As one of the most popular retirement destinations in the U.S., Coastal South Carolina is home to dozens of active adult communities that boast everything from resort-style amenities to 4,000-square-foot homes. Luckily, because of the large number of communities located along the coast, living in such a desirable location doesn’t have to be a financial burden.
Here are the five best lowest-priced communities in Coastal South Carolina.
Low $200s - Low $300s
Located just a short drive from Hilton Head’s popular beaches in Hardeeville, the Abbey Glen community features 112 single-family and attached homes. Both new construction and resale homes are available with price points starting in the low $200s, making it one of the most affordable active adult communities in the area.
There are almost a dozen floor plans, ranging from 1,325 to 2,600 square feet, for potential residents to consider. Residences can have one to three bedrooms, one-and-a-half to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and one- to two-and-a-half-car garages. Notable amenities in the community include a clubhouse, a fitness center, an outdoor pool, and a sundeck.
Low $100s - Low $400s
Myrtle Beach’s Berkshire Forest is a large community that will have a total of 1,500 single-family homes upon completion. New and resale homes are on the market with prices starting in the low $100s.
The development offers prospective buyers 20 floor plans between 1,656 and 3,200 square feet with two to six bedrooms and two to five bathrooms. Berkshire’s amenities include a clubhouse, a fitness center, an outdoor pool and patio, a spa, several athletic courts, and walking and biking trails.
Below $100k - Mid $200s
With housing prices starting below $100k, the Myrtle Beach Golf & Yacht Club is easily one of the most affordable communities in Coastal South Carolina. The development features more than 1,020 single-family homes that are available on a resale-only basis.
Floor plans within the community typically range between 1,100 and 1,800 square feet with two to three bedrooms and one to two bathrooms. Some plans also include an attached garage. Amenities in the neighborhood include a community center, a clubhouse, a pool area with two outdoor spas, a playground for grandkids, and two tennis courts. An additional perk to living in the community is having a homeowners’ association that handles lawn care for a minimal fee.
4. Myrtle Trace - Conway, SC
Mid $100s - Low $200s
Another low-priced community on the coast is the age-restricted Myrtle Trace. The neighborhood features just over 500 single-family residences that are on the market as resale only. Price points start in the mid $100s with the most expensive homes topping out in the low $200s.
This development is a great option for active adults on a budget or those looking for a second home. Myrtle Trace homes are ranch-style with low-maintenance exteriors, two to three bedrooms, two to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached garage. The community’s list of amenities includes a clubhouse with a multi-purpose room, a catering kitchen, and a hobby and game room. Outdoor amenities include a pool, bocce ball and shuffleboard courts, and horseshoe pits.
High $100s - High $800s
With more than 8,000 homes, Sun City Hilton Head is South Carolina’s largest active adult community. It’s gated, age-restricted, and it has homes on the market starting in the high $100s. And, with more than a dozen unique home collections, there are plenty of options when it comes to floor plans. Prospective buyers will find everything from 1,000-square-foot villas to single-family homes with 4,000 square feet.
Sun City’s resort-style amenities include—but are not limited to—a 45-acre town center, on-site grilles, multiple fitness centers, an art studio, a grand ballroom, a computer room, a photography studio, and a woodworking shop. Outdoors, residents have access to four pools, dozens of athletic courts, walking and biking trails, a 20-acre fishing lake, a dog park, gardening plots, three 18-hole golf courses, and RV and boat storage.