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Discover the Best Coastal Communities for Retirement

Written by Palmetto Bluff

Jul 22, 2022

The Top 5 Coastal Retirement Communities

As you are transitioning into a new area and new way of life, a community’s atmosphere and environment are a vital aspect to consider. Some advantages of retiring in a community near the coast include a low maintenance lifestyle, easy access to the ocean and all of its beauty, as well as the opportunity to form friendships with other retirees. In some of the most prestigious coastal retirement communities, you will find opulent amenities that enhance and maintain your quality of life. Not to mention, the coastal views are breathtaking, and they can uplift and rejuvenate your soul. After years of hard work, the calming breeze creates an ideal atmosphere for unwinding and rejuvenating your soul.

We invite you to continue reading to learn more about some of the best coastal retirement communities and their exceptional offerings.

1. Palmetto Bluff – Bluffton, South Carolina

    The community of Palmetto Bluff offers insight into the heritage of the Lowcountry. In Bluffton, South Carolina, this historic area is characterized by its southern charm and traditional Lowcountry architecture. Embrace your retirement at Palmetto Bluff and discover nature, the arts, and dive into a cultural oasis.

    This type of retirement option is known as aging in place, which allows you to fully embrace independence while creating various connections throughout the community. Palmetto Bluff offers a variety of floor plans, from large residences with French columns and enclosed porches to charming eclectic cottages.

    In our community, retirees are always out and about exploring the 20,000 acres of the Bluff. From hiking the winding trails to kayaking the vast waterways, there is no shortage of activities to partake in. And when you’re looking to unwind, you can visit the Spa Montage or indulge in the many dining options throughout the community. For retirees seeking an exquisite lifestyle that promotes independence and autonomy, Palmetto Bluff is an excellent choice.

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    2. Seafields at Kiawah Island – Kiawah Island, South Carolina

      In terms of retirement communities, Seafields at Kiawah Island represents a life plan community. This luxurious senior living community provides everything residents need for both independent and assisted living. With rolling greens cascading across the island, the views of the environment are truly unique. At Seafields, you can discover nature, achieve wellness, and develop a sense of community.

      As well as offering a taste of the Lowcountry, this retirement community also offers the luxury of being able to explore your interests and hobbies. With its variety of dining options and resort-style amenities, this community aims to rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit. Embrace island living during your retirement and enjoy a leisurely lifestyle at Seafields on Kiawah Island.

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      3. Everleigh Cape Cod – Hyannis, Massachusetts

        The Cape Cod region is one of the most popular retirement areas in the Northeast. Considering the mild New England weather, leisurely lifestyle, and picturesque coastal views, it is no wonder many choose to retire here. Among the many retirement options available in the area, Everleigh Cape Cod is one of the most notable.

        The facility offers a variety of amenities including state-of-the-art yoga and wellness studios as well as game rooms for socialization. Located nearby the stunning Hyannis Golf Course, the active adult apartments are ideal for those who wish to spend their days relaxing on the greens. When it comes to proximity, the community is located close to many attractions, dining options, as well as a major hospital for all of your medical needs. The spacious floor plans and emphasis on fostering independence make it a popular choice among coastal retirement communities.

        4. Oakmont of Huntington Beach – Huntington Beach, California

          On the West Coast, Huntington Beach is known for its affluent coastal area, which can make for a perfect retirement destination. There are many scenic views of the California coastline available within the area that will allow you to enjoy a pleasant lifestyle.

          Oakmont of Huntington Beach is a private senior living community designed in a village-style to encourage independence and provide a carefree lifestyle for residents. In coastal retirement communities such as Oakmont, residents have the option of choosing from a variety of care options, including independent living, assisted living, and memory care. The community is not only able to meet a variety of health and assistance needs but it is also known for its incredible dining options. There is something for every palate, no matter what your preferences are. Having spent all those years in the workforce, the community caters to all of your needs and allows you to live in luxury after all of your hard work.

          5. The Village at Tuscan Lakes – League City, Texas

            One of the notable coastal retirement communities in League City, Texas, is the Village at Tuscan Lakes. The community is governed by a homeowner’s association that emphasizes independence and autonomy after retirement. There is even an online community for the residents of this association to exchange news, ideas, and a wealth of knowledge.

            In total, there are nine different floor plans to choose from, ranging in square footage from 1,500 square feet to 2,600 square feet. In addition to picturesque paths and trails, the neighborhood features pools, a library, recreation rooms, and a fitness center. Among the coastal retirement communities in Texas, the Village is sure to stand out in the Lone Star state.

            Related: 7 Hidden Gems in South Carolina’s Lowcountry

            Begin Your Retirement Journey at Palmetto Bluff

            Many retirees find that living on the coast provides them with a positive mental health boost, a reduction in stress, and an environment that encourages wellness as well as socialization. Palmetto Bluff offers residents an opulent lifestyle surrounded by luxury and leisure in a natural setting. This community offers a variety of amenities and beautiful billowing homes to fulfill your dreams of living in a Southern home.

            By clicking the button below, you will be able to view our homesites and available properties. The journey to a fulfilling post-retirement life begins here.

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