Cane Bay Plantation, Summerville
Most retirees dream of having fun and living a full life, and, despite the uncertain economic climate, they can do just that at Del Webb at Cane Bay Plantation, a gated community not far from Charleston and even closer to the smaller but growing town of Summerville, South Carolina.
Approximately 500 homes are sold or under contract in the 360- acre retirement community, and construction is scheduled to begin on another 500 in 2012. It isn’t difficult to attract seniors to the South Carolina Lowcountry, which, in addition to magnificent weather, offers a wide range of cultural and entertainment activities. The area’s top-notch medical facilities also are important.
Residents of Del Webb at Cane Bay Plantation are entitled to a membership at a 20,000-square-foot amenities center better known as the “the resort.” It includes a state-of-the-art fitness center with a personalized trainer, an outdoor saltwater pool and hot tub, an indoor saltwater pool and hot tub, an arts and crafts room, a meeting room, a computer lab and an outdoor fire pit.
The lowcountry is full of wonderful neighborhoods that boast of convenient living and an ideal climate, but very few places can offer what’s available at Del Webb at Cane Bay. Del Webb communities are known for quality homes and resort-style amenities, but they offer something more.
Money can’t really buy the most intangible asset at Del Webb at Cane Bay. It goes far beyond quality home construction and resort-style amenities and beautifully landscaped grounds. That asset is lifestyle, a word often bandied about but perhaps not fully understood. It is more than just golf and tennis.
People who move to Del Webb at Cane Bay discover something they have been searching for all their lives: the opportunity to do as much or as little as they wish and the chance to rediscover childhood hobbies or to excel at games – or even to pursue education.
Lifestyle director Jennifer Burton said she finds it interesting to work with residents because they are so involved in creating this lifestyle.
“It’s rewarding to help people enjoy their retirement,” Burton said. “We have more than 40 different interest groups led or organized by residents. And they bring in speakers for continuing education. They do so much.”