The Retreat at Rayfield

Offers its homeowners a blend of easy commutes and gorgeous bucolic scenery

Welcome to The Retreat at Rayfield

Centered around a strong sense of community, this refined neighborhood is a treasure trove of upscale homes and desirable amenities.
Along charmingly named roads like Sweet Briar and Cotton Field, the high-end homes belonging to The Retreat at Rayfield create an aesthetic harmony that evokes a classic, all-American nostalgia. The Retreat is known as a welcoming neighborhood, with a focus on fostering connection and embodying the ideals of a perfect residential lifestyle. 
From its location between Charlotte Highway and the Catawba River in the city of Indian Land, South Carolina, The Retreat at Rayfield offers its homeowners a blend of easy commutes and gorgeous bucolic scenery. Convenience is abundant, and residents are within minutes of the area’s best schools, county amenities, and shopping centers. 
Highly coveted, single-family homes in a mix of traditional styles populate the tree-lined streets and cul-de-sacs of The Retreat at Rayfield. Opportunities to purchase plots of land are available to those hoping to customize their own house, though many tend to choose from the masterfully crafted, pre-built homes. The mature landscaping and wooded backyards are bonuses to the elegant properties, and buyers will fall in love with the nature-meets-luxury ambiance. 

What to Love

  • Bordered by the Carolina Lakes Golf Club to the south
  • Just short a drive north to the bustle of Downtown Charlotte
  • Ensconced with pines for a rural, wooded atmosphere 

Local Lifestyle

Life at The Retreat is the pinnacle of suburban excellence. A community clubhouse sitting right at the heart of the neighborhood acts as the focal point for socializing and recreation. When they’re not hosting backyard barbecues and birthday parties, residents can typically be found taking advantage of the clubhouse’s top-notch workout room or enjoying a swim in the large community pool. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The residents of The Retreat don’t need to travel far to meet their day-to-day needs or even to exceed them. The Promenade at Carolina Reserve is just one of many shopping centers located in the city of Indian Land, and here, locals will find a variety of national retailers. Whether it’s picking up the latest beauty tools, purchasing the perfect statement piece for the living room, or browsing the trendiest fashions, those who shop at The Promenade are never disappointed. 
Anchored by the chic RedStone 14 Cinemas, the RedStone Center lies just a few minutes north of The Retreat and promises a bounty of ways to entertain. Dining, in particular, is always spectacular at RedStone, and the theater is flanked by two of the area’s favorite restaurants: Red Rocks and The Office Craft Bar & Kitchen
Foodies might also want to make the short drive — less than 10 minutes — to the new Bridgemill Commons development, an up-and-coming hotspot for upscale dining. On-site are establishments such as New York Butcher Shoppe, which carries a show-stopping selection of the highest caliber meats, wines, spirits, craft beers, and specialty ingredients. 

Things to Do

The community-oriented spirit of The Retreat at Rayfield is mirrored by Indian Land, whose locally run festivals are award-winning, county-wide celebrations spread throughout all four seasons of the year. The balmy heat of July allows for a full day of outdoor fun during the annual 4th of July Parade and Celebration, and, in winter, enjoy the Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting event. 
In the cheerful months of autumn, Indian Land truly shines. Each year, the annual Fall Festival proves to be one of the county’s biggest events, drawing more than 20,000 visitors. Indian Land is also the host of the Carolinas Chili Championship, a convivial gathering of expert cooks and chili connoisseurs who dig into the mouthwatering tastings to choose a reigning chili champ. 


The Retreat at Rayfield is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include those in the highly regarded Lancaster County School District. Among those are notable schools such as:
  • Indian Lands Elementary School, K-5, well-rated public elementary school
  • Indian Lands Middle School, 6-8, highly-rated public magnet middle school among the top 100 in South Carolina
  • Indian Lands High School, 9-12, well-rated public high school
  • The Goddard School — Indian Land, PK & K, highly-rated private preschool and kindergarten


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