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Senior housing types near Greenwood, SC

  • Brookdale Anderson

    Brookdale Anderson

    311 Simpson Road, Anderson, SC 29621
    (24)
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    Brookdale Anderson is a luxurious senior living community offering a wide range of senior services in Anderson, South Carolina. Our campus sits on 12 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, offering residents a peaceful and tranquil retirement experience. Just minutes from major...

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  • Quillen Manor Assisted Living and Villas

    Quillen Manor Assisted Living and Villas

    709 Quillen Ave, Fountain Inn, SC 29644
    (9)
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    Located in Fountain Inn, Greenville County, South Carolina, Quillen Manor is an assisted living community for seniors that also provides memory care for residents with memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease. The community is nestled in a quiet, rural area, surrounded by trees that help...

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  • Summit Place

    Summit Place

    107 Perpetual Square Drive, Anderson, SC 29621
    (20)
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    Live the good life at Summit Place, where desired amenities and world-class services excite our residents and provide a rewarding, enriching lifestyle. Our caring and professional staff provides a helping hand for residents who may appreciate assistance with activities of daily living. You can be...

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  • The Legacy of Anderson Senior Living Community

    The Legacy of Anderson Senior Living Community

    3501 North Highway 81, Anderson, SC 29621
    (11)
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    Come visit the 'best kept secret' in retirement living in the greater Greenville area. Affordable retirement living with all the trimmings...you'll find it at The Legacy. Everything about The Legacy is designed to make you feel right at home...the gracious common areas, the friendly service, the...

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  • Harmony at Five Forks

    Harmony at Five Forks

    345 Five Forks Rd, Simpsonville, SC 29681
    (6)
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    Situated in Simpsonville, South Carolina, Harmony at Five Forks has 176 units, with 100 Independent Living apartments, 48 Assisted Living apartments and 28 Memory Care apartments. The community provides warm, attractive apartments on a conveniently located, well landscaped campus. The community is...

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  • Cascades Verdae

    Cascades Verdae

    10 Fountainview Terrace, Greenville, SC 29607
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    Cascades Verdae is a luxury continuing care retirement community in Greenville, South Carolina. Located on 40 acres and just minutes from downtown Greenville, our private gated community offers a lifestyle that is second to none. Members enjoy beautiful accommodations, industry-leading Care Services...

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  • Westminster

    Westminster

    11 East Augusta Place, Greenville, SC 29605
    (25)
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    Westminster provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled within the Appalachian foothills in the peaceful town of Greenville, you'll love our community's friendly, small-town feel and big-city conveniences. We're just minutes from great restaurants, shopping and...

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  • Foxwood Senior Village

    Foxwood Senior Village

    850 Foxwood Drive, Washington, GA 30673
    (1)
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    About Foxwood Senior Village Foxwood Senior Village is the newest 55 and older independent living community in the heart of Washington, GA. Known for its large number of Antebellum, Victorian, and Colonial homes, Washington, GA has many sites on The National Register of Historic Places. The new...

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  • Washington Commons

    Washington Commons

    100 Washington Commons Drive, Evans, GA 30809
    (26)
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    Washington Commons provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Tucked away in a quiet corner of Evans, Washington Commons offers you a taste of quiet serenity in the heart of Georgia. Residents appreciate the convenience of being close to world-class healthcare,...

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  • Haywood Estates

    Haywood Estates

    1180 Haywood Road, Greenville, SC 29615
    (53)
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    Haywood Estates provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Built upon the picturesque, rural landscape of the Blue Ridge foothills, you'll enjoy strolling along our paths and appreciate the scenic views that await you at every vista. Residents also love the...

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  • The Willows of Easley

    The Willows of Easley

    105 Willow Place, Easley, SC 29640
    (15)
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    The Willows of Easley is more than a place to call home—it's a way of life. Find fulfillment and enjoyment in a vibrant, welcoming community with exceptional care and support. Enjoy a book in the lounge, relax on the patio or visit local attractions. Everything you need is right here. If you’re...

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  • Deepwood Estates

    Deepwood Estates

    203 Old Chapin Road, Lexington, SC 29072
    (34)
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    Deepwood Estates provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Just minutes from the scenic shores of Lake Murray, you'll fall in love with our comfortable facilities, beautiful grounds and stunning views. Residents appreciate the convenience of being so close to the...

