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How to Enjoy Life in Charleston, South Carolina

Miles of gorgeous sandy beaches. A glorious subtropical climate with mild winters and warm – but not too warm - summers. An eclectic cultural vibe that oozes with just the right blend of charm and sophistication.

And there you have just a few of the perks of senior living in Charleston, South Carolina.

Maybe the prospect of senior life in an idyllic environment guaranteed to uplift mind, body and soul isn’t incentive enough. Perhaps world class healthcare and a tax structure that screams “we love you,” to seniors will motivate you to start packing.  

Active adult communities in Charleston, South Carolina beckon. Check out just a few reasons so many of the young-at-heart are enthusiastically answering the call.  

Tee it Up

Nothing says health and wellbeing like Charleston’s balmy ocean breezes and sunshine. Throw a pair of golf shoes into the equation and you have year-round nirvana. Charleston is a world-renowned golf hub featuring courses for all playing levels, including the daunting Ocean Course on nearby Kiawah Island. That windswept, seaside monster can take its toll on even the most experienced golfers. But, never fear, recovery is available onsite at the Ryder Cup Bar. Or, pull up an Adirondack chair and watch other golfers struggle as you serenely sip.

Other Stuff to Do on Land

Senior living in Charleston North Carolina offers plenty of access to other land activities as well. From historic landmarks, like the Charleston Museum, one of America's oldest museums, to a vast array of theatrical venues, to arenas like the North Charleston Coliseum that features sporting events and musical concerts, your options for entertainment on terra firma are virtually unlimited.

Healing Powers of the Sea

Charleston’s magic extends beyond its shores into the shimmering sea.  Spend the day with the sea breeze in your hair, sailing, fishing, kayaking, or paddleboarding, or just hang out at any one of the many nearby beaches. The ocean is very central to life in Charleston and it is at your fingertips.  

Eat, Drink…

As a culinary capital of the south, Charleston boasts award-winning chefs who transform an abundance of fresh local fish and other locally sourced ingredients into mouth-watering delight. Whether serving southern-style barbecue, or international cuisine, Charleston’s unique assortment of restaurants makes eating out a dining event.

…and Go Shopping

Charleston has an impressive array of shopping venues. Spend the afternoon at one of the city's malls or stroll through quaint boutiques. No matter what kind of retail therapy you prefer, Charleston has your back.

Bang for Your Buck

South Carolina’s senior-friendly tax structure will make your shopping spree even more fun. This is one of a growing number of states that no longer taxes social security benefits. As a South Carolina resident, you will take home 100% of your social security check.  You will also receive an income tax deduction of up to $15,000 that can be applied to all types of retirement income including pension plans, IRAs, and 401(k) plans.  

Daniel Island and West Ashley are Overture’s premier Charleston locations. Book a tour today and find out why senior independent living in Charleston, South Carolina is your ticket to retirement paradise.