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visit South Carolina55+ communities in South Carolina, also known as “active adult communities”, are residential developments specifically designed for individuals who are 55 years of age or older. Homes for sale 55+ neighborhoods in SC. Search by region of SC. These communities are becoming increasingly popular in South Carolina as the appeal of retiring in Florida has waned in the last couple of decades. As people are living longer, healthier lives, and seeking to live in environments that cater to their specific needs areas like Myrtle Beach, Summerville (Charleston market), Spartanburg, and especially Columbia have seen a boom (no pun intended) in buyers moving south. The Myrtle Beach market has the highest number of 55+ active adult neighborhoods, and the Columbia region has the most patio home communities. The Charleston SC area only has six communities for the 55+ population. Call us if you want to move to SC. Del Webb is the most recognizable home builder that tailors their product to this demographic and is owned by Pulte Homes.

MLS Listings Data

Total Listings:198
Average Price:$423,682
Highest Listing Price:$2,204,800
Average Days On Market:86
Average Price/SqFt:$225
55+ Communities South Carolina Homes For Sale currently has one hundred and ninety-eight (198) for sale on MLS. 55+ Communities South Carolina Homes For Sale listings have an average sales price of $423,682 ranging in price from $50,000 to $2,204,800. The average sq ft home size of 55+ Communities South Carolina Homes For Sale West Columbia SC is 1,880 square feet. The largest property for sale is 8,712 sqft and smallest 635 sqft. View property listings for sale by price, street, subdivision, age, property type, location, features, size, and listing date, and time on MLS with an of 86 days on the market.

