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Retirement Communities

Thinking about where to retire and wondering how to find a retirement community? There are several things to consider when researching retirement communities, such as location, lifestyle, amenities, and levels of care they provide. Retirement communities include senior living options for active adults who need little to no assistance, as well as assisted living, memory care, and more. This includes 55+ retirement communities, golf retirement communities, gated retirement communities, retirement resort communities, and independent living communities, to name a few. Amenities, clubs, and activities in the best retirement communities cater to health, wellness, and an active adult lifestyle.

Living in a retirement community is especially attractive to those who want to live around people in a similar stage of life. Although many retirement communities are open to all ages, there are some things all prospective residents should keep in mind. Whether you want to spend your retirement living in a luxury home or maintenance-free condominium, you've come to the right place to begin your search for the perfect retirement home.

Broken down by state, region, and city, you’ll find community details, lot and home pricing, photos, and contact information for the nation’s top retirement communities near you, or in the retirement destination you’re researching.

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Daniel Island

Charleston, South Carolina Retirement Community
Charleston, South Carolina

Located within 15 miles of Charleston's historic district, Daniel Island is a 4,000-acre award-winning island town featuring traditional neighborhoods, a downtown, parks, marsh-lined rivers and creeks, and a private country club with golf courses by Tom Fazio and Rees Jones. A coastal setting and the Charleston harbor provides the island with a wide array of water sports and recreation. Homes priced from the $500,000s to over $5 million. Condominiums and townhomes price from the $200,000s to over $1 million. Homesites from the $300,000s to over $1 million. Read More...


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Haig Point

Daufuskie Island, South Carolina Retirement Community
Daufuskie Island, South Carolina

Haig Point is an intimate, sea island golf community located on the northern tip of Daufuskie Island, SC, between Hilton Head Island and Savannah. Accessible only by private ferry, Haig Point’s amenities blend into the island’s natural beauty, including the 20-hole Rees Jones Signature Golf Course, an equestrian center, a fitness center and the Calibogue Club with views of the Calibogue Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Homesites priced from $65,000 to over $1 million; Homes from $325,000 to $3.5 million. Read More...

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K. Hovnanian's® Four Seasons at Carolina Oaks

Bluffton, South Carolina Retirement Community
Bluffton, South Carolina

Located in the scenic Lowcountry, this 55+ active adult community offers new homes just 20 miles from Hilton Head Island beaches and historic Savannah, Georgia. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, resort-style swimming pool, tennis & pickleball courts, bocce ball courts, walking & biking trails, dog park, community gardens, and more. Homes priced from the $300,000s. Read More...


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K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay

Summerville, South Carolina Retirement Community
Summerville, South Carolina

Located 30 minutes from Charleston, K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay is a new 55+ community offering an active lifestyle. The lakefront clubhouse features saline indoor and outdoor swimming pools, athletic club, and tennis, bocce ball & pickleball courts. Residents enjoy a variety of clubs and activities including fishing, kayaking, boating, paddle boarding, walking trails, and bird watching. Priced from the mid $300,000s. Read More...


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Kiawah River Estates

Charleston, South Carolina Retirement Community
Charleston, South Carolina

This waterfront community in the South Carolina Lowcountry is a short drive to historic Charleston and offers access to Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Exclusive amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, tennis & pickleball courts, a crabbing dock, fishing ponds, and more. Lots priced from $60,000 to $350,000; Homes from $425,000 to $1.3 million. Read More...

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Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head

Hardeeville, South Carolina Retirement Community
Hardeeville, South Carolina

This Jimmy Buffett-inspired 55+ community is located in the heart of coastal South Carolina, minutes from Hilton Head Island. The community offers a laid-back lifestyle with resort-style amenities including a clubhouse, resort-style swimming pool, indoor and outdoor dining, fitness center, tennis & pickleball courts, pet spa, and a theater. Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC are within a short drive. Lots priced from $1,000 to $35,000; Cottages/Villas from $236,400 to $304,990; Single Family Homes from $330,990 to $399,990. Read More...


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Port Royal Plantation

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Retirement Community
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

This private oceanfront community on Hilton Head Island boasts award-winning golf courses, a private beach club, tennis & pickleball courts, and multiple amenities to enjoy Lowcountry nature and wildlife. Hilton Head's popular attractions are just minutes from the community gates. Real estate options range from undeveloped homesites to bungalows to oceanfront estates. Homes priced from $450,000 to $5 million+; Lots from $125,000 to $2 million+. Read More...


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Restore at Carolina Park Apartments

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Retirement Community
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

This active adult (55+) apartment community 30 minutes from downtown Charleston offers resort-level amenities catering to active adults seeking the comforts of home in a turnkey, maintenance-free apartment. 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units priced from $1,695 to $2,950 monthly. Read More...


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Savannah Lakes Village

McCormick, South Carolina Retirement Community
McCormick, South Carolina

With two lakefront golf courses and 2,200 primary and vacation-home residents, this member-owned lakefront sporting community in western South Carolina is surrounded by 60,000 acres of protected forest land and state parks at the confluence of the Little River Blueway Adventure Region and Lake Thurmond. Lots priced from $20,000 to $200,000; Homes and Cottages from $225,000 to $900,000+. Read More...