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  • The Village at Southlake

    The Village at Southlake

    123 Gibson Road, Lexington, SC 29072
    (25)
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    The Village at Southlake is a senior community located in Lexington, South Carolina, in Lexington County, which offers superlative independent living. From the second you first enter the community you'll know there is something special about The Village at Southlake, from the care free atmosphere to...

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  • Lakeview Retirement Community (Opening Winter 2021)

    Lakeview Retirement Community (Opening Winter 2021)

    2134 N Lake Drive, Columbia, SC 29212
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    Lakeview, the luxurious Resort Lifestyle Community, is currently under construction on Lake Drive in Columbia. We look forward to opening brand new during the Winter of 2021! Lakeview will offer all of the comforts and conveniences of modern-day living that allow you to enjoy your retirement....

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  • Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn

    Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn

    1705 Skylyn Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29307
    (85)
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    Welcome to Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn, an award-winning full-service luxury senior apartment community located in beautiful Spartanburg, SC. Our senior apartments and well-landscaped neighborhood offer luxurious care, peace of mind, and maximum comfort tailored to the needs of each resident. We...

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  • Summit Hills

    Summit Hills

    100 Summit Hills Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29307
    (12)
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    Summit Hills is a luxury continuing care retirement community in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Located on 50 acres and just minutes from downtown Spartanburg, our private gated community offers a lifestyle that is second to none. Members enjoy beautiful accommodations, industry-leading Care Services,...

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  • Belvedere Commons of Seneca

    Belvedere Commons of Seneca

    515 Benton Street, Seneca, SC 29672
    (12)
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    At Belvedere Commons of Seneca, you can live the life you want to. Enjoy the convenience of restaurant-style dining, a wealth of life enrichment activities and the freedom to explore your interests. Beautiful Lake Keowee, the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, beaches and great weather set the...

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  • Jenni-Lynn

    Jenni-Lynn

    915 Hook Ave., West Columbia, SC 29169
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    We offer affordable rates with levels of care that foster independence while delivering quality care from medication management, to bathing, dressing, toileting, and much more. Our mission is to support and nurture the well-being, independence and peace of mind of all those that we serve in a loving...

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  • Merrill Gardens at Columbia (Opening Spring 2020)

    Merrill Gardens at Columbia (Opening Spring 2020)

    2205 Gregg St, Columbia, SC 29201
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    Merrill Gardens at Columbia is a new senior living community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care. We are located next to Segra Park, home of the Columbia Fireflies, one mile from the State House and downtown. We offer luxury senior living in the heart of revitalized...

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  • Forest Pines

    Forest Pines

    1720 Devonshire Drive, Columbia, SC 29204
    (15)
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    Forest Pines provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated just outside of Columbia's downtown, you'll enjoy our beautiful grounds and facilities while enjoying all of the convenience and culture of the state's capitol. We're just minutes away from shopping,...

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  • Harmony at Columbia

    Harmony at Columbia

    2300 Clemson Rd, Columbia, SC 29229
    (9)
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    The Harmony at Columbia located in Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina expanded in July 2018, becoming a continuum of care community offering Independent options to our community, complimenting our Assisted Living for seniors looking to help them with their daily needs. Columbia has much to...

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  • The Waterford at Columbia

    The Waterford at Columbia

    9370 Windsor Lake Blvd, Columbia, SC 29223
    (20)
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    Experience the utmost in Southern hospitality at The Waterford at Columbia. Our desired amenities and convenient services welcome residents to live a vibrant lifestyle that encourages independence with innovative recreational, educational, health and wellness programs. Our Independent Living...

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  • Avalon Place

    Avalon Place

    1030 Atlas Rd, Columbia, SC 29209
    (5)
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    Our 1 and 2 bedroom apartment homes are filled with energy efficient appliances, such as, stove, refrigerator w/ ice maker, dishwasher, garbage disposal and microwaves! Each apartment also has their own washer/dryer connections. The homes are a spacious 700-900 sq.ft. that is beautifully designed to...

