Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 55+ Communities Great for Downsizing

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The outdoor patio on the grounds of Bridgewater in Little River, South Carolina.

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What You’ll Gain From Reading This Article: Readers will discover that beyond its charming coastal atmosphere and picturesque scenery, Myrtle Beach is home to a variety of 55+ communities tailored for downsizing retirees.


Nestled along the picturesque coastline of South Carolina lies a hidden gem for those seeking a vibrant retirement lifestyle. Myrtle Beach, renowned for its charming coastal atmosphere, also boasts an array of 55+ communities tailored to meet the needs of retirees looking to downsize.

From quaint cottages to luxurious condos, these communities offer more than just a place to reside—they provide a thriving social scene, convenient amenities, and a sense of belonging that makes every day feel like a vacation. Join us as we delve into the allure of Myrtle Beach’s 55+ communities, where downsizing becomes a gateway to new adventures and lifelong friendships.

Bridgewater – Little River, SC

High $300ks – Low $700ks

Exterior view of a home in Bridgewater in Little River, South Carolina.

Bridgewater will be made up of more than 1,500 homes that will spread over 540 picturesque acres upon completion. Only new construction homes are available with almost a dozen floor plans for potential homebuyers. Floor plans start at 1,586 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, as well as an attached two-car garage.

Final plans for Bridgewater’s amenities include a 5,000-square-foot clubhouse, a fitness center, a great room, a multipurpose room, and a card room. Additionally, outdoor amenities will include two resort-style pools and patios, a fire pit, a gazebo, an outdoor grill, community gardening plots, and walking and biking trails. There will also be a dog park for residents to enjoy time outdoors with their favorite four-legged friend.

Cameron Village – Myrtle Beach, SC

Mid $200ks – High $400ks

Exterior view of a home in Cameron Village in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

When considering communities with incredible downsizing options, active adults should also take a look at Cameron Village. The 344-home development has both new and resale homes.

The Wisteria model offers 1,446 to 1,476 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a garage. There’s also the Jasmine model for buyers who want a little more space than Wisteria offers. Jasmine floor plans feature 1,561 to 1,582 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two-car garages.

Amenities within the community include a clubhouse, a multipurpose room, an outdoor pool, two tennis courts, a basketball court, walking and biking trails, as well as scenic ponds. Additionally, there’s a playground on the property that’s ideal for visiting grandchildren.

The Bays of Prince Creek – Murrells Inlet, SC

Mid $500ks – High $500ks

Exterior view of a home in The Bays of Prince Creek in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.

Originally built in 2004, The Bays of Prince Creek is a gated community made up of almost 800 single-family and attached homes. The attached homes within the neighborhood are great for anyone wanting to downsize. The floor plans still offer two bedrooms, one to three bathrooms, and a one-car garage. In addition to the smaller space, residents won’t have to worry about taking care of outdoor chores, either.

Notable amenities include a clubhouse exercise room, two outdoor pools and patios, two tennis courts, a pavilion, a fire pit, as well as walking and biking trails. Along with the many amenities, there’s an on-site activities director who coordinates organized social events throughout the year.

If you’re ready to downsize into a carefree retirement, 55places is here to help! We’ll connect you with a local real estate expert who can help you find the right home in the perfect community. Whether your dream destination is Myrtle Beach, another part of South Carolina, or a different part of the country, we can help you make your next move the best one yet. Contact us today!

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