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Sea Pines

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Retirement Community
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Homeowners at this 5,000-acre oceanfront enclave on South Carolina's Hilton Head Island have access to four championship golf courses and five miles of pristine Atlantic beaches, along with a full-service marina, tennis and equestrian facilities, resort dining and a 603-acre Lowcountry nature preserve. Lots priced from $119,000 to $5 million, with condos, townhomes, villas and single-family homes priced from $170,000 to $8.7 million. Read More...


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Seabrook Island

Seabrook Island, South Carolina Retirement Community
Seabrook Island, South Carolina

This island resort community located 30 minutes from Charleston offers a South Carolina Lowcountry lifestyle, encompassing a wide range of housing options, Atlantic beaches and golf, tennis, equestrian and marina facilities. Lots priced from $50,000 to $1.3 million; new and resale homes, villas and townhomes priced from $100,000 to $7 million. Read More...

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Sun City Hilton Head by Del Webb

Bluffton, South Carolina Retirement Community
Bluffton, South Carolina

The largest 55+ active adult community in South Carolina, Sun City Hilton Head by Del Webb is home to 36 holes of championship golf, 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. Located 15 miles from Hilton Head Island and Savannah, Georgia, this coastal South Carolina community offers low-maintenance homes priced from the low $300,000s to the high $400,000s. Read More...

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The Crescent

Bluffton, South Carolina Retirement Community
Bluffton, South Carolina

This scenic Lowcountry South Carolina gated community features an Arnold Palmer championship golf course, resort-style amenities, and quick access to Hilton Head Island. Amenities include a clubhouse, tennis & pickleball courts, a fully equipped fitness center, and a resort-style swimming pool. Lots priced from $60,000 to $120,000; Condos from $200,000 to $350,000; Homes from $350,000 to $800,000. Read More...


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The Haven at New Riverside

Bluffton, South Carolina Retirement Community
Bluffton, South Carolina

Residents of this Del Webb active adult community located north of Hilton Head Island in Bluffton, South Carolina have easy access to a host of amenities and social clubs centered around the community clubhouse, including a fitness center, zero-entry outdoor swimming pool, hobby and craft studios, walking trails and sports courts for bocce ball, tennis, and pickleball. Single-family homes are priced from $319,900 to $484,484. Read More...


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Woodside

Aiken, South Carolina Retirement Community
Aiken, South Carolina

Located in the historic city of Aiken, South Carolina, Woodside covers more than 2,800 acres of rolling countryside and offers classic country club amenities combined with a diverse group of neighborhoods. This active community offers four championship golf courses, a pool, tennis, croquet, community gardening, two clubhouses, a wellness center and lakes for fishing and canoeing. Lots with wooded, golf, and lake views are priced from $40,000 to $100,000+; Homes and Villas with low-maintenance living options from the low $400,000s to the mid $700,000s. Read More...

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Wyboo Plantation

Manning, South Carolina Retirement Community
Manning, South Carolina

Residents enjoy a relaxed lakeside lifestyle along with year-round golf at this 650-acre gated community in South Carolina's Santee Cooper Lakes region. In addition to championship golf, an active community center is the social hub for community activities and get-togethers and includes tennis & pickleball courts, a swimming pool and an exercise room. Interior and lakefront homesites priced from $5,000 to $140,000; Homes from the $150,000s to the mid $700,000s. Read More...


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Fairfield Glade

Crossville, Tennessee Retirement Community
Crossville, Tennessee

This 12,500-acre community on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau encompasses five championship golf courses, 11 lakes for boating and fishing, marinas, fitness, tennis and equestrian centers. Homes and Townhomes are priced from $70,000 to $1 million+; Lots from $5,000 to $300,000. Read More...


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Rarity Bay

Vonore, Tennessee Retirement Community
Vonore, Tennessee

Set in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, this private golf and equestrian community is located on a scenic peninsula with 10 miles of shoreline along Lake Tellico in East Tennessee. Amenities include 18 holes of championship golf, an equestrian center with 10 miles of riding trails, clubhouse, swim & tennis club, activity center and private boat docks. Lots priced from $19,900 to $595,000; Condos and Homes from $139,900 to $2.8 million. Read More...

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Tellico Village

Loudon, Tennessee Retirement Community
Loudon, Tennessee

Situated along 40 miles of shoreline on Tellico Lake, this community offers year-round championship golf, lakefront views from almost every lot, and an active Yacht and Country Club. Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with easy access to Knoxville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge. Lots priced from $3,800 to $500,000; Townhomes from $130,000; Homes from $300,000 to $1.5 million. Read More...

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WindRiver

Lenoir City, Tennessee Retirement Community
Lenoir City, Tennessee

WindRiver is a gated lakefront and golf course community on Tellico Lake in East Tennessee. Carefully built among rolling hillsides and gently sloping shoreline, the community offers a range of lakefront, lake view and wooded home sites. Lots are priced from $160,000 to $1 million; Homes are priced from the high $600,000s to $3 million. Read More...

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