View from the deck of the clubhouse looking out over Cresswind Charleston in Summerville, South Carolina

South Carolina has a number of active adult communities offering homes for sale for $250k or less.

Budget and location are typically the big determining factors when it comes to purchasing a home, whether it’s a second home or permanent residence. Fortunately, if you're considering a move to South Carolina, there are plenty of active adult communities in desirable locations with housing options around $250k.

Here are five communities to consider and what you can expect from each.

Cresswind Charleston - Summerville, SC

Mid $200s - Low $300s

Located just outside of Charleston in the small town of Summerville, Cresswind Charleston is a gated and age-restricted community. Built by Kolter Homes in 2016, the development will feature 600 single-family homes upon completion. Both new and resale homes are available with two home collections to choose from. Floor plans within Cresswind Charleston that range between $200k and $250k vary between 1,454 and 1,784 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. The neighborhood’s larger floor plans include a den.

Homeowners have access to several amenities that include a 12,000-square-foot clubhouse, a fitness center, a catering kitchen, and multi-purpose rooms. Outdoor amenities include a pool and patio; tennis, pickleball, and bocce courts; horseshoe pits; an event lawn; and an amphitheater. There’s also walking and biking trails spread throughout the property, along with plenty of parks, natural space, and fishing lakes.

Learn more information about Cresswind Charleston here.

Del Webb at Cane Bay - Summerville, SC

Low $200s - Low $400s

Del Webb at Cane Bay is another option in the Charleston area to consider for homes around $250k. Not only is its location desirable, but the community also boasts dozens of enviable floor plans. All six of Del Webb at Cane Bay’s home collections feature homes within the $250k price range and floor plans that start at 1,109 square feet and increase up to 2,367 square feet. Plans can have one to four bedrooms, one-and-a-half to four bathrooms, and two- or three-car garages.

Amenities within the development’s gates include a 20,000-square-foot resort-style clubhouse, a ballroom, an arts and crafts studio, and a sundeck with a fire pit. Staying in shape will be a breeze with a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor lap pool, an aerobics and dance studio, four tennis courts, two pickleball courts, four bocce ball courts, horseshoe pits, and walking and biking trails.

Learn more information about Del Webb at Cane Bay here.

Four Seasons at Gold Hill - Fort Mill, SC

High $100s - Mid $300s 

Just a short drive across state lines from Charlotte, North Carolina sits Fort Mill’s age-restricted Four Seasons at Gold Hill community. It features a combination of 300 single-family and attached homes that are available on a resale-only basis.

For around $250k, potential buyers have several choices when it comes to townhomes and single-family homes in the neighborhood. Townhomes range from 1,392 to 1,969 square feet with one to two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two-car garages. Floor plans for single-family homes are slightly bigger, starting at 1,480 square feet and going all the way up to 3,430 square feet. These plans can have two to five bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and two-car garages. 

The list of amenities that can be found in the community includes a large clubhouse, a ballroom, a catering kitchen, a library, card rooms, billiards, an arts and crafts studio, and a computer center. Additionally, homeowners have access to a fitness center, an aerobics studio, an outdoor pool, tennis and bocce ball courts, a driving range, and a putting green.

Learn more information about Four Seasons at Gold Hill here.

Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head - Hardeeville, SC

Mid $200s - Mid $300s 

Homebuyers looking for a community with a vacation-like feel can get just that at Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head. The large development will have more than 1,000 homes upon completion and offers affordable price points in one of the state’s most popular coastal towns. There are two home collections with prices around $250k—The Caribbean Collection and Beach Collection. These single-family floor plans range from 1,503 to 2,393 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and two-car garages.

Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head has an expansive list of resort-style amenities that includes (but is not limited to) a 290,000-square-foot retail center, a town center, a theater, a beach area, and a fitness center. 

Learn more information about Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head here.

Sun City Hilton Head - Bluffton, SC

High $100s - Mid $1Ms

With more than 8,000 homes and plans for more in the future, Sun City Hilton Head has a wide range of floor plans and prices available for both single-family and attached homes. The 50+ community has homes starting as low as the mid $100s and as high as $1 million, but active adults looking for real estate at $250k can expect to find several options throughout the dozens of available floor plans. Residences within Sun City range from 1,000-square-foot villas to single-family homes with more than 4,000 square feet of living space.

Along with the wide variety of housing options, the community also boasts a long list of amenities for residents to enjoy. Homeowners have access to three 18-hole golf courses, a 45-acre town center, multiple indoor and outdoor pools, three fitness centers, dozens of athletic fields, a 20-acre fishing lake, RV and boat storage, and walking and biking trails. 

Learn more information about Sun City Hilton Head here.