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Guide to Active Adult Communities in South Carolina

Active adult communities are designed for retirees and working seniors who prefer a dynamic lifestyle in a fun, social environment. These master-planned communities offer resort-style amenities such as clubhouses and pools, as well as lively social and activity calendars.

While many active adult communities are age-restricted—which typically means that at least one member of the household must be 55 years or over—others welcome residents of all ages.

Homes Built for Comfort and Entertainment

Single-family, one-story homes are the norm in active adult communities. They can be customized to each household’s needs. Homes usually offer layouts and features that are standard in modern homes. Generally, master suites are complete with a spacious closet and an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in tub. Newer homes also include office spaces for working seniors.

Houses in these neighborhoods are made for entertaining. Open living spaces, large patios, and screened porches make for ideal social gatherings. Visiting friends and family can stay overnight in the guest bedrooms.

Landscaping maintenance is often provided for all residents.

Elevated Amenities for Residents

While many active adult communities operate independently, some are located within larger master-planned residential developments. Both types of communities offer exclusive amenities such as pools and clubhouses.

Workout facilities deliver classes and programs that cater to all fitness levels. Low-impact aerobics and yoga are some of the most popular programs offered.

Those who would rather be outdoors can take advantage of walking trails, parks, and picnic areas. Pickleball courts, tennis courts, and lawns for croquet and softball games are available for athletic residents to use.

Active adult communities may also include services that cannot be found in regular neighborhoods. Residents can walk to onsite restaurants, golf courses, and water features like lakes or ponds. For those who want services to come to them, hair stylists and physical therapists may be available on-call.

Hubs and Clubs for Various Interests

Activity directors help new residents connect with their neighbors. They organize clubs for community members of various interests such as gardening, cooking, and woodworking.

Residents can keep sharp by attending academic classes and visiting lectures in the community centers. Live concerts and film screenings will appeal to those who love performance arts.

Community service clubs are popular, too. Neighbors can organize charities, drives, and other public service events for the community at large.

Idyllic Communities in Ideal Locations

The best active adult communities are located near town or city landmarks. Hospitals and healthcare facilities, for example, are situated nearby. Residents have easy access to physicians and dentists that specialize in senior wellness.

Prospective residents should choose a community that best fits their lifestyle. Some neighborhoods are only a short walk or ride away from bustling city centers. Others are closer to quieter, small-town shops.

Sample Communities to Discover

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Ridgeland, SC

Premier Home Builders in South Carolina – Logan Homes

Logan Homes offers 80+ beautiful home plans, endless options to personalize your home, quality craftsmanship, energy efficiency and innovation to enhance your lifestyle – all for a very smart price.

Decades of experience, streamlined processes, regular communication with clients and professional teams ensure that projects are completed on time and on budget.

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Logan Homes has been creating dream homes in the south since 1986 within a host of premier communities. So, building with Logan will not only be inherently pleasant, but straightforward. Logan Homes can help you personalize your home to fit your lifestyle.

And at Logan Homes, value is so much more than price. It’s the intangibles – integrity, service, going above and beyond – that add the greatest value to the building experience.

The Logan Homes Design Studios offer a one-stop-shop to help you personalize your home. Their Design Specialists can help you choose all of the things that make your house a home that reflects you!

When you choose Logan Homes, you’ve made a smart choice. And ‘smart’ means a lot in this case: energy efficiency; innovative designs; Incredible value; and proven processes.

And that’s just the beginning. In fact, everything they call The Logan Difference adds up to what makes working with them smart. So dream big and build smart with Logan Homes!

Logan Homes is currently building in these communities:

  • Brunswick Forest (Leland, NC)
  • Compass Pointe (Leland, NC)
  • Salters Haven (Hampstead, NC)
  • Summerhouse on Everett Bay (Holly Ridge, NC)
  • St. James Plantation (Southport, NC)
  • Cottage Woods (St. James Plantation, NC) * Logan Homes Neighborhood
  • The Towns (St. James Plantation) * Logan Homes Neighborhood
  • Waterford of the Carolinas (Leland, NC)
  • Woodlands Grove at Echo Farms (Wilmington, NC)
  • Dataw Island (Beaufort, SC)
  • Osprey Lake (Hardeeville, SC) * Logan Homes Neighborhood
  • Hampton Hall (Bluffton, SC)
  • Hampton Lake (Bluffton, SC)

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Dataw Island

Dataw Island, SC
Homes: $200,000 - $1,500,000 Lots: $35,000 - $200,000"

There is a place off the South Carolina coast, near the charming town of Beaufort, where nature and luxury share center stage. Shaped by the Intracoastal Waterway and a rich Southern history, the SC gated golf community of Dataw Island is a pristine parcel of 870 acres waiting to be discovered.

The Dataw Island Club is the perfect choice for you. Golf and Social memberships are available for island residents. If you live in the area and are interested in joining the club, call to find out about the special Country Club Membership incentives. For membership information call (843) 838-3838. Ask about their vacation memberships!

The Dataw Island Club has completed its two year renovation of their golf courses. The Cotton Dike course, designed by Tom Fazio, was completely renovated in 2011, and the Arthur Hills designed Morgan River course has also completed its renovation.

“Top 100 Amenity Communities” – ideal-LIVING Magazine

“Best in Value Golf Community” – Links Magazine

“Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” – The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses

Dataw Island is a luxurious and private residential golf community nestled in an unrivaled South Carolina landscape. Within the gates, there is 24-hour security. There’s vibrancy there, a constant bustle of activity that reflects the area’s rich wildlife and Dataw’s collaborative culture. Residents can walk, bike or travel by golf cart to social gatherings, functions and meetings.

From deepwater slips that lead to blue waters to the manicured golf courses named for legends; from an indoor lap pool to a whirlpool spa; from tennis lessons to Spanish lessons, Dataw Island is humming with leisure. Start the day sunny side up in your Lowcountry residence. Uncover cozy, shaded nooks perfect for soaking in the coastal breeze. Join neighbors for a Yacht Club meeting or challenge friends to a game of croquet on the lawn. From a calendar of social events to thoughtful gathering spots woven throughout, Dataw Island’s connected community is inspired by you.

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Woodside

Aiken, SC
Homes: $325,000 - $750,000 Lots: $40,000 - $100,000

Woodside is a master planned, lifestyle community located in Aiken, South Carolina, which was recently named Southern Living Magazine’s “2018 Best Small Town”, and received three other awards including “The South’s Friendliest Town”, “Second Best Food Town” and “Second Best Hotel”, which was awarded to the Willcox.

Aiken’s natural beauty, mild climate that attracts people from across the nation, strong connections to the outdoors through attractions like the 2,100 acre urban forest, Hitchcock Woods, and the cultural hub of the city, downtown Aiken all contributed to these awards. Our area is also home to six major medical providers, a college town setting that earned it Ideal-Living Magazine’s “Best College Town” in 2017, and a surprisingly low cost of living!

Woodside, Aiken’s only master-planned community, has received recognition from Southern Living Magazine as well: it is now one of only 12 Southern Living Inspired Communities! Amenities include more than 15 miles of hiking and nature trails, 3 onsite medical providers, 2 clubhouses, 4 golf courses, more than 60 member-led social groups and clubs, an abundance of landscaped parks and green space, and much more. Our dedicated team of professionals is on standby to answer your Woodside questions, or help you plan your Woodside Dream Visit to experience Woodside and Aiken for yourself.

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