55+ Communities

As Baby Boomers reached retirement age, 55+ communities became increasingly popular in the Charleston area. By definition, 55+ communities are housing communities certified through the Housing for Older People Act (HOPA) where at least 80% of the occupants are age 55 or older.

Many retirees head to South Carolina seeking significantly lower property taxes and Homestead Exemption, lower cost of living, and no snow shoveling. 55+ communities offer all these things while offering a community filled with a lifestyle where individuals can reinvent themselves and enjoy retirement.

All the 55+ communities in the area have amenity complexes with a wealth of clubs and activities. Many have lifestyle directors that coordinate social events, and travel opportunities. Houses are usually ranch style (no stairs to climb) and homeowner fees include lawn service and guarded/gated entry.

Whether you’re introverted or extroverted, you have a community of like-minded people with shared life experiences.

55+ Communities

  • Liberty Cottages — Mount Pleasant
  • Del Webb Charleston at Cane Bay - Summerville
  • Del Webb Charleston at Nexton - Summerville
  • K Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay - Summerville
  • Cresswinds at The Ponds - Summerville
  • Carillon at The Ponds - Summerville
  • The Elms — North Charleston
  • Enclave Park — Johns Island
129  Harbor Trace Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$359,000

3 beds 3 baths 2,541 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

245  Waterfront Park Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$332,900

3 beds 2 baths 2,273 sqft

Listing courtesy of BHHS Southern Coast Real Estate

542  Tidewater Chase Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$414,900

3 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,609 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

3091  Rice Field Lane  Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Park West  |  Mount Pleasant

$435,925

3 beds 2 baths 1,804 sqft

Listing courtesy of Lennar Carolinas, LLC

1353  Neighbors Way  Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Park West  |  Mount Pleasant

$461,975

3 beds 2 baths 2,008 sqft

Listing courtesy of Lennar Carolinas, LLC

3006  Cross Vine Lane  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$359,900

3 beds 3 baths 2,463 sqft

Listing courtesy of Jeff Cook Real Estate LLC

541  Tranquil Waters Way  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$315,000

3 beds 2 baths 2,078 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

326  Regatta Way  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$410,000

3 beds 3 baths 2,516 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

2450  Deer Ridge Lane 2 North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$175,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,290 sqft

Listing courtesy of Matt O'Neill Real Estate

9081  Delancey Circle  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$212,800

2 beds 2 baths 1,616 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

511  Tidewater Chase Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$449,900

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,490 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

123  Billowing Sails Street  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$250,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,565 sqft

Listing courtesy of Infinity Realty

177  Rice Circle   Ladson, SC 29456

Southern Palms  |  Ladson

$144,900

3 beds 2 baths 1,482 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

177  Schooner Bend Avenue  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$277,500

2 beds 2 baths 1,760 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

3019  Cross Vine Lane  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$375,000

3 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,186 sqft

Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Alliance

2437  Hansard Drive  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$172,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,529 sqft

Listing courtesy of EXP Realty LLC

9098  Hadley Court  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$218,000

2 beds 2 baths 2,048 sqft

Listing courtesy of Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Co LLC

311  Oyster Bay Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$399,000

3 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,783 sqft

Listing courtesy of BHHS Southern Coast Real Estate

203  Sweet Tea Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$317,900

3 beds 2 baths 2,092 sqft

Listing courtesy of Realty ONE Group Coastal

613 S Magnolia Street  Summerville, SC 29483

Summerville

$330,000

4 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,047 sqft

Listing courtesy of AgentOwned Premiere Group

9101  Delancey Circle  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$215,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,636 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

425  Eastern Isle Avenue  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$309,900

3 beds 2 baths 2,063 sqft

Listing courtesy of Infinity Realty

1176  Old Field Drive  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$475,000

3 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,547 sqft

Listing courtesy of Realty ONE Group Coastal

498  Albemarle Road 509 Charleston, SC 29407

Albemarle  |  Charleston

$339,000

1 beds 1 baths 1 half bath 1,130 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

9106  Woodcreek Court  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$215,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,616 sqft

Listing courtesy of Realty One Group Coastal

116  Billowing Sails Street  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$248,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,510 sqft

