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  • Eagle Crest

    Eagle Crest

    3736 Robert M. Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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    Eagle Crest provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. One of the nation's most popular tourist draws, now you'll be able to call Myrtle Beach home all year round. Conveniently located in the town's center, you're in luck if you like mild weather, miles of sandy...

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  • Portside at Grande Dunes (Opening Fall 2020)

    Portside at Grande Dunes (Opening Fall 2020)

    901 Portside Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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    At Portside at Grande Dunes, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Our property is conveniently located near accessible public transportation. We offer free wi-fi and high speed...

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  • Arbor Landing at Surfside (Opening Fall 2020)

    Arbor Landing at Surfside (Opening Fall 2020)

    3105 Dick Pond Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
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    Our independent living neighborhood offers seniors the perfect balance between independence and support, security and freedom, privacy and socialization. All-inclusive services include: •Private studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments with convenient kitchenettes, gracious tiled bathrooms,...

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  • Garden Manor Village

    100 Garden Manor Court, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
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    Cost of residency includes: - Unfurnished apartment. - One well prepared meal per day. - Weekly housekeeping. - All utilities excluding phone and cable. - Scheduled activity program.

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  • Carolina Gardens at Conway

    Carolina Gardens at Conway

    2310 Highway 378, Conway, SC 29527
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    Carolina Gardens at Conway is an assisted living and memory care community in Conway, South Carolina. Conway is a thriving city in the Myrtle Beach metro area, home to Coastal Carolina University and has been designated as a Tree City USA for over 20 years. With a revitalized downtown area that...

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  • Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle (Assisted Living and Memory Care)

    Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle (Assisted Living and Memory Care)

    5490 Arbor Branch Dr, SW, Shallotte, NC 28470
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    Person Centered. Service Focused. Passion Driven. Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle is an exceptional new option for Senior Living in southeastern North Carolina. Arbor Landing offers residents Retirement Living with Assisted Services. A unique alternative for seniors, the community combines just the...

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  • Lake Shore Commons

    Lake Shore Commons

    1402 Hospital Plaza Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401
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    Lake Shore Commons provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Located in a quiet, beautiful section of Wilmington near the city's center, you'll love your peaceful home in the heart of town. We're minutes from healthcare shopping, dining and many interesting...

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  • The Woods at Holly Tree

    The Woods at Holly Tree

    4610 Holly Tree Road, Wilmington, NC 28409
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    The Woods at Holly Tree provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Located in a quiet suburb of the bustling town of Wilmington, you'll love coming home to a calm and friendly environment in the heart of it all. We're close to excellent shopping and first-class...

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  • Wesley Pines

    Wesley Pines

    1000 Wesley Pines Rd, Lumberton, NC 28358
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    Wesley Pines is managed by Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company. Life Care Services ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2019 Senior Living Study and achieved the highest score in all seven study factors: resident services and activities; community staff; food and beverage; new...

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  • Cambridge Village of Wilmington

    Cambridge Village of Wilmington

    75 Cavalier Dr., Wilmington, NC 28405
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    Cambridge Village of Wilmington Optimal Living® for active adults 55+ Every day at Cambridge Village brings a new experience in Optimal Living® – our all-encompassing philosophy that combines professional support, concierge healthcare and social enrichment programs to maximize every resident’s...

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  • Somerby of Mount Pleasant

    Somerby of Mount Pleasant

    3100 Tradition Circle, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
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        Somerby of Mount Pleasant draws upon the charming, stately traditions of the South - applying classic style and gracious hospitality, sure to make you feel right at home.     At Somerby, we're here to help you enjoy the lifestyle you've been waiting for. ...

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  • Daniel Pointe Retirement Community

    Daniel Pointe Retirement Community

    514 Robert Daniel Dr, Daniel Island, SC 29492
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    Daniel Pointe, the luxurious Resort Lifestyle Community, has been developed exclusively for adults 55 and over and is now OPEN! We offer the comforts and conveniences of modern-day living that allow you to enjoy your retirement. Daniel Pointe's top-notch, all-inclusive services and amenities include...

