Discover An Exceptional Neighborhood and Country Club
Live high above the lake – The Palisades is an award winning 1,600 acre master-planned community located along ecologically sensitive Lake Wylie in Southwest Charlotte. The 13,400-acre Lake Wylie is Charlotte’s second largest lake and a popular recreational destination for residents of Charlotte. The unique Lake Wylie setting offers community amenities that include a sports and tennis complex, swim and fitness center, a world-class Jack Nicklaus designed 18 hole golf course, and soccer and equestrian facilities. Plus, The Palisades provides access to the many conveniences of Uptown Charlotte with the Uptown business district and airport less than 15 miles away. With the recent purchase of the community by developer Standard Pacific and a host of construction yet to come, the Palisades future of becoming one of Charlotte’s premier communities isn’t a question of if… it’s a question of when.
Audubon International Gold Signature
In July of 2006, the Palisades was certified as meeting the rigorous environmental standards of Audubon International’s Gold Signature Program. With this designation it became one of only five master-planned golf communities in the world — and the first in North Carolina — to have residential neighborhoods and a golf course certified as a Gold Audubon International Signature Sanctuary. With completion of the commercial component and approval of that phase by Audubon International, The Palisades expects to be the first combined residential, commercial, and golf course master-planned community in the world offering a broad price range of homes from executive to luxury based on a land plan approved by Audubon International’s Gold Signature Program. The Palisades certification is the result of intensive planning, implementation of best practices, and careful, innovative development methods designed to preserve wildlife habitats, leave large areas of forest intact, and protect — and even improve — the water quality of Lake Wylie. Although zoned for 4,500 homes, developers have chosen only to allow for approximately 2,500 homes to be built. In addition, over 30 percent of the land has been set aside for perpetuity as open space, and most of that has been left in its natural state.
The Palisades Country Club
This unique club provides an extraordinary variety of facilities, services, and social activities in a casually elegant yet unpretentious setting for its members. Amenities include: New England inspired clubhouse, Nicklaus designed golf course, immaculate long and short game practice grounds, sports complex, Tim Wilkison Signature Tennis Facility, swim and fitness center. Programs offered continuously for the members including special dining events, year round junior and adult fitness, golf and tennis clinics, tennis exhibitions, golf associations, USTA and local tennis leagues. The Palisades Country Club is pleased to have certified fitness, golf, swim and tennis professionals onsite to oversee instructional programs. The active membership of this premier club warmly invites newcomers into the club and community. We welcome you to consider the membership possibilities and embrace the lifestyle that is The Palisades.
The Nicklaus Design golf course was created to be challenging yet playable to golfers of all skill levels. Shaped into the hills bordering Lake Wylie, this Audubon International Gold Signature golf course offers 18 visually dynamic golf holes. The course offers five teeing areas, a wide variety of ball-out-areas, and numerous alternative paths to the green. Meandering natural rock bed creeks, fairways rising and falling up to 70 feet, and wetlands teaming with area wildlife will treat every player to an escape with Mother Nature.
Tim Wilkison Signature Sports Complex
This facility features the tennis, swim, and fitness center. This beautiful complex has a Wimbledon grass tennis court, seven clay courts, a yoga area, and fitness room housing state-of-the art Technogym equipment. Also featured is a beautiful swim area encompassing a zero entry pool, double slides, lap lanes, kid’s pool, and splash pad along with expansive deck areas. Certified tennis, swim, and fitness professionals are on site to oversee instructional programs.
There are several public schools close to the Palisades and as part of the Master Plan land has been set aside for an additional branch of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system to be built. Wingate Park Elementary, Southwest Middle School, and Olympic High School are three of the closest.
Also, a private school, the Palisades Episcopal School, is located within the community. Their focus:
“While emphasizing the proper balance between head and heart, mind and character, form and spirit, the School endeavors to instill a life long hunger for intellectual development, where the students themselves will be affirmed as ambassadors of grace, and citizens who live and teach an ethic of service and respect to others.”
Not far from the Palisades is RiverGate shopping center and an array of bars, restaurants, as well as retail stores like Old Navy, Target, Marshalls, Best Buy, and more. For even more options, Carolina Place Mall and SouthPark Malls are also just a short drive from the Palisades.
As The Palisades and the rest of the Southwest region of Charlotte continues to grow, more retail centers and restaurants are expected. Land has already been set aside for a Harris Teeter grocery store and shopping plaza not even a mile from the main entrance to The Palisades.