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  • LaurelHurst & LaurelWoods

    LaurelHurst & LaurelWoods

    1064 West Mills St., Columbus, NC 28722
    (8)
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    Experience lodge-like living while soaking up gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains at LaurelHurst. From thoughtfully designed one- and two-bedroom floor plans to the world-class services and myriad recreational and social opportunities, residents may just find that we have thought of...

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  • The Glen at Lake Oconee

    The Glen at Lake Oconee

    1070 Old Salem Rd, Greensboro, GA 30642
    (4)
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    For retirement-aged individuals in prestigious Reynolds Lake Oconee who wish to preserve the affluent lifestyle they have come to love, The Glen offers vibrant resort-style senior living set apart by signature service, sophistication, and unparalleled excellence in independent living, assisted...

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  • Savannah Court of Lake Oconee

    Savannah Court of Lake Oconee

    1061 Willow Run Road, Greensboro, GA 30642
    (9)
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    Savannah Court of Lake Oconee offers gracious hospitality in a comfortable and elegant atmosphere. You'll fall in love with our beautiful courtyards and spacious porches—true 'meeting places' for residents. At Savannah Court, the accent is on familiarity. Quaint and relaxed common areas...

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  • Iris Place

    Iris Place

    755 Epps Bridge Parkway, Athens, GA 30606
    (41)
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    Iris Place provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Winner of three Readers' Choice Awards for Best Retirement Community, visit us and you'll see why. Situated on beautiful grounds with gracefully elegant facilities, we're just minutes from the charming town of...

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  • Jackson Oaks Senior Living

    Jackson Oaks Senior Living

    50 Sumner Way, Jefferson, GA 30549
    (27)
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    Located in historic Jefferson, Georgia, and situated on 5 acres overlooking an 8-acre lake, Bentley Assisted Living at Northminster offers a friendly and homey environment. Designed to promote socializing, Bentley Assisted Living at Northminster provides a great room with a cozy fireplace and four...

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  • Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat Company

    Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat Company

    1566 Old Mill Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792
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    UNDER CONSTRUCTION, AVAILABLE 5/1/2020. These are 12+ month leases, and age restricted at 55 years of age or greater. If you're a very active senior who is... * Just looking for a place for a year, while you explore Western North Carolina while you shop for a house? * Seeking to downsize, simplify...

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  • Brookdale Hendersonville East

    Brookdale Hendersonville East

    2601 Chimney Rock Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792
    (36)
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    Freedom to Live Your Life Nestled in the culturally-rich city of Asheville, North Carolina, there is a beautiful independent living community just waiting to welcome you home. You can trade in the burdens of things like cooking, cleaning and laundry for a retirement rich in deep friendships and...

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  • HarborChase of Riverwalk NOW OPEN

    HarborChase of Riverwalk NOW OPEN

    749 Dunkins Ferry Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29730
    (1)
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    HarborChase of Riverwalk Conveniently located close to the unique dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities of the distinctive Riverwalk community, HarborChase of Riverwalk is a seamless combination of timeless elegance, modern conveniences and Southern hospitality. Here, you'll happily...

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  • Pacifica Senior Living Heritage Hills

    Pacifica Senior Living Heritage Hills

    3200 Heritage Circle, Hendersonville, NC 28791
    (70)
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    Welcome to Pacifica Senior Living Heritage Hills. Welcome to Pacifica Senior Living Heritage Hills, the #1 retirement living community in Hendersonville. Our senior living community offers a full spectrum of independent living and memory care services administered by a specifically trained, caring...

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  • Chandler Place Independent Living

    Chandler Place Independent Living

    745 Dilworth Lane, Rock Hill, SC 29732
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    Welcome to Chandler Place. Our newly constructed apartment homes provide a distinctive combination of service and independence which enables you to make choices and enjoy life. With a choice of one or two bedroom apartments, you may select the option that best meets your needs. Your apartment home...

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  • Dogwood Retirement

    602 Brookside Camp Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792
    (6)
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    Dogwood Retirement is an affordable independent living community located in Hendersonville, NC. We provide three meals a day, housekeeping and laundry service. Come by and see us and find out how your retirement can be affordable and comfortable.

