Explore the best retirement communities in South Carolina

South Carolina Retirement Communities

Retirement communities in South Carolina are among the best places to retire. South Carolina retirement living means having access to some of the best golf courses in the nation, resort beach towns, more than 75 National Historic Landmarks, and the laidback coastal lifestyle of the Lowcountry. Top builders have carefully designed 55+ retirement communities throughout the state, such as Lennar, K. Hovnanian, and Del Webb South Carolina communities. Begin your search with this guide to the best retirement communities in South Carolina.

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Brays Island Plantation

Sheldon, South Carolina Retirement 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 Retirement 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 Retirement 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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Coosaw Point

Beaufort, South Carolina Retirement Community
Beaufort, South Carolina

Coosaw Point encompasses 400 acres of Lowcountry woodlands and wetlands at a scenic waterfront location, 10 minutes from Beaufort and an hour from Hilton Head. The riverfront clubhouse is the anchor of community life, with a variety of recreational amenities. A deep-water boat basin and community dock offer direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway. Lots priced from $50,000 to $325,000; Homes priced from $475,000 to $1.5 million. Read More...


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Cresswind Charleston

Summerville, South Carolina Retirement 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 Retirement Community
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

This new Grand Strand 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 mid $200,000s to the $400,000s. Read More...

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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 $400,000s to over $5 million. Condominiums and townhomes price from the $200,000s to over $1 million. Homesites from the mid $200,000s to over $1 million. Read More...


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Del Webb Charleston at Nexton

Summerville, South Carolina Retirement 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 planned 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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Del Webb Myrtle Beach at Grande Dunes

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Retirement Community
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

This waterfront South Carolina 55+ community is located along the Intracoastal Waterway within the gated community of Grand Dunes. Residents have quick access to all that Myrtle Beach has to offer and is within one mile of the Grand Strand's shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pools, walking trails, golf, tennis, pickleball, bocce, and more. Homes priced from the high $200,000s. 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 $189,000 to $3.5 million. Read More...

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Hilton Head Lakes

Hardeeville, South Carolina Retirement 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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Liberty Cottages at Park West

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

This age-restricted 55+ community is one of 20 subdivisions within Park West in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Designed for active adults, residents have access to a recreational complex with a clubhouse, swimming pools, tennis center, playground for grandchildren, and the services of the nearby Somerby of Mount Pleasant retirement community. Cottage homes priced from $439,990 to $472,990. 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 $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 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 $200,000s to the mid $300,000s. 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 $229,990 to $277,990. Read More...

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Tree Tops by Lennar

Lancaster, South Carolina Retirement 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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Wild Wing Plantation

Conway, South Carolina Retirement Community
Conway, South Carolina

This established Myrtle Beach lakefront golf community is home to 27 holes of championship golf, 180 acres of freshwater lakes, and nearly 14 miles of shoreline. Homeowners enjoy resort-style amenities in a peaceful setting 10 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. The private owner’s club features a pool complex, fitness center, and day docks with boat ramp and on-site boat storage. Homes priced from $289,990 to $324,990. 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 $140,000; Homes and Villas with low-maintenance living options from the mid $300,000s to over $850,000. Read More...

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