Trees surrounding the outdoor pool at Sun City Hilton Head in Bluffton, South Carolina

Bluffton, South Carolina has a lot to offer active adults seeking an affordable retirement.

Located right outside the coastal town of Hilton Head, the small town of Bluffton, South Carolina is a popular retirement destination for active adults who want to settle down near the coast and some of the South’s best golf courses. Bluffton offers easy access to Hilton Head Island and all the resort town has to offer as well as several scenic beaches, shopping and dining options, and many daily conveniences. Bluffton is home to six active adult communities with four that have homes available for $300k and under.

Here’s what active adults can expect to find for around $300k in Bluffton, South Carolina.

Alston Park at New Riverside

Mid $200s - Mid $300s 

Alston Park at New Riverside is a small community in Bluffton that features 133 single-family homes. There are both new construction and resale options in this community with the highest-priced homes for sale around the mid $300s. The community offers potential residents eight floor plans to choose from, ranging from 1,406 to 2,492 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and two-car garages.

Alston Park residents have access to several amenities including a clubhouse that boasts a fitness room, a lounge, and a hobby and game room. Outside amenities include a resort-style pool as well as walking and biking trails that wind through the property. Another perk that comes with living in Alston Park at New Riverside is having access to a homeowners' association that handles a number of mundane chores like lawn care and trash removal. 

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Sun City Hilton Head

High $100s - Mid $1Ms

The gated and age-restricted Sun City Hilton Head is the largest active adult community in South Carolina. It's home to more than 8,200 single-family homes and attached residences. The expansive development offers prospective buyers a wide array of of choices when it comes to floor plans with dozens to consider purchasing. Both new construction and resale options are available. Plans range from 1,000 to 4,000 square feet with one to four bedrooms, one-and-a-half to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and one- to three-car garages.

Along with its many floor plans, Sun City Hilton Head also offers homeowners dozens of amenities, which include three golf courses, a 45-acre town center, retail shopping, a number of on-site restaurants, multiple fitness centers, a performing arts theater, a social hall, and a grand ballroom. Additionally, there’s a 20-acre fishing lake, dozens of athletic courts, and RV and boat storage for homeowners to use.

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The Haven

High $200s - Mid $500s

Del Webb’s 55+ community The Haven is a gated development that’s made up of 500 single-family homes available on a resale basis only. Residences are ranch-style with several distinct floor plans that vary from 1,152 to 2,637 square feet with one to four bedrooms, one-and-a-half to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached two- or three-car garages. 

The Haven’s expansive list of amenities includes an 8,500-square-foot clubhouse with a multipurpose room, a kitchen, a ballroom, an internet cafe, and billiards as well as craft, card, and game rooms. Residents looking to stay fit and active have access to an entire fitness center with locker rooms, an outdoor junior Olympic pool, a number of athletic courts, and walking and biking trails. Other noteworthy outdoor amenities include a covered patio, a fire pit, a dog park, gardening plots, a tot lot for visiting grandkids, plenty of parks, natural spaces, and fishing lakes.

Beyond its amenities, the neighborhood also boasts a long list of organized clubs and interest groups for homeowners to join. A sampling of the available clubs includes everything from book groups and bridge clubs to pickleball and bocce ball teams. There are also several social events held throughout the year for neighbors to get to know each other, including game nights, brunches, wine and cheese seminars, and dances.

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The Reserve at Cypress Ridge

Mid $200s - High $200s 

The Reserve at Cypress Ridge is a small community that features only 62 new construction homes. The development has four floor plans ranging from 1,588 to 1,883 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two-car garages.

The community amenities include a large clubhouse, a three-story fitness center, an outdoor pool, a kiddie pool, a patio, two tennis courts, two basketball courts, a dog park, a tot lot, and RV and boat storage. Residents will also find a scenic lake as well as plenty of parks and natural space spread throughout the development.

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