The City of Tega Cay has grown significantly since its beginnings as a small, gated community along the shore of Lake Wylie in the mid-1970s. With more than 10,000 residents, it has become one of the fastest-growing cities in South Carolina and has maintained its focus on growing “the right way” by mixing residential and commercial development and creating village-style neighborhoods. Tega Cay has been named the #2 Best Valued Suburb in the United States and a top 10 Most Successful City in South Carolina, and it routinely is ranked as one of the “Safest Cities in South Carolina.”
Tega Cay, which means “beautiful peninsula” in Polynesian, contains 13 miles of waterfront. The city began on 1,600 acres, and it has since annexed adjoining property to expand its tax base to include commercial and retail establishments. The city’s comprehensive plan encourages growth and promotes building on the town’s identity as a safe, family friendly lakefront community with outstanding educational, entertainment and recreational opportunities. Students who live in Tega Cay attend the highly ranked Fort Mill schools, and residents now enjoy a number of dining and shopping options in city as well as close proximity to Charlotte and York County’s larger cities.
The lakeshore lifestyle in Tega Cay comes with the amenities of a resort, including a 27-hole golf course, lighted tennis courts, athletic fields, a marina, playgrounds, and several miles of walking trails. The Tega Cay Beach Club has a junior Olympic swimming pool, fitness room, outdoor volleyball court, picnic area and snack bar. Tega Cay’s parks system includes 12 parks, and more than 4,500 participants each year participate in sports programs for all ages managed by the city’s parks and recreation department.