March 2020

Move South! It's Beautiful Here!

Author: Special to CH2

Every year, retirees flock to the South in droves for the next (and maybe the best) chapter of their lives. The kids are officially out of the house, first careers are over, and who wants to shovel snow in their sixties?

There are many reasons the Lowcountry attracts those looking to start anew. The temperate weather and abundance of outdoor activities call to those who want to spend their retirement on the golf course, playing pickleball or just discovering new vistas by kayak. The South has become a hotspot for culinary delights as well, with over 200 local eateries in our area lone, from Thai and Mexican to Italian, Mediterranean and more. When you finally hit every restaurant in our zip codes, Savannah is just a 30-minute drive for even more options. When it’s too hot or cold to explore outdoors, there is plenty to do inside as well. With art galleries to explore and community theatres aplenty, the Lowcountry has a blossoming art and music scene.

As part of our Boomers & Beyond special section, we introduce you to local retirement communities and assisted-living facilities. If you are reading the digital version of this issue, just click through on the URLs listed to explore each residence or community more thoroughly. We would love to welcome you to the Lowcountry someday!

Retirement Communities

Margaritaville Hilton Head
356 Latitude Boulevard
Hardeeville, SC 29927
https://www.latitudemargaritaville.com/hilton-head
Latitude Margaritaville community brings the signature “no worries,” tropical vibe of Margaritaville to the popular resort destination of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. This 55-and-better community is designed for those seeking a uniquely fun and relaxed lifestyle with FINtastic recreation.

Sun City Hilton Head
Okatie, SC
www.SunCityHiltonHead.org
Sun City Hilton Head is a premier active adult community home to more than 16,000 residents. The community is the brainchild of construction mogul Del Webb, who first pioneered the age-restricted active adult lifestyle in Arizona before bringing his vision to the East Coast with Sun City Hilton Head. This is most definitely an active 55+ community, with over 60 chartered clubs covering everything from sports to performing arts.

Retirement Communities with Assisted Living Options

The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island, SC
www.bayshorehiltonhead.com
Located on the water near the Squire Pope Rd. entrance to Hilton Head Plantation, The Bayshore offers water views with luxury and convenience. One- and two-bedroom floor plans are available, with independent or assisted living depending on the level of care needed. Unique amenities include a community boat for sunset cruises, a movie theater, spa and an outdoor heated pool with bay views. It’s also within walking distance to three popular local dining establishments: The Boathouse, Dockside and Hudson’s.

The Seabrook of Hilton Head
Hilton Head Island, SC
https://theseabrook.com/
This south-end residence offers 10 different condominium flooring plans, and is bordered by the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. The grounds boast a woodworking shop, shuffleboard court, putting green, and covered gazebos strategically placed near lagoons. The Seabrook is near Pope Avenue and within walking distance to Coligny Plaza and the beach. This was the first continuing care retirement community on Hilton Head Island and it’s the only non-profit CCRC. Fraser Health Center, a Medicare-approved skilled nursing facility and rehabilitation center is on site, making this an attractive option for those whose health may be reclining.

Indigo Pines
Hilton Head Island, SC
www.holidaytouch.com/our-communities/indigo-pines
Comfortably nestled into the trees of a small patch of woods near Indigo Run, this retirement community invites older adults to enjoy each other’s company for senior living moments. Residents enjoy independent living that includes sharing three chef-prepared meals a day, spacious social rooms in which to catch up with friends, and a lively activity calendar featuring chair volleyball, Mahjong and “Quizoid,” a team Jeopardy game. The grounds beckon residents outside to walk along the path under the canopy of trees lining the property, relax on the back porch or in the gazebo, or warm up under the stars around the fire pit. Weekly housekeeping and linen service gives residents more time for fun and less time to get bogged down in chores.

The Cypress of Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Plantation
Hilton Head Island, SC
www.Cypressofhiltonhead.com
An unparalleled array of services, activities, amenities and health care options combined with the benefits of equity home ownership make the Cyprus a forward-thinking choice for the evolving lifestyle of today’s active adults age 62 and older. This is an award-winning continuing care retirement community within the gates of Hilton Head Plantation, featuring amenities like a dog park, weekly housekeeping and linen service, a complimentary continental breakfast and transportation to nearby grocery stores, banks, doctors, churches and shopping centers. Independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing care are all available at the Cypress.

Village Cove Assisted Living
Main Street
Hilton Head Island, SC
https://www.navionseniorsolutions.com/senior-living/sc/hilton-head/village-cove-assisted-living/
Studio and one-bedroom apartments are available for residents, along with an array of supportive services in a comfortable, secure environment. Community rooms are available for socializing, and healthy dining is provided. Exercise programs, guest lectures, scheduled outings and pet therapy are some of entertainment options available to residents.

Bloom at Hilton Head & Bluffton
Two locations
http://bloomathiltonhead.com/
Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC
Bloom at Hilton Head or Bluffton offers convenient onsite amenities, personalized services, life enrichment programs and resident centered health care in a professionally managed home setting, licensed by the state. The atmosphere is warm and relaxed, and the ambience embraces the uniqueness of the local culture. Residents have residential choices such as selecting their apartment floor plan and designing their private apartment. Bloom offers affordable month-to-month rentals with no buy-in fees or long-term leases—a smart financial option. Before residency, Bloom associates work with residents and their families to complete comprehensive assessments. The assessment is used to develop an individualized care plan tailored to meet the resident’s personal needs and preferences.

Okatie Pines
142 Okatie Center Boulevard N.
Hardeeville, SC
https://rlcommunities.com/south-carolina/okatie-pines-retirement-community/
For many years, Hardeeville has been known as the “Lowcountry Host” due to the prevalence of traveler-oriented businesses. With its recent population boom, high-end shopping, dining, and an overall outstanding quality of life, it is the ideal location for Okatie Pines Retirement Community. The all-inclusive, 55-plus senior living community is home to those who relish living a luxurious lifestyle, complete with 24/7 service, resort-style dining, and lavish accommodations.

Let Us Know what You Think ...

commenting closed for this article


Social Bookmarks