55+ Communities in South Carolina  

This page has over age 55 communities in South Carolina.  Also see the page for all ages but good for retirement in South Carolina and Myrtle Beach 55+.

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Charleston
Summerville
Ladson
Myrtle Beach
Bluffton
Hilton Head
Greenville
Fort Mill/Indian Land (Charlotte)
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55+ Communities Near Charleston

Summerville - country relaxed living (27 miles to Charleston)

  • The Ponds: A master planned community where you can find new homes or choose your lot and build your own.  Picture moss-draped oaks.  25 miles to Charleston.  
Cresswind Charleston SC community boating on pondCresswind Charleston - Photo by Kolter Homes
Crosswind Charleston community - boating on pondCresswind Charleston - Photo by Kolter Homes

LOCATION:  Summerville

FEATURE:    In master community The Ponds; Gated

CONTACT:   467 Hundred Oaks Pkwy, Summerville - 888-476-3017 - Open Daily 

By Kolter Homes - In master community The Ponds of 1000 acres and moss-draped oaks |  Clubhouse and pool |  Focus on fitness with a full fitness center, onsite YMCA and proposed aquatics |  Walk trails, rec fields, ponds and fishing, activities and more   |  2 and 3-bedroom medium to large single homes starting mid-$200's.  |  Farmhouse Social Center. 
467 Hundred Oaks Pkwy, Summerville - 888-476-3017 - Open Daily
  


  • The Lakes at Cane Bay 

Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay

LOCATION:  Summerville

FEATURE:    Lakefront 55+ Community; Gated

CONTACT:   109 Magnolia House Dr., Summerville - 866-823-8852 - Open Daily

By K Hovnanian.  |  Centered around a lakes system with boating, boat ramp and storage, kayaking, fishing and more (verify).  |  Gated, clubhouse, pool, tennis, trails, outdoor amphitheater and more.  |  11 mi. to Summerville and about 30 mi. to Charleston.  |  Cottage-style designs  |   Small to large single homes from $220's.  


More 55+ in Summerville:

LOCATION:  Summerville

FEATURE:   In Cane Bay master community; Gated

CONTACT:   409 Coastal Bluff Way, Summerville - 800-808-4553 - Open Daily - Almost sold out

$-$$ Summerville and 25 miles northwest of Charleston - Gated single-family homes within the master planned community of Cane Bay with miles of walking trails and many  amenities - starting low $200's.  

Up Next:  After the success of the other Del Webb community in Summerville, Del Webb has another community coming to Summerville:

Del Webb Nexton

Gated community of 2-4 bedroom homes - not priced yet
Nexton Parkway, Summerville


Resale 55 Plus Communities near Charleston

  • Carillon at The Ponds  - Summerville - By DR Horton - one and two-story traditional homes in a gated community.  The Ponds is composed of 1950 acres and only 850 will be built on.  This is a small section of 56 homes for those over 55. Sold.  Amenities include:  
  • 21 miles of nature trails - 
  • saline pool -
  • Near YMCA -  
  • wooded areas - 

3, 4, and 5 bedroom homes start high Mid-$200's. 
326 Hundred Oaks Pkwy, Summerville  

  • The Elms -  North Charleston. Small to medium appealing cottage-styled single homes with 3 BR's and garage started from upper $100's to $200's.   Former plantation.  8 mi to downtown.  Resale--See local Realtors.  Amenities include: 
  •  fitness
  •  tennis 
  • walk paths 
  • electronic gated
  • clubhouse and pool
  • social activities  
    Elms Plantation Blvd., No. Charleston 
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  • The Pines at Gahagan -  Summerville By H&H Homes started in mid-$200's. Large single homes in gated community.  Clubhouse, pool with patio and other amenities. 501 Gahagan Rd., Summerville  

Ladson near Summerville Manufactured Homes 

  • Ladson community by Jensen Manufactured Homes communities: Southern Palms Ladson SC - gated resale manufactured homes by Jensen Communities between Summerville and Charleston SC - Southern Palms at Ladson

Myrtle Beach 

Invigorating beaches along the Grand Strand, 60 miles of fun, sun, and sea.

Surfside Beach SC ocean wavesSurfside Beach at dawn

See our Review and listings of Myrtle Beach retirement communities (separate page).


Also see the review of Jensen manufactured homes over 55 communities from our trip to Myrtle Beach.


