Retiring to a New Home in South Carolina

Retiring to a New Home in South Carolina

view of the coast from a logan hom in South Carolina

February 22, 2021

Experience the best of Coastal Carolina living with breathtaking views and amenities to keep you active with Logan Homes. It is time to take a step for yourself and consider retiring to a new home in South Carolina. 

Logan Homes currently builds in three South Carolina communities to fit your unique needs. Osprey Lake in Hardeeville, Dataw Island in Beaufort, and Hampton Lake in Bluffton each have move-in ready homes available now. Inquire with our Online Sales team to learn about our upcoming South Carolina communities.

Settling down in South Carolina

South Carolina has established itself as a destination for active adults with quality healthcare, low taxes and ample opportunities for outdoor activity. 

South Carolina is home to a range of well-respected medical facilities including The Grand Strand Regional Medical Center which is a Level 2 Trauma Center ranked in the top five percent of hospitals in the country for cardiac surgery. There are also many rehabilitation centers and clinics offering different levels of care.

According to SmartAsset, the average property tax rate here is 0.55 percent which is far lower than the average of 1.07 percent. This is partially due to the fact that owner-occupied residences receive a lower assessment rate than commercial and second residences. The state of South Carolina does not tax Social Security benefits either leaving more money in your pocket to pursue hobbies.  

Each Logan Homes community includes carefully selected amenities that gather residents together offering social and recreational opportunities. Outside your neighborhood, the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism operates 47 state parks that cover more than 80,000 acres of nature and cultural resources. Community resources are detailed below.

Osprey Lake

Osprey Lake is a gated community that offers one and two-story homes arranged around a 17-acre community lake and park. Residents can fish or kayak from their backyard or simply enjoy the water views. This community is almost sold out, but the final move-in-ready homes offered start in the low $400s. This community’s location in Hardeeville, just 15 minutes from Bluffton, SC, and Savannah, GA allows for quick travel to dining, shopping, and medical services.

Dataw Island

Dataw Island is a gated community in Beaufort, designed around the Dataw Island Club where residents will enjoy resort-style pools, a marina, a community garden, and miles of trails. 

A central clubhouse hosts organized clubs and activities to keep residents active and engaged. Avid golfers will enjoy mornings at the newly renovated Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills golf courses. The Dataw Island Club also houses a tennis center, workout facility,, and croquet lawns. 

Remaining home packages in Dataw Island start from the $600s and range from 1,738 to 2,419+ square feet. This community is also convenient for travel to Hilton Head, Savannah, and Charleston for added adventure.

Hampton Lake

Hampton Lake is the Hilton Head area’s premier private lake community that spans 900 acres with more than a third of that dedicated to nature preserves. The community was designed around a 165-acre freshwater lake with 15 miles of stunning shoreline where residents can simply walk out of their home and into the water. Most lakefront homes and lots will accommodate boat slips too. 

On land, this community is also loaded with award-winning amenities including the Adventure Lagoon, resort-style pools, a fitness center, tennis courts, a spa, Backwater Bill’s Bar & Grill, and more. Hampton Lake’s enviable location places residents just minutes away from the charming town of Bluffton, SC as well as Hilton Head, Savannah and Beaufort.

In Hampton Lake, choose from patio or estate lots, and explore some of the newer neighborhoods with the final offerings of Hampton Lake. Prices here range from the upper $400s to the $800s+.

Why buy new?

Buying or building with Logan Homes means more than capturing the amazing views of Coastal Carolina. We design homes that are smart and energy-efficient to keep you comfortable for years to come. 

This starts with the materials we use like engineered roof systems and HVAC systems that save energy and money. Then we add Low-E windows and EnergyStar rated appliances that keep your day running smoothly. These features and more help Logan Homes to earn an average score of 65-75 on the HERS Index, which is near twice the result you will see in existing homes in the area.

Plus, choosing a new home means you can be sure it will fit your lifestyle as soon as you move in, without all the modifications you might need in an existing home. Our Logan Homes Online Sales Concierge is here to help find the right floor plan and right community to fit your needs

If retired life in Coastal Carolina sounds right for you, contact us online or call (910) 507-2115 to start planning your everyday vacation home.