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  • The Cottages of Monroe

    The Cottages of Monroe

    601 Breedlove Dr, Monroe, GA 30655
    (5)
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    The Cottages of Monroe The Cottages of Monroe , nestled in the quaint and picturesque city of Monroe, Georgia, offers a unique blend of gracious independent living with convenient access to a wide range of activities. Monroe, Georgia is minutes from Athens - voted #5 in ' The 25 Best Places to...

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  • The Manor

    The Manor

    12940 Dorman Rd, Pineville, NC 28134
    (4)
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    The Manor is our newest community on our campus. We are a family owned company that opened our first senior living community in 1995. Our resident satisfaction surveys consistently rate resident satisfaction above 9 (out of 10). We have over 300 residents and know them by name, we strive every day...

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  • The Dorchester South

    The Dorchester South

    12930 Dorman Rd, Pineville, NC 28134
    (20)
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    The Dorchester is an affordable independent senior living community located in Charlotte, NC. We are a family owned company that opened our first senior living community in 1995. The Dorchester offers 1- and 2-bedroom apartments that are spacious, bright and welcoming. All floorplans are single...

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  • Smoky Springs

    Smoky Springs

    940 South Enota Dr NE, Gainesville, GA 30501
    (69)
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    Smoky Springs provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled near the Northeast Georgia Mountains and overlooking Lake Lanier, Smoky Springs is the home you've been looking for. Residents love the peace and quiet of a country home with big city conveniences just...

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  • The Cottages at Woodland Terrace

    The Cottages at Woodland Terrace

    1010 Fernwood Dr, Milledgeville, GA 31061
    (3)
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    The Cottages at Woodland Terrace is a gated, luxury patio home community specially designed for seniors. Located in Milledgeville, Georgia, The Cottages are just a one and a half hour drive from Atlanta. If your parents are tired of running around in the rat race and want to settle down a bit, our...

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  • Gardens of Gainesville

    Gardens of Gainesville

    3315 Thompson Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30506
    (28)
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    The Gardens of Gainesville is situated at the base of the North Georgia Mountains on the outskirts of downtown Gainesville and a short distance from Lake Lanier. Offering Independent Senior Living (with services available), Assisted Living and Memory Care, The Gardens of Gainesville offers true...

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  • Carmel Place

    Carmel Place

    5512 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC 28226
    (49)
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    Carmel Place provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Conveniently located in South Charlotte near some of the city's best shopping, dining and healthcare, you'll enjoy living in our beautiful and peaceful community. You'll wish you called us home sooner. Our...

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  • Overture Providence 55+ Apartment Homes

    Overture Providence 55+ Apartment Homes

    6805 Walnut Branch Lane, Charlotte, NC 28277
    (2)
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    Welcome to Overture Providence, your premiere 55+ active adult living destination. Here, you will discover beautifully designed apartment homes, one-of-a-kind services and over 12,000 square feet of resort-inspired amenities. We offer everything you’ll need to maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle;...

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  • Bella Vista

    Bella Vista

    55 Piney Mountain Drive, Asheville, NC 28805
    (29)
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    We believe that Bella Vista Independent Living is so much more than walls and windows - it's a place to enjoy home-cooked meals, game night, or a quiet evening with family and friends. It's where you always feel comfortable, safe, and secure. At Bella Vista Independent Living, our management teams...

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  • Clinton Presbyterian Community

    801 Musgrove Street, Clinton, SC 29325
    (2)
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    Clinton Presbyterian Community is an assisted living community located in Clinton, SC. Clinton, which is located in Laurens County, is a small town with park-like grounds and mature trees, and home to about 8,500 people. Clinton has a few local shops and stores where residents can enjoy going to run...

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  • Henderson Care Center

    125 Henderson Circle, Forest City, NC 28043
    (5)
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    Henderson Care Center is an assisted living community located in the quaint little town of Forest City, NC. We like to consider our community to be a bit different from others because we have a full schedule of activities that keep residents vibrant and healthy. Forest City is the ideal location for...

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  • Oconee House

    126 Parks Mill Rd, Buckhead, GA 30625
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    Oconee House is a senior living community located near the banks of Lake Oconee in Oconee, Georgia. Oconee House is located in a quiet, rural area of central Georgia where senior residents can enjoy a bounty of outdoor activities at one of the four large country clubs that are only minutes away....

