Lake Eufaula: The Lake Life at Carlton Landing

November 10, 2021

If you’ve been bitten by the “lake bug” and dreamt of owning a home at the lake, you will want to check out Carlton Landing on Lake Eufaula! Tucked away off the beaten path, along 600 miles of shoreline and more than 100,000 acres, Carlton Landing fosters the idea of creating a life with more purpose and special moments you’ll want to hold onto. The community is built to encourage a healthy lifestyle and was specifically designed to bring people together. Time here is about intentionally discovering a sense of community and finding that spark of pure happiness in everything. 

Carlton Landing is a rather new establishment, founded in 2008 by Grant Humphreys and designed by Andres Duany. Andres brought his Rosemary Beach design knowledge, and both he and Grant saw New Urbanism as a remedy to suburban sprawl. 

New Urbanism in Oklahoma

New Urbanism is a focus on human-scaled urban design – think walkable streets, shopping areas close by and public spaces. Essentially New Urbanism focuses on designing things around people’s needs, rather than a car. The goal is for a community to be a five-minute walk from town center to the outer edge. 

On any given day, you can pick up vegetables and herbs from the community garden for a special meal and end the night around one of the community fire pits.  Maybe you’re looking to spend some time out on the water, but aren’t ready for the hassle of owning your own boat? Memberships at The Carlton Landing Boat Club allow you to do just that!  Lounging poolside at one of the community pools is a great way to relax and get to know your neighbors!  During weekends in the Summer, the town bursts to life with excitement from the Pop-Up Shops and Farmers Market along the Boardwalk.  Rise & Shine community all level yoga class. You can often find Carlton Landing residents – and those just visiting – sitting out on their porches taking in the views of Lake Eufaula and building relationships with those around further fostering that sense of community you find here. 

Pocket Neighborhoods at Carlton Landing, Oklahoma

When it comes to finding your place in the community, there are a few “pocket neighborhoods” to take into consideration, including The Residence Club. Each neighborhood has distinctive features like a courtyard and community park, all designed to promote community. 

The Bend is a mix of structural masonry and stick framed homes with a park and communal area that are shared privately by the homeowners. The Borough is made up of tiny brick homes with a park and fire pit area. Firefly Park is full of cottages around Firefly Park – a tree-lined open space perfect for large gatherings or a game of Frisbee. Redbud Park is a great place to hang your hammock between the mature trees or have a family picnic. Pistachio Park has a central park full of entertainment for the whole family, and is close to the Lower Greenway and Tower Court Pool. Lower Greenway Park is just across from the Bocce Ball Courts. The Town Green overlooks the lake, houses the town swim beach and has easy access to the marina. The Bluffs offers panoramic views of the lake as it sits on the shoreline of Lake Eufaula. Crossings District is in the center of all the action in town and will sit along the main commercial hub as Carlton Landing continues to grow. Park Street leads you to the Welcome Center and Lake Eufaula with single family homes, condos and the Carlton Landing Residence Club. Tower Court leads straight to Tower Court Pool and Redbud Park. The Boardwalk homes transport you to the coast with their front porches lining the wooden boardwalk. But don’t let these “pocket neighborhoods” fool you, everyone is part of the vast Carlton Landing community.

Builders Guild at Carlton Landing

And as the Carlton Landing community continues to grow, so do the opportunities to work with the Builder’s Guild to design your custom home. The Guild members are highly knowledgeable about the Carlton Landing design standards. There are currently five builders that work in Carlton Landing who are ready to create a home that will fit your needs for generations to come. Anchor Homes focuses on sustainable practices and thoughtful design. Clay Chapman Design specializes in solid brick masonry that blends the old world with modern techniques. Born Again Restored uses materials that pay homage to the history of Carlton Landing and encourage community-building. Kerney Homes has home plans designed by nationally recognized architects. Scissortail Homes’ modern homes pay close attention to the details and innovative ideas. Each home, regardless of when it was built or who built it, is designed to consider the impact on the future. Sustainability is at the center of each new building. Builders use green building practices to ensure every home is energy efficient. The goal is to protect the miles of shoreline by reducing our carbon footprint, so that our community is here for generations to come. 

Vacation Ownership without the Hassle

Another option is the Residence Club at Carlton Landing – this is perfect for someone looking for a hassle-free vacation home. It is an equity residence with shared ownership of fully-furnished lakeside homes. This is the most affordable option for lake living, with a Boat Club membership and exclusive access to the waterfront Pool Club. The Residence Club offers flexible use of the space without the worry of not being there full-time, as the Club staff make sure everything is looked after when you’re not there. 

At the heart of each of Carlton Landing is a community – the definition of New Urbanism. We invite you to take in the beauty that is Lake Eufaula by foot or bike and create memories with the ones you love! Plan your trip, today!


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