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The Elms of Charleston

9102 Wood Creek Court 

North Charleston, South Carolina  29406

Active Adults Enjoy Retirement in Genteel, Established Charleston, South Carolina Community

          

 

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Charleston, South Carolina, a city steeped in American Revolution and Civil War history and culture, is the location of genteel The Elms of Charleston, a former plantation (circa 1694) that is now a gated 200-acre, 55+ active adult community with patio homes and town homes for sale.  This development is smaller than many newer communities and with only 319 residences tucked along tidy, tree-lined streets, it has the ambiance of a quaint village.  The builder here is Summerville Homes.

 

 

Construction of The Elms started 1987, so it is an established community with new and re-sale homes.  Re-sales town homes range in size from 1,254 square feet to 1,381 square feet, have two bedrooms and 1.5 to 2.5 baths.   Mid-sized single family homes have 1,464 square feet, two bedrooms and two baths.   The largest single family homes have three bedrooms, two baths and come with 1,749 to 2,002 square feet.   All residences come with a one or two car garage and are built on one level.  HOA fees include exterior maintenance, lawn maintenance and all amenities.  Visit www.summervillehomes.org for more information.

One of the pluses of living at The Elms is the close proximity of Charleston Southern University and the Trident Regional Medical Center, a 296-bed, tertiary-care hospital providing a comprehensive range of services.  

 

Residents also enjoy a large clubhouse (8,500 square feet) with a pool, croquet courts, tennis courts, a library, game rooms, a kitchen, a dining room and an exercise room.  On staff is a full-time Resident Services Director, and there are more than 50 clubs and plenty of scheduled events to provide opportunities for social interaction.  There is also a fully-stocked fishing lake.

North Charleston is a suburb north of Charleston and will soon be the site of a new Boeing manufacturing plant.  as the name would imply.  delightful city, characterized by West African, traditional southern American and French elements.  Founded in 1670, it is known as the Holy City due to its number of churches.  Live oaks draped in Spanish moss, grand historic homes and southern hospitality all add to Charleston's charm.

Having said that, there are also risks to retirement in Charleston.  Located in southern coastal South Carolina, it has a significant hurricane risk.   Mild winters, hot, humid summers, and significant rainfall are the norm; the average January high is 58 degrees, and the average July high is 90 degrees.  January lows are in the 30s and 40s; July lows are in the 60s and 70s.  Charleston also has a higher than average crime rate.


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