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Why The Cliffs is Perfect For Families with Children

Aug 31, 2021

Discover the Childhood Benefits of Living at The Cliffs

Every parent wants to give their children the best that life has to offer –– which begins with creating a memorable childhood. Spending all day with friends, playing outside until the sun goes down, sleepovers, and pillow fights –– these are the memories they will cherish later on when reminiscing upon their childhood. Living at The Cliffs communities is the perfect place for children to grow and develop.

We have cultivated a culture where they can take part in countless memorable activities with other children their own age. Learn the many benefits of raising children at The Cliffs and how it can benefit their overall development, even setting them up for success later on in life. 

1. Grow Their Confidence 

Confidence is one of the most important traits for children to develop early on in life. When a child feels confident and secure, they are more likely to succeed in school, their personal relationships, and have overall better life experiences because of it. 

One of the best ways for children to develop this trait is by participating in sports and activities. Sports provide children with a fun, enjoyable way to develop their self-confidence and learn teamwork skills. Our facilities include many sports courts and playgrounds where your children can play while improving their social skills.

Throughout the year, we hold various programs at The Cliffs for our youngest members to develop their skills in various sports all while enjoying the natural beauty of the place they, too, call home. Dedicated professionals are based in each community to teach golf, tennis, horseback riding, and water sport activities in an encouraging environment to help them improve their skills.  A great way for them to try them all is to sign them up for one of our week-long summer camps. 

2. Develop Social Skills 

During your child’s early years, it is important to introduce them to a variety of people, activities, and experiences as it will help them develop in all areas of life. Not only is it important for them to be around other children, but spending time around other adults is also beneficial for their social development. Knowing how to interact with others is an invaluable skill that will benefit their career and personal relationships.

At The Cliffs, children have the opportunity to develop these social skills through summer camps we have designed purely with them in mind. Each year, our summer camps are based around a different theme that fosters learning in an engaging way. Some of the kid’s favorites have been pirates, astronauts, and the Olympics. These camps provide them with the chance to interact with other children of all ages and build long-lasting friendships for years to come. In addition to being around other kids, they also learn how to interact with the many adult staff and members of our community. 

3. Set a Great Example

As they say, children are like sponges –– absorbing anything and everything taking place around them. Children at The Cliffs get to observe how their parents lead active lifestyles, both physically and socially. 

Our community is designed to foster social activities that allow you, the parent, to learn and partake in your favorite hobbies, all while spending time with like-minded individuals. Many of our members spend their days out on the golf course, socializing with other members at the clubhouse or enjoying an upscale dining experience with friends and family. 

You living an incredible life sets a wonderful example for your children from a young age. Once they see you making the most of your day-to-day, they develop an understanding of just how exciting life can truly be. 

4. Grow Up Surrounded by Nature

Raising children in a technology-driven world requires finding a balance between screen time and time spent outdoors. When your home is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, much of your days are spent outdoors.

Hiking is a wonderful way for children to connect with nature. In the area, there are miles of hiking trails, many of which are found within our own community gates. Your hikes will take you through lush forests home to native flora and fauna. Learning to appreciate the land and all of its splendor is a great learning experience for kids of all ages. 

Another way to explore the area is on a mountain bike. Mountain bikes are also permitted on many hiking trails, making the experience even more exciting and challenging for your young adventurers. A member-favorite mountain biking trail in the Blue Ridge Mountains is the DuPont State Forest trails which brings you to many rushing waterfalls, so you won’t want to forget your bathing suit! 

In some areas, there are even horseback riding trails which allows them to explore in an entirely different way. By doing so, they will be able to develop a long-standing respect for animals and discover horsemanship at an early age. 

Our Equestrian center, located at The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards community is the perfect place for kids to gain this experience around the horses with the supervision of our expert staff. Whether it’s a horseback ride or an adventure on foot –– your child will enjoy exploring the mountains and living at The Cliffs. 

5. Make Memories as a Family 

As children grow up quickly, it is important to spend quality time with them, making the most of their childhood. With family holiday parties, golf tournaments, hiking trips, and time spent on Lake Keowee, your days at The Cliffs will be filled with unforgettable memories. As the years go by, you will have countless stories, pictures, and keepsakes to look back on your life in the Carolina Mountains. ​​

Your Family Home Awaits at The Cliffs 

At The Cliffs, we have seven distinct communities to choose from –– each catering to a different lifestyle that suits your family best. 

If you would like to live near the water, discover our Lake Region located near the gorgeous Lake Keowee. This family-friendly region is comprised of three communities, The Cliffs at Keowee Springs, The Cliffs at Keowee Falls, and The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards.

A favorite among kids is The Beach Club, located at The Cliffs at Keowee Springs, with large pools and winding waterslides it’s the perfect place to spend a sunny day! The nearby Surf Shop has equipment rentals to take out on the water for an all-day adventure exploring the hidden coves of the lake. 

For spectacular mountain living, take a look at our Mountain and Asheville Regions. Surrounded by the rolling blue mountain tops, these four communities are an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and are the perfect place to raise children. 

Additionally, each of our communities have state-of-the-art wellness centers, premier golf courses, clubhouses, and fine dining venues –– offering countless opportunities to create memories with your family.   

Ready to start living at The Cliffs in your new home and make a lifetime of memories in the Carolinas? We invite you to take a look at all of the available luxury properties and homesites. As always, our team is available to answer any questions you may have or give you a private consultation on what community may be best for your family. Contact us by clicking the button below. 

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