To help you make the best decision for yourself, we’re listing out some of the most important factors to consider when choosing your retirement city. Your priorities and requirements when it comes to housing are likely to vary over the years. When buying your first home, you may have prioritized being centrally located and close to the office, but you may begin to prioritize good school districts and a larger home in the suburbs by the time you have children. Retirement is a time in your life where you can put yourself first, and where you choose to retire should reflect this new chapter in your life.


If one aspect of your housing requirements has stayed consistent over the years, it’s likely going to be where your home is located. Once you’ve reached retirement, it’s time to live your life like you’re on vacation. What better way to do that than move to a subtropical location? Eliminate the need for shivering or shoveling snow and enjoy more warm, sunny days. Not only do you want a location that encompasses all of the previous factors, but it’s also important to plan ahead. The Martin Freeman Group can help you find the perfect active adult community that also has a plan in place for continuing care retirement. 


Community is a key factor on our list of important factors to consider when choosing your retirement city. While finding time for your favorite activities is a great way to spend the day, it becomes even more fun when you have people to join you! Our 55-plus communities are the perfect environment to create fast friendships that last a lifetime. Residents within these communities tend to be like-minded individuals that share common interests. Identifying the right fit and harboring a sense of connection within your community are both important factors to consider when choosing your retirement city.

Cost of Living 

Another one of your important factors to consider when choosing your retirement city, cost of living. Our featured communities allow you to live in luxury without the luxury price tag. As a city, Summerville is 8% lower than the national average, with housing expenses falling 34% lower than the national average. In the Lowcountry, there’s no need to sacrifice living in a beautiful area for an affordable price. 

Quality of Life 

You’ve worked hard, so now it’s time for some fun! Spend some time thinking about your favorite hobbies or activities that you’ve always wanted to try. As long as you’re not envisioning downhill skiing, the Lowcountry is for you. Many of our communities have walking and biking trails, pools, pickleball courts, tennis courts, and so much more. Summerville is also conveniently located with access to multiple beaches, golf courses, and docks for fishing. If culture is more your scene, enjoy the rich history of Charleston by visiting countless art galleries, museums, and concert halls. No matter what you enjoy, the Charleston area has something for everyone.


The last factor on our list of the important factors to consider when choosing your retirement city, accessibility. The charm of Summerville is that you can have the feeling of a small town without sacrificing accessibility to shops, restaurants, healthcare, or entertainment. Accessibility is one of the primary factors to consider when choosing a retirement city because it combines quality living with preparedness. You never know when you may need access to care, so by choosing a city that has what you need without a bustling city atmosphere, you’re getting the best of both worlds.

Contact the Martin Freeman Group

Now you know the important factors to consider when choosing your retirement city, so what are you waiting for? If you’re interested in the Lowcountry becoming your new home, reach out to the Martin Freeman Group today. Whether you have a specific idea in mind or don’t even know where to start, we are here to listen, research, and over-deliver on all of your home requirements. 

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