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
212  Marina Shores Court  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$474,900

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 1,825 sqft

Listing courtesy of Realty ONE Group Coastal

144  Sea Lavender Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$309,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,550 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

101  Sea Lavender Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$330,000

3 beds 2 baths 1,510 sqft

Listing courtesy of BHHS Southern Coast Real Estate

510  Sea Foam Street  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$360,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,514 sqft

Listing courtesy of Infinity Realty

167  Schooner Bend Avenue  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$375,000

3 beds 2 baths 1,910 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

1521  Pogonia Street   Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Carolina Park  |  Mount Pleasant

$481,058

2 beds 2 baths 1,437 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

3115  Cross Vine Lane  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$459,990

2 beds 2 baths 2,057 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty

363  Oyster Bay Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$399,900

2 beds 2 baths 2,144 sqft

Listing courtesy of Infinity Realty

44  Andre Michaux Road  Santee, SC 29142

Bradford Village  |  Santee

$164,900

2 beds 2 baths 1,204 sqft

Listing courtesy of Matt O'Neill Real Estate

561  Sea Foam Street  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$349,900

3 beds 2 baths 1,596 sqft

Listing courtesy of Realty ONE Group Coastal

9101  Lafayette Court  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$285,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,447 sqft

Listing courtesy of Daniel Island Real Estate Co Inc

308  Waterlily Way  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$495,000

3 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 2,890 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty

602  Eastern Isle Avenue  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$380,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,656 sqft

Listing courtesy of Infinity Realty

9109  Lafayette Court  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$285,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,502 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

657  Battery Edge Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$399,000

2 beds 2 baths 2,138 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

1048  Old Field Drive  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$395,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,511 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

461  Switchgrass Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Nexton  |  Summerville

$450,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,592 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

2672  Hanford Mills Lane  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$309,000

3 beds 2 baths 2,022 sqft

Listing courtesy of Matt O'Neill Real Estate

2441  Hansard Drive  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$199,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,329 sqft

Listing courtesy of ERA Wilder Realty, Inc

646  Daffodil Court  Summerville, SC 29486

Nexton  |  Summerville

$432,940

2 beds 2 baths 1,424 sqft

Listing courtesy of Pulte Home Company, LLC

103  Cardinal Cove Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Nexton  |  Summerville

$442,265

2 beds 2 baths 1,548 sqft

Listing courtesy of Del Webb

315  Oyster Bay Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$475,000

3 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 2,820 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

326  Spyglass Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$425,000

2 beds 2 baths 2,254 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

453  Four Seasons Boulevard  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$460,000

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 1,853 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

108  Garden Gate Way  Summerville, SC 29486

Nexton  |  Summerville

$565,405

2 beds 2 baths 1,961 sqft

Listing courtesy of Pulte Home Company, LLC

2455  Deer Ridge Lane C North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$199,000

2 beds 1 baths 1 half bath 1,177 sqft

Listing courtesy of Century 21 Properties Plus

2643  Hanford Mills Lane  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$255,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,605 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

130  Harbor Trace Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$515,000

2 beds 3 baths 2,538 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

647  Daffodil Court  Summerville, SC 29486

Nexton  |  Summerville

$424,640

2 beds 2 baths 1,355 sqft

Listing courtesy of Del Webb

117  Schooner Bend Avenue  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$365,000

2 beds 2 baths 2,000 sqft

Listing courtesy of ERA Wilder Realty, Inc

415  Hidden Meadow Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Nexton  |  Summerville

$548,130

3 beds 2 baths 2,094 sqft

Listing courtesy of Del Webb

2670  Hanford Mills Lane  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$249,900

3 beds 2 baths 1,428 sqft

Listing courtesy of AEC Properties, Inc.

9077  Hadley Court  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$300,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,819 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

307  Waterlily Way  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$474,999

3 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,505 sqft

Listing courtesy of AgentOwned Preferred Group

3499  Habernaria Road  Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Carolina Park  |  Mount Pleasant

$510,468

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 1,665 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

2514  Shadowcreek Court  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$275,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,756 sqft

Listing courtesy of Harbourtowne Real Estate

4015  Aspera Drive  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$459,980

3 beds 2 baths 1,779 sqft

Listing courtesy of Kolter Homes

2078  Barn Swallow Road  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$538,000

3 beds 3 baths 2,467 sqft

Listing courtesy of Kolter Homes

248  Sea Lavender Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$284,500

2 beds 2 baths 1,385 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty

3491  Habernaria Road   Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Carolina Park  |  Mount Pleasant

$567,651

3 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 2,241 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

  • 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 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

    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

    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

  • 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 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 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

    Our home purchasing experience definitely exceeded our expectations with Coldwell Banker. We’ve never had an agent who was as friendly, patient, kind, or as thoughtful as our Coldwell Banker agent, Yvette Grist. She was not merely an assigned agent; she became a friend to us. That’s what it’s all about. She listened to our preferences and paid attention to the details of what we were looking for in not just a house but a home. She truly helped us envision what we would and would not like in our house. She did not sugar coat any part of the process. While other agents from other brokerages we’ve worked with in the past seemed to want to have us buy something quickly, our Coldwell Banker agent was completely dedicated to us. She was committed to our family from the start. She always made our 10 yr old son feel like he was part of the process as well - super thoughtful. We set a timeline of being in our new home before Christmas and she made it happen! Yvette always had our best interest in mind until the very end. Thank you so much for making our home buying experience a memorable one and a lot less stressful. — Raul, Yari and Isaac D.

  • 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.

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    Always helpful with details - what a pleasure.  Always quick to respond with complete details of all inquiries.  Yvette makes you feel like your listing is the most important.  I would recommend her to anyone who is selling or buying.   — Cliff and Betty

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

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

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    Working with Charleston Fine Homes, specifically Franne and Chari, was like working with a trusted friend. Professional and Knowledgeable. They made the buying experience a vacation! I have recommended them several times already and if the need arises would use them myself again!! — Maryann

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    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.