Explore low-maintenance active adult retirement communities in South Carolina

South Carolina Active Adult Communities

Active adult communities in South Carolina are attractive retirement destinations for individuals looking for recreation, culture, and warm weather. The Palmetto State has a variety of low-maintenance active retirement communities, from Lowcountry and oceanfront resort communities in Coastal South Carolina, golf and lake communities in the Midlands, and outdoor recreational communities in Upstate South Carolina. Active adults have access to favorite pastimes, such as golf, tennis, pickleball, boating, fishing, and hiking. South Carolina also has endless opportunities for learning in retirement, through its numerous museums, historical sites, and performing arts centers. This is your guide to the best active adult communities in South Carolina.

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Belle Harbor

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Active Adult Community
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

This South Carolina retirement community offers luxury living in a location convenient to all that Myrtle Beach has to offer. Amenities include an outdoor resort-style swimming pool, pickleball courts, a playground, firepit, walking trails, and an open-air pavilion with picnic tables. Shops, restaurants, golf courses, and beaches are just minutes away. Homes priced from $270,990 to $357,990. Read More...


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Brays Island Plantation

Sheldon, South Carolina Active Adult Community
Sheldon, South Carolina

A private residential sporting community located between Charleston and Savannah, combining world-class hunting and shooting facilities and over 60 miles of equestrian trails with traditional resort-style amenities including championship golf, tennis, swimming, fitness, dining and concierge services. Lots from $175,000s to $895,000; Homes from $700,000s to $2,995,000. Read More...

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Carolina Orchards by Del Webb

Fort Mill, South Carolina Active Adult Community
Fort Mill, South Carolina

A Del Webb active adult community in the Charlotte area, this 55+ retirement community is located three miles south of the North Carolina state line, in the historic town of Fort Mill, SC. Planned amenities include a clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis and pickleball courts, an outdoor pavilion, garden plots, and a dog park. Golf, recreation, shops and dining can be found 5 minutes away. Priced from $258,999 to $375,999. Read More...


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Celadon

Beaufort, South Carolina Active Adult Community
Beaufort, South Carolina

Celadon is a wellness-centered community located in Beaufort, South Carolina designed to promote healthy living and neighborly interaction. Community parks, ponds, walking trails, and picnic areas allow residents to enjoy the natural surroundings. Lots are priced from $60,000 to $125,000. Condos and Single-Family Homes featuring Lowcountry architecture are priced from the $300,000s to $600,000. Read More...

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Cresswind Charleston

Summerville, South Carolina Active Adult Community
Summerville, South Carolina

This active-lifestyle community just outside of Charleston, SC is designed to meet the needs of active adults, offering a clubhouse, fitness center with classes and nutrition programs, an activities director, walking trails, and resort-style amenities. Several golf courses are located nearby and the community is convenient to Folly Beach and Isle of Palms. Homes are priced from the mid $200,000s to the $400,000s. Read More...

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Cresswind Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Active Adult Community
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

This active adult community combines a selection of new two- and three-bedroom homes with a community clubhouse, tennis courts, swimming and fitness facilities in a location close to The Market Common commercial center and Myrtle Beach State Park. Customizable homes are priced from the low $300,000s to the $500,000s. Read More...


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Daniel Island

Charleston, South Carolina Active Adult 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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Del Webb Charleston at Nexton

Summerville, South Carolina Active Adult Community
Summerville, South Carolina

Conveniently located 25 miles north of historic downtown Charleston, this 55+ active adult community is set within the award-winning Nexton community. Exclusive Del Webb amenities include a clubhouse, tennis and pickleball courts, fitness centers, swimming pools, and more than 50 miles of walking trails. Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head Island are within a two-hour drive. Homes priced from the mid $200,000s to the mid $300,000s. Read More...

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Haig Point

Daufuskie Island, South Carolina Active Adult 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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Kiawah River

Charleston, South Carolina Active Adult Community
Charleston, South Carolina

This thoughtfully planned Lowcountry community is located among undisturbed maritime forests and marshy inlets in Charleston, South Carolina’s sea islands. Amenities include a three-story clubhouse, events hall, farmstead with shops and stands, retail village, deepwater dock, and 20 miles of nature trails. Historic downtown Charleston is just 15 miles from the community’s gates. Lots priced from $160,000 to $500,000; Homes, Condos and Towhomes priced from $695,000 to $2 million. Read More...


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Kiawah River Estates

Charleston, South Carolina Active Adult 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 Active Adult 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 to $35,000; Courtyard/Patio Villas from $243,990 to $272,490; Homes priced from $293,990 to $362,490. Read More...


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Savannah Lakes Village

McCormick, South Carolina Active Adult 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 $15,000 to $349,000; Homes and Cottages from $150,000 to $900,000. Read More...

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Sea Pines

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Active Adult 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 Active Adult 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 Active Adult 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 $200,000s to the mid $300,000s. Read More...

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The Cliffs at Glassy

Landrum, South Carolina Active Adult Community
Landrum, South Carolina

This Blue Ridge Mountain gated community features South Carolina's only mountaintop golf course and a variety of amenities that complement an active lifestyle. Members have access to a clubhouse, fitness & wellness center, outdoor swimming pool, tennis & pickleball courts, an on-site chapel, hiking trails, and more. Lots priced from $5,000 to $290,000; Homes from $275,000 to $2.5 million. Read More...

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The Haven at New Riverside

Bluffton, South Carolina Active Adult 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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Tree Tops by Lennar

Lancaster, South Carolina Active Adult Community
Lancaster, South Carolina

Designed exclusively for active adults, this 55+ community in Lancaster, South Carolina is located just 30 minutes south of Charlotte, North Carolina. Outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers will enjoy fishing and kayaking on the community's 10-acre lake, bird watching at the rookery, and sightseeing on miles of walking trails. Resort-style amenities include a clubhouse with fitness center, swimming pool, tennis and pickleball. Homes priced from $275,000s to the $440,000s. Read More...


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Wexford Plantation

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Active Adult Community
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

This private, gated community on Hilton Head Island is committed to a higher standard of living, offering an inland harbour, Arnold Palmer golf course, and an abundance of luxury amenities. Residents can enjoy fine dining and socialize at the clubhouse, swim in the heated pool, play tennis, bocce ball, and croquet, walk or bike on miles of trails, and participate in a variety of clubs and activities. Lots priced from $30,000 to $800,000; homes and condos from $450,000 to $3,000,000. Read More...


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