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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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Oldfield

Okatie, South Carolina Gated Community
Okatie, South Carolina

Deep in South Carolina's Lowcountry, between Beaufort and Hilton Head, is the club community of Oldfield. Amenities include a Greg Norman golf course, Equestrian Center, Sports Club with 6 tennis courts, fitness center, resort-style swimming pool and lap pool, the River Club with fine and casual dining and the Outfitters Center - a hunting lodge with outfitters store and wildlife education center. Lots priced from $50,000 to $400,000; Homes from $479,000 to $1.9 million. Read More...

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Palmetto Bluff

Bluffton, South Carolina Gated Community
Bluffton, South Carolina

Situated in the picturesque South Carolina Low Country along the May River, Palmetto Bluff offers an array of amenities including a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, a Sports Campus, an interior freshwater river system, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff--ranked the #1 Top U.S. Resort by the readers of Conde Nast--and a Spa. Lots ranging from 1/3 acre to 15-acre family compounds are priced from $225,000 to $2.5 million; Cottages and Homes from $800,000 to $6 million. Read More...


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Palmetto Hall

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

Palmetto Hall is a gated golf community located on the north end of Hilton Head Island. One of the South Carolina Lowcountry’s newer communities, its relatively small size (750 acres and fewer than 600 total homesites) promotes a close-knit neighborhood community. Anchored by 36 holes of championship golf, the Hilton Head Island landscape is on full display with rolling fairways, lagoons, manicured landscapes, and natural low country beauty. Lots priced from $60,000; Homes priced from $450,000 to $1.2 million. Read More...


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Port Royal Plantation

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Gated 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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Rose Hill Plantation

Bluffton, South Carolina Gated Community
Bluffton, South Carolina

This gated community in Bluffton, South Carolina offers the best in Lowcountry living, with a championship golf course, acres of parks & nature trails, deepwater access, fishing & kayaking, tennis & pickleball, swimming pools, equestrian center, and a lively community clubhouse. Lots priced from $60,000 to $400,000; homes from $300,000 to $1.8 million. Read More...


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Sea Pines

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Gated 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 Gated 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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South Island Plantation

Georgetown, South Carolina Gated Community
Georgetown, South Carolina

This coastal South Carolina gated community set along Winyah Bay in Georgetown features new homes and an array of amenities near the historic downtown. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, walking & biking trails, fishing ponds, and a planned marina. Homes priced from $289,000 and up; Lots from $14,000 to $139,000. Read More...


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Spring Island

Spring Island, South Carolina Gated Community
Spring Island, South Carolina

Private island community located in the heart of South Carolina’s Lowcountry, midway between Hilton Head Island and the coastal town of Beaufort. An Arnold Palmer golf course is the centerpiece, with 3,000 acres of lush maritime forest preserved for the exclusive enjoyment of no more than 400 families. Other amenities include a Sports Complex, an Outfitter Center, and an Equestrian Center with 35 miles of riding trails. Homes priced from $800,000 to $3.5 million; Lots from $100,000 to $1 million. Read More...

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Sun City Hilton Head by Del Webb

Bluffton, South Carolina Gated 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 Cliffs - Lake Region

Six Mile, South Carolina Gated Community
Six Mile, South Carolina

The Cliffs - Lake Region is a collection of three gated mountain-lake residential communities located on the shores of 18,500-acre Lake Keowee. Together these three properties offer a full complement of recreational activities, including a pair of signature golf courses designed by Tom Fazio and a signature golf course by Jack Nicklaus. Members have access to over $150 million in completed amenities at all seven Cliffs Communities. Homes priced from the $700,000s to $4.9 million; Lots from the $100,000s to $1 million. Read More...


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The Cliffs - Mountain Region

Travelers Rest, South Carolina Gated Community
Travelers Rest, South Carolina

Homeowners in this family of Blue Ridge Mountain golf communities located on both sides of the North Carolina-South Carolina border gain access to one of America's most impressive club memberships, encompassing a total of seven championship golf courses with designs by Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Gary Player. Additional amenities include an equestrian center, a full-service marina, a beach club, tennis, indoor and outdoor pools and expansive health and fitness facilities. Homes priced from the $500,000s to $3.8 million; Lots from $75,000 to over $899,000. Read More...


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The Crescent

Bluffton, South Carolina Gated 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 Gated 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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The Reserve at Lake Keowee

Sunset, South Carolina Gated Community
Sunset, South Carolina

With grand views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and 30 miles of shoreline on the majestic Lake Keowee, this 3,900-acre private, walkable community is perfect for families at any stage seeking the “right-sized” home. Close proximity to Clemson University. Lots priced from $35,000 to $700,000+; Homes priced from the $600,000s to $3 million+. Read More...

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Wachesaw Plantation Club

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Gated Community
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Once the site of two 18th century rice plantations, this gated golf community boasts a rich, South Carolina Lowcountry history. Its championship Tom Fazio golf course has been designated “Best in the Myrtle Beach Area” by Golf Digest. An elegant 18th century-style clubhouse, swimming pool complex and tennis courts complete the country club lifestyle. Lots priced from $80,000 to $250,000; Condos and Homes from $250,000 to $2.5 million. Read More...


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Woodside

Aiken, South Carolina Gated 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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