South Carolina Retirement Communities


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Best Places to Retire in South Carolina

Aiken – Wealthy plantation owners from Charleston, SC, founded this town and learned it was ideally suited for year around sports. It enabled them to indulge in their passion for horses. There are five polo fields in Aiken today and three horse training facilities. This city of 25,000, according to the 2000 census, is one of the three fastest growing cities in the state. It offers excellent golf and a full calendar of cultural activities. (Click here to view full report)

Beaufort – Picturesque Beaufort is small southern community with a population of about 13,000. It is on the Intracoastal Waterway, just 34 miles from Hilton Head Island. It has a rich history and many structures are preserved. It is a friendly place where visitors come to browse the galleries and boutiques. The surrounding area includes the Sea Islands numbering about 60 in all. Some have lovely communities with excellent golf courses. (Click here to view full report)

Charleston – Charleston (population 100,000) is a charming southern city with cultural sophistication and all the amenities. It is also a major ocean seaport with a significant military presence. There are more than a half-dozen barrier islands nearby with interesting residential communities, and a number of vibrant inland communities as well. Charleston itself has a well-preserved residential historic district. (Click here to view full report)

Clemson – Clemson (population 14,000) is located in the northwest corner of the state in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is also home to Clemson University with 16,000 students. Nestled in rolling hills, it is an area with small towns tucked into the countryside, great natural beauty, a long and interesting history, many cultural options, and outstanding outdoor recreation. Nearby Greenville (30 miles away) is the nearest resource center. (Click here to view full report)

Conway – Conway (population 13,000) is located just inland from Myrtle Beach, which is on the Atlantic coast. It is a college town and host to Coastal Carolina University with nearly 7,000 students. It is an historic community with an active arts program and busy events calendar. The city is also adjacent to Myrtle Beach, which offers a wealth of amenities and entertainment. (Click here to view full report)

Folly Beach – See Charleston report.

Georgetown – See Myrtle Beach report.

Hilton Head Island – Hilton Head Island is a world-class resort destination on the South Carolina coast, just north of Savannah, Georgia. The island’s population is just over 34,000 but accommodates well over two million visitors a year — which means vast amenities for residents. It is known for its outstanding golf, excellent tennis facilities, and 12 miles of near-flat, fine-grained sand beaches. (Click here to view full report)

Kiawah – Kiawah (population approximately 1,160) is a barrier island along the Atlantic coast, 24 miles south of Charleston, SC. This planned resort community has 10 miles of undisturbed sand beaches, miles of paved bike paths, world-class golf (five championship golf courses), and an outstanding tennis program, plus pools, canoeing, and fishing. Nearby Charleston provides the many amenities available to residents. (Click here to view full report)

Isle of Palms – See Charleston report.

Little River – See Myrtle Beach report.

Murrells Inlet – See Myrtle Beach report.

Myrtle Beach – Myrtle Beach is a very popular and growing retirement destination. The area population is nearly 200,000 and there are 120 golf courses and numerous resort-type communities. It is a huge tourist destination with 13.7 million visitors annually. It offers great beaches, amusements, shows, and many amenities. (Click here to view full report)

North Myrtle Beach – See Myrtle Beach report.

Pawley’s Island – See Myrtle Beach report.

Seabrook Island – Seabrook Island is a 2,200-acre resort island located 24 miles south of Charleston, SC, and adjacent to Kiawah Island. If offers over three miles of pristine sand beaches, two championship golf courses, outstanding tennis, and all of the facilities of a first class resort. It draws on nearby Charleston for the many amenities its residents seek. (Click here to view full report)

Sullivan’s Island – See Charleston report.

Retirement Community Directory

Find South Carolina retirement communities, including active adult communities, independent living, assisted living, memory care, nursing care and more.

