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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

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 $220,000 to $550,000; Homes from $1.495 million to $2.9 million. 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 Club

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 $100,000 to $1.5 million, with pre-built homes from $1 million 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 the $300,000s to the $500,000s. 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 $15,000, with homes and villas priced from the $200,000s to $1.5 million, including new homes and resales. Read More...

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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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Grande Dunes

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

Nestled along Myrtle Beach's celebrated Grand Strand, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal waterway, Grande Dunes offers a par-71 golf course, an award-winning tennis and fitness center, and a 126-slip marina. Homesites priced from the $100,000s to the mid $500,000s; Condos priced from the $300,000s to over $1 million; Homes priced from the $400,000s to over $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 $325,000 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 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 $1.549 million; Homes priced from $360,000 to $3.45 million; Condos from $339,000 to $1.25 million; Townhomes & Villas from $225,000 to $659,000. 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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K. Hovnanian's® Four Seasons at Carolina Oaks

Bluffton, South Carolina Gated 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 Gated 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 Gated 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 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 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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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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