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  • The Oaks

    1000 Methodist Oaks Dr, Orangeburg, SC 29115
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    Situated on 700 beautiful acres of land on the Edisto River, The Oaks offers a selection of homes, duplexes and apartments specifically designed to suit a variety of individual needs. With a variety of distinctive neighborhood options to choose from, your new home will be sure to reflect your...

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  • Overture Greenville

    52 Market Point Dr, Greenville, SC 29607
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  • Augusta Springs Apartments

    Augusta Springs Apartments

    1730 Sibley Rd, Augusta, GA 30909
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  • Horizon Senior Village

    5335 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown, GA 30813
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Greenwood, South Carolina

Independent Living

An Independent Living Community permits residents the chance to live an active life while making sure their basic needs are fulfilled. Basic tasks such as meal planning and housekeeping are handled by staff and a calendar of recreational and leisure activities is maintained, allowing residents the autonomy to use their time as they wish, free from daily responsibilities. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy an opportunity to be among peers, in a community with others of similar ages and interests. Typically consisting of a private living space and a full kitchen, these communities offer residences with many of the amenities of apartment life but without the hassle. Guests can be invited over and entertained, and there will be more time to spend with them with the basic maintenance of daily chores out of the way. While policies vary between locations, numerous residences allow pets as well. If medical or nursing support is desired, residents may always utilize the services of private care providers. There are a variety of expenses and advantages to balance when deciding on an independent living community. It is important to determine if these amenities are included in your plan: initial assessment fee, housekeeping, private phone, internet access, wellness program, parking, field trips, and laundry. The conveniences associated with independent living include transportation, beauty salon & barber shop, game/TV room, laundry service, concierge services, private rental hall, restaurant-style dining hall, and security guards.

Cost of Living

The neighborhood where a senior care community is located might have a major effect on community price. Cost of living is a major influence when choosing which community meets the needs of you or your loved one. The rent burden for Greenwood is around 19.0% of the average monthly income. Greenwood has a median home value of $95,437 and the median cost of rent is about $699 per month per month.

Demographics and Values

In Greenwood, 18.5% do not have health insurance, 15.8% have some form of disability, 60.1% participate in the labor force, and 34.7% live in poverty. Out of the total city population, 44.5% are male and 55.5% are female. The median age of Greenwood is 34 years old. In terms of education, 30.1% have a high-school diploma, 19.7% have a college degree, and 5.9% have a graduate degree. Racially, the population of Greenwood is 43.3% black, 1.2% Asian, 3.7% other or not specified, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.0% Native American, 1.4% mixed race, 11.0% Hispanic, and 50.4% white. In Greenwood, 6.8% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Greenwood has a population density of 550 people per square mile.

State Information

An overview of South Carolina

Overall, South Carolina ranks 42nd in quality of life and 36th in healthcare compared to other US states. There are 71 hospitals and 189 health centers that service a population of 5,147,823. GHS Greer Memorial Hospital, Bon Secours-st Francis Xavier Hospital, and Roper Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Out of a national average of 100, South Carolina has a cost of living index rating of 98, a grocery index rating of 102, and a housing index rating of 85. Residents of South Carolina enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 34th in the United States.

Social demographics of the state

In the last presidential election 41% of South Carolina residents voted Democrat and 55% voted Republican. The state of South Carolina ranks 24th in the country for diversity. In South Carolina, 47% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 8,051 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-35%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-15%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In South Carolina there are 658 masonic lodges. In South Carolina, 31% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 40.

State-wide weather information

The average temperature in the winter falls to around 46F. The average high winter temperature is around 66F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 26F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 79F. The average high summer temperature is around 95F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 59F in the month of June. The average humidity across the state is 69%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of August at around 72%. On average, South Carolina has an air quality index rating of around 35.3 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of April with a rating of around 42.6 AQI. On average, the state receives 4.10 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in August with an average of 7.64 inches of precipitation a month. While residents of South Carolina mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in South Carolina can include hurricanes, earthquakes (moderate), tornadoes, and and floods.

Wildlife to be found in South Carolina

The state of South Carolina has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of common yarrow, common leopard bane, shadblow serviceberry, and butterfly weed. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the southern fox squirrel, the manatee, or the wild hog. The state animal of South Carolina is the white-tailed deer.