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South Carolina Gated Communities

Gated communities in South Carolina range from small 55+ gated communities to expansive island resort communities for all ages. South Carolina is one of the best places to retire, raise a family, or own a vacation home. Gated South Carolina real estate offerings include golf course homes, lake homes, beachfront condominiums, Lowcountry estates, island real estate, and more.

There is a wide variety of cultural, recreational, and entertainment attractions that are easily accessible from South Carolina gated communities. From Charleston's historic sites to the backwaters of the Lowcountry, there is always a new place or activity to discover. If you're looking for a private lifestyle full of Southern charm, explore these gated golf, active adult retirement, and coastal communities in South Carolina.

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Belfair

Bluffton, South Carolina Gated Community
Bluffton, South Carolina

This established golf and resort community is located five miles west of South Carolina's Hilton Head Island in the verdant coastal Lowcountry north of Savannah. Upscale amenities include two Tom Fazio golf courses, tennis, fitness, and both indoor and outdoor pools. Homesites priced from about $1,000 to $360,000; Homes priced from about $300,000 to $2 million. Read More...

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Berkeley Hall

Bluffton, South Carolina Gated Community
Bluffton, South Carolina

This traditional Lowcountry community is set on the Okatie River with homes featuring river, marsh, golf, lake and forest views. Two "core" Tom Fazio golf courses and a 30-acre golf learning center complete the golf experience. Other amenities include a Spa & Fitness Center, recreational River Park, and a clubhouse with concierge services. Lots priced from $1,000 to $525,000; Homes from $400,000 to $2 million. Read More...

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Brays Island Plantation

Sheldon, South Carolina Gated 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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Callawassie Island

Callawassie Island, South Carolina Gated Community
Callawassie Island, South Carolina

Residents of this low-density 880-acre Lowcountry oasis enjoy privileged access to 27 holes of Tom Fazio-designed golf along with first-class tennis, fitness and swimming facilities at a prime location between Hilton Head and Beaufort. Homesites start at $10,000; Villas and Homes are priced from $165,000 to $1.5 million. Read More...

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Carolina Orchards by Del Webb

Fort Mill, South Carolina Gated 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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Colleton River

Bluffton, South Carolina Gated Community
Bluffton, South Carolina

Two superb golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye are the crown jewels of this acclaimed golfing community set on 1,500 acres of verdant coastal terrain near Hilton Head, South Carolina. The property features seven miles of scenic shoreline with deep-water docks, mature trees, elegant traditional architecture and a full complement of deluxe recreational amenities. Ready-to-build lots range from $50,000 to $1.5 million, with pre-built homes from the $700,000s to $3 million. Read More...


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Crescent Communities on Lake Keowee

Seneca, South Carolina Gated Community
Seneca, South Carolina

With 18,500 acres of clear blue water and 300 miles of shoreline at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains in South Carolina's Upstate region, the Crescent Communities on Lake Keowee provide ample outdoor recreation opportunities. Amenities include clubhouses, tennis, swimming pools, nature trails and community boat slips. The communities are less than 45 minutes from Greenville, SC, and 90 minutes from Atlanta. Lots from the $50,000s to $388,900; Homes from $342,900 to $562,995. Read More...


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Cresswind Charleston

Summerville, South Carolina Gated 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 $260,000 to the $400,000s. Read More...

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Dataw Island

Dataw Island, South Carolina Gated Community
Dataw Island, South Carolina

Located just east of the historic waterfront town of Beaufort, South Carolina in the heart of the Sea Islands, buyers at this secluded gated community gain access to a pair of golf courses designed by Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills, club facilities, tennis, marina and recreational boating. Lots begin at $35,000, with homes and villas priced from the $200,000s to $1.5 million, including new homes and resales. Read More...

