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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:260
Average Price:$452,088
Highest Listing Price:$3,228,000
Average Days On Market:77
Average Price/SqFt:$259
55+ Communities South Carolina Homes For Sale currently has two hundred and sixty (260) for sale on MLS. 55+ Communities South Carolina Homes For Sale listings have an average sales price of $452,088 ranging in price from $45,000 to $3,228,000. The average sq ft home size of 55+ Communities South Carolina Homes For Sale Myrtle Beach SC is 1,743 square feet. The largest property for sale is 3,578 sqft and smallest 460 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 77 days on the market.

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Covenant Towers is a 55 and older fantastic retirement community located on 9 acres surrounded by established neighborhoods and adjacent to the legendary Pine Lakes Country Club golf course. Enjoy the lovely grounds, pool, onsite beauty salon, exercise room, library, coffee shop, "book swap", plus many activity areas...billiard room, bingo room, computer room, Theatre, and beautiful lounge area. One fee covers most EVERYTHING...all utilities including cable and internet, excellent daily meal, linen laundry, housekeeping, daily activities, 24 hour security, storage locker, and MORE!! Love this "GREEN" view from your windows and sliding glass door. Feels like you have a private backyard! Outstanding floor play with great closets (walk-in is over 8 feet deep). Must see this beautiful all tiled walk-in shower! Come join the lifestyle you've been waiting for! Square footage is approximate and not guaranteed. Buyers responsible for verification.
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 700
Tons of potential. 216 Sandpiper Ct is an excellent opportunity for some instant sweat equity. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is a blank canvas for those with vision. There are so many positives about this property- Enclosed Porch, Carolina Room, Fireplace, Waterview, the REAL GEM is the Dishmaster by Solaric (You have to check it out, Picture #6 ) This home is located in Woodlake Village, conveniently located near Murrells Inlet, Surfside, Garden City, Myrtle Beach and other east coast destinations. Be sure to put this at the top of your "must-see list" 55+ Community
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1202
Come into this lovely home in the sought after 55+ community of Myrtle Trace South! This 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home offers a ton of living space and privacy on the end of a cul-de-sac. The formal living room has 12' ceilings and the master bedroom with it's own wing. Enjoy the oversized Carolina Room off the kitchen, with wall-to-wall windows where natural sunlight comes through all day. Spend the day watching the birds from the 4 season room or relax with your morning coffee. The amenities include a pool, clubhouse, game room, social clubs and daily activities. Close to shopping, medical services, and short ride to the beach. HOA fee includes lawn maintenance.
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 2 Sqft - 2261
Check out this home situated in the heart of Myrtle Beach and within walking distance of the beach!  This fully furnished, 2 bedroom, 2 bath property is located in a quiet 55+ community of Shady Grove.  This home is equipped with full-size appliances, vinyl flooring throughout, crown molding, and updated furnishings.  Make this property your new primary residence or your secondary beach home escape!
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 2 Sqft - 900
Welcome to Myrtle Trace! This home is move in ready. Split 3 BR floor plan for privacy, 2 baths, 2 car garage, home on a cul-de-sac with a small body of water plus trees in back of the home. Gas stove and fireplace using propane. Active 55+ community with clubhouse and pool for residents and guests or family. Approximately 12 miles to the ocean. Hospital is located within 1 mile. Come meet new friends!
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1900
Meticulously maintained Summerwood model with fenced in yard in Del Webb at Nexton-an Active Adult Community. Residents enjoy resort amenities such as indoor & outdoor pools, pickleball and tennis courts, fitness center, and fast internet via a Fiber network. The home features an open floor plan with great room, island kitchen with bar seating, dining area, sunroom, and a study with French doors. Highlights include luxury vinyl plank flooring, ceramic tiles in bathrooms, custom plantation shutters, and split bedroom design. The chef's kitchen boasts granite countertops, stainless appliances, and a gas cooktop. Other amenities include a walk-in pantry, ample workspace, and a car charging station in a 2.5 car garage. Ideal for those seeking a comfortable, stylish, and active lifestyle
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 2 Sqft - 2046
Welcome to Horizons, an exclusive 55+ gated active adult community situated in the highly desirable Summers Corner masterplan. Residents enjoy low-maintenance living while having access to all the resort-style amenities within Horizons and in Summers Corner. This very popular Waverly home plan is situated on a interior lot within walking distance to one of our community green areas. Features are a 2 car garage, quartz countertops in the gourmet kitchen, lots of windows and natural light making this plan an immediate favorite! Spacious master suite with dual vanities, zero entry shower with frameless glass door. Very spacious guest bedrooms and full baths. No carpet and 9 foot ceilings.
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 2 Sqft - 2368
Welcome to Horizons, an exclusive 55+ gated active adult community situated in the highly desirable Summers Corner masterplan. Residents enjoy low-maintenance living while having access to all the resort-style amenities within Horizons and in Summers Corner. This very popular Waverly home plan is situated on a large corner homesite. Features are a 2 car garage, quartz countertops in the gourmet kitchen, a natural gas fireplace, lots of windows and natural light making this plan an immediate favorite! Spacious master suite with dual vanities, zero entry shower with frameless glass door. Very spacious guest bedrooms and full baths. No carpet and 9 foot ceilings.
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 2 Sqft - 2368
Welcome to Horizons, an exclusive 55+ gated active adult community situated in the highly desirable Summers Corner masterplan. Residents enjoy low-maintenance living while having access to all the resort-style amenities within Horizons and in Summers Corner. This very popular Collins home plan is situated on a stunning home site, backing up to beautiful trees, creating tons of privacy. Features are a 2 car garage, quartz countertops in the gourmet kitchen, a natural gas fireplace, lots of windows and natural light making this plan an immediate favorite! Spacious master suite with dual vanities, zero entry shower with frameless glass door. Very spacious guest bedrooms and full baths. No carpet and 9 foot ceilings.
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1920

 


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 nearby). 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, (coming 2025 Del Webb Greenville) 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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ALL ABOUT LIVING IN A SC 55+ COMMUNITY HOME OWNERSHIP

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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