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Baby Boomers Find Homes in Mount Pleasant – Charleston SC Retirement

Baby Boomers Find Homes in Mount Pleasant – Charleston SC Retirement

By on May 13, 2008 in Retirement | 0 comments

By: Dave & Darcy Creaturo In 1946, 3.4 million babies were born in the United States, the surge of births continued, year after year, until 1964. By that time 78 million “baby boomers” had joined the population, creating a huge demographic bulge. Now the baby boomers are starting to turn 60, the baby boomers are going to start getting old and begin developing health problems. They’re also going to retire from the workforce. As, they retire they are looking for the top places to retire and Charleston has been on the list for years. Desirable Park West located Mount Pleasant SC, has a solution for Baby Boomers young and old. Liberty Cottages and Somerby have something for anyone in the 55 and better age group. Being a resident of Park West, a master planned community, has something for people of all ages. With 6 miles of walking trails, tennis and swim club, planned community events and shopping within the community, you’ll share a neighborhood with families in all stages of life. There is so much to do nearby, you can have an active retirement lifestyle. Liberty Cottages are single family homes that give you the option for the space of a home but with out the headache of home ownership. All exterior and some interior maintenance is included. So you don’t have to spend time cutting the grass or changing light bulbs. Liberty Cottages have a variety of health care options to make you feel safe and healthy. Care For Life of Charleston provides home care from four to twenty-four hours a day, depending on your needs. Personal care attendants and certified nursing assistants are insured, trained and supervised by Nurse Care Managers. You also have access to nearby Somerby of Mt. Pleasant and all the services of this Continuing Care Retirement Community on an as-needed basis. You’ll have convenient access to the dining room, beauty salon and barbershop, pool, and fitness center. You can use Somerby’s laundry and linen service, housekeeping and transportation services, catering, banking office, and convenience store. Liberty Cottages have five floor plans to choose from. All have one story living with a second floor for guests. Floor plans range between 2900-3200 total square feet...

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Retire in Charleston SC – Condos & Townhomes- Real Estate

Retire in Charleston SC – Condos & Townhomes- Real Estate

By on Apr 24, 2008 in Retirement | 0 comments

Mt. Pleasant & Charleston SC has been on all the “top places to retire” lists for many years. CNN/Money put the Charleston area on its 2006 & 2007 List. Sperlings ranked Charleston SC fourth best place to retire. Tennis.com has Charleston on top of their list. The AARP put Charleston on their 2003 list of “The 15 Best Places to Reinvent Your Life.” Finally The New York Times placed Charleston #13 on the best place to retire to list. The rankings were based on factors that included: access to jobs, affordable housing, culture and entertainment, outdoor activities, health care, safety, ease of transportation and sense of community. When you decide to retire you want to make your lifestyle a little easier so you can enjoy your days, less stress, less responsibility. One way to get started with your new lifestyle is to downsize your living space. There are two excellent types of properties that can make retirement living maintenance free. The Mount Pleasant SC Real Estate market has several Townhome and Condominium communities available. There are some differences between Townhomes and Condos that the average buyer does not know about. What is a Condo? A condominium is a single-level or multi-level home, with attached homes above or below it within a larger structure. Condo owners do not own the actual structure or the land on which it is situated. Ownership of the condo is the interior space and finished inward walls. Most Condos have an HOA. In Mount Pleasant there are many different Condo Communities including Luxury Condos, Golf Course Condos and Waterfront Condos. What is a Townhome? A Townhome is built beside or between another Townhome. It may be one tow or more stories. Unlike a Condo, a Townhomes owner owns the building structure and the land directly beneath it. Townhome communities also have HOAs. Mount Pleasant Townhomes on MLS. What is an HOA? Home Owners Associations (HOA) typically maintain the common area offering exterior maintenance -free living. HOA dues are usually required and will vary. Wind, Hail and flood insurance are often-but not always included in your HOA fee. Property Insurance is usually not included. When purchasing a Condo or Townhome it is important to ask what...

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