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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

Horizons at Summers Corner

Summerville, SC
Homes from the low $300s - Mid $400s

Located in Summerville, a quaint town tucked in the heart of the South Carolina Lowcountry between the Ashley and Edisto rivers, Horizons at Summers Corner is a 55+ community that offers an exciting new chapter for active adult homebuyers. Positioned on a picturesque wonderland complete with miles of walking trails, a 95-acre lake, and a state-of-the-art clubhouse, it places an abundance of activities and amenities at your fingertips. With a harmonious combination of well-appointed homes and an enviable location, our serene surroundings provide the ideal atmosphere for inspired living. Horizons at Summers Corner was awarded Best 55+ Community in the 2023 Charleston Home Builders Association’s Prism Awards.

Easy Access
Just 10 minutes from the charming town of Summerville, Horizons at Summers Corner offers convenient access to grocery stores, medical facilities, area attractions, and more. Plus, beautifully bustling Charleston—with its international airport, renowned beaches, and distinctive dining—is just a short drive away.

In Good Company
Experience an unparalleled environment that inspires comfort and connectivity through spirited social events, an exclusive swimming pool, a premium selection of sporting courts, and much more.

An Unrivaled Setting
Our peaceful setting and low-maintenance lifestyle invite you to make the most of every moment. Soak in the sweeping scenery and savor the true luxury of Lowcountry living: being a part of this unmistakable place.

 

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K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Carolina Oaks

Bluffton, SC
Homes from the upper $300s

Welcome to K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Carolina Oaks, a new 55+ active adult community nestled in a tranquil, wooded area of the scenic Lowcountry in Bluffton, South Carolina. Perfectly situated between the beaches of Hilton Head Island and historic Savannah, Georgia, this gated, picturesque community offers an exceptional resort lifestyle filled with natural beauty and an abundance of amenities and activities.

Fifteen stunning single-family home designs feature thoughtfully designed floorplans, luxurious finishes and gorgeous spaces to relax and entertain. Ranging from 2 beds, 2 baths and 1,324 sq. ft. to 3 beds, 3.5 baths and 3,209 sq. ft., you can choose a home that’s perfect for you—whether you’re looking to spread out or downsize.

K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Carolina Oaks offers endless recreation and a full calendar of activities. The expansive clubhouse serves as the hub of the community, where residents enjoy yoga and Zumba at the fitness center, discover new talents in the arts & crafts room, play billiards with neighbors and perfect their dancing skills in the ballroom.

Outside, residents can take in the breathtaking scenery as they explore walking and biking paths, play tennis, pickleball and bocce, gather at the fire pit, pavilion, screened verandas or grilling areas and lounge or swim laps at the sparkling pool.

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, vibrant cities of Bluffton and Savannah, Georgia.

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Cresswind Charleston

Summerville, SC
Homes from the $400s to $700s

Cresswind Charleston brings the award-winning Cresswind active adult lifestyle to the Charleston area. This gated community is integrated within the thriving community of The Ponds while maintaining its own privacy. Cresswind features a full list of resort-style amenities, all located within a natural, Lowcountry setting.

Residents can take a short walk to the 12,000-square-foot clubhouse, enjoy pickleball and tennis or participate in activities at the event lawn and amphitheater. Additionally, homeowners have the opportunity to enrich their lives with cooking and yoga classes or bocce ball. Residents also can nurture their talent in the art room, play pool, swim in the resort-style pool, fish or kayak – and stay fit and healthy at a well-equipped fitness center.

Cresswind Charleston offers spacious homes featuring a wide range of personalization opportunities, designer choices, uniquely designed with careful attention to details. Single-family, ranch-style homes will include designer features, energy efficiency and designs complementary to active living. Tour nine designer-decorated model homes, open daily.

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