As summer and fall come to a close and the cold temperatures of winter start to trickle in, it’s time to start looking for a retirement destination that doesn’t require shoveling snow or bundling up. When it comes to active adult communities with year-round warmth, Sun City Hilton Head leads the pack.
Built originally in 1995 and still growing to this day, Sun City Hilton Head keeps attracting retirees for one main reason: the strong sense of community. With over 8,000 homes, it’d be easy to get lost among the crowd, but all of the homes are divided into smaller villages, creating dozens of tight-knit neighborhoods.
With both new construction and resale homes available, picking the right layout might be the hardest part of the move. New constructions by Del Webb include 10 layouts in three home collections. Whether you’re looking for a more lean and modern layout or you prefer private guest rooms and master suites, all of these two- to four-bedroom single-family homes offer open kitchens that overlook large gathering spaces, perfect for entertaining. Resale homes include townhouses as well, and if you can’t find the right design for you, you can custom build in the Riverbend area.
Once moved in, you’ll have access to all of Sun City Hilton Head’s unparalleled amenities right outside your doorstep. The community has all the conveniences of a small town, complete with a 45-acre town square called the Village Center. Residents can grab pre-show pub fare at Jameson’s Grille, then check out performances, concerts, lectures, and dances at the Magnolia and Pinckney Social Halls.
When retirees aren’t gathering in the town square, they golf at the three 18-hole championship courses, practice at multiple tennis and pickleball courts, or enjoy the serene Lowcountry surroundings at Lake Somerset. Need to run to the store? Hop in a golf cart and head to the Okatie Center, a 286-acre shopping and commercial center with restaurants, shops, a bank, and a grocery store.
Beyond the over 200 clubs and interest groups, residents are only a few minutes away from the pristine, sandy beaches of South Carolina, no matter the season.