Old-fashioned living in the heart of Oldfield.
When Rob and Dianne Wilson moved to Lakeside Village from Fairfax County, Va, in 2005, they knew that they found the ideal place to raise their four young children.
Located in the heart of Oldfield, Lakeside Village provides the perfect setting for this active family to hike, bike, swim, play tennis and enjoy the natural beauty of the Lowcountry. “My wife and I visited a number of communities up and down the East Coast before deciding on Lakeside Village at Oldfield,” said Rob Wilson, a successful recruiter. “This is a great place to raise kids, and great place for adults as well.” Lakeside Village, a Charleston-style neighborhood overlooking Goose Lake, offers ample old-fashioned charm and Southern hospitality. “Lakeside Village has truly set the standard for casual elegance in the Lowcountry,” said Scott Stephens, Oldfield’s vice president of sales and marketing. “The interest in this exciting community at Oldfield has been outstanding.”
With its elegant architecture and high-quality home construction, this quaint neighborhood complements the traditional Lowcountry style which defines Oldfield, expanding the options at this popular community. And because Lakeside Village features an on-site design center, buyers can select their own finishes, paint colors and personalized touches. Said Stephens, “Lakeside Village is designed to be a comfortable neighborhood where residents can relax, but it is defined by its casual elegance. It’s an ideal place to call home.”
In addition to sidewalks with gas lanterns, Lakeside Village boasts a community kayak dock, a dedicated post office and a pavilion for outdoor activities. The neighborhood features one- and two-story homes with side porches, carriage houses and virtually maintenance-free yards.
Ever since Lakeside Village debuted in 2005, interest has been strong. In response to public demand, Simonini Builders, the exclusive builder at Lakeside Village and winner of Builder Magazine’s prestigious Builder of the Year Award, released the Coastal Series portfolio of luxurious floor plans last year. Three popular cottage-style models include The Colleton, a one-story home which offers 1,700 square feet of living space; The Chechesse, a two-story home which measures 1,900 square feet; and the Oakwood, a two-story home which features 2,400 square feet.
“Lakeside Village appeals to retirees, families and second home owners,” said Fred Bricketto, area manager for Simonini Builders. “It has a real village charm, with parks and wide sidewalks.”
Lakeside Village residents enjoy walking or biking to all of Oldfield’s amenities, including the community’s awardwinning Greg Norman-designed golf course. The Sports Club at Oldfield features state-of-the-art fitness equipment as well as yoga, Pilates and aerobics classes, while the equestrian center offers riding lessons and equestrian boarding. A 14,000-square-foot golf clubhouse provides the perfect place for members to tee off or to enjoy a delicious meal.
“Our amenities are second to none,” Stephens said. Lakeside Village residents enjoy all the benefits of living at Oldfield, an award-winning private club community in Okatie, which is rooted in Southern hospitality, a love of nature and an appreciation for the timeless beauty of the Lowcountry. A low-density community, Oldfield features 550 home sites scattered throughout a geographically-diverse, 860-acre site nestled on the banks of the Okatie River.
In fact, Lakeside Village is the kind of community where neighbors meet regularly for laid-back dinner parties or head over to the Greeter’s Store – an old-time general store which stocks R.C. Colas, Moon Pies and unique gift items – for an ice cream cone. It’s the kind of place where children can ride their bikes along miles of nature trails and where adults can learn to fly fish on ponds stocked with freshwater bass.
The Outfitters Center, which offers easy access to the Okatie River, provides a central place where members can enjoy charter fishing, shrimping, kayaking and even waterfront oyster roasts. The Outfitters Center’s knowledgeable staff includes several full-time river pros as well as a resident naturalist.
The golf course at Oldfield, which is located just steps away from Lakeside Village, has earned rave reviews from players of all skill levels. Wildlife ranging from foxes to eagles can frequently be glimpsed on the fairways and greens at Oldfield, which reflects the community’s ongoing commitment to responsible environmental stewardship. In recognition of these outstanding efforts, Oldfield’s golf course has been designated a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System (ACSS), the educational division of Audubon International.
Located 30 minutes from Hilton Head Island, Beaufort and Savannah, Lakeside Village at Oldfield offers easy access to all the amenities of Lowcountry life while providing a quiet, reflective sanctuary that feels light-years away from the proverbial rat race.
“There’s something for everybody at Lakeside Village,” said Stephens. “It’s great for families, and it’s ideal for active adults. There’s just so much to do all year-round.”
NEIGHBORHOOD AT A GLANCE
Clubhouse: 14,000-squarefoot Golf Clubhouse.
Fitness center: Sports Club with state-of-the-art equipment and daily exercise classes.
Tennis courts: Six lighted Har-Tru tennis courts.
Pool: Outdoor zero-entry pool and indoor heated lap pool.
Equestrian center: Yes, with full boarding and riding lessons.
Golf: Yes, a private Greg Norman golf course.
Fishing: Yes, community lakes stocked with fish, plus Okatie River access.
Trails: Yes, eight miles of hiking and biking trails.
Security gate: Yes.
Price: Home/homesite packages at Lakeside Village begin at $500,000.