Sun City Hilton Head has taken the crown as the number one 55 Best 55+ Communities in 2018. You’ve read the community page, looked at the photos, and checked out the amenities. Now it’s time to hear straight from the residents of Sun City Hilton Head. What makes the community the best of 2018? Let Marjie and Howie Seras as well as John and Tracey Rossman explain.
Meet the Serases
Marjie and Howie Seras vacationed on and off in Hilton Head for five years and they got to know the area pretty well. They would pass by Sun City Hilton Head on occasion and wonder about it. As they began preparing for retirement Marjie went on 55places.com, which she had been using a lot, and looked up the community they have driven by so often. After they stayed on site in one of the model homes for a weekend, they fell in love with the community.
One year ago, after their kids finished school, the Serases packed up their things and moved from their quaint,1920s home in Westchester County, New York and moved in their resale home in Sun City Hilton Head.
“It’s, of course, hard to leave friends and family from New York,” says Marjie. “But everyone here is so nice. And it’s really affordable for all kinds of different people from different walks of life.”
Though Sun City Hilton Head began construction in 1995, Marjie feels like their house and everything in the community is new. Coming from New York, where the couple’s property taxes were high, the Serases were able to buy a bigger home in Sun City, rather than downsize, which is typical of retired couples after their kids are out of the house.
Meet the Rossmans
Like the Serases, John and Tracey Rossman have been coming to Hilton Head on and off for years. They’ve owned a timeshare there since 1999 and would drive past Sun City Hilton Head when leaving the island. Stuck in traffic, they one day decided to stop in the community and tour the model homes they had seen so many times on billboard signs on the highway. “We were just taken by the absolute beauty of this place,” says Tracey.
Though they looked at several other 55+ communities, they chose Sun City Hilton Head because they felt it was superior to the other choices. Its access to the beach and proximity to Savannah and Charleston also helped. “It’s the perfect location,” says Tracey.