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
107  Bluff Isle Court  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$479,000

2 beds 2 baths 2,572 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty

211  Fall Crossing Place  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$310,000

3 beds 2 baths 1,743 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

547  Eastern Isle Avenue  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$306,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,755 sqft

Listing courtesy of Reside Real Estate LLC

109  Bluff Isle Court  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$499,900

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,490 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

9146  Spring Branch Court  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$275,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,800 sqft

Listing courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group

509  Tranquil Waters Way  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$309,990

3 beds 2 baths 2,078 sqft

Listing courtesy of Infinity Realty

9101  Lafayette Court  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$229,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,447 sqft

Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Pro Realty

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

3021  Cross Vine Lane  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$449,000

3 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,550 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

1372  Honor Way  Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Park West  |  Mount Pleasant

$525,000

3 beds 2 baths 2,148 sqft

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Chas. Islands

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

528  Tranquil Waters Way  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$304,840

2 beds 2 baths 1,760 sqft

Listing courtesy of Infinity Realty

404  Waterlily Way  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$410,000

3 beds 3 baths 2,622 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

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

142  Brutus Lane  Summerville, SC 29485

Pines at Gahagan  |  Summerville

$338,000

3 beds 3 baths 2,556 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty

218  Tupelo Lake Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$395,000

2 beds 2 baths 2,285 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

513  Tidewater Chase Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$500,000

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,698 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

439  Hidden Meadow Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Del Webb Nexton  |  Summerville

$367,290

3 beds 2 baths 1,656 sqft

Listing courtesy of Pulte Home Company, LLC

453  Hidden Meadow Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Del Webb Nexton  |  Summerville

$542,790

3 beds 3 baths 2,901 sqft

Listing courtesy of Pulte Home Company, LLC

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

$515,000

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

317  Spyglass Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$375,000

3 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,469 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

246  Waterfront Park Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$354,999

2 beds 2 baths 2,236 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

125  Sea Lavender Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$264,900

2 beds 2 baths 1,550 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

610  Battery Edge Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$265,540

2 beds 2 baths 1,498 sqft

Listing courtesy of Infinity Realty

139  Sea Lavender Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$250,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,385 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

3r  Thomas Walter Circle  Santee, SC 29142

Bradford Village  |  Santee

$94,900

1 beds 1 baths 1 half bath 900 sqft

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston West Ashley

233  Waterfront Park Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$417,500

3 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 2,856 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

2028  Barn Swallow Road   Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$306,785

2 beds 2 baths 1,454 sqft

Listing courtesy of Kolter Homes

212  Bateaux Drive  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$319,900

3 beds 2 baths 1,699 sqft

Listing courtesy of Realty ONE Group Coastal

1003  Old Field Drive 1882 Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$366,535

3 beds 2 baths 1,779 sqft

Listing courtesy of Kolter Homes

305  Sand Dune Trail  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$324,900

3 beds 2 baths 2,078 sqft

Listing courtesy of Infinity Realty

110  Brutus Lane  Summerville, SC 29485

Pines at Gahagan  |  Summerville

$339,000

3 beds 2 baths 2,200 sqft

Listing courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC

3004  Cross Vine Lane  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$389,999

2 beds 2 baths 2,117 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

504  Switchgrass Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Nexton  |  Summerville

$312,990

2 beds 2 baths 1,424 sqft

Listing courtesy of Del Webb

183  Angora Way  Summerville, SC 29485

Pines at Gahagan  |  Summerville

$332,500

3 beds 2 baths 2,168 sqft

Listing courtesy of Realty ONE Group Coastal

168  Sea Lavender Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$228,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,361 sqft

Listing courtesy of Realty ONE Group Coastal

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    We wanted to tell you how happy we are that we listed our house with you! You gave us a lot of helpful information about how to properly price our house and “show it”. Because of your pricing recommendation we were able to maximize the return on our “investment” after only one year in the house.We appreciate all your hard work! You were always available to us and returned our calls very promptly. The brochures you prepared on our house were colorful and full of essential information about the house and the community. We were amazed at the amount of feedback you were able to get from the realtors who showed our house. Your knowledge of the area and the other homes on the market was impressive! — Chris and Cathleen

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    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

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

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

  • 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 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    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

    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

    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.