55+ Communities

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Active Adult Lifestyle Living

Living in a 55+ community can offer several advantages, catering specifically to the needs and preferences of individuals aged 55 and older.  It’s important to note that the appeal of living in a 55+ community can vary based on individual preferences and circumstances.  Before making a decision, consider factors such as location, cost, community rules, and whether the lifestyle and amenities align with your personal goals and interests.

Places of Interest

There are a growing number of 55+ Communities in the Charleston and surrounding areas.  With each having their own charm I’m sure you can find a community that fits your lifestyle!

Lakefront, resort-style living with spacious home designs and access to countless amenities.

Thoughtfully designed floor plans and a variety of resort-style amenities.

Resort amenities like indoor and outdoor pools, pickleball and tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, plus clubs and hobby groups.

The newest addition to Lakes of Cane Bay. From recreation activities, local conveniences to boutique shopping as well as fine dining, you will have everything you want or need within minutes of where you live.

This beautiful gated community features a complete offering of amenities and activities for your enjoyment. The Club at Cresswind features a resort-style pool, tennis, pickleball, and bocce courts, as well as an amphitheater where you can relax and take in live entertainment or watch a movie with friends. A range of classes and programs are available, and a full-time Lifestyle Director is there to help you get the most out of your community.

An exclusive 55+ gated active adult community situated in the highly desirable Summers Corner masterplan community. Each floorplan in this collection boasts a spacious three-bay garage. Residents enjoy low-maintenance living while having access to all the resort-style amenities within Horizons and in Summers Corner.

Timeless and innovative homes built on manageable 50-foot homesites in an ideal Mount Pleasant, SC, location. Embrace a vibrant lifestyle with open floor plans that offer a balance of livability, design and contemporary finishes.

In the new Active Adult Community of Del Webb Point Hope located in the master-planned community of Point Hope, you will be pleased to discover awe-inspiring, cutting-edge luxury amenities. Get active on one of the pickleball or tennis courts, gather in the 25,000 SF clubhouse, and enjoy the nearby tranquil lake features to complete your new home community experience.

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Downsizing and Simplification

Downsizing is a practical and appealing option. 55+ communities often offer smaller, low-maintenance homes, making it easier to manage day-to-day tasks and reducing the burden of home maintenance. This can free up time and energy for more enjoyable activities.

Limited Family Stay

While these communities are typically designed for adults 55+, they might have restrictions on how long younger family members (such as grandchildren) can stay with you. If you anticipate hosting family members for extended periods or frequently, these limitations might not align with your lifestyle.

Quiet and Peaceful Environment

Many communities have regulations in place that promote a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Restrictions on noise levels and certain activities can create a serene living environment, appealing to those who value tranquility and a more relaxed lifestyle.

Isolation From Younger Generations

Living exclusively among people within the same age range might result in limited exposure to different perspectives and ideas. If you value interactions with younger generations for cultural exchange, learning, or simply to maintain a broader perspective, a 55+ community could feel isolating.

Social Opportunities

These communities often provide a built-in social network, making it easier to connect with neighbors who are in a similar stage of life. Regular events, clubs, and gatherings are organized to promote interaction and foster friendships. This social aspect can be particularly appealing for individuals seeking companionship and a sense of belonging.

Loss of Diversity in Interests

While these communities often cater to a particular age group, interests and personalities can vary widely. If you’re seeking a community where you can connect with like-minded individuals based on hobbies, professions, or other factors beyond age, a 55+ community might not align with your goals.

Age Appropriate Ammenities

55+ communities are designed with active adults in mind, offering amenities that cater to their interests and needs. These might include fitness centers, walking trails, golf courses, swimming pools, and social spaces that encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. These amenities can foster a sense of community and provide opportunities for residents to engage in activities they enjoy.

cost Considerations

While many 55+ communities offer appealing amenities and services, they often come at a cost. Monthly homeowners’ association (HOA) fees and other expenses can add up. If you’re on a tight budget or have concerns about long-term financial sustainability, the added expenses might not align with your goals.

Safety and Security

These communities often have security measures in place, such as gated entrances, surveillance, and community patrols. This can provide a greater sense of safety for residents, especially for those who value a secure living environment.

Resell Challenges

If you decide to move out of a 55+ community in the future, you could face challenges in selling your property. The age restriction might limit the pool of potential buyers, potentially affecting the ease and speed of resale.

Home Styles In 55+Communities

Although you will find mostly one-level homes in these communities, some do come with options for lofts or bonus rooms on a second-level.  You will also find a nice variety of home styles to choose from in each community.

Below are just a few.

Four Seasons at the lakes of cane bay

The Porto

Private home office with optional doors to work from home with ease. Dining room for chic dinner parties or optional bedroom 3 . Stuff of Life Room keeping everyone in the family organized . Open-concept kitchen with large center island & corner pantry. Stunning owner’s suite with large walk-in closet & spa bath. Covered patio ideal for outdoor celebrations.

Cresswind Charleston

The Cypress

The Café located off the Kitchen at the front of the Cypress welcomes each day with lots of natural light and can function as a Breakfast Nook, open Home Office, or a more formal Dining area. This bright feel flows through the home with large windows generously placed from the Kitchen to the Great Room with its view onto the Covered Lanai. For the chef in the family, there’s lots of space to work and house your tools of the trade with a substantial countertop area, cabinetry, and pantry. The secondary Bedrooms share a common hallway and full bath. An option to convert Bedroom 3 into a Den or flex space is also available. Owner’s Suite highlights include a tray ceiling, dual walk-in closets, and separate vanities in the Owner’s Bath. James Hardie siding is included for exceptional durability. You can personalize the Cypress floorplan with various structural options, including nine different exterior choices, a Sunroom, Bonus Room (finished or unfinished), Gourmet Kitchen with gas or electric cooktop, light Attic storage, and more.

Del Webb Charleston at Nexton

The Renown

The Renown’s modern design features a large kitchen island overlooking the gathering room, making entertaining guests effortless.The owner’s suite adjacent to the laundry room is quite luxurious; featuring a spacious Owner’s Bath and expansive dual walk-in closets in this new home plan.

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