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Carnes Crossroads is a thoughtfully planned community that is reminiscent of some of the most neighborly authentic southern towns. It's a place where you can raise a family, enjoy retirement, learn and worship, work and play.

A Thoughtful Plan

A master plan for Carnes Crossroads is guiding the development of this multi-faceted community. Combining traditional neighborhoods with diverse residential real estate options; parks, trails and open greenspace; expansive lakes; and significant space for all of the conveniences of small town living – including shops and restaurants, a school and church, medical offices and much more – Carnes Crossroads is designed to evolve into a thriving and inclusive community.

Traditional Neighborhoods

The neighborhoods at Carnes Crossroads are the core of this friendly community. Tree-lined streets feature traditional homes with southern-style architecture. Porches and outdoor living space bring neighbors outdoors year-round. Beautiful parks, lakes, trails and walking paths create a sense of connectivity throughout the community. The first two neighborhoods at Carnes Crossroads — St. Thomas Park and St. James Park — are nearing completion, and plans for the third neighborhood are now taking shape.

Recreation & Amenities

Residents at Carnes Crossroads enjoy access to an array of recreational and social activities. The historic Green Barn, located in the heart of the St. Thomas Park neighborhood, has been refurbished as an open-air gathering place and a venue for an active calendar of special events. It’s adjacent to the community’s 25-meter pool, complete with beach entry and a splash-and-play area for kids. The Village Green is the first of hundreds of acres of planned parks, lakes and open greenspace. Throughout the community, amenities like these are connected to neighborhoods, businesses and conveniences by miles of trails and greenways perfect for running, walking and bicycling.

School & Church

Schools and churches are important building blocks for a healthy community. At Carnes Crossroads, Northwood Academy provides an exceptional private school experience for children of all ages (preschool through 12th grade) within walking distance of the first neighborhoods. This established and highly-regarded educational institution relocated its Upper School (grades 6-13) to Carnes Crossroads in 2016, and its Lower School (grades K-5) in 2017. The Northwood campus is also home to Northwood Church, which opened at Carnes Crossroads in 2012.

A Growing Downtown

With a prime location in the heart of Charleston’s growth, Carnes Crossroads is attracting businesses, services and conveniences of all kinds to its downtown commercial center. Encompassing four miles along North Main Street and St. James Avenue, this area is already home to several medical offices and will soon become the location of a full-service hospital and medical campus for …

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Property Owners’ Association

The friendly staff at the Carnes Crossroads Property Owners’ Association not only serve to ensure that common areas in the community – parks, trails, amenities and landscaping –  are maintained to the highest standards. They also provide programming support for resident and area events like the seasonal Farmers’ Market at the Green Barn, monthly “First Friday” social events, concerts and more. They’re the go-to source for new residents as they settle into the community.

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