Myrtle Beach, NC Active Adult Communities

Myrtle Beach comprises a sprawling area along the coast of South Carolina. It is home to hundreds of active adult and 55+communities, so is the perfect retirement spot for those people who can't wait to move into an active adult community. Here near the Grand Strand you will find developments that range from a few dozen homes and a small clubhouse to huge gated developments built around multiple golf courses. The good news is that there are many affordable active communities that will fit your lifestyle preferences as well as your budget.

Finding the Right Myrtle Beach Active Community

There are hundreds of developments where baby boomers can enjoy the countless activities and new friends that await them there. Sometimes choosing a community boils down to cost and location. While there are a few traditional neighborhoods in Myrtle Beach, most housing options for retirees are either in some type of planned development, or in a high or low rise near the ocean.

The best way to find out which area and community is right for you is to spend some time in the Myrtle Beach region. Find a realtor you can relate to and ask her what she thinks are the best communities that match your interests. If you are a golfer, play the courses associated with your top communities to see and hear firsthand about what it is like to live there. Many Myrtle Beach 55+ developments offer "Stay and Play" or "Discovery" packages where you can stay a few days and sample the experience at a discounted price. You can also rent in a community as a way to determine if Myrtle Beach and a particular development is right for you.

Here are some of the top active adult communities in the Myrtle Beach area:

  1. Berkshire Forest.
  2. Brighton Lakes.
  3. Camden Creek at Allston Plantation.
  4. Grande Dunes.
  5. Pawleys Plantation.
  6. Wild Wing Plantation.
  7. Withers Preserve.

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