Living at the Sanctuary

Enjoy the balance of a tight-knit community with large private preserves varying in size from 2+ to 13+ acres that offer ample privacy. Take in the views of the gorgeous waterfront property. Welcome to Charlotte’s best kept secret.

Community Information

There is so much to find near The Sanctuary at Lake Wylie including restaurants, shopping, and attractions within a short drive from the neighborhood.

There are several private schools in close proximity to the Sanctuary.

  • Gaston Day School (Grades 4K – 12) *
  • Palisades Episcopal School (Grades K – 6)*
  • Walnut Grove Christian School (Grades 1- 12)
  • Providence Day School (Grades K-12)
  • Charlotte Country Day School (Grades K-12)
  • Metrolina Regional Scholar’s Academy (Charter School)

The Sanctuary also has a number of magnet schools options in the area, including Palisades Park Elementary, a brand new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) school opened in the Fall of 2014, with several Sanctuary children in attendance. Magnet schools are operated by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, with curricula that are either theme-based to meet student interest or founded on a particular educational approach.


Traditional Public Schools – K-12. The Sanctuary is served by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system.

  • Winget Park Elementary School (Grades K – 5)*
  • Southwest Middle School (Grades 6 – 8)*
  • Olympic Community of Schools (Grades 9-12)*

* indicates bus transportation provided to and from the Sanctuary

Sanctuary Residents enjoy a variety of private community events throughout the year.
Past Events Include:
Pool Parties, DJ, Games
Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch / Easter Bunny Visit
Trail Runs / Walks / 5K’s
Mixology Class
Wine & Design
Lakeside Dinner
Christmas Parties / Santa Visits
Cars and Coffee
Dock Party
Family Fun Day and many more!

Why the Sanctuary at Lake Wylie?

Residents at The Sanctuary at Lake Wylie can enjoy several amenities including tennis courts, basketball court, swimming pool, fitness center, trails, boat slips, docks, and much more. To learn more about our amenities, please click here.
Uptown Charlotte, home of the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets and Charlotte Knights, is only a 20-minute drive from our community. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is also a 20-minute drive from The Sanctuary, an ideal trip for those who travel often.
Click here to view a map of the 22 miles of trails at The Sanctuary at Lake Wylie, available to all residents and their guests.

Frequently Asked Questions?

Where is The Sanctuary located?

The Sanctuary is located in Charlotte, North Carolina on Lake Wylie, 14 miles from Uptown Charlotte. The Lodge address is 10450 Wildlife Road, Charlotte, NC

Are there homes for sale in the community?

Yes, however the Sanctuary at Lake Wylie HOA is not involved in any home or lot sales. All of the lots and homes in the Sanctuary are privately owned. We strongly encourage all prospective buyers to work with a realtor if interested in purchasing a lot or home in the Sanctuary. The Sanctuary HOA cannot recommend a realtor. 

Are the roads in the Sanctuary public or private?
Both. All roads in the Sanctuary are private except for Wildlife Road, Island Point Road, and Flying Eagle Lane.
What do the HOA dues pay for?
The assessments go towards the maintenance and service of the Common Open Spaces & Amenity Center; which include: Landscaping 305 acres of COS, 22 miles of private trails, 15 acre amenity center, kayaks/canoes, docks, 5 tennis courts, full court basketball, 2 pickleball courts, full-time staff, 24/7 gym, pool & splash pad.
How many homes are in the Sanctuary?

The Sanctuary is comprised of 187 lots, 100 of which currently have homes on them. All vacant lots are privately owned. The developer does not own any lots.

How big are the lots?
Lot sizes range from 2-12 acres.
Can I build a custom home?

Yes! The Sanctuary is comprised of all custom built homes. We have a list of approved builders and design guidelines for the building process. If you would like to learn more about our building approval process please email [email protected] or call 704-504-8158.

What are the hours of the Lodge?
The Lodge is available 24/7 to residents. The Lodge staff is available on the following days/times:
Monday/Wednesday/Thursday 2pm-4pm
Tuesday: 9am-12pm
Is the Amenity center Pavilion able to be booked for events?
Residents are able to rent our pavilion, lodge, and pool area for a small fee. We do not rent out the facility to non-owners.
For any further questions, please contact our office at 704-504-8158.
QuotesAs a family with two children ages 6 and 8, it’s important to us that while living at The Sanctuary, we have access to great schools. We have been thrilled with the options so far and love that our children are happy and receiving a great education.