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
542  Tidewater Chase Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$469,900

3 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,814 sqft

Listing courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate

2669  Hanford Mills Lane  Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  Charleston

$300,000

3 beds 2 baths 1,949 sqft

Listing courtesy of AgentOwned Realty

1354  Neighbors Way  Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Park West  |  Mount Pleasant

$775,000

4 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 3,069 sqft

Listing courtesy of Century 21 Properties Plus

264  Waterfront Park Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$624,900

5 beds 4 baths 3,818 sqft

Listing courtesy of AgentOwned Premiere Group

3012  Cross Vine Lane  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$479,900

4 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 2,761 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty

9093 E Delancey Circle  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$242,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,578 sqft

Listing courtesy of AgentOwned Realty

312  Oyster Bay Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$424,900

3 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,813 sqft

Listing courtesy of Jeff Cook Real Estate LLC

318  Waterlily Way  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$435,000

3 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,813 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

612  Battery Edge Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$289,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,431 sqft

Listing courtesy of LIve Oak Real Estate

2065  Barn Swallow Road  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$506,360

3 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 2,570 sqft

Listing courtesy of Kolter Homes

344  Fish Creek Court  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$649,900

4 beds 4 baths 3,556 sqft

Listing courtesy of Debbie Knowles Realty LLC

625  Beach Way  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$356,990

2 beds 2 baths 1,553 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty

235  Waterfront Park Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$410,000

2 beds 2 baths 2,254 sqft

Listing courtesy of Infinity Realty

9138  Woodcreek Court  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$235,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,474 sqft

Listing courtesy of The Cassina Group

327  Fish Creek Court  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$539,900

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,490 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

2006  Barn Swallow Road  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$369,900

2 beds 2 baths 1,695 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty

482  Four Seasons Boulevard  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$395,000

3 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,184 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Places

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$354,900

2 beds 2 baths 1,747 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

1113  Old Field Drive Drive  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$479,990

4 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 2,900 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

171  Schooner Bend Avenue  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$347,300

2 beds 2 baths 2,144 sqft

Listing courtesy of EXP Realty LLC

5027  Song Sparrow Way  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$469,500

3 beds 3 baths 2,717 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty

3090  Rice Field Lane  Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Park West  |  Mount Pleasant

$550,000

3 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 3,174 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

105  Waves Place   Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$372,806

2 beds 2 baths 1,747 sqft

Listing courtesy of K. Hovnanian Homes

544  Tidewater Chase Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$460,000

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 1,817 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

  • 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

    We gave Yvette our house listing at the the end of May with the goal of listing it June 5th.  We had done extesive work on our home and hoped to get a good price.  Yvette suggested a number $60K higher than another agent we interviewed.  We staged it well and before it even went on the market, she had it sold for over asking price!  Yvette made the entire experience easy and was our strong advocate throughout the process.  I highly recommend her. — Kaye Z.

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    Franne and Mark were there for us during every step of our buying and selling process. Not only do they know the Charleston/Mt. Pleasant real estate market intimately, they go above and beyond necessary whenever possible. We cannot recommend them highly enough and recommend them we do… to friends, family members and anyone seeking a smooth and hassle-free real estate transaction! We don’t know how they do it, but Franne and Mark can make a very stressful time, if not “fun”, at least “smooth sailing”. Thanks for everything. — Traci and Brian

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    Franne is fantastic! She listened to our needs, identified a wide range of viable options, and handled all follow-up details accurately and thoroughly. She is a consummate professional, while totally approachable and personable at the same time. I would enthusiastically recommend her to anyone in search of an outstanding REALTOR®. — Debbie and Mark

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    I highly recommend Franne and her team for all your real estate services. I've never worked with a more professional, ethical, and charming team. The Charleston Fine Homes Team took care of all the details and gave great advice on what I should and shouldn't do to prep my home for sale. Their advice not only saved me money but lead to a quick and successful sale of my home, all during the COVID 19 pandemic. Thanks so much Charleston Fine Homes Team! — Eric G.

  • 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

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    Thank you Franne and Mark for everything. Kristy and I would be lost without your help. We didn’t know where to start, but you and Mark made everything very easy! We love our new home and can’t thank you enough for being there for us. — Kristy and Todd

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    Yvette went above and beyond to make sure that I found everything and more that I wanted, and she was always more than happy to answer every question that I had. I would highly recommend using her for all of your real estate needs. — Brent

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    We have bought and sold many homes in several states and never had a REALTOR who compared to Franne Schwarb. Her commitment to our satisfaction was very impressive. Combine that with her marketing knowledge, integrity, and professionalism, and she is one in a million. Additionally, as out of state buyers, Franne was our eyes and ears here. We simply could not have done it without her. I will be recommending Franne every change I get. My husband and I are still marveling at how we got so lucky! — Margaret W

  • Chari Karinshak REALTOR

    Coming from Canada, we did not know anything about the home buying process in the US. Chari was able to explain every step of the process and give us advanced notice on anything that we needed to do. She was very patient with us. Her positive and pleasant attitude made the process very much enjoyable! We will definitely recommend Chari to anyone looking for a REALTOR! — Nada

  • 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

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

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

  • Chari Karinshak REALTOR

    I myself am a knowledgeable financial professional and know the area and real estate transactions very well. Chari is a long-time friend, but that only got her foot in the door. Chari’s experience, attitude and work ethic are more than I could ask for. We know that transactions in real estate can be very personal and Chari has the interpersonal skills to handle these delicate situations. — John

  • 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 T.

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    I liked Franne from our first encounter. She was smart, bold, and very experienced. She had a great knowledge of the market and years of experience to guide us with our sale. Chari was a great asset to the team and very complementary to Franne’s experience with her sense of style, recommendations on staging, and other sage advice. Both Franne and Chari were responsive in a very timely manner, communicative, and insightful to our needs. We have been extremely pleased with both Chari and Franne and have doubts our home would have sold so quickly at the great price we obtained without this superb team. Franne and Chari are a dream team!!! — Jeanette Andrews

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    I just wanted to thank you for all the time and effort you put into selling my house for me in Summerville.  I know times were very stressful and you were doing the work of two people, but you kept going forward until it was sold.  So... THANK YOU!  I really appreciate you and all your hard work!  — Becky D.