Del Webb, the well-known developer of active-adult communities, builds Sun City Hilton Head in the South Carolina low country.
Home buyers can choose from 18 floor plans, ranging from 1,055 to 2,403 square feet; typically two and three bedrooms. 2008 prices range from $160,000 to $375,000.
The gated community attempts to appeal to all aspects of an active adult lifestyle. Amenities include two 18-hole champion golf courses and tennis courts, walking trails, two fitness centers, swimming pools and the 20-acre Lake Somerset.
The lakeside location affords fishing, non-motorized boating, picnicking and other outside activities. The The Yemassee Craft Buildings, located in the Village Center, offer activities like ceramics, painting, sewing and woodshop, plus it has a computer lab with internet access.
Social life is well attended to. The community has team sports like bocce ball, paddle tennis, softball, tennis and volleyball, and the Pickney social hall has a multi-purpose room for dancing and movies, and a stage. The social hall is also set up for billiards and cards. More than 70 clubs and organizations meet regularly in the community.
Sun City, in Bluffton, SC, is about 13 miles from Hilton Head Island. The Bluffton location puts Sun City close to recreation, from nature and the arts, to motor sports and minor-league baseball. The area has many shopping and dining opportunities and the historical cities Savannah and Charleston are close by.
Also, the Coastal Carolina Medical Center is within 6 miles. The Hilton Head Medical Center & Clinics is located approx. 20 miles away.