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston

4020  Wood Violet Lane  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$339,700

3 beds 3 baths 1,908 sqft

Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Pro Realty

2442  Deer Ridge Ln. Lane  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$199,500

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 1,254 sqft

Listing courtesy of Realty ONE Group Coastal

804  Starboard Court  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$239,900

2 beds 2 baths 1,348 sqft

Listing courtesy of Century 21 Expert Advisors

211  Angora Way  Summerville, SC 29485

Pines at Gahagan  |  Summerville

$344,900

3 beds 3 baths 2,589 sqft

Listing courtesy of Matt O'Neill Real Estate

116  Harbor Trace Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$300,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,540 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

109  Lilith Lane  Summerville, SC 29485

Pines at Gahagan  |  Summerville

$319,900

2 beds 2 baths 2,098 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

151  Sea Lavender Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$222,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,385 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

12  Andre Michaux Road  Santee, SC 29142

Bradford Village  |  Santee

$149,900

2 beds 2 baths 1,520 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Properties at Lake Marion

515  Eastern Isle Avenue  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$320,000

3 beds 3 baths 2,174 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

2440  Deer Ridge Lane  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$215,000

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 1,254 sqft

Listing courtesy of Realty ONE Group Coastal

8800  Dorchester Rd Road 2001 North Charleston, SC 29420

Villas at Charleston Park  |  North Charleston

$255,000

3 beds 2 baths 1,644 sqft

Listing courtesy of Realty One Group Coastal

2036  Barn Swallow Road  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$414,900

3 beds 3 baths 2,630 sqft

Listing courtesy of Matt O'Neill Real Estate

503  Tidewater Chase Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$549,000

3 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 3,452 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

198  Schooner Bend Avenue  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$273,500

3 beds 2 baths 1,873 sqft

Listing courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate

1376  Honor Way  Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Park West  |  Mount Pleasant

$519,900

3 beds 2 baths 2,008 sqft

Listing courtesy of Lennar Carolinas, LLC

1372  Honor Way  Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Park West  |  Mount Pleasant

$561,150

3 beds 2 baths 2,148 sqft

Listing courtesy of Lennar Carolinas, LLC

1371  Honor Way  Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Park West  |  Mount Pleasant

$476,735

3 beds 2 baths 2,148 sqft

Listing courtesy of Lennar Carolinas, LLC

2514  Shadowcreek Court  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$217,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,756 sqft

Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Pro Realty

213  Patchwork Drive  Ladson, SC 29456

Southern Palms  |  Ladson

$109,900

3 beds 2 baths 1,196 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

147  Hedera Court  Summerville, SC 29486

Del Webb Nexton  |  Summerville

$359,065

2 beds 2 baths 1,656 sqft

Listing courtesy of Del Webb

1154  Culpepper Circle  Charleston, SC 29407

Charlestowne Est  |  Charleston

$375,000

3 beds 2 baths 1,764 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

3062  Cross Vine Lane  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$379,900

3 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,337 sqft

Listing courtesy of Realty One Group Coastal

411  Coastal Bluff Way  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$399,000

3 beds 3 baths 2,942 sqft

Listing courtesy of Absolute Realty

46  Andre Michaux Road  Santee, SC 29142

Bradford Village  |  Santee

$149,000

3 beds 3 baths 1,956 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Properties at Lake Marion

1821  Zelasko Drive  Johns Island, SC 29455

Enclave Park  |  Johns Island

$287,500

3 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 1,671 sqft

Listing courtesy of The Brennaman Group

2012  Barn Swallow Road  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$320,990

2 beds 2 baths 1,784 sqft

Listing courtesy of KH Ponds, LLLP

2032  Barn Swallow Road  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$422,990

3 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 2,570 sqft

Listing courtesy of KH Ponds, LLLP

1115  Old Field Drive  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$436,990

3 beds 3 baths 2,463 sqft

Listing courtesy of KH Ponds, LLLP

2004  Redback Drive  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$295,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,558 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

200  Brutus Lane  Summerville, SC 29485

Pines at Gahagan  |  Summerville

$354,500

3 beds 3 baths 2,519 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

9121  Lafayette Court  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$198,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,578 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

