Cities with Retirement Communities in South Carolina

Inspire Sandhill

  440 Town Center Place
Columbia, SC 29229


Inspire Coastal Grand

  1749 Sea Pines Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


Magnolia Bridge at Murrells Inlet

  1056 TPC Blvd.
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

TerraBella Myrtle Beach

  3736 Robert M Grissom Pkwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


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


Rice Estates - Assisted Living

  100 Finley Road
Columbia, SC 29203


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

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


Harmony at Five Forks

  345 Five Forks Road
Simpsonville, SC 29681

Greenville Glen

  1101 Garlington Road
Greenville, SC 29615

The Island Cove at Hilton Head

  15 Main Street
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926


White Oak Estates

  400 Webber Road
Spartanburg, SC 29307


The Renaissance

  5 Frank Pressly Drive
Due West, SC 29639


Canterfield of Bluffton

  567 North Okatie Highway
Ridgeland, SC 29936


The Willows of Easley

  105 Willow Place
Easley, SC 29640


Jenni Lynn

  915 Hook Ave
West Columbia, SC 29169


Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head

  356 Latitude Boulevard
Hardeeville, SC 29927


South Bay at Mount Pleasant

  1400 Liberty Midtown Dr
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Daniel Pointe Retirement

  514 Robert Daniel Drive
Daniel Island, SC 29492


Kilnsea Village Apartments

  9690 Dorchester Road
Summerville, SC 29485

Timberland Crossing

  103 Whispering Maple Dr
Central, SC 29630

Haywood Estates

  1180 Haywood Road
Greenville, SC 29615

TerraBella Greenville

  11 E Augusta Place
Greenville, SC 29605


The Commons at Willows of Easley

  105 Willow Place
Easley, SC 29641

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


The Carolina Apartments

  3201 Meadowlark Drive
Columbia, SC 29204


Summit Place and Summit Court

  107 Perpetual Square Drive
Anderson, SC 29621

TerraBella Summit

  414 Summit Drive
Greenville, SC 29654


What are Retirement Communities?

Retirement communities are often also called independent living communities, because they are designed for seniors who are able to live independently, with no need for daily personal or medical care. They are generally mid-to large-sized campus-style communities that offer a wide variety of activities and conveniences for residents.

If this sounds similar to an active adult or 55+ community, that is because retirement and active adult communities share some core commonalities. These often include providing exterior home and lawn maintenance, planned social activities, communal spaces and outdoor amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses or swimming pools. The benefits of living in a retirement community are generally the same as living in other types of senior housing: more opportunities for social engagement, more free time to spend pursuing hobbies and low-maintenance living. Retirement communities take low-maintenance living to an even higher level than active adult communities, because the following are often included, with other services available a la carte:

• Meals – 3x/day, served in a dining room
• Linen and laundry service
• Housekeeping
• Interior home maintenance
• Scheduled transportation to shopping, medical appointments and other errands
• 24-hr staff and onsite-healthcare in case of emergency

As in most types of senior housing, the size and style of home varies from community to community, from studio apartments to large villas, often with many styles available within the same campus. While the homes may differ in size, most will have features that are designed with seniors in mind, such as:

• One-level living
• Wide doorways
• Walk-in showers
• Low thresholds
• Emergency call systems

And while every community is unique, many will offer the same types of amenities and benefits to residents, all aimed at allowing them to live easier, more engaged and fulfilling lives. Most retirement communities provide an even broader range of amenities than those found in active adult communities, including:

• Daily scheduled activities, fitness classes or crafts
• On-site salons, libraries and chapels
• Game rooms
• Theaters
• Community meeting spaces such as club houses and bistros
• Private dining rooms for special family meals
• Community excursions

Some independent living communities are located within larger campuses that also offer assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services; these campuses are called Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). They offer a full range of senior care to residents as they age and their health needs change. CCRCs allow residents to age in place, and stay within the same overall community, as they move from one level of care to the next. A CCRC is especially helpful if one spouse has different care needs than the other. Even if one spouse is in a higher-level care facility, couples are still close enough to see each other every day and are able to enjoy the same amenities and activities.

Use our US map above to begin your search for the best retirement communities for you or your loved one.

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