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  Lilith Lane  Summerville, SC 29485

Pines at Gahagan  |  Summerville

$307,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,802 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

19  Peter Collinson Road  Santee, SC 29142

Bradford Village  |  Santee

$129,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,165 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Properties at Lake Marion

490  Four Seasons Boulevard  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$390,000

2 beds 2 baths 2,002 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

2652  Hanford Mills Lane  Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  Charleston

$269,900

3 beds 2 baths 1,401 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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

165  Billowing Sails Street  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$345,000

2 beds 2 baths 2,164 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

248  Marina Shores Court  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$376,759

2 beds 2 baths 2,002 sqft

Listing courtesy of K. Hovnanian Homes

237  Marina Shores Court  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$390,037

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 1,817 sqft

Listing courtesy of K. Hovnanian Homes

200  Marina Shores Court  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$395,146

2 beds 2 baths 2,080 sqft

Listing courtesy of K. Hovnanian Homes

404  Waterlily Way  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$319,900

3 beds 3 baths 2,622 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

3107  Cross Vine Lane  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$346,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,511 sqft

Listing courtesy of Matt O'Neill Real Estate

9024  Hackney Court  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$250,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,749 sqft

Listing courtesy of RE/MAX FullSail, LLC

9091  Delancey Circle  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$212,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,370 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

9101 N Delancey Circle  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$225,900

2 beds 2 baths 1,608 sqft

Listing courtesy of BHHS Southern Coast Real Estate

606  Eastern Isle Avenue  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$350,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,961 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

163  Sea Lavender Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$221,600

2 beds 2 baths 1,385 sqft

Listing courtesy of Highgarden Real Estate

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

551  Tranquil Waters Way  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$285,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,760 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

336  Regatta Way  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$439,000

3 beds 3 baths 2,684 sqft

Listing courtesy of Infinity Realty

108  Windward Court  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$299,500

2 beds 2 baths 1,901 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

2011  Barn Swallow Road  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$460,000

4 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 2,939 sqft

Listing courtesy of Realty ONE Group Coastal

575  Eastern Isle Avenue  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$355,000

3 beds 2 baths 2,535 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

2451  Deer Ridge Lane D North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$165,000

2 beds 1 baths 1 half bath 1,327 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

3062  Rice Field Lane  Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Park West  |  Mount Pleasant

$445,000

3 beds 2 baths 1,804 sqft

Listing courtesy of Engel & Volkers Charleston

246  Marina Shores Court   Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$377,190

2 beds 2 baths 2,030 sqft

Listing courtesy of K. Hovnanian Homes

243  Marina Shores Court   Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$393,183

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 1,817 sqft

Listing courtesy of K. Hovnanian Homes

5025  Song Sparrow Way  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$299,900

2 beds 2 baths 1,700 sqft

Listing courtesy of AgentOwned Premiere Group

413  Four Seasons Boulevard  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$450,000

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,570 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

497  Eastern Isle Avenue  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$282,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,746 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

212  Marina Shores Court   Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$385,849

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 1,817 sqft

Listing courtesy of K. Hovnanian Homes

240  Marina Shores Court  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$388,143

2 beds 2 baths 2,030 sqft

Listing courtesy of K. Hovnanian Homes

270  Village Stone Circle  Summerville, SC 29486

Marrington Villas at Cobblestone  |  Summerville

$229,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,171 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

452  Switchgrass Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Nexton  |  Summerville

$274,990

2 beds 2 baths 1,355 sqft

Listing courtesy of Del Webb

134  Citrea Drive 1672 Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$414,915

3 beds 3 baths 2,400 sqft

Listing courtesy of KH Ponds, LLLP

2033  Barn Swallow Road   Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$399,990

3 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,547 sqft

Listing courtesy of KH Ponds, LLLP

189  Angora Way  Summerville, SC 29485

Pines at Gahagan  |  Summerville

$285,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,900 sqft

Listing courtesy of Agent Group Realty

418  Four Seasons Boulevard  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$398,000

2 beds 2 baths 2,183 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

3038  Rice Field Ln   Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Park West  |  Mount Pleasant

$439,000

3 beds 2 baths 1,804 sqft

Listing courtesy of Jeff Cook Real Estate LLC

5074  Song Sparrow Way   Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$353,955

3 beds 2 baths 1,784 sqft

Listing courtesy of KH Ponds, LLLP

207  Bateaux Drive  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$320,000

3 beds 2 baths 1,639 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

332  Fish Creek Court  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$590,000

3 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 3,497 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

343  Fish Creek Court  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$480,000

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,490 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

561  Sea Foam Street  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$274,500

3 beds 2 baths 1,596 sqft

Listing courtesy of Reside Real Estate LLC

362  Oyster Bay Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$290,500

2 beds 2 baths 1,873 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

3082  Rice Field Lane  Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Park West  |  Mount Pleasant

$574,000

4 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 2,934 sqft

Listing courtesy of Dunes Properties of Mt. Pleasant

132  Brutus Lane  Summerville, SC 29485

Pines at Gahagan  |  Summerville

$325,000

3 beds 3 baths 2,431 sqft

Listing courtesy of NV Realty Group

2006  Redback Drive  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$309,450

2 beds 2 baths 1,827 sqft

Listing courtesy of Century 21 Properties Plus

3041  Rice Field Lane  Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Park West  |  Mount Pleasant

$449,874

3 beds 2 baths 1,804 sqft

Listing courtesy of Matt O'Neill Real Estate

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

127  Camelia Park Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Del Webb Nexton  |  Summerville

$574,000

3 beds 3 baths 2,450 sqft

Listing courtesy of Copper Roof Properties, LLC

168  Sea Lavender Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$216,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,361 sqft

Listing courtesy of Realty ONE Group Coastal

1160  Old Field Drive 1755 Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$449,990

3 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 2,570 sqft

Listing courtesy of KH Ponds, LLLP

46  Andre Michaux Road  Santee, SC 29142

Bradford Village  |  Santee

$148,500

3 beds 3 baths 1,956 sqft

Listing courtesy of AgentOwned Preferred Group

511  Tidewater Chase Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$439,900

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,490 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

683  Battery Edge Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$335,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,770 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Cane Bay/ Nexton

  • 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

  • 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

    The buying experience with Yvette was incredible.  She made the process exceedingly easy and stress free. She provided me the knowledge of an experienced professional you'd expect from a big name in the industry without the pushiness you sometimes find with larger companies. I'd definitely recommend Yvette to my friends and family. — Kyle B.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    Working with Franne and Mark was a great experience. During a quite stressful time as it is selling a home and moving out, we had a couple of very professional realtors by our side who did an excellent job to market our home. The good work was rewarded by a quick closing under a real estate market that was quite over inventoried. Our selling price was close to our listed price. They are very responsive. Our relationship was very professional and cordial. Highly recommended. We’ve sold 3 homes already. This has been our best experience with realtors. — Luis

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    As individuals, Franne, Chari, and Yvette are each incredibly talented and dedicated to their clients. As a team, they complement one another beautifully, covering every aspect of the home buying process. They go above and beyond because they not only know the market, but also can anticipate and match client needs and desires to find the best home at the best price in the time allotted. Ours was a challenging search and buy mission. Charleston Fine Homes represented us well throughout the entire process. We highly recommend Franne, Chari, and Yvette without hesitation. — Ann and Richard

  • 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.

  • 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

    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

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

  • 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.

  • 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

    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