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55 Plus Retirement Communities In SC

There are many small towns in SC perfect for retirement living. Aiken, Anderson, Beaufort, Bluffton, Charleston, Columbia, Fort Mill, Garden City, Georgetown, Grand Strand, Greenville, Hardeeville, Hilton Head Island, Florence, Johns Island, Johnsonville, Ladson, Little River, Manning, Murrells Inlet, Myrtle Beach, Okatie, Pawleys Island, Port Royal, Salem, Seneca, Sheldon, Spartanburg, Summerville, Sumter, Taylors, Yemassee SC.

Best Small Towns in South Carolina

South Carolina is known for its beautiful landscape and farming communities. The area offers pockets of rural towns that have been recognized in major magazines as some of the best places to live. Culture, arts, and fine dining can all be found among the best small towns in South Carolina.

1. Beaufort

The small town of Beaufort has 11,800 residents and is one of the most prized coastal communities in the state of South Carolina. The town has been recognized as being the most romantic town, most affordable places to retire and best small towns in the country. The area is rich with culture, landscape and home-cooking.

2. Bennettsville

Located along the northern South Carolina border lies the small town of Bennettsville; population 9,000. The town is an old farming community that was placed on the map by the cotton manufacturing decades ago. A small and historic downtown offer splenty of shops to get lost in and down-home cooking from some of the finest restaurants in the area. A number of small businesses are located in the town and you won’t find large retail chains located here.

3. Greenwood

The community of Greenwood is located in the southwestern corner of the state and has a population of 22,500 residents. The beautiful small town sits among pine trees and exquisite bodies of water. The Sumter National Forest provides outdoor fun and adventure with a number of activities taking place all year round. Visitors and residents take part in hiking, biking and boating throughout the warmer months and during the winter head over to ski resorts and recreational parks located nearby. The home prices are reasonable and the school systems in the district are above average.

4. Laurens

Laurens is home to just under 10,000 residents and offers many advantages and benefits to its visitors looking for a peaceful small town atmosphere. The community is situated near many large metropolitan areas such as Greenville and Columbia, but is far enough away to maintain the peace that only small town living brings. Big city jobs and entertaining nightlife are only a stone’s throw away and the median home price is affordable. If you are looking to rent, there are a number of areas and home rental prices are anything but expensive.



5. Moncks Corner

With a population of 7,044 residents, Moncks Corner is a small and quiet community where life is sweet and always calm. The town is located approximately thirty miles from Charleston and is a beautiful mix of quality of life, small town living and naturally picturesque landscape. The town is in the middle of the coming together of Lake Moultrie and the Francis Marion National Forest. There is lots to do in terms of outdoor adventure including hiking, walking, biking,fishing and more.

6. Mount Pleasant

The small community of Mount Pleasant is home to 68,000 residents and is appealing for three reasons – it offers miles of beachfront, a mild to moderate climate, and a strong school system. The town is located just 10 miles from Charleston and offers convenient access to the city. The area is known for its shrimp industry and hosts an annual spring event known as Blessing of the Fleet, in which the residents of Mount Pleasant join together to enjoy freshly caught shrimp and plenty of live music.


Tradition Hilton Head SC will be a complete community, with most everything you need close by, in the SC lowcountry. Just a short distance from Tradition South Carolina’s home sites, the charming Village Square will be the retail center of the town ,anchored by Tradition South Carolina’s very own neighborhood food market. Incurable shoppers will enjoy the variety of intriguing stores as well as the cozy cafes and restaurants. But more than that, Village Square will be the heart of our community. Because it will also be the location for a full calendar of seasonal events, festivals and concerts.


SunCity Carolina Lakes is located in Lancaster County, South Carolina just 5 miles from the North Carolina border and only a short distance from the Charlotte Metropolitan Area. Just minutes away are shopping, dining, entertainment venues, the Charlotte Douglas International airport, and award winning medical facilities. The community rests on more than 1,200 acres of rolling, green forests filled with pine, maple, oak, and purple plum trees and includes 10 pristine lakes and ponds.


