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Guide to 55+ Communities in South Carolina

Retirees and seniors who prefer an active lifestyle may want to consider 55+ communities. With resort amenities such as golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools and social clubs, the biggest problem residents may face is fitting all this fun into the daily schedule. These communities are a great place to make new friends who share your desire to be active and social in retirement.

Resort Living

Residents of 55+ communities enjoy a resort lifestyle every day. Clubhouses with spa and fitness facilities are available for daily use. Onsite restaurants and bars give residents a night on the town without having to leave their neighborhood. 

Houses within these communities provide a mix of comfort and luxury. Generally, these single-family homes can be updated and customized. Newly constructed houses are outfitted with energy-efficient appliances. In some communities, landscaping and lawn care are also included in HOA dues so residents don’t have to spend hours trimming the lawn and shrubs.

Common areas within the neighborhood are also maintained. Residents will find manicured lawns, clean clubhouses, and trimmed pathways.

Safety and Privacy

Entry gates allow only residents and their guests into the neighborhood. There may also be extra security systems or patrolling units that make sure streets are safe.

Active Social Calendars

Holiday parties, themed dinners, golf tournaments, and tennis mixers are just a few events that are often on the calendar. Clubs for special interests, such as gardening and woodworking, are available so like-minded residents can gather and share their love for their hobbies.

Sample Communities to Discover

K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Carolina Oaks

Bluffton, SC
Homes : $264,990 - $397,490

K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Carolina Oaks is a Bluffton, South Carolina 55+ community offering resort-style living in the scenic Lowcountry. This new active adult community features single-family homes in a picturesque wooded setting along with a variety of recreational amenities and a full calendar of activities.
The clubhouse is the activity hub of the community, where residents will enjoy yoga and Zumba at the fitness center, discover new talents in the arts & crafts room, play billiards with neighbors, lounge by the pool, and perfect dancing skills in the ballroom. K. Hovnanian has taken special care to ensure the ongoing safety of residents by offering socially distanced virtual activities that allow residents to stay healthy and connected. With these precautions, residents can enjoy online social hours, trivia night, pet shows, photo contests, book club, exercise classes, and live concerts from the comfort of home. Outdoor amenities include walking & biking trails, tennis & pickleball courts, bocce ball courts, a dog park, community gardens, fire pits, and screened verandas.

K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Carolina Oaks is within 20 miles of pristine Hilton Head Island beaches, championship golf courses, scenic nature preserves, marinas, and the historic sites of Bluffton and Savannah, Georgia.

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Grande Dunes

Myrtle Beach, SC
Homesites from $150,000, THs, Villas, Cottage Homes & Single Family Homes from $400,000 and Home and Land Packages from $600,000

This master-planned resort sits on the sandy beaches of Myrtle Beach, SC and stretches across 2,600 acres on the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. With near perfect year round climate, members and guests enjoy a wide-variety of outdoor activities and social gatherings.

The exclusive par-71 course offers its guests a classical inland style and features wide, generous fairways. A 126-slip marina, marks the Intracoastal Waterway’s only marina in Myrtle Beach. Members stay active with additional amenities including a Tennis Club, Members Club and Ocean Club with beach access.

At Grande Dunes there are choices to fit a wide variety of lifestyles and budgets. Discover exciting new homes including Golf Village with Mediterranean-style custom homes and golf course homesites, Marina Village which includes Del Webb for active adults as well as waterway homesites and various villas and townhomes, and Ocean Village with Lowcountry-style homes closer to the ocean. Homebuyers have the option to buy an existing home or a custom homesite to build a custom home by AR Homes, Nations Homes II, CRG Companies, Carrell Group, Traditional Homebuilders, or a builder of their choice.

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Lakefront Homes McCormick SC | Savannah Lakes Village Community

Savannah Lakes Village

McCormick, SC
Homes: $200s to $900,000 plus, Lots from $20,000 - $300,000

Savannah Lakes Village is on the 71,000-acre freshwater Lake Thurmond in McCormick, South Carolina with 1,200 miles of shoreline. The community boasts two championship lakefront golf courses with restaurants and pro shops, fiber-optic Internet to each homesite, a 23,000 square foot recreation center with 6 lighted tennis courts (4 HarTru and 2 hard surface), pickleball, bowling alley, indoor & outdoor pools, sauna, fitness room, private card rooms, library, 50+ social clubs, yoga studio, Rod & Gun Club, and so much more. This is active retirement in its truest form…

We are a short 45-minute drive to Augusta and a 2-hour drive from Atlanta. The community abuts three state parks and offers 100+ miles of hiking and biking trails. Our new Lakefront Condo project offers amazing views of the lake with luxurious finishings and direct access to a full-service marina and sandy beach. Boat slips are offered to all homeowners regardless of location. Come stay and play at Savannah Lakes Village for only $199 for 2 nights!

New homes from the low $200s. Pre-construction pricing on lakefront condos starting at $270,000. Visit SavannahLakesVillage.com or call 864-391-5259 to book your tour!

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