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  • Atria Mount Pleasant (Opening Summer 2020)

    Atria Mount Pleasant (Opening Summer 2020)

    601 Solana Way, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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    Set among the natural coastal beauty of the Lowcountry, Atria Mount Pleasant is a vibrant community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being. This inviting residence features spacious apartments and villas, each with a flexible lease...

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  • Palms of Mt. Pleasant

    Palms of Mt. Pleasant

    937 Bowman Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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    The Palms of Mount Pleasant The Palms of Mount Pleasant is an assisted living community located in the heart of Mt. Pleasant, Charleston County, South Carolina. Our community is just minutes away from dozens of notable locations, including numerous public parks and beaches, local festivals, East...

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  • Overture Daniel Island 55+ Active Adult Apartment Homes

    Overture Daniel Island 55+ Active Adult Apartment Homes

    7770 Farr St., Charleston, SC 29492
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    Picture a life of luxury and relaxation in a coastal, Lowcountry setting. That’s life at Overture Daniel Island. We’ve thoughtfully designed our 55+ Active Adult apartment home community to reflect all the charm and allure of its surrounding areas, with beautifully crafted apartment residences and...

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  • Merrill Gardens at Carolina Park

    Merrill Gardens at Carolina Park

    3501 Merrill Place, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
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    You’re going to love it here. Located in the 1,700 acre Carolina Park master planned community with shopping, dining and outdoor activities, Merrill Gardens is in the heart of it all. This new community is modern yet intimate with spacious apartments as well as cottages. Relax and enjoy the Carolina...

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  • Summerville Estates

    Summerville Estates

    704 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC 29483
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    We believe that Summerville Estates Gracious Retirement 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 Summerville Estates Gracious...

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  • Overture West Ashley 55+ Apartment Homes

    Overture West Ashley 55+ Apartment Homes

    45 Coburg Rd, Charleston, SC 29407
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    To put it simply, Charleston, SC is a sight to be seen. There's a lot this world-renowned city has to offer—sandy beaches, incredible dining experiences, rich culture, high-end shopping and much more. At Overture West Ashley, you are right in the center of it all. Our 55+ active adult community is...

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  • Harmony at Wescott Plantation

    Harmony at Wescott Plantation

    5130 Wescott Blvd, Summerville, SC 29485
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    Situated in Summerville, SC, Harmony at Wescott Plantation has 186 units, with 93 Independent Living apartments, 57 Assisted Living apartments and 36 Memory Care apartments. Opened in June of 2017 the community is relatively new. The community provides warm, attractive apartments on a conveniently...

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  • Ashley Park

    Ashley Park

    1451 Tobias Gadson Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29407
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    Holiday Retirement provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Our beautiful facility is situated on picturesque landscaped grounds in a quiet corner of Charleston. We're conveniently close to shopping, healthcare, dining and wonderful regional attractions. Our...

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  • Heritage Place

    Heritage Place

    325 N Cool Spring St, Fayetteville, NC 28301
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    Around here, we say that Heritage Place is Full of Life. It’s true. Keeping our Resident engaged, socially, physically and spiritually makes all the difference. It’s why the people who live and who work here seem to have a special SPARK every day. Programming and events range from lectures and...

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  • Southern Pines

    Southern Pines

    205 SE Service Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387
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    At Southern Pines Gracious Retirement Living, we have an abundance of heart, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Our caring management team is here for you any time, day or night, because we live here too. We participate in activities +pour coffee at mealtime and take time to get to know each of...