Del Webb Charleston lifestyle is coming to the desirable historic area of Charleston, South Carolina! Located just 25 miles from downtown Charleston, this newest Del Webb community to grace the Carolinas, will serve adults 55 years of age or better who are interested in enjoying an enriching lifestyle full of unlimited social, recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities. Whether you are rekindling an old passion or exploring new pursuits, Del Webb Charleston is the perfect home for you to inspire, redefine and facilitate your new life ahead!


Sun City Hilton Head Located in the beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry, this active adult community for adults age 55 and over boasts a range of opportunities and events, including:

Two 18 Hole Champion Golf Courses
Tennis Courts, Softball Field, and Walking Trails
Two Fitness Centers and a Sports Complex
Four Swimming Pools including a 5,000 sq. ft. heated outdoor pool with swimlanes and walking area
Numerous Clubs, Classes, & Activities
Nearby Shopping
plus much, much more...

Hilton Head Island, Bluffton & Sun City Realtor Specialist
Larry Meyers is a realtor with Re/Max Island Realty on Hilton Head Island specializing in Sun City Hilton Head real estate.

Beachgoers--try Charleston instead of Florida. Still good weather, insurance is still obtainable, most hurricanes go on by to north carolina (though not all, obviously), and the city is nearby the beaches to provide economic stability and culture.

Beach communities include Seabrook Island, Isle of Palms, Kiawah Island, Folly Beach, Sullivans Island and Edisto Island. Edisto is an hour south of Charleston, and is cheapest. Isle of Palms is our favorite.
Myrtle Beach - Grand Strand, SC

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Myrtle Beach - Grand Strand SC, Georgetown, Charleston.

Hilton Head - This is a major retirement town. Has lost to offer, scenery, ocean, plenty of restaurants.

Aiken has mild winters and is horse country. Summerville, Columbia, Cheraw, South Carolina.

Blufton South Carolina

Charleston - West Ashley, Goose Creek, James Island, John's Island, Mt.Pleasant, Isle of Palms SC, North Charleston, Summerville, Garden Hill, Myers, Rosemont, Menriv Park, Oakley, Fenwick Crossroads, Legareville, Miller Hill, Cassina Heights, Goose Creek, Forest Trail, Harborgate, Iron Gate, Tea Farm, South Carolina, James Island SC, Berkeley County, Dorchester County.

Columbia

Greenville

South Carolina towns and communities include:

