A peninsula tucked along the southern end of Lake Wylie, Tega Cay has 13 miles of waterfront and touches the shores of the lake to its North, South, and West. Tega Cay literally means “Beautiful Peninsula” in Polynesian.
The Polynesian theme is continued in many of Tega Cay’s street names such as Molokai, Bora Bora, Suwarrow, Pago Pago, Tana Tea and many others.
In addition to miles of gorgeous shoreline, Tega Cay boasts a 27 hole golf course, 8 lighted tennis courts, large clubhouse, restaurant, pro shop, 4 waterfront parks (soon to be more), 4 interior parks/playgrounds for soccer and baseball, a marina, 3 boat launch areas, and miles of walking trails. Its “Beach Club” has a Junior Olympic Size Swimming Pool, expansive pool deck overlooking Lake Wylie, beach area for swimming, playground, gathering room, picnic tables and grills, outdoor volleyball court, snack bar, fitness room, and the list goes on and on.
Tega Cay began development in 1970 on 1600 acres of land. Once a gated resort community, Tega Cay became an official city on July 4, 1982. Tega Cay has continued to grow. Until just a few short years ago, Tega Cay’s tax base had been completely residential. Tega Cay has successfully annexed more land outside of its original peninsula region and has added significant commercial, and additional residential development.
“What I love about Tega Cay is that it offers all the amenities of a resort, and I only have a 30 minute commute to work in Uptown Charlotte” says one Tega Cay resident. She added, “With all the shopping and restaurant growth in the last few years, it just got even better”.