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
102  Sea Lavender Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$380,000

3 beds 2 baths 1,510 sqft

Listing courtesy of AgentOwned Realty

310  Bloomington Way  Summerville, SC 29486

Nexton  |  Summerville

$385,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,261 sqft

Listing courtesy of EXP Realty LLC

2514  Shadowcreek Court  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$335,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,756 sqft

Listing courtesy of AgentOwned Preferred Group

201  River Martin Court  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$645,230

3 beds 3 baths 2,390 sqft

Listing courtesy of Kolter Homes

3518  Habenaria Road 20 Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Carolina Park  |  Mount Pleasant

$499,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,437 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

7r  Thomas Walter Circle  Santee, SC 29142

Bradford Village  |  Santee

$100,000

1 beds 1 baths 770 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

1132  Kane Blue Run  Summerville, SC 29485

Summers Corner  |  Summerville

$340,525

3 beds 2 baths 1,715 sqft

Listing courtesy of Lennar Carolinas, LLC

1137  Cane Creek Way  Summerville, SC 29485

Summers Corner  |  Summerville

$352,910

3 beds 2 baths 1,844 sqft

Listing courtesy of Lennar Carolinas, LLC

1206  Moonshell Street  Summerville, SC 29485

Summers Corner  |  Summerville

$353,910

4 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,368 sqft

Listing courtesy of Lennar Carolinas, LLC

1114  Kane Blue Run  Summerville, SC 29485

Summers Corner  |  Summerville

$364,070

3 beds 2 baths 1,715 sqft

Listing courtesy of Lennar Carolinas, LLC

1612  Bloom Street  Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Carolina Park  |  Mount Pleasant

$755,000

2 beds 2 baths 2,083 sqft

Listing courtesy of EXP Realty LLC

210  Schooner Bend Avenue  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$449,900

2 beds 2 baths 1,873 sqft

Listing courtesy of Long & Foster Real Estate

107  Red Zinnia Way  Summerville, SC 29486

Nexton  |  Summerville

$499,999

2 beds 2 baths 1,680 sqft

Listing courtesy of EXP Realty LLC

9024  Hackney Court  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$304,900

2 beds 2 baths 1,749 sqft

Listing courtesy of AgentOwned Realty

1064  Central Ponds Drive  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$599,999

3 beds 3 baths 1,963 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

123  Phoebe Road  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$665,000

4 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 3,462 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty

4059  Aspera Drive  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$475,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,593 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty

129  Camelia Park Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Nexton  |  Summerville

$740,000

3 beds 3 baths 2,430 sqft

Listing courtesy of Healthy Realty LLC

249  Marina Shores Court  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$549,000

2 beds 2 baths 2,145 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

394  Tupelo Lake Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$599,990

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,439 sqft

Listing courtesy of K. Hovnanian Homes

1126  Cane Creek Way  Summerville, SC 29485

Summers Corner  |  Summerville

$384,270

3 beds 3 baths 2,102 sqft

Listing courtesy of Lennar Carolinas, LLC

1130  Cane Creek Way  Summerville, SC 29485

Summers Corner  |  Summerville

$386,730

3 beds 3 baths 2,102 sqft

Listing courtesy of Lennar Carolinas, LLC

1132  Cane Creek Way  Summerville, SC 29485

Summers Corner  |  Summerville

$406,850

3 beds 3 baths 2,518 sqft

Listing courtesy of Lennar Carolinas, LLC

1110  Cane Creek Way  Summerville, SC 29485

Summers Corner  |  Summerville

$409,840

3 beds 3 baths 2,518 sqft

Listing courtesy of Lennar Carolinas, LLC

37  Peter Collinson Road  Santee, SC 29142

Bradford Village Ph II  |  Santee

$275,000

3 beds 2 baths 2,000 sqft

Listing courtesy of Santee Associates Realty

9087  Delancey Circle  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$295,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,432 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

344  Seaside Trail  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$450,777

2 beds 2 baths 1,693 sqft

Listing courtesy of ERA Wilder Realty, Inc

3004  Cross Vine Lane  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$524,900

2 beds 2 baths 2,117 sqft

Listing courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC

106  Schooner Bend Avenue  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$400,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,873 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

208  Schooner Bend Avenue  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$410,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,852 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

410  Elm Cove Way  Summerville, SC 29486

Nexton  |  Summerville

$769,000

3 beds 3 baths 2,430 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

1127  Kane Blue Run  Summerville, SC 29485

Summers Corner  |  Summerville

$347,125

3 beds 2 baths 1,941 sqft

Listing courtesy of Lennar Carolinas, LLC

480  Four Seasons Boulevard  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$546,000

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,024 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty

224  Tupelo Lake Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$599,990

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,603 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty

106  Sea Lavender Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$340,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,428 sqft

