Sun City Hilton Head Island, SC

Del Webb

Many members of the Baby Boomer generation are looking for ways to downsize, rid themselves of home maintenance chores and enjoy the lifestyle to which they want to become accustomed. Welcome to Del Webb's Sun City Hilton Head, which offers the best of all worlds for active adults, 55 or better.

So far, 7,000 residents have set up house in this highly desirable part of the country. By the time it's completed, Sun City's Pulte Homes/Del Webb Communities photopopulation will have more than doubled to approximately 15,000, all of them enjoying the convenience of living just off I-95, minutes from the beaches and golf courses of Hilton Head Island and a short drive to the historic cities of Savannah and Charleston. Could life be any better?

Pulte Homes/Del Webb Communities clearly continues to do its homework, after pioneering the concept of active adult living 50 years ago in Phoenix. The company knows exactly what active adults want and they offer it in a package guaranteed to appeal to baby boomers.

Homes in Sun City Hilton Head are comfortably spacious, up to about 2,400 square feet. Twelve designer-decorated options with 18 single-level floor plans are offered at prices ranging from the high $100s to around $400,000. Just as important, those who relocate from other states will discover that South Carolina has one of the lowest per capita tax rates in the country.

When Del Webb touts its communities for active adults, the company couldn't be more serious about having fun. The community's 45-acre campus features two recreation centers – one at Town Square and another at Hidden Cypress – which include pools, tennis courts, fitness equipment, arts and crafts centers, social rooms and an outdoor party pavilion. And Sun City Hilton Head offers two challenging golf courses with a third planned for this year. There seemingly is no end to the choices for the exercise-minded: fitness trails, tennis, softball, horseshoes or a workout at the 17,225-square-foot fitness center. There's even a dog park to accommodate the needs of man's best friend.

More than 100 clubs are represented at Sun City Hilton Head, driven by the varied interests of the residents. A Lifestyle Director is on hand to help residents get the full benefit of the many activities available.

If these activities don't appeal, you can cultivate your nurturing nature in the community garden or tinker in a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art workshop. Golfers will find themselves in golf heaven, with the Okatie Creek and Hidden Cypress courses and the legendary layouts of Hilton Head nearby. In addition, there are plenty of "shop-'til-you-drop" opportunities, and, when you tire of your immediate surroundings, you can take a day trip to Savannah or Charleston.

If location, location, location truly is the hallmark of a successful community, Del Webb got it right. Sun City Hilton Head is the perfect spot for when you're ready to settle down but not to settle.

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