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
4010  Wood Violet Lane  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$464,900

4 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,885 sqft

Listing courtesy of The Pulse Charleston

1056  Central Ponds Drive  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$358,660

3 beds 3 baths 1,903 sqft

Listing courtesy of Kolter Homes

1106  Catbird Loop  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$434,820

3 beds 3 baths 2,390 sqft

Listing courtesy of Kolter Homes

110  Bluff Isle Court  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$489,000

3 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,572 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

2036  Barn Swallow Road  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$478,900

3 beds 3 baths 2,630 sqft

Listing courtesy of The Litchfield Company Real Estate

403  Switchgrass Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Nexton  |  Summerville

$365,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,581 sqft

Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Cornerstone Realty

165  Sea Lavender Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$265,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,510 sqft

Listing courtesy of Matt O'Neill Real Estate

3002  Cross Vine Lane  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$345,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,784 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty

9162  Spring Branch Court  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$235,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,516 sqft

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston

458  Four Seasons Boulevard  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$499,999

4 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 3,216 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty

1011  Old Field Drive  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$351,498

3 beds 3 baths 1,834 sqft

Listing courtesy of Kolter Homes

444  Switchgrass Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Del Webb Nexton  |  Summerville

$351,090

3 beds 3 baths 2,027 sqft

Listing courtesy of Pulte Home Company, LLC

459  Hidden Meadow Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Del Webb Nexton  |  Summerville

$578,570

3 beds 3 baths 2,786 sqft

Listing courtesy of Pulte Home Company, LLC

541  Tranquil Waters Way  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$335,000

3 beds 2 baths 2,078 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

3999  Aspera Drive  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$349,990

2 beds 2 baths 1,784 sqft

Listing courtesy of Kolter Homes

585  Eastern Isle Avenue  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$409,990

4 beds 3 baths 2,896 sqft

Listing courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate

9114  Lafayette Court  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$225,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,576 sqft

Listing courtesy of RE/MAX FullSail

175  Schooner Bend Avenue  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$314,900

2 beds 2 baths 1,705 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

183  Schooner Bend Avenue  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$327,900

2 beds 2 baths 1,873 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

125  Potters Pass Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Nexton  |  Summerville

$500,940

4 beds 3 baths 3,104 sqft

Listing courtesy of Del Webb

2472  Deer Ridge Lane E1 North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$165,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,069 sqft

Listing courtesy of Century 21 Properties Plus

3066  Cross Vine Lane 1663 Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$442,150

3 beds 3 baths 2,468 sqft

Listing courtesy of Kolter Homes

1174  Old Field Drive  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$349,500

3 beds 2 baths 1,874 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

207  Maple Valley Road  Summerville, SC 29486

Nexton  |  Summerville

$465,000

2 beds 2 baths 2,174 sqft

Listing courtesy of BHHS Southern Coast Real Estate

9078  Hadley Court  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$270,000

3 beds 2 baths 2,096 sqft

Listing courtesy of Dunes Properties

107  Bluff Isle Court  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$479,000

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,572 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty

211  Fall Crossing Place  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$299,990

3 beds 2 baths 1,743 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

533  Four Seasons Boulevard  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$589,000

3 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 3,239 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

126  Potters Pass Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Del Webb Nexton  |  Summerville

$445,390

2 beds 2 baths 2,115 sqft

Listing courtesy of Pulte Home Company, LLC

462  Switchgrass Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Del Webb Nexton  |  Summerville

$295,852

2 beds 2 baths 1,355 sqft

Listing courtesy of Pulte Home Company, LLC

113  Potters Pass Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Del Webb Nexton  |  Summerville

$431,665

3 beds 2 baths 2,263 sqft

Listing courtesy of Pulte Home Company, LLC

513  Tidewater Chase Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$499,995

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,698 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

109  Potters Pass Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Nexton  |  Summerville

$399,840

3 beds 2 baths 1,780 sqft

Listing courtesy of Del Webb

274  Maple Valley Road  Summerville, SC 29486

Nexton  |  Summerville

$512,900

3 beds 3 baths 2,670 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Cane Bay/ Nexton

342  Bloomington Way  Summerville, SC 29486

Nexton  |  Summerville

$525,000

3 beds 3 baths 2,670 sqft

Listing courtesy of EXP Realty LLC

139  Sea Lavender Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$239,900

2 beds 2 baths 1,385 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

530  Switchgrass Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Nexton  |  Summerville

$320,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,356 sqft

Listing courtesy of Del Webb

528  Switchgrass Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Nexton  |  Summerville

$330,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,424 sqft

Listing courtesy of Del Webb

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    You did a marvelous job of helping us find our beautiful home. Thanks so much for all the hard work, the miles driven, the millions of phone calls, etc! We truly appreciate your efforts… — Jane and Victor

  • 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

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    Yvette met all of my expectations and then some.  She not only helped me find the perfect home, but went above and beyond for me.  From regularly checking up on my new home's construction and sending updates to going the extra mile to set me up with temporary blinds.  She was even able to complete the final walkthrough of my home due to me being unavailable.  I would without a doubt recommend her to any person moving to the Charleston area.  She is simply amazing! — Cory C.

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    I was referred to Yvette by the USAA Real Estate Rewards Network Program.  It turned out to be a blessing in disguise.  She was very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly.  Yvette always kept me informed and used her expertise to give me the best service . She always went above and beyond, nights and weekends.  I'll tell all of my friends and family about her.   — Gary B.

  • 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

    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

    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

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    Honey and I wanted to thank you for all your work and efforts in helping sell the house. It is truly appreciated. — Chuck and Honey

  • Chari Karinshak REALTOR

    Really had a tremendous experience working with Chari at Charleston Fine Homes.  Her knowledge, patience and attention to detail was especially valuable as we were relatively new to the area. — Chris

  • Chari Karinshak REALTOR

    Chari was great at assessing our needs as a family and was very patient with us during the whole process. She offered professional advice and expertise without making us feel pressured “to make a deal” happen. Chari was easy to reach, prompt, and professional. Her hard-working attitude combined with a warm personality made her a great agent to have on our side! — Susie and Drew

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    We highly recommend Franne and her team to anyone buying or selling real estate in the Charleston area. This was our third transaction with Franne, and it keeps getting better. Her professionalism is superb. She is extremely responsive and easy to get in contact with. While simultaneously working with other clients, she manages to make you feel you are the highest priority. Her extensive experience id beneficial in many ways. There are no surprises and she’s always 1 or 2 steps ahead. If we ever buy again in Charleston, we will use Franne without a doubt! — Molly and John

  • 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

    We were extremely pleased with the manner in which our home was sold. Charleston Fine Homes was always a professional team that we knew we could count on to provide honest and reliable information to us in a timely manner. We would never think of having any other real estate team handle our business! — Donna and Mark