55+ 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.
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The functioning appeal of a 55+ Community: The primary function of a 55+ community is to provide a comfortable and secure 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.
House 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.
CHARLESTON SC AREA 55+ Friendly Communities:
- Del Webb (Summerville)
- The Peninsula (Downtown Charleston) LUXURY 55+ Condos
- Summer’s Corner Horizons (Summerville)
- Restore at Carolina Park (Mt Pleasant)
- The Ponds at Cresswinds
- Marrington Villas Cobblestone
- Oyster Point in Mt Pleasant (small patio style homes)
- Four Seasons at Cane Bay
MYRTLE BEACH SC 55+ Active Adult Neighborhoods