208  Potters Pass Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Del Webb Nexton  |  Summerville

$379,990

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,565 sqft

Listing courtesy of Del Webb

120  Headwaters Drive  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$410,610

3 beds 3 baths 2,463 sqft

Listing courtesy of KH Ponds, LLLP

3041  Rice Field Lane  Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Park West  |  Mount Pleasant

$417,805

3 beds 2 baths 1,804 sqft

Listing courtesy of Lennar Carolinas, LLC

548  Tranquil Waters Way  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$268,500

3 beds 2 baths 2,144 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

462  Tyson Drive   Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Hagley Estates  |  Pawleys Island

$289,950

3 beds 2 baths 1,800 sqft

Listing courtesy of Charleston Welcome Home

419  Eastern Isle Avenue  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$400,000

4 beds 3 baths 2,816 sqft

Listing courtesy of AgentOwned Realty Co. Premier Group, Inc.

230  Maple Valley Road  Summerville, SC 29486

Nexton  |  Summerville

$335,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,874 sqft

Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Alliance

210  Waterfront Park Drive Drive  Summerville, SC 29483

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$249,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,415 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

3512  Prices Bridge Lane  Walterboro, SC 29488

Horseshoe  |  Walterboro

$75,000

3 beds 2 baths 1,457 sqft

Listing courtesy of EXP Realty LLC

683  Battery Edge Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$340,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,770 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Cane Bay/ Nexton

122  Tickton Hall Lane  Ridgeland, SC 29936

Coosawatchie  |  Ridgeland

$115,000

3 beds 2 baths 1,535 sqft

Listing courtesy of Preferred Properties Real Estate

547  Eastern Isle Avenue  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$309,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,755 sqft

Listing courtesy of Reside Real Estate LLC

407  Four Seasons Boulevard  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$481,990

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,647 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

3103  Middle Street  Sullivans Island, SC 29482

Sullivans Island  |  Sullivans Island

$1,100,000

4 beds 2 baths 1,713 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

117  Phoebe Road  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$367,000

3 beds 3 baths 2,781 sqft

Listing courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate

2053  Barn Swallow Road   Summerville, SC 29485

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$385,990

4 beds 3 baths 2,086 sqft

Listing courtesy of KH Ponds, LLLP

2014  Barn Swallow Road Road  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$315,305

3 beds 3 baths 1,743 sqft

Listing courtesy of KH Ponds, LLLP

3016  Aura Lane  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$320,990

3 beds 2 baths 1,779 sqft

Listing courtesy of KH Ponds, LLLP

2033  Barn Swallow Road  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$429,990

3 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,547 sqft

Listing courtesy of KH Ponds, LLLP

127  Brutus Lane  Summerville, SC 29485

Pines at Gahagan  |  Summerville

$244,000

3 beds 3 baths 2,106 sqft

Listing courtesy of Realty ONE Group Coastal

537  Willow View Way  Summerville, SC 29483

Nexton  |  Summerville

$337,990

4 beds 3 baths 3,039 sqft

Listing courtesy of Del Webb

531  Willow View Way  Summerville, SC 29483

Nexton  |  Summerville

$380,990

3 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 3,469 sqft

Listing courtesy of Del Webb

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    …you both did a great job and we could not have picked a better “team” for a REALTOR®. So many times, throughout the process we wondered how people could sell their homes without experts like you. You two are the epitome of what a realtor should be! Many thanks to both of you! — Bob

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    Thanks so much and thank you for all of your help through this whole process. We couldn't have done it without you. — Amanda and Dan

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    I enjoyed working with people that tried to find exactly what I was looking for without using pressure to convince me to purchase something. I would without hesitation use the team of Franne Schwarb and Chari Karinshak to purchase a new home. They are exceptional in their knowledge, availability, trustworthiness and professionalism. They make you feel as if you are their only client. — Joe

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    Franne Schwarb is the role model for all REALTORS. She is the consummate professional. She is dedicated to her clients, working long hours and on weekends. I often received answers to questions, information on new listings, etc. late into the evening and on weekends by phone, email and text. She was always there for me. Franne is honest, direct and the ultimate “glass half full” person which I greatly appreciated and respected. It was a pleasure to work with Franne. — Tom