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  • Avalon Place

    Avalon Place

    1030 Atlas Rd, Columbia, SC 29209
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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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  • The Waterford at Columbia

    The Waterford at Columbia

    9370 Windsor Lake Blvd, Columbia, SC 29223
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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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  • Harmony at Columbia

    Harmony at Columbia

    2300 Clemson Rd, Columbia, SC 29229
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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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  • Bayberry Retirement Inn

    Bayberry Retirement Inn

    2002 Woodland Ave, Sanford, NC 27330
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    Bayberry Retirement Inn offers a cozy homelike atmosphere. From the moment you enter Bayberry you feel the welcome warmth of home. Friendly and caring staff members, who know your name and needs, are available to assist you 24/7/365. At Bayberry we keep it simple. One low monthly rate includes ALL...

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  • Forest Pines

    Forest Pines

    1720 Devonshire Drive, Columbia, SC 29204
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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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  • Merrill Gardens at Columbia (Opening Summer 2020)

    Merrill Gardens at Columbia (Opening Summer 2020)

    2205 Gregg St, Columbia, SC 29201
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    Merrill Gardens at Columbia is a new senior living community offering independent 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 BullStreet District. This...

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  • Jenni-Lynn

    Jenni-Lynn

    915 Hook Ave., West Columbia, SC 29169
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    Jenni Lynn Assisted Living and Independent Living has been serving Seniors for over 30 years. We are located off Hwy 378 in West Columbia, 1 mile from Lexington Medical Hospital. We offer a wide array of services, amenities and activities that keep our resident healthy and safe, while providing...

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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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  • The Village at Southlake

    The Village at Southlake

    123 Gibson Road, Lexington, SC 29072
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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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  • Deepwood Estates

    Deepwood Estates

    203 Old Chapin Road, Lexington, SC 29072
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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 Reserve at Mills Farm (Opening Summer 2020)

    The Reserve at Mills Farm (Opening Summer 2020)

    2030 Laura Duncan Rd, Apex, NC 27523
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    NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS--OPENING EARLY 2020! Sales Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm If these time frames do not work with your schedule please call Andrew Dellinger and he can make appointment outside of these times. You will need to enter...

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  • Cambridge Village of Apex

    Cambridge Village of Apex

    10000 Cambridge Village Loop, Apex, NC 27502
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    Holistic Wellness At Cambridge Village. We think seniors are looking for more than bingo and ice cream socials. While safety, security, nutrition and socialization still rank the highest in terms of importance, what really can be said for the quality of life in most senior living settings? Today,...

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  • Jordan Oaks

    Jordan Oaks

    10820 Penny Road, Cary, NC 27518
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    Jordan Oaks provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled in the majestic beauty of the North Carolina countryside, you'll be delighted by your decision to move in with us at Jordan Oaks. The air is pure, the winters are mild and Cary has been ranked the safest...

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  • McCarthy Court I & II

    McCarthy Court I & II

    1321 McCarthy Boulevard, New Bern, NC 28562
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    When you are ready to relax, come home to McCarthy Court, your retreat from it all. McCarthy Court apartment homes make life easy. From maintenance-free living to a full activities calendar, every day feels like a vacation at McCarthy Court. Our friendly, caring staff brings more than 50 years of...

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  • Twin Rivers Senior Independent Living

    Twin Rivers Senior Independent Living

    25 Rectory Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312
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    Twin Rivers is a warm and inviting, affordable living option for Independent Seniors who seek the convenience of service enhanced housing. We are located in historic, Pittsboro, NC. This is just 15 minutes from Apex and about 30 minutes from Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. Our one bedroom...

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  • Courtyards at Berne Village

    Courtyards at Berne Village

    2701 Amhurst Dr, New Bern, NC 28562
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    Living at Courtyards at Berne Village means being a part of an active, vibrant community. Enjoy delicious all-inclusive dining, a wealth of social activities and the freedom to explore your interests. There are countless opportunities to connect, grow and live up to your full potential. If you’re...

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  • Overture Providence 55+ Apartment Homes

    Overture Providence 55+ Apartment Homes

    6805 Walnut Branch Lane, Charlotte, NC 28277
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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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  • Overture Centennial NOW OPEN

    Overture Centennial NOW OPEN

    600 Bilyeu St, Raleigh, NC 27606
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    Under construction, opening Early 2020- Welcome to Overture Centennial, a place to rediscover yourself (and your retirement), in the comfort of a community designed with you in mind. We give you the means to live an active and fulfilled life; you create the experience. With access to an abundance of...

