In Polynesian, “tega cay” means beautiful peninsula, which is the perfect way to describe Tega Cay, South Carolina. This beautiful 1,600-acre peninsula on Lake Wylie is just 20 miles south of Charlotte, North Carolina. Just 2.5 square miles in size, the Tega Cay community began developing in the 1970’s and was originally modeled after a Polynesia resort. It includes the Tega Cay Golf Club, a 27-hole golf course, a marina, the Tega Cay Beach & Swim Center, tennis courts at the Tega Cay Tennis Club, walking trails, waterfront parks, ball fields, and so much more. The town has its own Police Department, Fire Department, and Emergency Services Squad.
Tega Cay’s motto is “Bonae Vitae/The Good Life.” Once you visit and take a look around, you’ll know exactly why that’s so. In 2014, the State of South Carolina named Tega Cay as the “Safest City in South Carolina.” Other accolades include being named as: “Best Place to Live in South Carolina,” “Best Suburb to Raise a Family in South Carolina,” “Best Suburb to Buy A House in the Charlotte Metro Area.”
Originally developed as a gated vacation community in the 1970’s, Tega Cay is now an upscale, lake-side community with some 16 miles of Lake Wylie shoreline, providing a high quality of life, reasonable cost of living, and top-rated public schools. Its small-town feeling provides security and comfort. Sitting on Lake Wylie, it also provides virtually year-round recreation, including boating, golf, tennis, and more. Tega Cay’s Park and Recreation Department is home to more than 4,500 participants annually and features youth baseball, flag football, soccer, and softball. But adults are not left out with adult softball, kickball, and senior games. Where else would you find both youth and adult croquet games?
If you’re a golfer, the Tega Cay Golf Club is minutes away. But you’ve also got six more golf courses within 10 miles, as well as 27 parks, and two hiking trails. Windjammer Beach Park on Lake Wylie is popular with Tega Cay residents.
Important services such as gas stations, ATM’s, cleaners, pharmacies, grocery stores, medical services are all close by, as is the Rivergate Shopping Centre at the intersection of NC 49 and NC 160, which is home to a Super Target, grocery store, a Home Depot, PetSmart, Best Buy, and many other shops and restaurants.
Tega Cay has been ranked by Niche.com as the #2 best Charlotte metro area suburb and also as the #2 best suburb in the state.