estates to villas with elements of classic design merged with modern sophistication.

What to Love

  • Exclusive lakefront living
  • Proximity to Charlotte
  • Remarkable amenities
  • Miles of nature trails
  • Close to Charlotte-Douglas Airport

Local Lifestyle

In the Sanctuary, life is an everyday vacation. Tranquil, exclusive, and beautiful, locals enjoy being close to Charlotte, the airport, and all the entertainment, attractions, and amenities of a bigger city, while being able to return home to a quiet, remote sanctuary of nature trails, wildlife, and trees.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Proximity to Charlotte puts residents of The Sanctuary a mere hop, skip and jump away from the bounties of town, whether you’re looking to indulge in high-end retail, dine at a classy restaurant, or hang out with friends in a live music venue! Drive up to the sophisticated Charlotte Premium Outlets and browse brand name designers like Micheal Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Kate Spade, and Nike.

This sprawling mall offers an assortment of eateries, too, if you’re looking to pop in for a meal after a shopping spree. Savor yummy wings at East Coast Wings + Grill Steele Creek, or order a box of hearty cinnamon rolls to go at Cinnabon. Stop for coffee at Starbucks and stock up on grocery items at Beef Jerky before heading out.

If casual is more your thing, then Rivergate is sure to amaze with its slew of familiar retail shops and dining spots. There are even local favorites like Zoës Kitchen where guests are treated to savory Mediterranean fare, assorted beauty spas and salons, as well as a host of offices offering professional services.

Things to Do

Surrounded by the lake and miles of wooded trails, The Sanctuary is where to be if you’re seeking everyday adventures in nature. Throw in vibrant seasonal festivals and a bounty of amenities, and you’ve got yourself a burst of outdoor activities galore. Gear up for a scenic hike on Saturday morning and take to the miles of private trails weaving across the neighborhood. Enjoy the bliss of Lake Wylie with your kayaks or canoe or even set out on a boat cruise at sunset.

Sprawling across 15 acres, The Sanctuary’s amenity center is a paradise of recreational facilities, from tennis courts to a full basketball court, state-of-the-art gym, swimming pool, and splash pad for the kids. Join neighbors and friends at the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch or get in the athletic zone with organized trail runs or 5K’s. Pool Parties and DJ nights light up the community from time to time, and neighbors love to indulge in the magical atmosphere of sunset dinners along the lake. Go out on a date to Wine & Design and be sure to join in on the holiday fun with your kids at the annual Christmas Parties!


Served by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, The Sanctuary is home to excellent public and private academic institutions offering extraordinary curricula designed to meet student interests. Some of the community’s most coveted schools include:


Demographics and Employment Data for The Sanctuary at Lake Wylie, SC

The Sanctuary at Lake Wylie has 5,061 households, with an average household size of 2.68. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in The Sanctuary at Lake Wylie do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 13,560 people call The Sanctuary at Lake Wylie home. The population density is 1,718.95 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

48.5 / 51.5%

Men vs Women

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25-64 Years


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75+ Years

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Work With Sally

Ten years into her real estate career, Sally remains just as committed to her clients as she did when she first earned her license. She thoroughly enjoys partnering with clients to realize their dream of homeownership, genuinely striving to have each and every client feel valued, heard, and understood throughout their home-buying journey.