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  • Willow Grove

    Willow Grove

    10043 Idlewild Road, Matthews, NC 28105
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    Willow Grove provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Our hometown of Matthews is a largely residential community that is warm, friendly and safe. Between our quaint downtown and network of charming parks, there's plenty to see and do right here in town. Our...

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  • Preston Pointe

    Preston Pointe

    1995 NW Cary Pkwy, Morrisville, NC 27560
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    Preston Pointe is the perfect mix of upscale senior living and Southern charm. Our philosophy of always making you feel welcomed, valued and at home in a friendly and luxurious space sets us apart from other retirement communities in the research triangle. We offer the best characteristics of owning...

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  • The Island Cove at Hilton Head

    The Island Cove at Hilton Head

    15 Main Street, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
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    At The Island Cove, one of Hilton Head Island's premier retirement communities, we offer independent and assisted living options for seniors. We are here to help you seize new opportunities and make the most of them. For independent living residents, it might mean trading in the chores of home and...

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  • Brookdale Carriage Club Providence

    Brookdale Carriage Club Providence

    5800 Old Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28226
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    Care Today, Care Tomorrow If you’re ready to exchange the burden of things like cooking, cleaning and laundry for a community that offers exciting activities and events, custom care that meets your specific needs and amenities and services that resemble life at a destination resort rather than a...

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  • Overture Cary (Opening Spring 2021)

    Overture Cary (Opening Spring 2021)

    1055 Hatches Pond Lake, Morrisville, NC 27560
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    Opening in Spring 2021, Overture Cary, a Greystar Community, is an active adult community complex beautifully located in the heart of the Research Triangle. Overture Cary has a variety of floor plans to choose from that perfectly fit each lifestyle with modern, spacious features that add to the way...

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  • Indigo Pines

    Indigo Pines

    110 Gardner Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
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    Indigo Pines provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated within beautiful grounds on fabulous Hilton Head Island, you'll love the elegant comfort of our facilities while enjoying the charm and convenience of the island. We're just minutes from shopping,...

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  • The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island

    The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island

    421 Squire Pope Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
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    The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island is managed by Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company. Life Care Services ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2019 Senior Living Study and achieved the highest score in all seven study factors: resident services and activities; community staff;...

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  • Independence Village of Olde Raleigh

    Independence Village of Olde Raleigh

    3113 Charles B. Root Wynd, Raleigh, NC 27612
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    Stand tall at Independence Village of Olde Raleigh, where the natural beauty of our community's surroundings blends perfectly with the modern-day amenities offered in our updated studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes. Wall-to-wall carpet and mini-blinds on all windows provide the comforts of...

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  • Carmel Place

    Carmel Place

    5512 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC 28226
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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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  • The Dorchester South

    The Dorchester South

    12930 Dorman Rd, Pineville, NC 28134
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    About The Dorchester Active 55+ Independent Senior Living Community The Dorchester is an Active 55+ Independent Senior Living Community in Pineville, NC! The Dorchester is designed for an independent senior who values lifestyle choices, community amenities & plenty of activities to keep you busy!...

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Independent Living in Myrtle Beach, SC

In Myrtle Beach, retirement communities are also known as independent living communities. Independent living communities are housing arrangements designed exclusively for seniors who require limited assistance. Most communities offer amenities, social activities, and other services. The median monthly cost for an independent living community in Myrtle Beach is $2,435 for the city proper and $2,380 for the metropolitan area. Let A Place for Mom help you or your loved one find the right Independent Living community in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Cost of Living in Myrtle Beach, SC

Living in Myrtle Beach allows residents to spend less than the U.S. average on both groceries and rent, designating the city as an affordable senior living destination. All index ratings are based on a system where a score of 100 represents the cost of the national average.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
90 92 $866 18.7% spend over 30% of their income on rent $183,738 $39,006 None

