A Thoughtful Plan
A master plan for Carnes Crossroads is guiding the development of our multi-faceted community. Combining traditional neighborhoods with a variety of single-family homes; 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 be exactly what it’s beoming: A thriving, vibrant and inclusive community where people from all life stages can come to live, work and play.
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, homes in Philips Park are under construction, and plans for the fourth neighborhood are now taking shape.
The Green Barn
The iconic Green Barn at Carnes Crossroads is a historic venue for events and activities of all kinds — from live concerts, cocktail receptions and private parties to community lectures, fitness classes and more. It also serves as the backdrop for the community pool, featuring 25-meter lap lanes, a beach entry and a splash and play area for kids. Complete with extensive decking, lounge chairs, shade umbrellas, restrooms, a catering kitchen and a fire pit, the Green Barn and pool are easily among the community’s most popular gathering places.
Lakes, Parks & Trails
Residents at Carnes Crossroads enjoy access to an array of recreational amenities throughout its pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods. To date, more than five miles of trails have been completed, perfect for fitness, biking and traveling to and from school, the pool or the local cafe. But it doesn’t end there; The trail network at Carnes will continue to expand as the community grows. There’s a park in every neighborhood here, destinations for picnics, soccer, concerts, outdoor movies and other events. From Ashby Park you can enjoy views of Lake James, the first of several lakes at Carnes suitable for fishing, kayaking and paddleboarding. Other parks include playgrounds or playing fields, fountains and quiet seating areas. There’s a dog park, too, because Carnes Crossroads residents love their pets!
A 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 Town
With restaurants and cafes, retail shops, doctors’ offices and other businesses, residents in the neighborhoods at Carnes Crossroads enjoy a world of convenience within their community. Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital is located here, along with a diverse array of healthcare and medical services. And with four miles of commercial frontage along North Main St. and St. James Ave., there’s plenty of room for business to grow.
Our community and its business corridor are part of the City of Goose Creek, but also carry a Summerville address. Residents here enjoy police and fire protection, garbage collection and other City services. The Carnes Crossroads Property Owners’ Association maintains residential amenities and landscaping and administers and oversees the covenants and rules outlined in the community’s Governing Documents.
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 Carnes Crossroads, one of the best new home communities in Summerville, SC.