South Carolina Coastal:  The "Low Country" 

Bluffton 


  • Sun City Hilton Head:

Fact about Sun City Hilton Head in Bluffton by Del Webb:  This is possibly the most active Del Webb community with over 100 clubs and organizations.  See our blog about large communities.  It has:

  • 3 18-hole golf courses (in an area that is known for golf)  
  • 3 Fitness Centers
  • 6 Pools
  • Woodworker's Shop
  • Bocce
  • 2 Restaurants
  • Road Scholar travel program
Sun City Hilton Head clubhouseClubhouse

Sun City Hilton Head

LOCATION  Bluffton:

FEATURE:  Near beaches of Hilton Head Island; Starts very low $200's; Gated

CONTACT:  138 Kings Creek Dr., Bluffton - 877-785-8319 

Over 55 new single ranch homes by Del Webb at Bluffton - $-$$ premier community in the Carolinas with wide range of prices and floor plans.  Small to large 1, 2 and 3-bedroom contemporary single homes.  3 collections.  Starts: very low $200's up to $300's.  Three 18-hole golfcourses.  


LOCATION:  Bluffton

FEATURE:   Gated resort community

CONTACT:   138 Kings Creek Court, Bluffton - 866-932-2463

Another community by Del Webb in Bluffton, SC - projected 500 homes - gated community of 2-3 bedroom medium to large single ranch homes. Amenities include:

  • Recreation: Pool, tennis, fishing, Fitness, pickleball, bocce, biking and walking
  • Road Scholar
  • Medium sized homes start low $220's. 

Hilton Head 

CCRC Community on Hilton Head Island

  • The Cypress of Hilton Head - Award winning luxury continuing care retirement community located in Hilton Head Plantation - Home ownership - Cottages, villas and apartments for 62+ - Many social and recreational activities including 3-hole golf.
    20 Lady Slipper Lane, Hilton Head Island - 800-458-8585

55+ Resale Homes in Hilton Head

  • Riverbend - By Del Webb  |  A gated neighborhood of Sun City Hilton Head and 15 miles from Hilton Head  |  Large custom homes on wooded lots  |  2 golf courses  |  access to Sun City Center amenities.  Resales.  138 Kings Creek Dr., Hilton Head.

Greenville - Western South Carolina

More affordability in this area than other parts of South Carolina.  It is about 102 miles to Charlotte, NC, and 63 miles to Asheville, NC.  

LOCATION:  Anderson

FEATURE:  Near shopping and historic downtown Anderson

CONTACT:  118 Rossmoor Court, Anderson, SC - 800-798-0616 - Call for appt

By Freedom Homes  |  Large 3 and 4-bedroom stylish single ranch homes starting in $220's.  |  Low maintenance lifestyle (verify)  |  Near country clubs, medical center and YMCA. 


New homes south of Charlotte NC in Fort Mill and Indian Land, SC:

LOCATION:  Fort Mill SC

FEATURE:    Resort Amenities

CONTACT:  1277 Carolina Orchards Blvd., Fort Mill, SC - 866-214-9125 - Open Daily

By Del Webb  |  Small to large 2-bedroom ranch homes from mid-$200's  |  9 models to view  |  Indoor and outdoor pools.  |  Fort Mill is near the NC border.  

55+ Resale homes in Fort Mill

Carolina Lakes model home

Sun City Carolina Lakes by Del Webb - Fort Mill near Charlotte metro area and 5 miles from North Carolina border - 18-hole golf - lakes - miles of walking trails. Single homes started from $212,999. Over 100 clubs. Five collections. 5074 Grandview Dr., Fort Mill  


Lancaster Over 55 Community

LOCATION:  Lancaster

FEATURE:   Guard gated; Resort Amenities

CONTACT:   3040 Arches Bluff Circle, Lancaster, SC  - 888-208-4141 -  Call for appointment - Open Daily. 

By Lennar  |  South of Charlotte  |  Gated community of single homes with a nature theme  |  Access to 10-acre lake  |  Lagoon and lap pools and social activities  |  Pricing from mid-$200's.

LOCATION:  Lancaster

FEATURE:   On Fishing Creek lake with marina; golf

CONTACT:  26105 Appleyard Court, Lancaster - 803-824-2900 - Open daily

By Tribute Homes.  Active adult community with resort amenities currently and more planned for future - cottage-styled homes - small to medium sized homes start in mid-$100's. Near U of South Carolina with free classes for seniors (verify)  


Most Popular on this page (updated quarterly) 

The Elms  

Del Webb Charleston  

Sun City Hilton Head


Related pages for South Carolina 

See the Myrtle Beach Retirement Communities page

Cresswind model home in Myrtle Beach

South Carolina communities with no age restriction

ocean beach in South Carolina

Also, see Best Guide's blog about the Charleston Tour of historic homes.

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