The Elms of Charleston is a 55+ community located in Charleston, South Carolina that offers great low-maintenance living. This community attracts active adults from across the country due to its resort-style amenities and great location. Currently the properties 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.
Started in 1987 by Summerville Homes, The Elms of Charleston was built out by Ryland Homes and contained 325 residences upon completion. All homes offer accessible single-level living with master bedrooms on the first floor and the community was designed so that most homes are on cul-de-sac streets insuring less traffic. Homes in this community were designed with active adults in mind and provide a low-maintenance lifestyle to all residents.
Builder: Summerville Homes
Build Dates: 1987 – Present
Price Range: Low $100s – Low $300s
Home Types: Single Family Attached, Detached, New and Resale
Number of Homes in Community: 319
Age Restriction: 55+
Residents of this 55+ community enjoy great resort-style amenities. The clubhouse is the center for all activities in the community. It is where homeowners can enjoy working out in the exercise room, conversing with neighbors in the clubhouse lounge, or playing cards in the game room. The grand ballroom with a catering kitchen is the perfect place to have a party and can be rented out by residents of the community.
The amenities continue outdoors with an outdoor pool, a tennis court, and beautiful walking paths. You will often find residents outdoors and bonding over friendly matches of shuffleboard and lawn croquet. There is a community transit that takes residents on trips and tours throughout the area too.
The Elms of Charleston provides a uniquely active and low-maintenance lifestyle to its residents. There is an annual homeowners’ association fee that covers the cost of general community maintenance as well as the exterior home care in the community, consisting of lawn services and yearly power washing for all homes. This lifestyle allows residents to enjoy all sorts of activities in the community and there is a full-time social director who plans weekly clubs and activities, so there is never a dull moment. The residents are always busy enjoying one of the many card clubs, holiday parties or trips to local destinations offered.
The Elms is located in the northern part of Charleston County and is conveniently surrounded by an area full of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. It is just one mile from I-26, making travel to other parts of South Carolina quite easy. Residents take pleasure in the community’s close proximity to the coastal beaches and culture of downtown Charleston and frequently plan day trips with friends and neighbors. Those who appreciate golfing will love the numerous championship courses in the area that are open nearly all year round. If you like nature, the nearby Francis Marion National Forest provides residents a great place to go for a hike. It’s easy to see why The Elms of Charleston in South Carolina draws in so many active adults from all corners of the country.