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Beauty and History in Charleston, SC

Charleston, South Carolina has the reputation of being one of the most beautiful places in the United States and one of the best retirement communities. The reasons, naturally, are varied enough that they suit even the most discriminating of personalities. Each year, people choose to move into one of Charleston's retirement communities and enjoy the beauty, history and culture that the Lowcountry has to offer throughout the golden years of life.

Home to a vivid arts scene (Charleston hosts Spoleto Festival USA, an international festival of the arts), as well as plenty of history lessons (the city is 400 years old and manages to maintain some of its classical charm) it's no wonder that people who retire to a Charleston community enjoy the city life in addition to the fantastic weather.

Retirement communities located in Charleston are privileged because of the proximity to the healing properties of salt water; take your pick from the assortment of beautiful beaches in the area. If you're a boat aficionado, you won't be disappointed to find that Charleston is surrounded in opportunities for sailing, canoeing, kayaking, and other water sports.

Mount Pleasant, Charleston's neighboring city right over the breath-taking Arthur Ravenel Bridge, is the perfect place to find friendly retirement communities tucked away from the nonstop action of downtown Charleston's business district, yet close enough to allow retirees to enjoy the city's bevy of culture, events and historical architecture.

Locals and retirement community dwellers enjoy Shem Creek, a picturesque estuary of the Charleston Harbor that runs right through the town of Mount Pleasant. The Creek is surrounded in great dining and there is no better place to watch the sun sink in the evenings.

Another option for the Charleston area, Summerville, is just a few miles up the road and a thriving community all its own. Summerville residents enjoy the beauty of southern landscape along with a quaint but bustling city. Independent businesses, restaurants, non profits, and many more opportunities await retirees who choose to reside in the Summerville area.

Summerville is also home to the annual Flowertown Festival, a town-wide event each spring that brings vendors from all over the nation for three days of live performances, delicious food and interesting wares. If your searching for retirement communities in the south then Charleston will win you over.

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