Local Medical Providers

The Myrtle Beach region is home to several highly-rated hospitals, and the following are often ranked among the best in the area:

  • Greer Memorial Hospital - This 82-bed community has a trusted reputation in infection control and stroke care. In 2016, the hospital earned Magnet recognition for nursing professionalism and high patient satisfaction standards.
  • Bon Secours - St. Francis Downtown - The St. Francis Downtown community encompasses both a 245-bed hospital and an outpatient care center. Provided treatments include heart care, cancer services, orthopedic surgery, and an osteoporosis program.
  • Roper Hospital - As the first hospital founded in the Carolinas, Roper Hospital continues to build on a long-standing care legacy. The 332-bed provider, which includes a comprehensive ICU, emphasizes its Valve Center and Vascular Lab and its non-invasive radiation treatments.

Climate and Weather

Myrtle Beach’s climate is considered humid subtropical, with sunny summers and cool winters. On average, the humidity level for Myrtle Beach is roughly 73%. Typically, these levels peak in August, reaching about 76%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
81°F 89°F (July) 72°F (July) 50°F 61°F (December) 39°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
34 (Good) 48 in the month of December (Good)

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
7” 14” (October) 0”

Demographics and Values

As a coastal city and vacation hotspot, Myrtle Beach is known for its oceanfront hotels, bustling boardwalk, seafood, and golf courses. Tourism plays a key role in the economy, with the city acting as a major employer in the industry. Other leading businesses include Sands Resorts, Grand Strand Medical Center, and the real estate firm Burroughs & Chapin. Myrtle Beach is known for having a significant senior population. Overall, the area leans fairly conservative. 67% of Horry County residents voted Republican in 2016, and Republicans have won a majority of the city’s voters in the past five national elections. Myrtle Beach has not been noted as LGBTQ-friendly.

2016 Presidential Election for Horry County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
29.7% 67.2% 3.2%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
464,165 34,695 536 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 3.8% since 2017, making it the second fastest-growing metropolitan area in the United States

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
42 32% 13% 9% 4%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
29% 27% 9%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
1.5% 14.4% 13.5% 0.4% 0.1% 68.5% 2.1%

Crime

Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
132 16

Miscellaneous

Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Veterans
62% 16% 9%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

First and foremost, Myrtle Beach hosts more than 60 miles of sand, ocean, and charming seaside businesses. Beachgoers can enjoy outdoor shopping and a family-friendly amusement park with 37 rides. This includes the city’s iconic SkyWheel, which offers sweeping views and hosts colorful light shows. for those craving even more oceanic sites, Ripley’s Aquarium contains 1.4 million gallons of unique sea creatures in their watery habitats. Myrtle Beach also attracts seasoned fishers, inviting them to cast a line along the Grand Strand or at the city’s dozens of piers.

Along with these seaside wonders, Myrtle Beach is known as “the Golf Capital of the World.” The city claims more than 100 courses, designed for every type of player -- from the competitive to the casual. While Myrtle Beach’s most impressive courses have hosted PGA championships, others focus on mini golf. Seniors who would prefer a stroll can head to Brookgreen Gardens, the biggest and oldest sculpture garden in the United States. This tranquil wildlife sanctuary incorporates 550 famed sculptures, in addition to a butterfly house and walking trails.

the city’s many emerging performing arts centers. From Broadway musicals, to comedians and country singers, these beloved institutions have entertainment for everyone.

Transportation

The Coast Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is a bus system with a regular schedule, providing service across 45 buses every day of the week. The line has 10 fixed routes, and services not only Myrtle Beach, but also other nearby cities, including Pawleys Island and Surfside Beach. This makes for easy, accessible day trips. The Coast RTA prides itself on offering rides to all major hospitals and medical communities. Seniors ages 65 and older and people with disabilities receive discounted fares.

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