Those looking for apartments in southwest Charlotte may want to consider going across the border to South Carolina to look as well. There are many lovely cities in this region that offer good proximity to the Charlotte downtown area. One of the towns in this area is Tega Cay. The city’s name is Polynesian for “beautiful peninsula," and that certainly describes the look of the city. Located on the lovely Lake Wylie, Tega Cay is a very pretty place to live. The city provides the recreational opportunities and the kind of atmosphere that one might expect from a town that is situated on a lake. There is a marina here, along with walking trails, four waterfront parks and three boat launching areas. A 27-hole golf course, lighted tennis courts and several city parks also add to the allure of the area. Besides being a beautiful place to live, Tega Cay has a community feel that is palpable, which can be a nice alternative to living in downtown Charlotte.