Cities with 55 Plus Living Communities in South Carolina

Inspire Sandhill

  440 Town Center Place
Columbia, SC 29229


Magnolia Bridge at Murrells Inlet

  1056 TPC Blvd.
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576


TerraBella Myrtle Beach

  3736 Robert M Grissom Pkwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


Greenway Square Retirement Community

  2230 Orson Drive
Indian Land, SC 29707


Lakeview Retirement Community

  2134 N Lake Drive
Columbia, SC 29212


Okatie Pines Retirement Community

  142 Okatie Center Blvd N
Okatie, SC 29909


Indigo Carolina Forest

  176 Village Center Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579


New Haven

  2585 Hwy. 179
Little River, SC 29566


Mill Creek Manor

  651 Polo Rd
Columbia, SC 29223


Laurel Hill Senior Apartments

  1640 Ribaut Rd.
Port Royal, SC 29935

Bethea Retirement Community

  157 Home Avenue
Darlington, SC 29532


The Florence Presbyterian Community

  2350 West Lucas Street
Florence, SC 29501

Clemson Downs

  500 Downs Loop
Clemson, SC 29631

Serenity at Easley

  706 Pelzer Hwy
Easley, SC 29642

Rolling Green Village

  1 Hoke Smith Blvd
Greenville, SC 29615


  200 Fortress Drive
Inman, SC 29349

The Columbia Presbyterian Community

  700 DaVega Drive
Lexington, SC 29073

Franke at Seaside

  1500 Franke Drive
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

The Seabrook of Hilton Head

  300 Woodhaven Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

The Foothills Retirement Community

  205 Bud Nally Drive
Easley, SC 29642

Summit Hills

  100 Summit Hills Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29307

The Oaks of Orangeburg

  1000 Methodist Oaks Dr
Orangeburg, SC 29115


The Village at Summerville

  201 W 9th North Street
Summerville, SC 29483

The Clinton Presbyterian Community

  801 Musgrove St.
Clinton, SC 29325

Westminster Towers

  1330 India Hook Rd
Rock Hill, SC 29732

The Lakes at Litchfield

  120 Lakes at Litchfield Drive
Pawleys Island, SC 29585


  101 Brightwater Dr.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

TidePointe, A Vi Community

  700 TidePointe Way
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


Canterfield of Bluffton

  567 North Okatie Highway
Ridgeland, SC 29936

Jenni-Lynn Assited Living

  915 Hook Ave
West Columbia, SC 29169


Chandler Place

  745 Dilworth Lane
Rock Hill, SC 29732

Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head

  356 Latitude Boulevard
Hardeeville, SC 29927

Daniel Pointe Retirement

  514 Robert Daniel Drive
Daniel Island, SC 29492


Kilnsea Village Apartments

  9690 Dorchester Road
Summerville, SC 29485

Holiday Haywood Estates

  1180 Haywood Road
Greenville, SC 29615

TerraBella Greenville

  11 E Augusta Place
Greenville, SC 29605


The Village at Southlake

  123 Gibson Road
Lexington, SC 29072


Christopher Towers

  1805 Devine St
Columbia, SC 29201


Terrabella Windsor Lake

  9370 Windsor Lake Blvd.
Columbia, SC 29223


Summit Place and Summit Court

  107 Perpetual Square Drive
Anderson, SC 29621

Wardlaw Apartments

  1003 Elmwood Ave
Columbia, SC 29201

Asbury Arms Apartments

  100 Asbury Lane
West Columbia, SC 29169


Finlay House

  2100 Blossom St.
Columbia, SC 29205


Arden at Indian Land

  9885 Harrisburg Rd.
Indian Land, SC 29707


The Bayberry Inn - Greenwood

  116 Abbey Dr
Greenwood, SC 29649

What are Active Adult and 55+ Communities?
Active Adult and 55+ Communities are geared towards older adults who are able to live independently and who don’t require the services that retirement, assisted living or memory care communities provide.  Many residents still work full- or part-time.  For those seniors who desire a low-maintenance lifestyle, often with resort-like amenities and organized social activities, an active adult or 55+ community may be the right option.  These communities fall into two categories:

1) Age-Restricted – For 55+ communities, in order to comply with the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995, one person must be aged 55 or older in at least 80% of the occupied housing units.  The other 20% of the homes are open to younger adults, sometimes with a minimum age that is established by the community, creating the 80/20 rule.  If the minimum age in the community is 62, then all residents must be aged 62 or older.

2) Age-targeted – These communities are marketed towards the 55+ population, with amenities that promote an active adult lifestyle, but there are no age restrictions.

The types of homes in an active adult neighborhood vary from community to community, as do the range of services and amenities provided.  From small apartments to two- or three-bedroom single-family homes with attached garages, there’s a broad range of housing options available, with many communities offering multiple home styles.  Communities can offer luxurious, resort-like features with multiple, daily planned activities, or be lower-engagement with more simple amenities.  The term “active” adult does not necessarily mean physically active, although these communities often have facilities that help foster a more physically active lifestyle.  Events and outings that encourage social activity are common, and opportunities for mental stimulation, through cultural excursions and enrichment classes, may also be scheduled.  Amenities may include:

Tennis and pickleball courts
Walking trails
Fitness centers and exercise classes
Gathering spaces such as a clubhouse or lounge
Planned social activities
Classes and lectures
Clubs and interest groups

There are many benefits to living in an Active Adult or 55+ Community.  These benefits include:

Location – these communities are often located near shopping, parks, restaurants, office buildings and local attractions
Low-maintenance living – exterior home maintenance and lawn care are usually provided
Neighbors of similar age – being in close proximity to people in the same stage of life makes it easier to form new friendships
Amenities – facilities and programs that promote better health, strengthen social bonds and improve or maintain mental sharpness will help keep seniors vibrant and happy

When searching for an Active Adult Community, be sure to keep in mind which amenities are best suited to your lifestyle, choose a location that provides access to what is important to you and take any rules or fees into account.

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