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How Much are Del Webb Homes?

If you've been searching for Active Adult Communities, you have most likely come across the name ‘Del Webb’. Del Webb is an active adult life-style community developer with over 6 decades of homebuilding experience for age-restricted communities. 

In this video, I am going to examine two prominent 55 Plus gated communities developed by Del Webb - Del Webb Charleston, also referred to as Del Webb at Cane Bay and Del Webb Nexton - and see why you should be looking forward to buying yourself a home in these neighborhoods. I will also provide you with estimates of how much Del Webb homes are selling for in these adult communities. Let’s start with Del Webb Charleston. 

Construction of Del Webb Charleston started in 2007 and is completed. There are pre-owned resale single-family homes available that range in price from low $200,000’s to low $400,000’s. It’s an inviting, charming active adult community that is situated some 25 miles northwest of Charleston. This 55 plus community has elegant homes, and fascinating front porches capturing the spirit of southern living. Del Webb Charleston is hosted across 360 acres of beautifully manicured land with preserved wetland, flourishing azaleas, and breathtaking landscaped terrain. This active adult community boasts a clubhouse, that is the center of this vibrant community, and a recreation area providing social and fitness amenities for the residents. A state-of-the art fitness center, indoor lap pool, ballroom, sundeck, and aerobic studio are among the facilities you find in the resort.     

Then, there is Del Webb Nexton. It is also an active adult community with sales scheduled to kick-off in September, 2017. This adult community spreads across a 350-acre piece of land. Del Webb Nexton will offer 1,000 single-family homes upon completion with prices ranging from the mid $200,000s to the  mid $500,000s. 

Residents will take advantage of the best amenities for the 55 plus community in this neighborhood, including a stylish 25,000 square-foot clubhouse for social and recreational activities. In this community, there will be indoor and outdoor pools, modern fitness center, walking and biking trails, as well as tennis courts.   

In partnership with Pulte Homes in Charleston, Del Webb Nexton first phase pre-sales of homes will be available beginning in September, 2017 and residents are expected to move in beginning early 2018. You can be sure to get a home that suits your budget and style.  

These two Del Webb 55 plus active adult communities in the Charleston area are a product of the renowned real estate developer and builder Del Webb. Del Webb is considered a leader in the age-restricted adult community industry. Since Del Webb opened the original Sun City, Arizona retirement community back in 1960, his firm has developed over 50 active adult communities spread over 20 different markets. 

If you're looking for a pre-owned single-family home within Del Webb Charleston and/or new construction in Del Webb Nexton, be sure to reach out to Debra Whitfield, an award-winning Realtor, for more information about these valuable properties. Visit 55PlusHomes.info to search for a home. Or, to begin your Charleston area home search call Debra at (843) 367-4845.

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How Do 55 Plus Communities Work?

55 Plus Communities are regarded as age restricted, oftentimes are gated communities and are designed for those who have attained the age of 55 and above. 

As people get older, they often find their housing needs change. Facilities and amenities that promote their well-being and facilitate a healthy lifestyle become priorities. 

Age-restricted communities or Active Adult communities are typically in close proximity to grocery stores, restaurants, shopping centers, fitness centers, recreational centers, and other amenities. 

These communities are often gated and limit the age of the majority of the residents.

For example, you may have 80 percent of the residency limited to people aged 55 and over. Usually, the minimum age limit for at least one resident is 55 years. 

The communities are set up in such a way that they accommodate older adults who desire to live in locations that do not have challenges perceived to occur when children are around. 

And, you know kids can be a little noisy playing everywhere, which for an older person who needs some peace of mind may seem bothersome. However, this does not mean that younger spouses cannot be allowed to live in the community. 

If one member meets the age requirement, then you can have younger spouses or significant others allowed to reside in the community. 

The active adult communities are well planned to meet the lifestyle of people in retirement age or those getting older. You may have facilities and amenities such as swimming pools, clubhouses, craft rooms, exercise facilities like a gym, sun decks, golf courses, and patios for gathering.

In Summerville, SC one such community is Carillon at the Ponds.

This is a 55 plus active adult community situated in a vast land covering over 1000 acres. The neighborhood hosts 56 homes with plenty of connects and sidewalks to the nature trails. Carillon at The Ponds is surrounded by mossy oaks dating back to ancient times. Just a short drive from Charleston, residents in this gated community can explore the gorgeous beaches. 

If you want to buy yourself a home in Carillon at The Ponds, you can acquire a single-family home ranging in price between $200,000 and $300,000. Carillon at the Ponds has many facilities including a 4,000 square-foot Farmhouse, a full-sized gym, a wellness center and a gathering place for residents. 

