Best 55+ Communities in Coastal South Carolina

by Robert Borges on September 15, 2020

From towns steeped in history to extraordinary golf courses to some of the Atlantic coast’s best beaches, mouth-watering seafood, and more, there’s a lot for retirees to love about coastal South Carolina. There are also plenty of places to settle down if you want to do more than just visit. For those looking to call this pleasant and picturesque region home, here are details on a few of the best 55+ communities in coastal South Carolina. 

Cresswind Charleston- Summerville, SC

Cresswind Charleston Coastal SC Community 55+

This coastal South Carolina 55 plus community brings the award-winning Cresswind active adult lifestyle to the Charleston area. With a full list of resort-style amenities surrounded by the natural Lowcountry beauty, 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. With cooking and yoga classes, an art room, lavish swimming pool, opportunities to fish, kayak, and stay fit and healthy at a well-equipped fitness center, it’s not hard to see why this is among the best 55+ communities in coastal South Carolina. 

Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head- Hardeeville, SC

Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head 55+ Coastal SC Commuity

The laid back Jimmy Buffett-inspired lifestyle is on full display in this 55+ community on the South Carolina coast. Just minutes from Hilton Head Island, and a short drive to both Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC, the community’s resort-style amenities include a clubhouse, swimming pool, indoor and outdoor dining, fitness center, tennis & pickleball courts, pet spa, and a theater. With the island-style homes and vibrant architectural stylings throughout this community, you’ll feel like you’ve retired and gone to the tropics. 

Sun City Hilton Head by Del Webb- Bluffton, SC

Sun City Hilton Head 55+ Community in Coastal SC

Not only is this one among the best 55+ communities in coastal South Carolina, it’s also the largest 55+ active adult community in the state, period. Home to 36 holes of championship golf and a full-time lifestyle director to coordinate special events and activities, residents of this expansive South Carolina community also have access to three amenity centers, a sports complex, fitness centers, two social halls, parks, community gardens, biking and hiking trails and over 100 clubs and resident community groups. 

The Haven at New Riverside- Bluffton, SC

The Haven at New Riverside 55+ Community Coastal SC

Just north of Hilton Head Island, this coastal South Carolina 55 plus community promotes an active lifestyle centered around the community’s amenity center that includes a clubhouse, lounge, fitness center, art rooms and meeting rooms. Outdoor amenities include a zero-entry outdoor pool, bocce ball, pickleball, tennis courts, and walking trails. It’s all topped off with year-round organized social events keeping residents engaged and fulfilled in what is among the top communities on South Carolina’s coast.