Adams Run, Aiken, Alcolu, Allendale, Alvin, Anderson, Andrews, Arcadia, Ashton,Awendaw, Aynor, Ballentine, Bamberg, Barnwell, Batesburg, Bath, Beaufort,Belton, Belvedere, Bennettsville, Bethera, Bethune, Bishopville, Blacksburg,Blackstock, Blackville, Blair, Blenheim, Bluffton, Blythewood, Bonneau, Bowman,Bradley, Branchville, Brunson, Bucksport, Buffalo, Burton, Cades, CalhounFalls, Camden, Cameron, Campobello, Canadys, Carlisle, Cassatt, Catawba, Cayce,Centenary, Centerville, Central, Chapin, Chappells, Charleston, Cheraw,Cherokee Falls, Cherry Grove Beach, Chesnee, Chester, Chesterfield, ClarksHill, Clearwater, Clemson, Cleveland, Clinton, Clio, Clover, Columbia, Conway,Coosawhatchie, Cope, Cordesville, Cordova, Cornwell, Cottageville, Coward,Cowpens, Cross, Cross Anchor, Cross Hill, Cummings, Dale, Dalzell, Darlington,Daufuskie Island, Denmark, Dentsville, Dillon, Donalds, Dorchester, Duncan,Early Branch, Easley, Eastover, Edgefield, Edgemoor, Edisto Beach, EdistoIsland, Effingham, Ehrhardt, Elgin, Elliott, Elloree, Enoree, Epworth, Estill,Eureka, Eutawville, Fair Play, Fairfax, Florence, Floydale, Foreston, Fork,Fort Lawn, Fort Mill, Fort Motte, Fountain Inn, Frogmore, Furman, Gadsden,Gaffney, Galivants Ferry, Garnett, Gaston, Georgetown, Gifford, Gilbert,Gloverville, Gluck, Goose Creek, Govan, Graniteville, Graves, Gray Court, GraysHill, Great Falls, Greeleyville, Green Pond, Green Sea, Greenville, Greenwood,Greer, Gresham, Grover, Hamer, Hampton, Hanahan, Hardeeville, Harleyville,Hartsville, Heath Springs, Hemingway, Hendersonville, Hickory Grove, Hilda,Hilton Head Island, Hodges, Holly Hill, Hollywood, Homewood, Honea Path,Hopkins, Horatio, Horrel Hill, Huger, Inman, Irmo, Islandton, Isle Of Palms,Iva, Jackson, Jacksonboro, Jamestown, Jefferson, Joanna, Johns Island,Johnsonville, Johnston, Jonesville, Jordan, Kershaw, Kinards, Kingstree,Kirksey, Kline, La France, Ladson, Lake City, Lake View, Lamar, Lancaster,Lando, Landrum, Lane, Langley, Latta, Laurel Bay, Laurens, Leesville, Lesslie,Lexington, Liberty, Liberty Hill, Little Mountain, Little River, Little Rock,Lobeco, Lockhart, Lone Star, Long Creek, Longs, Loris, Lowndesville, Lowrys,Lugoff, Luray, Lydia, Lynchburg, Manning, Marietta, Marion, Marlboro, Martin,Mauldin, Mayesville, Mayo, Mc Bee, Mc Clellanville, Mc Coll, Mc Connells, McCormick, McBee, McClellanville, McColl, McConnells, McCormick, Meggett,Meriwether, Miley, Millett, Modoc, Monarch, Moncks Corner, Monetta, Mont Clare,Monticello, Montmorenci, Moore, Morgana, Mount Carmel, Mount Holly, MountPleasant, Mount Pleasent, Mountain Rest, Mountville, Mullins, Murrells Inlet,Myrtle Beach, Neeses, Nesmith, New Ellenton, New Zion, Newberry, Nichols,Ninety Six, Nixons Crossroads, Norris, North, North Augusta, North Charleston, NorthMyrtle Beach, Norway, Oakley, Olanta, Olar, Orangeburg, Pacolet, Pacolet Mills,Pageland, Pamplico, Parksville, Patrick, Pauline, Pawleys Island, Peedee,Pelion, Pelzer, Pendleton, Perry, Pickens, Piedmont, Pineland, Pineville,Pinewood, Pinopolis, Plantersville, Plum Branch, Pocalla Springs, Pomaria, PortRoyal, Poston, Princeton, Prosperity, Ravenel, Reevesville, Reidville, Rembert,Richburg, Richtex, Ridge Spring, Ridgeland, Ridgeville, Ridgeway, Rimini, Rion,Rock Hill, Rockville, Rodman, Roebuck, Round O, Rowesville, Ruby, Ruffin, SaintAndrews, Saint Charles, Saint George, Saint Helena Island, Saint Matthews,Saint Stephens, Salem, Salley, Salters, Saluda, Sandy Springs, Santee, Scotia,Scranton, Seabrook, Sellers, Seneca, Sharon, Sheldon, Shelton, Shulerville,Silverstreet, Simpsonville, Smoaks, Smyrna, Snelling, Society Hill, Somerville,Spartanburg, Springfield, Starr, Startex, Sullivans Islan, Summerton,Summerville, Sumter, Sunset, Surfside Beach, Swansea, Sycamore, Tamassee,Tigerville, Tillman, Timmonsville, Toddville, Townville, Tradesville, TravelersRest, Trenton, Troy, Turbeville, Ulmer, Union, Vance, Varnville, Vaucluse,Verdery, Wadmalaw Island, Wagener, Walhalla, Wallace, Walterboro, Wando, Ward,Ware Shoals, Warrenville, Wateree, Wedgefield, Wellford, West Columbia, WestUnion, Westminster, Westville, White Oak, Whitmire, Williamston, Williston,Windsor, Winnsboro, Wisacky, Woodford, Woodruff, Yemassee, York