Cresswind at The Ponds is another 55 plus active adult neighborhood that is situated in Summerville, SC.

This up and coming community features new construction that began in 2015. With an expected 600 homes when finally completed, the 55 plus community boast first floor master suites. The residences are designed for single-family occupants and are built by Kolter Homes with prices ranging from about $200,000 to $600,000.

Among the amenities you can enjoy in Cresswind at The Ponds are a 12,000 square-foot clubhouse, an amphitheater, an outdoor pool, and lawn for hosting special events and performances. 

To learn more about these 55 plus active adult communities or other communities in the Charleston area, visit 55PlusHomes.info

Or, call Debra Whitfield at (843) 367-4845. Debra is an award-winning and seasoned Realtor, whose passion is advising and counseling the 55Plus community in making key life decisions in the real estate market.

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What to Know Before Moving to Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina is one city you wouldn’t want to leave once you arrive. The mild temperatures, historical architecture, and sophisticated culture lure people from around the globe to buy at least a slice of the Southern charm, as they begin to immerse themselves in the Charleston lifestyle. So, how is life in Charleston, South Carolina? 

Charlestowne, as it is called, or “The Holy City”, is just superb. The city has ordinance that state no building should have a height surpassing the tallest church steeple. The church steeples dot the city’s skyline and are part of the rich history of the city. Steeples were initially used as lighthouses. 

You know, Charleston was the site where the original Order of Secession signing occurred.  It is in this city where Citadel Cadets made their first shots during the Civil War. 

The beaches and the harbor are just gorgeous. 

Perhaps you are asking, “How is it to live in Charleston, South Carolina?” 

Let me say that Charleston continues to grow as an attractive city for the active adult community. There are many things people aged 55 Plus can do while residing in Charleston. 

For example, in Mt. Pleasant, just across the bridge from Charleston, there is Charleston National Country Club.  

Considered a tranquil community, residents here take pleasure in state-of-the art facilities within the 18-hole golf club, whose design work is by Rees Jones. You can also enjoy other amenities including tennis courts, fitness center, sun deck, and swimming pools. 

Dunes West is another gated community in Mount Pleasant, SC and is an ideal location for those who love golf. Hosting a nationally recognized golf course, Dunes West has three swimming pools, boat ramps, walking trails, and nine tennis courts. 

In Summerville, SC, a hop and skip from downtown Charleston, you find Carillon at The Ponds, a gated community situated in a preserved land of 1,000 acres. If you want a 55 plus community featuring low-country designs, then Carillon at The Ponds is the place to reside. The mossy oaks, the sidewalks, and the nature trails are just some of the amazing things you will encounter when you live in this active adult neighborhood. Amenities here include a Carillon, a YMCA with a wellness center and gym, an outdoor amphitheater that overlooks a 20-acre lake, and a 4,000-square-foot Farmhouse. 

Okay, maybe you want to know, “Do houses in Charleston, South Carolina have basements?” 

Not many homes in Charleston have a basement. The reason is because of the water table and bedrock. These factors make basement constructions costly yet vulnerable spaces to the effects of dampness and flooding. 

Simply said, the beaches, the seafood, the slower pace in life and the great homes give the best environment for the active adults who want to have a peaceful living experience in retirement. 

If you want to know more about Charleston and the many areas you could put down your roots, contact Debra Whitfield, an award-winning and seasoned Realtor, at (843) 367-4845. 

Or visit 55PlusHomes.info to check out the Featured Communities.

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What are the Best Neighborhoods in Mount Pleasant, SC

A suburban town located in Charleston County of South Carolina, Mount Pleasant has a rich history spanning 300 years. It is linked to Charleston by the Ravenel Bridge, which was constructed in 2005. It is the home of Patriots Point, which is a maritime and naval museum. In this museum, you will find the USS Yorktown, the WWII aircraft carrier, which has been turned into a museum ship.

So, if you are wondering whether you should move to Mount Pleasant, SC, let me assure you it is a great place to live, work and play in. There are charming neighborhoods in this town, including Charleston National Country Club, Dunes West, and RiverTowne Country Club.

All 3 of these communities are just minutes drive from downtown Charleston. Charleston National is a peaceful community, situated around an 18-hole golf course, designed by Rees Jones. The Country Club is open year-round to the public. In this facility, you can enjoy yourself as you sample the various state-of-the-art facilities alongside the shopping center and supermarkets. It is just minutes to the wonderful beaches. If you want to buy a home, you may find resales having 1500 or more square feet. Pricing for these homes range from approximately $300,000 and up.