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Del Webb Charleston at Nexton

Summerville, South Carolina Gated 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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Dunes West Golf and River Club

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Gated Community
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

A short drive from historic downtown Charleston, this South Carolina golf community features resort-style amenities and an Arthur Hills-designed championship golf course —named a "Top 10 Resort Course" by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. Amenities and activities for all ages include a fitness center, swimming pools, a waterpark, tennis, walking trails and more. Isle of Palms beaches are 30 minutes away. Homes and Townhomes priced from the $500,000s to $1 million+. Read More...


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Fripp Island

Fripp Island, South Carolina Gated Community
Fripp Island, South Carolina

Beautiful Atlantic beaches, two championship golf courses and a barrier island location near Beaufort and Hilton Head make this South Carolina family resort an alluring destination for waterfront vacation rentals, retirement or beach home ownership. Lots priced from $74,000 to $1.25 million; resale Condos and Single-Family Homes from $119,000 to $2.1 million. Read More...


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Haig Point

Daufuskie Island, South Carolina Gated 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 $189,000 to $3.5 million. Read More...

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Hampton Hall Club

Bluffton, South Carolina Gated Community
Bluffton, South Carolina

Located in the heart of Carolina Lowcountry, Hampton Hall offers a new style of living that was created to cater to the lifestyle of every resident, both golfers and non-golfers alike. Amenities include a Pete Dye golf course, tennis, sports complex, community clubhouse and golf house. Homesites priced from $59,000 to $149,000; Villas and Townhomes from $319,500 to $384,900; Homes from $489,900 to $964,900. Read More...


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Hampton Lake

Bluffton, South Carolina Gated Community
Bluffton, South Carolina

Located within 25 minutes of Hilton Head Island, Beaufort, SC and Savannah, GA, Hampton Lake offers a relaxed way of life centered around a 165-acre freshwater fishing and boating lake. Amenities include swimming, fitness, beaches, a spa, dining, community parks, trails, boardwalks and nature preserves. Homes from the low $300,000s to $1.8 million; Lots from $79,900. Read More...


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Hilton Head Lakes

Hardeeville, South Carolina Gated Community
Hardeeville, South Carolina

With a South Carolina Lowcountry setting, an 18-hole Tom Fazio championship golf course and 22 miles of lake shoreline, Hilton Head Lakes offers prime lakefront real estate in a gated community. In addition to 155 acres of navigable lakes and the golf course, the community features a pool complex, tennis, basketball, a playground, a sandy beach, and a community boat ramp and day docks along the lake. Homesites from the $60,000s to $150,000; Custom Single-Family Homes from the upper $200,000s to $800,000. Read More...

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Hilton Head Plantation

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Gated Community
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Plantation, a 4,000-acre master-planned community located on the northern tip of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, offers a diverse selection of homes for sale with numerous resort-style amenities. Here, residents have access to four golf courses, more than two miles of beaches, an on-site marina, multiple clubhouses, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness and tennis centers, an extensive trail system and numerous recreation areas. Lots from $125,000 to $1 million: Homes priced from the low $300,000s to $3.5 million. Read More...


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Islands of Beaufort

Beaufort, South Carolina Gated Community
Beaufort, South Carolina

Choose from a selection of traditional Lowcountry homes and residential lots for sale at this park-like waterfront community set within the Beaufort city limits, 30 minutes from the beach and less than an hour from Hilton Head and Savannah. Lots are priced from $25,000 to $550,000; Homes from $400,000 to $1.4 million. Read More...


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Keowee Key

Salem, South Carolina Gated Community
Salem, South Carolina

This active, lakeside community offers a country club lifestyle on the shores of Lake Keowee in Salem, South Carolina. With views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, residents enjoy a clubhouse with an award-winning chef, 18-hole golf course, fitness center, marina, a leisure trail, tennis and pickleball. Greenville and Clemson University are nearby, offering residents easy access to entertainment, culture, and sports. Single-Family Homes priced from $250,000 to $1 million; Condos from $100,000 to $400,000; Cottages and Townhomes from $200,000 to $500,000. Read More...

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Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head

Hardeeville, South Carolina Gated 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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