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2 Bedrooms & 2 Full Bath Patio home in 55+ Neighborhood. Very effecient use of space makes this home comfortable and manageable. Master features private master bath with walk-in shower and walk-in closet. Master bath is fully handicap accessible. Open floorplan, 36 inch handicap accessible doors throughout, make movement easier. High celings, gas fireplace, convenient location. New paint in all rooms. Washer and Dryer included. New dishwasher. Outdoor Storage room. Fenced backyard. Neighborhood features walking paths and a gorgeous community Clubhouse with workout room, party and event space, Deck with gas grill and plenty of community events. Regime fee covers all electrical, gas, cable, water/sewer, trash pick-up, yard maintenance (outside fence), Cable TV, Clubhouse (including electricity), Common area maintenance, Road maintenance, Sidewalk maintenance and Green areas. Regime fee also incudes HVAC filter change twice per year and Smoke detector battery change twice per year. Neighborhood-wide Video Security System. No Refrigerator, Ring Doorbell will not convey.
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1040
Welcome to Murrells Inlet! Nestled in Oceanside Landing a 55+ Lifestyle Community. The home features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths with an open floor plan and spacious additional bonus room. Walk into the home and the living room, kitchen, dining room are all open. This home has been completely updated. New grey vinyl flooring and fresh paint throughout. Kitchen features quartz countertops with new lower kitchen cabinets. Split bedroom plan has a bedroom on the front of the home and on the back. Laundry room is off of the kitchen and master bedroom. Master bedroom has a spacious closet with built in shelving. Master suite features a brand new vanity with granite counter tops. Out back the storage shed has great outdoor space for storage. Back inside, the bonus room is great space with an extra closet for added storage and access to outside. The 2nd bedroom is located on the front of the home with sliding closet doors. This bedroom does have its own access to the 2nd bathroom. Bathroom features a brand new vanity with granite counter tops. This home was meticulously updated, from replacing plumbing to replacing all of the electricity throughout the home. Welcome home! Contact your agent to see this home today!
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1220
Welcome to Horizons, an exclusive 55+ gated active adult community situated in highly desirable Summers Corner. Residents enjoy low-maintenance living while having access to all the resort-style amenities within Horizons & most in Summers Corner. This popular Osprey home features a 2 car garage, quartz countertops in the gourmet kitchen and no carpet! Beautiful & low maintenance laminate floors throughout. Plenty of large windows and natural light make this home an immediate favorite! The spacious primary suite has a tray ceiling and the primary bath has dual vanities, gorgeous tile & a zero entry shower with frameless glass door. The very spacious guest bedrooms share a lovely full bath. Come see what all of the buzz is about in Summerville's newest Active Adult community!
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1716
Upgraded move-in-ready property on a quiet cul-de-sac street across from a small park. Active 55+ community with a clubhouse and pool. Trees and greenery community. Supermarkets, dining, outlets and shopping nearby. Hospital and doctors approximately one mile away. Myrtle Beach and ocean approximately 10 miles from this community. Golf courses nearby.
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1925
• This Del Webb neighborhood features extensive on-site amenities such as indoor/outdoor pool, fitness center, pickle ball, tennis courts, bocce ball court, fire pit overlooking the intracoastal waterway, day dock & a full-time lifestyle director that plans events & activities monthly. In addition to the on-site amenities, you will also have access to the Grande Dunes Ocean Club.
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• This Del Webb neighborhood features extensive on-site amenities such as indoor/outdoor pool, fitness center, pickle ball, tennis courts, bocce ball court, fire pit overlooking the intracoastal waterway, day dock & a full-time lifestyle director that plans events & activities monthly. In addition to the on-site amenities, you will also have access to the Grande Dunes Ocean Club.
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1859
Waterfront home in highly desirable Del Webb featuring numerous builder and homeowner upgrades throughout. 2 bedroom with additional flex room, 2 car garage, new flooring throughout, screened porch, patio with lanai, skylights, gas fireplace, stainless appliances, granite countertops, plantation shutters, huge master walk-in closet and many other wonderful features. A must see in this 55+ community having extensive amenities that include clubhouse, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and pickleball, fitness facility, day dock on the waterway, fulltime lifestyle director and even access to a private oceanfront club !
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1756
SELLER/OWNER/LISTING AGENT IS A SC LICENSED REALTOR!! A MUST SEE IN THE PRESTIGIOUS 55+ COMMUNITY OF MYRTLE TRACE SOUTH! This meticulously maintained Sumter model built by Hall Custom Homes has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, All-season Room , and a 2-car garage being sold furnished. Pull up to 828 Helms Way take note of the long driveway & the professionally landscaped lot. Open the front door tothe foyer with closet, which is open to the dining room/living room with windows for natural light. French doors to your right lead to the master bedroom with a walk-in closet, and windows for natural light. The master bathroom is a true highlight with a linen closet, double vanity with granite countertop, large garden tub (newer), walk-in shower,comfort height toilet, tile floor, and 2 windows for natural light. On the other side of the home there is a hallway with 2 closets that lead to the other 2 bedrooms and main bath. The kitchen has upgraded cabinets, tile floor, pantry, granite countertop, stainless steel appliances with a counter depth refrigerator, and breakfast bar. The morning room is open to the kitchen which has a bay window with breakfast nook, tile floor and ceiling fan. Open the doors leading to the All Season Room with many windows giving a great view of the private backyard, tile floor, and mini split unit for heat/air. The laundry room has a washer, dryer, cabinets that leading to the garage. The garage has been organized with Gladiator storage cabinets and racks. The patio out back will give you privacy with a water& woods view. Some of the improvements are a newer roof, HVAC, vinyl siding, gutters with gutter helmets, water heater, HVAC enclosure, tile floors, bathtubs, comfort height toilets, All Season Room, hardwood floors, Plantation Shutters, garage screen, 2 water meters. Myrtle Trace South offers a fullfilling lifestyle with a community pool & clubhouse. There are many organized activities so you can stay busy or as laid back as you desire. You do not need to bring that lawn mower, the HOA cuts each of the lawns. The community is just minutes to Conway Hospital, doctors, Burning Ridge Golf Course, Historic Conway and all Myrtle Beach has to offer including the Atlantic Ocean.
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 2 Sqft - 2054
UNDER CONSTRUCTION, Move-in Ready Home January/February 2024 Completion. Finished photos are of MODEL HOME and not actual home. ALL NEW 55+ Lifestyle Community, Age Restricted, Central North Myrtle Beach, just a mile from the Ocean. Golf Cart Friendly, Pets/Fences Allowed. Amenities/Clubhouse, Yard Care, High-Speed Internet and Cable included in Monthly HOA. < 500 Homes upon completion, build to suit, choice of 10 Customizable Floorplans. Detached Low-Country, Single-Level Floorplans, 2 - 4 Bedroom homes with 2-3 car garage options. Monthly Events/Activity Calendar provided by full-time Lifestyle Director, and Amenity Center/Clubhouse scheduled to be completed Summer 2023 and will include Indoor Lap Pool, Outdoor Salt Water Pool/Hot tub, 8 Pickleball Courts, Fitness Center, Bocce Courts, Putting Green and 5 Foot Sidewalks both sides of the street throughout the Community! < 5 minutes to City Community Center, Sports Complex, Aquatics & Fitness Center and Crescent Beach Public Beach Access. Dog Park, Marinas, RV Parks/Storage, Golf Courses, Dining, Grocery, Medical Facilities and more within 15 minutes. Myrtle Beach International Airport < 30 minutes away! You cannot beat this Location!
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The functioning appeal of a 55+ Community: The primary function of a 55+ community is to provide a comfortable and secureDel Webb Nexton Summerville SC living environment for older adults. These communities typically offer a variety of amenities, including recreational facilities, swimming pools, pickleball, tennis courts, fitness centers, and social activities oftentimes close to fire departments (with EMTs near). In addition, they often provide maintenance services such as lawn care, snow removal, and trash removal, which can be a major convenience for older adults who no longer want to perform these tasks themselves. Some communities for retirees in South Carolina like Hulon Green in Columbia SC, Swansgate Village in Greenville, Covenant Towers Myrtle Beach, and Rolling Green Village in Greenville SC, just to name a few will have medical personnel on-site, daily meal delivery, linen cleaning, and housekeeping depending on the development. The most popular builder in America that caters to this lifestyle is Del Webb (a Pulte Homes Group company) well-known for its quality homes, and the attention to detail retirees are looking for. 


