55 Communities in South Carolina 

Find 55 communities in South Carolina with new home construction.   Also listed are 55+ communities with resale homes. 

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Charleston area 55+ homes

Mt. Pleasant  |  Summerville

Enjoy new 55+ communities in South Carolina in the Charleston area which includes Mt. Pleasant and Summerville nearby.  Charleston has 377 restaurants.  In fact, it is #7 for best foodie cities on Food and Wine magazine's list.  Charleston is a huge tourist city.   See my article about when I toured Charleston on my blog.

Mt Pleasant

By David Weekley Homes.  Master community of Carolina Park.  Three collections starting in $499's for the garden series of single homes.  Lifestyle Coordinator for activities and recreational amenities.  Call for an appointment. 843-823-3020  

Clements Ferry Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC - 843-396-5900 - 55+ community in Point Hope master community  - Stay active at planned amenities:

  • clubhouse 
  • pools
  • scenic walking trails
  • recreation with bocce and pickle ball courts.

  Join the VIP Interest List for updates.  About 30 miles to Summerville.


A master planned community where you can find new homes or choose your lot and build your own.  Picture moss-draped oaks.  In Summerville 25 miles to Charleston. From upper $300's 

Cresswind Charleston SC community boating on pondCresswind Charleston in Summerville - Photo by Kolter Homes
Crosswind Charleston community - boating on pondCresswind Charleston - Photo by Kolter Homes

Award-winning homes by Kolter Homes - In master community The Ponds of 1000 acres with 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 upper $300's.   Farmhouse Social Center.  467 Hundred Oaks Pkwy, Summerville - 888-476-3017 - Open Daily

Small to large single homes from lower $400's. Cottage-style designs. 

Lakefront 55+ Community; Gated by K Hovnanian.     Centered around a lakes system with boating, boat ramp and storage, kayaking, fishing and more (verify). 

  • Clubhouse, pool  
  • Tennis  
  • Trails  
  • Outdoor amphitheater and more. 

 11 mi. to Summerville and about 30 mi. to Charleston. 109 Magnolia House Dr., Summerville - 843-891-6675 - By appointment only

    In award-winning Nexton master community; gated

Gated community of 2-5 bedroom homes in award-winning Nexton master community.

Starting $386's.  Oak Park St. and Scholar Way, Nexton Parkway, Summerville - 866-216-0136 - Model Open Daily - also virtual online tours.

55 Communities in South Carolina coastal:  the "low country"

Bluffton (Hilton Head)

The Hilton Head Island area in Bluffton (the low country)  has one of the most active retirement communities: Del Webb Hilton Head for a luxury home lifestyle near the ocean. 

Also gaining in popularity here, is the newer Latitude in Margaritaville by Minto.

Sun City Hilton Head clubhouseSun City Hilton Head Clubhouse

Near beaches of Hilton Head Island; Starts $401s; Gated

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.  Three 18-hole golf courses.  Villas start $390's. (Villas are attached homes.)

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

138 Kings Creek Dr., Bluffton - 877-785-8319; Walk-in customers welcome 

By Minto - New tropical escape theme - Villas and single homes medium to large - prices start high $301s 

Award-winning luxury continuing care retirement community (CCRC) 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

Lake Wylie and Indian Land

By Kolter Homes.   Lakeside; planned 37-slip marina (verify) Single homes priced from $400's -  If you can put up with a commercial, here is a nice you tube video by a Realtor doing a walk through of Handsmill The Gentry - 55 plus community by Kolter (please verify all information in video as we are not responsible for third party information)

By Toll Brothers - Harrisburg Rd., Indian Land, SC - 2 collections start $500's (verify) - Lancaster County - Clubhouse, pool, trails, recreation.  

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.  

Northern areas include the Lake Wylie area with sailing, fishing and hiking with the cities of York and Greenville.  It's also not far from Charlotte, NC, a large metropolitan area.

Join VIP List on their website for updates.  Planned resort amenities.  200 Ranch Rd., Greenville 

Resale 55+ Communities in South Carolina

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Pines at Gahagan - Gated, boutique-size community by H&H Homes were priced from $200's. Large single homes. Clubhouse, pool with patio and other amenities.  Close to shopping and restaurants.   501 Gahagan Rd., Summerville

Carillon at The Ponds  - Summerville - By DR Horton - one and two-story traditional homes. 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.  Three, four and five-bedroom homes started high Mid-$200's. 326 Hundred Oaks Pkwy, Summerville

Southern Palms (Ladson SC) - Gated resale manufactured homes community between Summerville and Charleston. 

Dell Webb's Charleston - 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 - started low $200's.  409 Coastal Bluff Way, Summerville 

Liberty Cottages at Park West - Mt. Pleasant - By Lennar.  3013 Rice Field Lane, Mt. Pleasant - See local Realtors.

The Elms -  Elms Plantation Blvd., No. 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  

Pennington Farms in Greenville - By Freedom Homes - started in $220's. Near country clubs, medical center and YMCA.  118 Rossmoor Court, Anderson, SC  

Carolina Orchards in Fort Mill - 1277 Carolina Orchards Blvd. - By Del Webb  |  Small to large 2-bedroom ranch homes were from mid-$200's (now starting $400's) |  Indoor and outdoor pools.  |  Fort Mill is near the NC border.  SOLD

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Sun City Carolina Lakes by Del Webb in 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  

Tree Tops  in Lancaster SC - Sold out - 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 started mid-$200's.  3040 Arches Bluff Circle, Lancaster, SC

The Haven at New Riverside by Del Webb in Bluffton.  Gated resort community  138 Kings Creek Court, Bluffton 
Approx. 500 2-3 bedroom medium to large single ranch homes started $220's.  Resort amenities.  

Riverbend  (Hilton Head)  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.

Most Popular on this page (updated quarterly by click-through rate) 

  1. The Cypress (CCRC)
  2. Handsmill The Gentry (video)
  3. Handsmill Lake Wylie
  4. Encore Restore at Carolina Park

Tip: These are fairly accurate to faster sellout rates I have noticed. (updated 2/2/24)

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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