Active Adult Communities

Aiken Cedar Creek (Visit our site)
2178 Club Drive
Aiken, SC 29803
— E-mail us —
800-937-5362
(Not age restricted)
Woodside Plantation (Visit our site)
1419 Silver Bluff Road
Aiken, SC 29803
— E-mail us —
803-643-4653 or 800-648-3052
Beaufort Habersham Communities
(Not age restricted)
22 Market
Beaufort, SC  29906
— E-mail us — 
843-846-1000
Greenville Rolling Green Village (Visit our site)
One Hoke Smith Boulevard
Greenville, SC 29615
— E-mail us —
864-987-9800
Greenwood Grand Harbor   (Visit our site)
P.O. Box 705
Greenwood, SC 29648
864-543-2800
Manning Wyboo Plantation (Visit our site)
2495 Players Course Drive
Manning, SC  29102
— E-mail us —
803-460-7090
North Augusta Mount Vintage Plantation (Visit our site)
215 Mount Vintage Plantation Dive
North Augusta, SC 29860
— E-mail us —
803-278-5000
North Charleston Coosaw Creek Country Club
8610 Dorchester Road
North Charleston, SC 29420
888-226-6729
Pawleys Island Litchfield-Pawleys Island
P.O. Box 97
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
800-476-2861 or
843-237-4000
Rock Hill Park Pointe Village (Visit our site)
3025 Chesbrough Boulevard
Rock Hill, SC 29732
803-980-8623
Salem Keowee Key (Visit our site)
1390 Stamp Creek Road
Salem, SC 29676
— E-mail us —
864-944-2400
Summerville Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay (Click for details)
(Office)
10 Plantation Drive, Suite 200
Bluffton, SC  29910
(Property Location) Summerville, SC  29483
–E-mail us —
843-706-7666
The Ponds (Visit our site)
326 Hundred Oaks Parkway
Summerville, SC  29483
— E-mail us —
843-851-3554
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Independent Living Communities

 Aiken Crossroads  (Visit our site)
By JENSEN Communities®
823 Meeting Place
Aiken, SC  29803
— E-mail us —
803-642-5702
SC Dlr Lic #35741 
Cumberland Village (Visit our site)
3335 Wise Creek Lane
Aiken, SC 29801
— E-mail us —
800-861-8688
Kalmia Landing
205 Landing Drive
Aiken, SC 29801
800-642-9765
Charleston Somerby of Mount Pleasant (Visit our site)
3100 Tradition Circle
Charleston, SC 29466
— E-mail us —
888-872-6617
Southern Palms   (Visit our site)
by JENSEN Communities®
116 Southern Palms Boulevard
Ladson, SC  29456
(Located near Charleston)
— E-mail us —
843-875-6441 or 877-854-6532
SC Dlr Lic #4409 
Clemson Clemson Downs Retirement Center (Visit our site)
500 Downs Loops
Clemson, SC 29631
— E-mail us —
864-654-1155
Columbia Wildewood Downs (Visit our site)
731 Polo Road
Columbia, SC 29223
— E-mail us —
803-788-5115
Darlington Bethea Baptist Retirement Community (Visit our site)
157 Home Avenue  (P. O. Box 4000)
Darlington, SC 25932
843-393-2867
Garden City Beach Ocean Pines & Magnolia Grove (Visit our site)
by JENSEN Communities®
3196 Moonshadow Lane
Garden City Beach, SC  29576
— E-mail us —
800-238-6565
SC Dlr Lic #354
Greenville Rolling Green Village (Visit our site)
One Hoke Smith Boulevard
Greenville, SC 29615
— E-mail us —
864-987-9800
The Woodlands at Furman (Visit our site)
1500 Trailhead Court
Greenville, SC 29617
— E-mail us —
864-371-3123
Greenwood Wesley Commons (Visit our site)
1110 Marshall Road
Greenwood, SC 29646-4299
888-298-6222
Hilton Head TidePointe, a Vi Community
700 TidePointe Way
Hilton Head, SC 29928
— E-mail us —
888-912-2046
Mt. Pleasant Somerby of Mount Pleasant (Visit our site)
3100 Tradition Circle
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466
— E-mail us —
888-872-6617
North Myrtle Beach Country Lakes  (Visit our site)
by JENSEN communities®
4353 Erie Drive
Little River, SC  29566
(Located near North Myrtle Beach)
— E-mail us —
888-716-9750 or 843-399-2333
SC Dlr Lic #6529
Rock Hill Park Pointe Village (Visit our site)
3025 Chesbrough Boulevard
Rock Hill, SC 29732
803-980-8623
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Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Charleston Somerby of Mount Pleasant (Visit our site)
3100 Tradition Circle
Charleston, SC 29466
— E-mail us —
888-872-6617
Clemson Clemson Downs Retirement Center (Visit our site)
500 Downs Loops
Clemson, SC 29631
— E-mail us —
864-654-1155
Columbia Wildewood Downs (Visit our site)
731 Polo Road
Columbia, SC 29223
— E-mail us —
803-788-5115
Darlington Bethea Baptist Retirement Community (Visit our site)
157 Home Avenue  (P. O. Box 4000)
Darlington, SC 25932
843-393-2867
Greenville Rolling Green Village (Visit our site)
One Hoke Smith Boulevard
Greenville, SC 29615
— E-mail us —
864-987-9800
The Woodlands at Furman (Visit our site)
1500 Trailhead Court
Greenville, SC 29617
— E-mail us —
864-371-3123
Greenwood Wesley Commons (Visit our site)
1110 Marshall Road
Greenwood, SC 29646-4299
888-298-6222
Hilton Head TidePointe, a Vi Community
700 TidePointe Way
Hilton Head, SC 29928
— E-mail us —
888-912-2046
Mt. Pleasant Somerby of Mount Pleasant (Visit our site)
3100 Tradition Circle
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466
— E-mail us —
888-872-6617
Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach Manor
9201 North Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
803-449-5283
Rock Hill Park Pointe Village (Visit our site)
3025 Chesbrough Boulevard
Rock Hill, SC 29732
803-980-8623
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Assisted Living Communities