Listing courtesy of AgentOwned Realty

108  Bluff Isle Court  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$744,000

3 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 3,049 sqft

Listing courtesy of Island House Real Estate

115  Bluff Isle Court  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$799,000

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,502 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

1128  Kane Blue Run  Summerville, SC 29485

Summers Corner  |  Summerville

$357,625

3 beds 2 baths 1,921 sqft

Listing courtesy of Lennar Carolinas, LLC

3508  Habenaria Road 15 Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Carolina Park  |  Mount Pleasant

$549,000

3 beds 3 baths 1,917 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

3504  Habenaria Road 13 Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Carolina Park  |  Mount Pleasant

$575,800

3 beds 3 baths 1,917 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

275  Bateaux Drive  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$440,000

3 beds 2 baths 1,841 sqft

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Key

166  Sea Lavender Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$375,000

3 beds 2 baths 1,510 sqft

Listing courtesy of Century 21 Properties Plus

1120  Cane Creek Way  Summerville, SC 29485

Summers Corner  |  Summerville

$392,125

3 beds 2 baths 2,340 sqft

Listing courtesy of Lennar Carolinas, LLC

9037  Delancey Circle  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$300,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,665 sqft

Listing courtesy of AgentOwned Realty

354  Oyster Bay Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$399,999

2 beds 2 baths 2,130 sqft

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston West Ashley

3532  Habenaria   Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Carolina Park  |  Mount Pleasant

$579,000

3 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 2,250 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

575  Tranquil Waters Way  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$465,000

3 beds 2 baths 2,078 sqft

Listing courtesy of AgentOwned Realty

3534  Habenaria Road  Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Carolina Park  |  Mount Pleasant

$499,000

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 1,480 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

155  Citrea Drive  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$497,660

2 beds 2 baths 1,784 sqft

Listing courtesy of Kolter Homes

3506  Habenaria Road  Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Carolina Park  |  Mount Pleasant

$575,000

3 beds 3 baths 1,920 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

553  Four Seasons Boulevard  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$639,990

3 beds 2 baths 2,100 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

2400  Tuscany Drive  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$355,000

3 beds 2 baths 1,990 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

3526  Habenaria Road  Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Carolina Park  |  Mount Pleasant

$618,500

3 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 2,241 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

3512  Habenaria Road 17 Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Carolina Park  |  Mount Pleasant

$590,684

3 beds 3 baths 1,917 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

236  River Martin Court  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$607,380

3 beds 3 baths 2,527 sqft

Listing courtesy of Kolter Homes

105  Cardinal Cove Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Nexton  |  Summerville

$474,040

2 beds 2 baths 1,572 sqft

Listing courtesy of Del Webb

3524  Habenaria Road 22 Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Carolina Park  |  Mount Pleasant

$579,000

3 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 2,241 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

3514  Habenaria Road  Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Carolina Park  |  Mount Pleasant

$575,000

3 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 2,241 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

  • 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

    …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

    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

    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

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    Franne and Chari were essential to the successful sale of my house.  Their advice and counsel during the sale months and especially in securing a solid contract was "right on"!!  They rolled up their sleeves during the move process to ensure a spotless homes far beyond what I have experienced previously with other REALTORS®.  A great team!! — Charlie

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

    Franne offered great customer service. She was very knowledgeable of the area and all its services. Returned phone calls promptly. Went over and above to be helpful and showed great attention to detail. Franne was most flexible and accommodating which we appreciated as we were relocating from Maine. From our introductory conversations in Maine to our closing in Mount Pleasant we couldn’t have asked for a smoother or more seamless transition to our new home! — Lynn and Donald

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    It was a pleasure working with Franne Schwarb and her team at Charleston Fine Homes. Their professionalism, knowledge of the real estate market, and resources all contributed to our home going under contract in less than one week. From start to finish, the process was efficient, organized, and seamless. Franne was there every step of the way to answer any and all questions, provide resources such as a photographer, home staging professional, and tradesman for repair work, etc. During this process we were out of the country and Franne and her team went above and beyond. Not only did they meet contractors at our house, but they also ensured the job was getting done and kept us updated. I would highly recommend Charleston Fine Homes for all your real estate needs. — Kathy and John

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    The sale of our home went very well. Thank you, Yvette, for a job well done! Yvette was very professional and yet personable. The Coldwell Banker resources that were emailed regularly about how well our home was shown, how many visited the websites of our listing, was a nice touch and benefit. We would use Yvette and Coldwell Banker again. — Kathy and Chris G.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    Franne and Chari were amazing…they were always there to help…I cannot say enough about them.We could not have imagined that selling our home could have been any smoother. We had lived in our home for 20 years and the Charleston Fine Homes team was truly exceptional. They made everything so easy to helping with the entire process from preparing our home for sale up until closing. They are knowledgeable, trusting and kind ladies. I would use them again and again. — Patty

  • 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

  • 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