Several of the golf course properties sell for over $1 million. Apart from the world class golf course, there are other amenities such as tennis courts, fitness centers, sun decks and swimming pools to make your experience in the town a healthy one full of fun. And, if you want to host a special event like a birthday, Mother's Day, family celebration, or a wedding, then the Charleston National clubhouse is an ideal spot for such events. Looking at Dunes West, it is a gated community within the town. It has a picturesque environment and townhouses here sell for around $200,000. 

If you want a large home with a private deep water dock, the price for these properties sell for around $2 million. A nationally recognized golf course is found in Dunes West, which has been featured in the Top 10 Resort Golf Courses by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. Additionally, there are swimming pools, tennis courts, and walking trails. RiverTowne Country Club has an Arnold Palmer Signature golf course that Golf Digest rated at 4.5 stars. Among the amenities you will find in RiverTowne are swimming pools, an outdoor pavilion, park, and clay tennis courts. The Country Club has an amazing clubhouse featuring plantation style decor.

Home prices range from the low $300,000's and can approach $2 million. Now that you have an idea about the neighborhoods in Mount Pleasant, why not begin your search for the perfect home? Whether you looking for an Active Adult Community, Country Club Living, or a Beach Front Property, Debra Whitfield and her team can help you. Visit 55PlusHomes.info to find your perfect home. Or Call Debra at (843) 367-4845.

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How Is Living in Summerville SC

Summerville, SC is touted as the "Flower Town In Pines." It is picturesque and exudes southern hospitality. 

Summerville is a town located largely in Dorchester county, but has small portions extending to Charleston and Berkeley counties of South Carolina. This town has a rich history focusing on economic development backed by zealous preservation of nature. 

It's one location you should be thinking about buying a home. 

The world class sports avenues, beaches, and superior schools make the town a special place for people to live, work, and play. The quality of life in Summerville caters to every group of persons from the youth, working class, to retirees. 

Life here is manageable with the restaurants, stores, monthly special events and festivals as well as exemplary schools. 

The small-town feel provides you with a calm environment to live and stay clear of the busy Charleston city. 

Summerville is known for its commitment to preserving nature. The towering pines and the azaleas offer a beautiful lush landscape, no wonder the town is nicknamed the Flower Town.

If you want to move to Summerville, there is no doubt you will find new homes for sale as well as a few re-sales featuring high-end amenities. 

Several good examples include Del Webb Charleston, Carillon at The Ponds, Cresswind at The Ponds, Four Seasons at the Lakes of Cane Bay and The Pines at Gahagan, as well as Del Webb Nexton, a brand new gated community, situated in the award-winning Nexton neighborhood, and anticipated to open in the fall of 2017.

All of these communities are 55 Plus neighborhoods, that are ideal for active adults. 

Del Webb Charleston is home to more than 1,000 properties in beautiful historic Summerville.  A single-family home in this gated community ranges from the low $200,000's to the low $400,000's.

Carillon at The Ponds is located in over 1,000 acres of preserved land.  This 56-home rustic neighborhood gives way to plenty of sidewalks and connects to 21 miles of nature trails, surrounded by ancient mossy oaks. These single-family homes are priced between the high $200,000's to the high $300,000's. 

Cresswind at The Ponds is an up and coming neighborhood with new construction that began in 2015 and is expected to reach about 600 homes upon completion.  All homes offer spacious floor plans including first-floor master suites.  These single-family residences built by Kolter Homes range in price from the mid $200,000's to the low $600,000's.

Four Seasons at The Lakes of Cane Bay is a lake-front neighborhood offering resort-like amenities, quality construction, and low-maintenance homeownership.  Construction began in 2016 and plans call for 800 homes once complete.  Single-family homes start in the low $200,000's and top out in the mid $500,000's.  

Pines at Gahagan is located at the heart of Summerville, SC. The gated community features close to 109 residents, deemed perfect for those seeking a location with an intimate setting to stay in. Single-family homes average between $200,000's and the mid $300,000's.
Each 55 Plus Active Adult Community boasts resort-like amenities ranging from luxurious clubhouses with ballrooms, exercise rooms, indoor pools, to tennis courts, water activities and even an outdoor amphitheater.

If you're planning on moving to Summerville, SC, contact Debra Whitfield, a seasoned and award-winning Realtor, at (843) 367-4845.  Or visit 55PlusHomes.Info. Debra and the 55Plus Homes Team can help you find your perfect home!

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55Plus Homes
Debra Whitfield - Team Leader

Realtor® - ABR, SRES, SRS
Charleston, South Carolina
Phone: 843-367-4845
Email: debra.whitfield@coldwellbanker.com

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