If you have been saving and looking forward to retirement, your thoughts might have wandered on where you should live once the big day arrives. From the weather to the attractions, Charleston, SC is a peaceful place to retire and has been ranked one of the best cities in the United States to retire in, as well. No matter what your interests may be, the city’s community, site seeing, and recreational opportunities will surely have something to offer you! But which part of Charleston should you reside in? We have a few options and suggestions that we believe would be perfect for you!


Mount Pleasant

South Carolina is one of the most beautiful states in the country, and Mount Pleasant is no exception! Located just over the Ravenel Bridge, only a few minutes from downtown Charleston, you will find miles of coastline along the Charleston Harbor, boating expeditions, numerous attractions, and a tight-knit community. Take a beautiful morning walk up the Arthur Ravenel Bridge and gaze out at the Cooper River, join a tennis or social club, or enjoy a day at one of the town’s many luxurious spas. Mount Pleasant has numerous senior living facilities to choose from, or visit inner Mount Pleasant, located south of the IOP (Isle of Palms) connector. This area is still close to downtown Charleston, and is most liked by retirees as they appreciate the close proximity to shopping as well as the beaches!


Daniel Island

Daniel Island is a charming island town located just a short drive from Mount Pleasant and downtown Charleston. The island offers various walking paths, as well as rivers and streams to stroll by. They also have a marina for boating excursions, and a vibrant town center filled with grocery stores, shops, and restaurants. But, it doesn’t stop there! The Daniel Island Club offers memberships to those who are interested in participating in golf, tennis, and clubhouse events. We recommend that you explore the Wellmore of Daniel Island - the area’s most luxurious senior living community. Or Codner’s Ferry Park and Barfield Park, as these two neighborhoods are known for their serene and peaceful settings and would be a nature lover’s dream!


Sullivan’s Island

Sullivan’s Island is great for those looking to get away from it all. It’s perfect for people who want to live in serenity and it is famous for its long stretches of sandy beach. So, if you’re a fan of the ocean, this could be the retirement destination for you. The island is beloved for its coastal town vibe, quaint boutique shops, and delicious restaurant options! Because it is a smaller beach town, Sullivan’s Island does not have known neighborhood sections. Instead, it is broken down into three areas known as the Downtown Area near the shops and restaurants, the Northern End near the Marshall Reservation, and the Southern End which is the most historic of the island. All three areas are perfect for any retiree dependent on your wants and needs!


James Island

James Island offers so much to the newly retired! It’s an easy-going community that has a small-town feel with friendly neighbors. This town provides the conveniences of grocery stores, an abundance of dining options, plenty of businesses (both local and chain), as well as a few shopping boutiques! Go see a movie at the Terrace Theater or head to James Island County Park to enjoy the biking paths, kayaking, and large dog park! Make sure to check out some of the premier neighborhoods such as Lawton Bluff, Seaside Plantation, Stiles Point Plantation, or Stonefield. All are sure to amaze!


Are You Ready to Explore Your Options with Team Lail-Chambers?

If you have recently retired and your housing needs are changing, you’re not alone and now may be the time to explore your options. The staff here at Team Lail-Chambers, led by Bob Chambers and Pheobe Lail-Chambers, are well-acquainted with Charleston and the Lowcountry, and are happy to help you decide on the best neighborhood for you and your family. We work hard to match you with a home you'll love. Contact us today! We are ready and waiting to help you find your perfect Charleston, SC home!