Discover the Active Adult Communities in Greenville, South Carolina

Butler Parc neighborhood street in Greenville, South Carolina
Greenville, South Carolina has a variety of picturesque active adult communities for interested homebuyers to consider.

The name Greenville, South Carolina may not be as well-known as Myrtle Beach or Charlotte, but this northwestern part of the state has special appeal for active adults. This aptly termed “upcountry” region is farther inland and closer to North Carolina and Tennessee. It’s also smack-dab in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Some of the upcountry’s most famous landmarks include the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum, Pickens County Museum of Art & History, and the Lake Hartwell Country.

The impressive city also has a flourishing downtown area, nearby golf courses, and outdoor recreation areas. At last count, we listed six retirement communities in Greenville, and here’s what each one has to offer.

Annandale Estates

Low $200s – Mid $200s

Downtown Greenville, South Carolina Reedy River cityscape.

This Ryan Homes-built neighborhood was completed in 2018 with 123 new homes. Although it’s not age-restricted, it’s designed for active adult lifestyles with an active homeowners’ association (HOA), modern floor plans, and a desirable location.

Annandale Estates offers four models sized from 1,150 to 1,694 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two-car garages. Features like stainless-steel appliances, tiled bathrooms, and granite countertops make these homes comfortable and convenient. The reasonable HOA fees cover lawn care and snow removal.

This neighborhood doesn’t have a community clubhouse, but it has ample greenspace with a gathering area and fire pit. The property also provides easy access to Swamp Rabbit Trail, a 22-mile greenway that works well for picnics, nature walks, and bicycling. There are several fitness centers nearby.

Furman University Golf Club is also less than three miles away and offers different membership options. Area supermarkets include Publix and Walmart, and there are many hospitals and physician’s offices in Greenville and the surrounding area.


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Swansgate

Low $200s – Low $300s

River Place bridge in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.

Swansgate is an age-restricted community with condos and single-family homes spread across a gated, 42-acre property in the heart of Greenville. Built by H. Wilson Worley and U.S. Retirement Corporation from 1983 to 2002, there are 165 resale single-family homes and 24 condo units within this community. The condos are in two three-story buildings with 12 units each, secured front entrances, and elevator access.

These units are sized from 1,028 to 1,809 square feet with one to two bedrooms and bathrooms, private patios or balconies, energy-efficient designs, gallery-style kitchens, and lot parking. The five single-family floor plans range from 1,627 to 1,986 square feet with two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached one-car garages, plus features like eat-in kitchens, vaulted ceilings, plantation shutters, and generous master suites with walk-in closets. The reasonable HOA fee provides for landscaping, exterior maintenance, gated security, and common area facilities.

Swansgate’s welcoming clubhouse has its own exercise room, locker room, outdoor pool, and tennis court. There’s also a community room, a catering kitchen, and a library for more laid-back pursuits. Homeowners gather here and elsewhere for group activities like social hours, dances, and holiday parties. This wonderful 55+ neighborhood is also just minutes from Greenville Memorial Hospital and Greenville Country Club.


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