324 Hundred Oaks Pkwy., Summerville, South Carolina 29483
Near the South Carolina Mid-Coast, Lovely 55+ Cresswind is Within a Larger Development (The Ponds) and Has Single Family Homes, Moss-Laden Live Oaks and a Soothing Quality
Near South Carolina's mid-coast, Summerville is tucked along a wooded ridge just 22 miles northwest of Charleston and is known as "Flower Town in the Pines." It is also home to Cresswind, a 55+ neighborhood within The Ponds, an all ages development built on 1,000 historic acres dappled with live oaks.
Kolter Homes started construction on Cresswind in 2015, and building continues today. At build out, the community should have 600 single family homes. Properties come in two collections. The Sawgrass line has five models that range from 1,454 to 2,018 square feet. The larger Tidewater homes may incorporate a den or bonus room. All dwellings have an attached garage, a covered lanai and a first floor master suite. Custom options might include a second floor. Exteriors are light colored vinyl with a pitched roof.
Prices start in the mid-$200,000s, but please verify this with a Realtor or Kolter Homes as prices may change.
Cresswind homeowners enjoy their own clubhouse, bocce ball courts, tennis courts, two swimming pools and more. The Ponds' onsite YMCA, outdoor amphitheater, fishing ponds, 20-acre lake, extensive network of trails and restored 1840s farmhouse are also open to Cresswind residents. The award winning Ponds Conservancy, a particular point of pride, hosts educational and cultural events.
Summerville boasts a Saturday farmers' market and an orchestra with a full schedule. The annual three day Flowertown Festival each April is one of the Southeast's top attractions and draws artists, craftspeople and 200,000 tourists from across the region. At least four golf courses are in town or within a short drive.
The Summerville Medical Center offers acute care as well as specialized cardiac care. It is accredited by the Joint Commission.
Summer high temperatures reach the 90s with lows in the 70s, and winters high temperatures reach into the 50s and 60s with lows in the 40s. On average, the area receives 52 inches of rain per year.
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Francisco de Gordillo explored the present-day South Carolina coast during 1521 but was unable to establish a town. The French also failed to colonize in 1562. The English settled here in 1670, but they moved on to Charleston when the conditions worsened. The two Carolinas split officially in 1729. The state was the first to leave the Union during the Civil War.
South Carolina was once primarily agricultural and still grows peanuts, watermelons, peaches and tobacco. Today, though, it is mostly known for its textile mills. Wood products, asbestos, steel, pulp and chemicals are particularly important. A commercial tea plantation, and the only one in America, lies on an island 20 miles South of Charleston.
Top attractions include Fort Sumter, which is a national monument, the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, the Cypress Gardens (located in Charleston), Hilton Head resorts, the Cowpens National Battlefield, the Botanical Gardens and the Riverbanks Zoo.
Population - 4,961,018
Persons 65 years old and over - 16%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 85%
Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ - 25%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 5%
White persons, not Hispanic - 64%
Median household income - $45,483
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
55+ Communities and Single People
It often seems as though 55+ communities are full of happily married people. This is not always the case, though, as the demographic fact is that women often outlive their spouses. It is true that newer developments draw couples because newer developments tend to draw younger retirees. This is simply because older communities have residents who moved in longer ago. Older developments have more singles, particularly women, because the residents are often older. As to where to find single men, that is out of our area of expertise.
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