Most Popular 55+ Communities in South Carolina

by Robert Borges on November 30, 2020

At PCR, we’re all about connecting active adults with the community that best aligns with your unique essence. If you’re looking to find and settle down in the perfect community—based on climate, taxes, amenities, lifestyle activities, proximity to family, and everything in between—rest assured we know just the place. 

Not surprisingly, South Carolina is a sought-after destination for retirees and adults seeking a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle. Here’s a shortlist of this year’s most popular 55+ communities in South Carolina.

Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head- Hardeeville, SC

Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head SC 55+ community

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 popular 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 SC

Not only is this one among the most popular 55+ communities in 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 SC 55+ Community

Just north of Hilton Head Island, here’s a South Carolina 55+ community that promotes an active lifestyle. Centered around the community’s amenity center that includes a clubhouse, lounge, fitness center, art rooms and meeting rooms--with outdoor amenities that 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 most popular communities in South Carolina. 

Handsmill on Lake Wylie- York, SC

Handsmill on Lake Wylie SC 55-plus community

This lakeside paradise offers stunning scenery with access to fishing, boating, and watersports on Lake Wylie. Choose from personalized, spacious homes designed for active adults and enjoy resort-style amenities like a clubhouse, fitness center, and pool. Explore the historic charm of York or venture to nearby Charlotte for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Handsmill on Lake Wylie lets you live an active, connected lifestyle in a beautiful setting.

K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay- Summerville, SC

Four Seasons Lakes of Cane Bay SC 55-plus community

Immerse yourself in lakeside living at K. Hovnanian's® Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay, a new 55+ community near Charleston, South Carolina. This active adult paradise boasts a 300-acre lake system perfect for fishing, kayaking, and enjoying nature. Relax by the resort-style clubhouse with pools, a fitness center, and tennis courts. Explore miles of trails or venture to nearby shops, restaurants, and churches within the Cane Bay Plantation community. K. Hovnanian offers beautifully designed homes with open floor plans, many with waterfront views, making this your perfect South Carolina escape.


While those are the 55+ South Carolina communities that generated the most interest from your peers when searching for their dream homes this year, rest assured it’s just the beginning. Visit PCR for a full listing of The Palmetto State’s most desirable communities