The Elms of Charleston

The Elms of Charleston is a 55+ community located in Charleston, South Carolina offers great low-maintenance living. This community draws active adults from across the country with its resort-style amenities and great location. Currently homes in this community are available on a new and resale basis. Single-family and attached homes by Ryland Homes can be purchased on a resale-only basis.

The Elms of Charleston Amenities

Residents of this 55+ community enjoy great resort-style amenities. The clubhouse is the main hub for all activity in the community. Here homeowners enjoy working out in the exercise room, conversing with neighbors in the clubhouse lounge, or playing cards in the card and game room. A grand ballroom with a catering kitchen is the perfect place to throw a party and can be rented out by residents.

Outdoors the amenities continue with an outdoor pool, a tennis court, and walking paths. You will often find residents bonding over a friendly matches of shuffleboard and lawn croquet, also located outdoors. A community transit takes residents on trips and tours throughout the area too.

The Elms of Charleston Homes & Real Estate

Started in 1987 by Summerville Homes The Elms of Charleston currently was built out by Ryland Homes and contained 325 residences upon completion. All homes offer single-level living with master bedrooms on the first floor. The community was designed so that most homes are on cul-de-sac streets insuring low traffic in the community. Homes in the community were designed with active adults in mind and provide a low-maintenance lifestyle to residents.

The Elms of Charleston Lifestyle

The Elms of Charleston prides itself on providing an active and low-maintenance lifestyle to its residents. An annual homeowners' association fee covers the cost of general community maintenance as well as the exterior home care in the community which consists of lawn services and yearly power washing of all homes. This lifestyle allows residents to enjoy all the activities in the community. A full-time social director plans weekly clubs and activities open to all residents. Neighbors and friends enjoy one of the many card clubs, holiday parties or trips to local destinations.


Located in the northern part of Charleston County the area surrounding this community offers a myriad of dining, shopping, and entertainment. Just one mile from I-26, travel to other parts of South Carolina is made easy. Residents enjoy the close proximity to the coastal beaches and culture of downtown Charleston and regularly plan day trips with friends and neighbors. Golfers will enjoy the numerous championship courses in the area that are open nearly all year round. The nearby Francis Marion National Forest provides residents with a great place to go for a hike or just enjoy nature. It's easy to see why the Charleston Area draws so many active adults from across the country to The Elms of Charleston in South Carolina.

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The Elms of Charleston Amenities

There are plenty of activities available in The Elms of Charleston. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Clubhouse/Amenity Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Hobby & Game Room
  • Card Room
  • Library
  • Billiards
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • Tennis Courts
  • Shuffleboard Courts
  • Lakes - Fishing Lakes
  • Demonstration Kitchen
  • Table Tennis
  • Multi-Purpose/Meeting Rooms
  • Community Transit
  • Gazebo
  • Croquet Court/Lawn
  • Lounge

The Elms of Charleston Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in The Elms of Charleston. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Acrylic Art Class
  • Afternoon Fitness
  • Annual Craft Show
  • BBQ Tailgate Party
  • Billiards
  • Bingo
  • Birding 101
  • Boat Tours
  • Bocce Ball
  • Book Club
  • Bridge
  • Bus Trips
  • Canasta
  • Card-Making Class
  • Computer Class
  • Cooks' Night Out
  • Crafters' Hour
  • CSU Football
  • CSU Piano
  • Dance Party
  • Elms Chapel
  • Family Night
  • Farmers Market
  • Fitness Classes
  • Ghost Story/Pub Stroll
  • Golf
  • Happy Hour
  • Kayaking
  • Lectures
  • Line Dancing
  • Lunch Excursions
  • Mah Jongg
  • Masquerade Parties
  • Men's Poker
  • Mexican Train
  • Morning Fitness
  • Movie Nights
  • Murder Mystery
  • Music Concerts
  • New Resident Origention
  • Nurses' Group
  • Oktoberfest
  • Pack the Bus
  • Performances
  • Pickleball
  • Picnics
  • Ping Pong
  • Pool Parties
  • Pumpkin Picking
  • Quilts of Valor
  • Sandwich It In
  • Seasonal Events
  • Seminars
  • Social Committee
  • Social Hour
  • Social Tea
  • Soup Sampling
  • Southern Belles
  • Tailgate
  • Tennis
  • Walk the Ravenel Bridge
  • Water Aerobics
  • Water Volleyball

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The homes here are priced great. I bought last year for just over $100k. I did end up doing a lot of updates but now my place is great. I updated the kitchen and baths, put in all new carpet and laminate wood flooring, painted ... it looks like new!

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