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    Working with Charleston Fine Homes was a pleasure on our move to the Charleston area. We were brand new to the area and the South, and we knew after meeting Franne on our first visit that we could take a deep breath — we were in good hands. Franne was dedicated and patient with us as we scouted the various areas and she listened as we talked about what we were looking for in our new home and community. She took that information and helped us narrow down our choices and find the homes that best aligned with what we wanted. Franne communicated with us often, gently reminded us of deadlines, and made sure if she wasn’t available someone was from her office — Mark and Chari. It may have taken multiple offers for us to find our final offer and home, but Franne and her partners were with us EVERY step of the way with professional advice and personal service. Now that we are settled, Franne has been a source of references and information as we get to know the area. We not only have great realtors at Charleston Fine Homes, but we have also made some great friends. — Jill and James

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    I highly recommend Yvette Grist for finding a home for anyone looking, she went above and beyond finding my husband and I a rental home 7 months ago. Now after relocating for my husband’s job, we are now looking at buying a home and surprise Yvette has worked her magic once again and found us a home. She has answered any and all questions we have thrown at her. She also answered many inquiries about the area and places to visit an eat. Jeremy and I appreciate everything you have done for us, and we will give you our business in the future as well. — Jeremy & Jill

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    This was a very difficult move for us with many obstacles. Franne helped us through every step of the way. She was always available and responded to our questions quickly. — Charlotte

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    The selling experience far exceeded my expectations. I’ve sold a few houses and never had agents who were so responsive-calls were returned promptly and concerns were addressed. Franne and Chari are extremely ethical and professional, but we also had fun. Franne and Chari went above and beyond the call of duty. I recommend highly. — Mira

  • Chari Karinshak REALTOR

    Chari is extremely thorough, detailed, professional and extremely courteous. Without Chari being involved this would have been an extremely difficult transaction. She went above and beyond the call of duty and simplified every aspect of the transaction. I felt totally comfortable relying on Chari from the very beginning. It was like having a family member representing your best interests and not having to worry. — Emil

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    My first transaction with Yvette was selling 8 acres of land. The process was complicated and long, but Yvette guided me through each and every step, checking documents, speaking with multiple organizations, and explaining maps and inspections. She even helped me move! A year later, she helped me find and purchase a new home. The transactions were entirely different, but Yvette’s responsiveness and professionalism and genuine interest in my needs remained constant. I trust Yvette for any future real estate transactions. I highly recommend her. — Jason

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    Thank you Yvette! We couldn’t have done this without you. — Darlene and Jacquelyn

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    Working with Franne and Mark was a great experience. During a quite stressful time as it is selling a home and moving out, we had a couple of very professional realtors by our side who did an excellent job to market our home. The good work was rewarded by a quick closing under a real estate market that was quite over inventoried. Our selling price was close to our listed price. They are very responsive. Our relationship was very professional and cordial. Highly recommended. We’ve sold 3 homes already. This has been our best experience with realtors. — Luis

  • Chari Karinshak REALTOR

    Chari was very kind and patient w/my husband and I as this was my first time buying a home. There were no bumps in the road and Chari worked diligently w/the lender, inspectors, etc to ensure everything went smoothly. Everyone involved in the process met and exceeded our expectations. Chari was awesome and listened to us. I would recommend her to anyone looking to purchase and or sell a home. — Britney

  • Chari Karinshak REALTOR

    Chari Karinshak is a great REALTOR®. She treats her clients like family and keeps a professional approach. She is very diligent and goes above and beyond for her clients. — Ryan

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    During an incredibly stressful time involving an international relocation Yvette made everything seem incredibly easy. She was always available to assist me and went above and beyond her mandate suggesting new options and providing me with up to date information on a continuous basis. She intuitively understood my needs even before I did and proposed solutions to each question that arose. She found me the perfect house and is still helping me make it feel like a home with suggestions, advice and helpful tips. She is a genuinely kind and pleasant person with limitless information not only about the local housing market but also schools, restaurants, traffic and the general way of life in the Charleston/Mount Pleasant area. Her assistance and experience have been an invaluable resource for me, and I look forward to working with her again. — Jean

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    …I loved our agent’s (Franne) professionalism, friendliness, promptness, and availability. Our REALTOR knew her role and transitioned us perfectly. — Kris

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    You made the entire process smoother than we dared hope. And, we know there was more than luck involved in the rapid turnaround. You guys were with us each step of the way and your pricing advice was invaluable. — Wanda and Bruce