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
334  Oyster Bay Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$275,900

2 beds 2 baths 1,725 sqft

Listing courtesy of Infinity Realty

351  Oyster Bay Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$285,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,760 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

44  Andre Michaux Road  Santee, SC 29142

Bradford Village  |  Santee

$142,500

2 beds 2 baths 1,205 sqft

Listing courtesy of Matt O'Neill Real Estate

105  Lilith Lane  Summerville, SC 29485

Pines at Gahagan  |  Summerville

$320,000

3 beds 3 baths 1,955 sqft

Listing courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC

206  Sweet Tea Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$300,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,873 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

101  Billowing Sails Street  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$210,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,273 sqft

Listing courtesy of Infinity Realty

274  Maple Valley Road   Summerville, SC 29486

Del Webb Nexton  |  Summerville

$486,065

3 beds 3 baths 2,600 sqft

Listing courtesy of Del Webb

115  Harbor Trace Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$298,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,576 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

3025  Aura Lane   Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$304,555

2 beds 2 baths 1,583 sqft

Listing courtesy of KH Ponds, LLLP

1821  Zelasko Drive  Johns Island, SC 29455

Enclave Park  |  Johns Island

$280,000

3 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 1,671 sqft

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston

410  Waterlily Way  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$375,000

3 beds 3 baths 2,813 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

504  Tidewater Chase Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$432,000

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,791 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

115  Tugboat Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$398,500

3 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,813 sqft

Listing courtesy of Charleston GPS, LLC

531  Sea Foam Street  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$235,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,390 sqft

Listing courtesy of Century 21 Properties Plus

2643  Hanford Mills Lane  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$215,500

2 beds 2 baths 1,605 sqft

Listing courtesy of Weichert Palmetto Coast

3013  Cross Vine Lane  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$354,000

3 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,136 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

9076  Delancey Circle  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$164,900

2 beds 2 baths 1,580 sqft

Listing courtesy of BHHS Southern Coast Real Estate

117  Phoebe Road  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$365,000

3 beds 3 baths 2,781 sqft

Listing courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate

207  Angora Way  Summerville, SC 29485

Pines at Gahagan  |  Summerville

$324,900

3 beds 2 baths 2,183 sqft

Listing courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC

575  Eastern Isle Avenue  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$369,900

3 beds 2 baths 2,535 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

263  Waterfront Park Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$400,000

3 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,752 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

443  Switchgrass Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Del Webb Nexton  |  Summerville

$319,900

2 beds 2 baths 1,600 sqft

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston

516  Tranquil Waters Way  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$300,000

2 beds 2 baths 2,144 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

5047  Song Sparrow Way  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$414,210

3 beds 3 baths 2,478 sqft

Listing courtesy of KH Ponds, LLLP

203  Fall Crossing Place  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$319,900

2 beds 2 baths 1,763 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

126  Phoebe Road  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$461,700

4 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 3,353 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

513  Eastern Isle Avenue  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$267,000

3 beds 2 baths 1,596 sqft

Listing courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate

129  Harbor Trace Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$360,000

3 beds 3 baths 2,541 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

9081  Delancey Circle  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$202,800

2 beds 2 baths 1,616 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

511  Tidewater Chase Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$449,900

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,490 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

9098  Hadley Court  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$190,000

2 beds 2 baths 2,048 sqft

Listing courtesy of Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Co LLC

311  Oyster Bay Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$388,000

3 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,783 sqft

Listing courtesy of BHHS Southern Coast Real Estate

203  Sweet Tea Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$309,900

3 beds 2 baths 2,092 sqft

Listing courtesy of Realty ONE Group Coastal

1176  Old Field Drive  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$475,000

3 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,547 sqft

Listing courtesy of Realty ONE Group Coastal

2011  Barn Swallow Road  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$435,000

4 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 2,816 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

2442  Deer Ridge Ln. Lane  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$174,900

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 1,254 sqft

Listing courtesy of Realty ONE Group Coastal

12  Andre Michaux Road  Santee, SC 29142

Bradford Village  |  Santee

$149,900

2 beds 2 baths 1,520 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Properties at Lake Marion

2036  Barn Swallow Road  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$414,900

3 beds 3 baths 2,630 sqft

Listing courtesy of Matt O'Neill Real Estate

503  Tidewater Chase Lane  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$525,000

3 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 3,452 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

198  Schooner Bend Avenue  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$269,000

3 beds 2 baths 1,873 sqft

Listing courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate

1372  Honor Way  Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Park West  |  Mount Pleasant

$491,200

3 beds 2 baths 2,148 sqft

Listing courtesy of Lennar Carolinas, LLC

411  Coastal Bluff Way  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$385,000

3 beds 3 baths 2,942 sqft

Listing courtesy of Absolute Realty

2012  Barn Swallow Road  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$320,990

2 beds 2 baths 1,784 sqft

Listing courtesy of KH Ponds, LLLP

1115  Old Field Drive  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$436,990

3 beds 3 baths 2,463 sqft

Listing courtesy of KH Ponds, LLLP

200  Brutus Lane  Summerville, SC 29485

Pines at Gahagan  |  Summerville

$348,990

3 beds 3 baths 2,519 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

9121  Lafayette Court  North Charleston, SC 29406

Elms of Charleston  |  North Charleston

$195,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,578 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

129  Hedera Court  Summerville, SC 29486

Del Webb Nexton  |  Summerville

$334,990

2 beds 2 baths 1,858 sqft

Listing courtesy of Del Webb

208  Potters Pass Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Del Webb Nexton  |  Summerville

$389,990

2 beds 2 baths 1 half bath 2,565 sqft

Listing courtesy of Del Webb

210  Waterfront Park Drive Drive  Summerville, SC 29483

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$249,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,415 sqft

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

683  Battery Edge Drive  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$340,000

2 beds 2 baths 1,770 sqft

Listing courtesy of Carolina One Cane Bay/ Nexton

547  Eastern Isle Avenue  Summerville, SC 29486

Cane Bay Plantation  |  Summerville

$299,900

2 beds 2 baths 1,755 sqft

Listing courtesy of Reside Real Estate LLC

2053  Barn Swallow Road   Summerville, SC 29485

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$385,990

4 beds 3 baths 2,086 sqft

Listing courtesy of KH Ponds, LLLP

2014  Barn Swallow Road Road  Summerville, SC 29483

The Ponds  |  Summerville

$315,305

3 beds 3 baths 1,743 sqft

Listing courtesy of KH Ponds, LLLP

127  Brutus Lane  Summerville, SC 29485

Pines at Gahagan  |  Summerville

$244,000

3 beds 3 baths 2,106 sqft

Listing courtesy of Realty ONE Group Coastal

537  Willow View Way  Summerville, SC 29483

Nexton  |  Summerville

$337,990

4 beds 3 baths 3,039 sqft

Listing courtesy of Del Webb

531  Willow View Way  Summerville, SC 29483

Nexton  |  Summerville

$380,990

3 beds 3 baths 1 half bath 3,469 sqft

Listing courtesy of Del Webb

  • 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 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    …we want you to know how much we appreciate all you have done for us. As far as REALTORS go, you are by far way above the rest. We hope your boss realizes what a treasure you are. — Brigid and Tom

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    I enjoyed working with people that tried to find exactly what I was looking for without using pressure to convince me to purchase something. I would without hesitation use the team of Franne Schwarb and Chari Karinshak to purchase a new home. They are exceptional in their knowledge, availability, trustworthiness and professionalism. They make you feel as if you are their only client. — Joe

  • 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

  • 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

    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

  • 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