Carriage Hill Townhomes summerville scHouse Plans & Design Considerations: More times than not, if not 90% of the homes will either be patio homes (aka low-maintenance homes), or smaller sized homes under 2000 sq ft with the master suite downstairs and on small lots or home sites. Ground level or close to ground level, one-story floor plans with large door frames are also a common element in patio homes to accommodate the eventual likelihood of owners using a walker or wheelchair as they age. Other commonly seen features of home designs will be large showers without a high step into the shower enclosure, sometimes, a walk-in bathtub, showers with multiple handles, and a seat. All the things you’d expect in a retirement community. Other popular choices in active adult & retiree neighborhoods are duplexes, and townhomes, where there is essentially NO maintenance work to consider. If the homes are raised homes, builders will offer a plan that includes an elevator. 

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Reasons for the existence of 55+ Communities: 55+ communities exist to provide a place where older adults can live independently while enjoying the company of others in a similar age group. Many people in this age range are retired or nearing retirement, and they may have different priorities than younger adults. For example, they may be interested in downsizing, living in a maintenance-free home environment, or having access to on-site medical care.

Pros of 55+ Communities: One of the most significant benefits of 55+ communities is the opportunity to socialize with others inmyrtle beach 55 plus communities the same age group. This can help combat loneliness and isolation, which can be common problems for older adults. Additionally, 55+ communities often provide a sense of security, as they are designed with safety features such as gated entrances and 24-hour security. Many residents also appreciate the convenience of having access to various amenities, including fitness centers and recreational facilities, which can help promote an active and healthy lifestyle.

Cons of 55+ Communities: While there are many benefits to living in a 55+ community, there are also some potential drawbacks. For example, some residents may feel isolated from the rest of the community or from younger people in general (if they do not have visitors regularly, or get out to social activities). Additionally, the rules and regulations of the community can sometimes be restrictive, which may not be appealing to everyone. Finally, the cost of living in a 55+ community can be higher than living in other types of housing due to the monthly HOA fees and capital requirements of the community. For instance, most Del Webb communities in South Carolina, have at least a $300 a month regime fee

The conception of 55+ Communities: The idea of 55+ communities was conceived in the mid-20th century, as more and more people began to live longer and retire earlier as the baby boomer generation hit retirement age. The first 55+ community was established in the 1960s in Sun City, Arizona, and it quickly became a model for other similar developments around the country.

Overall, 55+ communities can be a great option for older adults who are looking for a comfortable, secure living environment with access to amenities and social activities in South Carolina. However, it is important to carefully consider the pros and cons and to thoroughly research any community you are considering before making a decision.


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