In addition to evaluating the offerings of residential developments around the country, the magazine’s editors talked with retirees about their relocation decisions, discovering in the process several notable trends that helped narrow the list of qualifying communities:
With its coastal setting, exceptional amenities, diverse real estate offerings and residents of all ages from across the country, Daniel Island remains a natural fit for this list. Described in the article as a “pedestrian-friendly island town located within historic Charleston,” Daniel Island offers what today’s baby boomers and retirees are looking for in a place to relocate.
About Daniel Island
Located in the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina, Daniel Island is one of the nation’s most successful and highly regarded master-planned communities of the last decade. The 4,000-acre island – once a private hunting retreat – is a recipient of the Urban Land Institute’s prestigious “Awards for Excellence” and a national model for smart growth.
Home to a wide array of traditional neighborhoods with a diverse selection of homes, townhomes and condominiums, Daniel Island also offers residents access to hundreds of acres of parks, 23 miles of rivers and creeks and more than 12 miles of leisure trails. Professional tennis and soccer facilities and a private country club featuring two nationally-ranked golf courses provide endless recreational opportunities. The island’s downtown is a popular address for a growing array of schools, churches, shops, restaurants, medical offices and other conveniences, as well as a destination for area festivals and special events.