Aiken Cumberland Village (Visit our site)
3335 Wise Creek Lane
Aiken, SC 29801
— E-mail us —
800-861-8688
Charleston Somerby of Mount Pleasant (Visit our site)
3100 Tradition Circle
Charleston, SC 29466
— E-mail us —
888-872-6617
Clemson Clemson Downs Retirement Center (Visit our site)
500 Downs Loops
Clemson, SC 29631
— E-mail us —
864-654-1155
Columbia Wildewood Downs (Visit our site)
731 Polo Road
Columbia, SC 29223
— E-mail us —
803-788-5115
Greenville Rolling Green Village (Visit our site)
One Hoke Smith Boulevard
Greenville, SC 29615
— E-mail us —
864-987-9800
The Woodlands at Furman (Visit our site)
1500 Trailhead Court
Greenville, SC 29617
— E-mail us —
864-371-3123
Greenwood Wesley Commons (Visit our site)
1110 Marshall Road
Greenwood, SC 29646-4299
864-227-7290
Hilton Head TidePointe, a Vi Community
700 TidePointe Way
Hilton Head, SC 29928
— E-mail us —
888-912-2046
Somerby of Mount Pleasant (Visit our site)
3100 Tradition Circle
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466
— E-mail us —
888-872-6617
Rock Hill Park Pointe Village (Visit our site)
3025 Chesbrough Boulevard
Rock Hill, SC 29732
803-980-8623
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Alzheimer’s Care

Charleston Somerby of Mount Pleasant (Visit our site)
3100 Tradition Circle
Charleston, SC 29466
— E-mail us —
888-872-6617
Clemson Clemson Downs Retirement Center (Visit our site)
500 Downs Loops
Clemson, SC 29631
— E-mail us —
864-654-1155
Columbia Wildewood Downs (Visit our site)
731 Polo Road
Columbia, SC 29223
— E-mail us —
803-788-5115
Greenville Rolling Green Village (Visit our site)
One Hoke Smith Boulevard
Greenville, SC 29615
— E-mail us —
864-987-9800
The Woodlands at Furman (Visit our site)
1500 Trailhead Court
Greenville, SC 29617
— E-mail us —
864-371-3123
Evergreen Place at Rolling Green Village (Visit our site)
Five Hoke Smith Boulevard
Greenville, SC 29615
— E-mail us —
864-987-4617
Greenwood Wesley Commons (Visit our site)
1110 Marshall Road
Greenwood, SC 29646-4299
864-227-7290
Hilton Head TidePointe, a Vi Community
700 TidePointe Way
Hilton Head, SC 29928
— E-mail us —
888-912-2046
Mt. Pleasant Somerby of Mount Pleasant (Visit our site)
3100 Tradition Circle
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466
— E-mail us —
888-872-6617
Pawleys Island The Lakes at Litchfield Retirement Community (Visit our site)
120 Lakes at Litchfield Drive
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
800-684-7866
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Nursing Care

Clemson Clemson Downs Retirement Center (Visit our site)
500 Downs Loops
Clemson, SC 29631
— E-mail us —
864-654-1155
Columbia Wildewood Downs (Visit our site)
731 Polo Road
Columbia, SC 29223
— E-mail us —
803-788-5115
Darlington Bethea Baptist Retirement Community (Visit our site)
157 Home Avenue  (P. O. Box 4000)
Darlington, SC 25932
843-393-2867
Greenville Rolling Green Village (Visit our site)
One Hoke Smith Boulevard
Greenville, SC 29615
— E-mail us —
864-987-9800
The Woodlands at Furman (Visit our site)
1500 Trailhead Court
Greenville, SC 29617
— E-mail us —
864-371-3123
Greenwood Wesley Commons (Visit our site)
1110 Marshall Road
Greenwood, SC 29646-4299
864-227-7250
Hilton Head TidePointe, a Vi Community
700 TidePointe Way
Hilton Head, SC 29928
— E-mail us —
888-912-2046
Pawleys Island The Lakes at Litchfield Retirement Community (Visit our site)
120 Lakes at Litchfield Drive
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
800-684-7866
Rock Hill Park Pointe Village (Visit our site)
3025 Chesbrough Boulevard
Rock Hill, SC 29732
803-980-8623
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