If you're searching for a new place to call home, chances are you have a lot of questions about the communities you're considering. Our website is designed to offer comprehensive information about Carnes Crossroads, but if you want quick answers to the most frequent questions asked of our Community Specialists, explore below.

Carnes Crossroads is located in Goose Creek, South Carolina, at the intersection of North Main Street (Hwy 17A) and St. James Avenue (Hwy 176). The community is just three miles from I-26, four miles from historic downtown Summerville, and 23 miles from the city of Charleston’s historic district.

As of January 2021, approximately 1,800 people live within the Carnes Crossroads community. This includes families living in single-family homes, as well as in several luxury apartment communities that are conveniently located near the community’s emerging business center. Carnes Crossroads could eventually be home to as many as 15,000 people.

Carnes Crossroads is named after Dallas V. Carnes, an early 20th century property owner who farmed this tract of land. The intersection of the two roads that form part of the boundary of the new Carnes Crossroads community – St. James Ave. (Hwy 176) and North Main St. (Hwy 17-A) – has historically been referred to as Carnes Crossroads.

David Weekley Homes, Pulte Homes, Toll Brothers and Eastwood Homes are the current builders actively building the single-family homes at Carnes Crossroads.

The master plan for Carnes Crossroads calls for a mix of single-family homes, townhomes and condominiums. Single-family homes are traditional in design, adhering to the Southern architectural vernacular. They vary in size and include one and two-story layouts. Design guidelines, set by the Carnes Crossroads Architectural Review Board, ensure that all homes within Carnes Crossroads are appropriate to their setting and in harmony with their surroundings.

Each of the builders at Carnes Crossroads employs a sales team to represent the homes they are building here. Using a furnished model home as their base, the builders’ sales representatives are trained to help buyers choose the best plan for their family and to guide them through the home building and closing processes.

The neighborhoods at Carnes Crossroads are being crafted around large lakes, parks and open greenspace that provide a wide range of recreational opportunities for residents. Trails that thread throughout the community connect parks, neighborhoods and the downtown businesses at Carnes Crossroads. A 25-meter competitive pool with a beach entry and play area is located next to a refurbished historic Green Barn that has been transformed into an open-air gathering space for resident and community events.

For an annual fee of just $60 per adult and $25 per child under 16, residents may join the City of Goose Creek’s outstanding Community and Fitness Center to access its fitness center, basketball courts, and indoor track and other recreational programs and amenities. The Recreation Center is located six miles from Carnes Crossroads.

The first dining and retail destinations at Carnes Crossroads opened in 2018, and more are being added along the 4+ miles of commercial frontage along North Main Street and St. James Avenue. Additional restaurants and “big box” grocers and retailers are located within three miles, and Summerville’s historic downtown shopping district, featuring a diverse collection of unique local businesses, is just six miles from Carnes Crossroads.

Carnes Crossroads is home to a diverse array of medical offices and facilities, and some of the region’s most respected practices and providers. Roper St. Francis, South Carolina’s only private, not-for-profit hospital and healthcare organization, opened a 90-acre campus at Carnes Crossroads that includes medical offices and the brand new Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital, the county’s first full-service hospital.

With a focus on hospitality, healthcare, the military, manufacturing and technology, the Charleston region boasts one of the most diverse – and fastest growing – economies in the Southeast. Carnes Crossroads’ location within the greater Charleston region puts it within convenient proximity to many of the region’s top employers, including Boeing South Carolina, Volvo, Mercedes Benz, Joint Base Charleston (U.S. Military commands) and many others.

Carnes Crossroads is located in Berkeley County within the City of Goose Creek. The City of Goose Creek’s police and fire departments and Department of Public Works serve residents living at Carnes Crossroads.

The Berkeley County School Board has broken ground on a K-8th grade school at Carnes Crossroads that is scheduled to open in 2023. In the meantime, students at Carnes currently attend three high-rated Berkeley County public schools, all located just a short drive away: Cane Bay Elementary School (K-5), Cane Bay Middle (6-8) and Cane Bay High School (9-12). In addition, Northwood Academy, a highly-regarded private school, completed the relocation of its campus to Carnes Crossroads in 2017, and the school serves children in pre-school through 12th grade.

Yes. The Carnes Crossroads Property Owners’ Association is the HOA for residential property owners within the community. It is responsible for overseeing and maintaining common areas, enforcing the community’s Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions, and planning and facilitating social and recreational programming and events.

The annual fees for Carnes Crossroads residential property owners are currently $816/year (2021). This covers maintenance and management of community amenities including parks, trails, and the pool and Green Barn, enforcement of the community’s Covenants, reserve funds for road maintenance, and special programming for residents.

Carnes Crossroads is home to a mix of residents of all ages. There are young couples who were seeking a supportive environment for their growing families, single professionals looking for a friendly and convenient place to live, and retirees desiring an active lifestyle with lots of options to get involved. Many residents have moved from other areas of Charleston and Summerville; others have relocated from cities large and small around the country for work or retirement.

Yes, Carnes Crossroads is an open community with no gates. Each of the four builders has a furnished model home within the community, and most are open 7 days a week. The Information Center and Property Owners Association office, located at 513 Wodin Place, are open from 10am – 4pm Monday through Friday. You are welcome to stop by during these hours for a packet of information and a community map.

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