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Whether you're looking for golf, beaches, outdoor recreation, or just a plethora of world-class towns and amenities, you'll find it all in South Carolina communities. From forested mountain scenery in the northwest and the mid-state Piedmont region to the Grand Strand coastline of the northeast and the islands and marshes of the south coast, South Carolina's landscape is incredibly diverse and appealing to active adults. Read more about the Palmetto State and explore some of South Carolina's top communities in the articles below. 

Top Communities in “The Cities Everybody Wants to Move to Right Now”

According to Realtor.com, there are several towns in particular that homebuyers from other parts of the country are targeting, and this article will highlight 5 of those cities—as well as some of the popular master-planned communities in or near those cities.

Most Popular Lake Communities of 2023

Whether it's watching breathtaking sunsets, engaging in water sports, or simply enjoying a picnic by the water's edge, these popular lakefront communities encompass both physical and emotional well-being, making it an idyllic choice for those seeking a harmonious and vibrant lifestyle.

10 Most Popular Golf Communities of 2023

As an extension of our “Most Popular Communities of 2023,” we’re taking a deeper dive into 10 of those communities that feature exceptional golf courses and facilities. In addition to providing residents with a plethora of health benefits, golf communities offer beautiful homes with increased real estate value, lush landscapes, opportunities for socialization, privacy and security, and an array of additional resort-style amenities. Check out the top 10 golf communities of 2023 here!

10 Most Popular 55+ Communities of 2023

With amenities and homes specifically designed for residents 55 and over, some of the nation’s top builders have gone all in on providing accommodations that cater to a comfortable, low-maintenance, and socially engaged lifestyle for retirees and active adults. Hand-picked from PCR’s most popular lifestyle communities of 2023, here are some of those communities that are exclusive to 55+ homebuyers.

Most Popular Communities of 2023 with Homes Under $350,000

Located in several Sunbelt states from Florida to the Carolinas to Georgia and even Texas, here are several top communities of 2023 with homes under $350,000.

2023 Top Communities with Pickleball

Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America, and has become an essential amenity for community developers to offer active adult homebuyers. This article spotlights some of 2023's top communities with pickleball courts and facilities. 

The Most Popular Lifestyle Communities of 2023

This diverse list of top 2023 communities includes several categories broken down by state/region. With dozens of appealing and desirable communities in each region, we narrowed them down to recognize the most popular based on a wide range of data that combines user engagement, page visits, and information requests from the previous year. Read on to discover the most popular communities for 2023 are…

10 Most Popular Active Adult Communities of 2022

Based on user interaction, page views, and information requests through the PCR site this past year, these are the 10 active adult communities that were the most popular in 2022.

Equestrian Communities with Real Estate Under $400,000

For equestrian enthusiasts, finding a community to call home that offers services and amenities to accommodate their horse has many invaluable benefits. Even better if the community offers affordable land and homes for purchase. Here, we’ll explore a few equestrian communities with homes and real estate under $400,000.

Exploring Kolter Homes 55-Plus Communities in the Southeast

Designed specifically and exclusively for active adults 55 and better, Kolter’s Cresswind communities are renowned for their lifestyle-oriented amenities based on the cornerstones of fitness, relationships, education, and entertainment. Focusing on Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas, this overview will explore a few of Kolter's 55-Plus communities in the Southeast.

Latitude Margaritaville Amenities Provide Residents with Another Day in Paradise

For many retirees, the biggest benefit to living in an active adult community is gaining access to a myriad of amenities. And nowhere will you find a more impressive and unique array of resort-style amenities than within the sun-kissed grounds of Latitude Margaritaville communities.

Why You Should Live in These Blue Ridge Mountain Communities

In this article, we’ll tell you why setting down in a Blue Ridge Mountain community is so desirable and rewarding. From the Commonwealth of Virginia to the Carolinas, and through Georgia, these communities in the Blue Ridge Mountains offer unrivaled real estate, amenities, and recreational opportunities.

Five Amenity-Rich Communities in South Carolina without Golf

PCR features dozens of community showcases in South Carolina, with and without golf courses. Here, we’ll zero in on five unique non-golf South Carolina communities—from the coast to the Midlands to the mountainous Upcountry.

Best Equestrian Communities in South Carolina

Are you a horse enthusiast looking to retire in South Carolina? Then your research has led you to the right place! From thoroughbred breeding to horse races to sprawling landscapes for riding and top-notch equestrian facilities, here’s a list of the best equestrian communities in South Carolina.

A Look Inside Margaritaville Retirement Communities

If you’re looking for a change of scenery as you prepare to spend your golden years, perhaps a retirement change in latitudes and attitudes is also in order. Take a look inside these Margaritaville retirement communities inspired by the laid-back Jimmy Buffet lifestyle.

Most Popular 55+ Communities in South Carolina

South Carolina is a sought-after destination for retirees and adults seeking a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle. Take a look at the most popular 55+ communities in South Carolina.    

Best 55+ Communities in Coastal South Carolina

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. 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.   

The ‘Private Side of Sea Pines’ Awaits in Hilton Head Island’s Leading Coastal Community

A private, invitation-only enclave situated just behind the gates of famed Sea Pines community, the Sea Pines is an attractive option for those relocating to Hilton Head Island or neighboring Bluffton.  

Best Gated Communities in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Known for its celebrity-designed golf courses, beachfront boardwalks, and resort-style vacation living, Myrtle Beach is a paradisiacal place to call home. Here are the best gated communities in Myrtle Beach, SC.   

Most Affordable Golf Communities in South Carolina

You won’t find many “best of” golf retirement destination lists that don’t include South Carolina. But did you know many of the golf communities in The Palmetto State are also pretty inexpensive?  

Best Gated Communities in Upstate South Carolina

There is certainly a lot to love for families, active adults, and retirees, so if you are looking to move up, and prefer a more private and exclusive neighborhood, here are a few of the best gated communities in Upstate South Carolina.    

5 Reasons to Retire in South Carolina

Retirement living in South Carolina can be rewarding on many levels, so let’s take a look at the top five benefits of retiring in South Carolina.   

Best Gated Communities in Bluffton, SC

For those looking for a little slice of the Lowcountry while still enjoying all the perks that come with living in a gated community, here is a list of the best gated communities in Bluffton, SC.  

 

Best Island Retirement Communities in South Carolina

We’re taking you off the mainland and into your own private paradise with the best island retirement communities in South Carolina.        

Lakefront Communities with Homes Under $350,000

Explore seven shimmering affordable lakefront home communities, all featuring houses you can buy for $350,000 or less.    

Retire in America's Most Romantic City

Retirees are falling in love with Charleston, named “America’s Most Romantic City” by Travel + Leisure magazine. A growing number of 55+ communities are popping up around the charming southern city, offering a revitalizing sense of adventure for active adults.