The Haven at New Riverside is a 55+ community built by Del Web in Bluffton, SC.

The Haven at New Riverside is a 55+ community built by Del Webb in Bluffton, SC.

The Haven at New Riverside is a popular active adult community that provides retirees with a prime Coastal South Carolina retirement location along with superb amenities and low-maintenance home designs by premier builder Del Webb. Its location next to the acclaimed Palmetto Bluff also allows residents to enjoy spacious homesites, fewer crowds, and the perfect combination of privacy and tranquility in a natural setting.


Del Webb began construction of The Haven at New Riverside in 2007 and plans to build 500 single-family homes upon completion. This active adult community has also been designed to carefully co-exist with nature, and homes enjoy scenic views of majestic live oaks and towering pine forests filled with wildlife. Stucco, Hardiplank, and cultured stone exteriors on all homes complement the natural environment of the surrounding area. The Haven is known for its acres of protected land.

Homebuyers can choose from a great lineup of single-family home designs that come in five distinct collections: Passport, Palmetto, Expedition, Reserve, and Pinnacle. These single-family homes range from 1,152 to just over 2,500 square feet and have one to three bedrooms, one-and-a-half to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached two to three-car garages.

Homes are priced starting in the high $200s and feature open layouts, single-level living, inviting gathering areas, formal dining rooms, spacious master suites, versatile flex spaces, gourmet kitchens, modern designs, optional second floors, and plenty of space for entertaining guests. Buyers also have the option of personalizing their homes to reflect their specific tastes and styles. Some homes are also situated near the lagoon and wooded homesites are located on large quarter-and-a-half-acre sites.


When retirees aren’t spending their time relaxing at home or entertaining guests, they are socializing and staying active at The Haven’s clubhouse. The 8,500-square-foot Retreat is a luxurious clubhouse that acts as the central hub for all residents of this exciting 55+ community. The well-appointed clubhouse features indoor social areas like a fitness center, game room, craft room, catering kitchen, ballroom, billiards, an internet cafe, and multi-purpose room.

And the amenities don’t stop there. Just outside of the clubhouse, residents also have a sparkling zero-entry pool, a covered patio, gardening plots, a fire pit, a dog park, and a tot lot for when the grandkids come over to visit. Neighbors can challenge each other to a friendly game of pickleball, bocce, or tennis on one of the on-site courts.

And if that’s not enough activity, homeowners can jog or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the neighborhood’s meandering walking and biking trails, which extend into the larger master-planned development of New Riverside.


Thanks to the rich lineup of resort-style amenities available for residents in this age-restricted community, homeowners also have a vibrant social atmosphere where they can meet new people and build lifelong friendships. This 55+ community offers plenty of clubs, events, and activities that keep residents active and entertained no matter what day of the week it is.

Retirees can join book club, wine club, history group, coffee talk, lunch bunch, Bible study, or bingo night. They can also stay fit while having fun by participating in aqua aerobics, gardening, yoga, Pilates, pickleball, tai chi, or dancing.

Residents also love The Haven’s prime location in Bluffton, South Carolina. This age-restricted community is centrally located off SC-46 and SC-170 in the New Riverside section of Bluffton. The community is close to a variety of daily conveniences like shopping, dining, and entertainment venues including Berkeley Place, which has restaurants, retail shops, and a movie theater that’s four miles away.


The Haven is also about 10 miles from Tanger outlet malls, Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Best Buy, and other retail stores. Golfers will also love having more than 40 renowned golf courses in the area including Island West Golf Club, Pinecrest Golf Club, Belfair, Bear Creek Golf Club, Hampton Hall, and much more.

Retirees will love having easy access to world-famous attractions like Hilton Head Island and historic Savannah, Georgia, which are only 15 miles away, as well as the southern charm of Charleston, South Carolina that’s just 90 miles away. With so much to offer inside and outside of the community’s gates, it’s no surprise why so many retirees flock to The Haven in Bluffton, SC.