2023 Top South Carolina Senior Living Communities

South Carolina is a popular choice for retirees, and the Palmetto State offers a range of senior living facilities to choose from. Moving from somewhere that has been home for years to one with new people, staff and assistance is no small step. What questions should you be asking when comparing facilities? How much should you be budgeting on a monthly basis?

Not all senior living homes are alike. Some are managed better than others, and not all provide the same services. Our top South Carolina senior living communities are some of the best the state has to offer. Even if you don’t find living near your city or zip code, our senior living directory has hundreds more quality communities that you can search by your location quickly. You may also contact us and consult with a professional advisor. 

Tip on Asking the Right Questions of a South Carolina Senior Living Community
When you go to take a tour of a senior living facility, be sure to search out a handful of staff members and ask them about their experience at the home. In general, satisfied employees, and those who typically do their job well, have more time on the job than those that do not. If you find the majority of the folks you’ve spoken to have not been with the facility long, that might be a sign of high turnover. Good employees leave bad environments, so keep that in mind.

Ranking The Best Senior Living Facilities in South Carolina

There are many variables that go into ranking senior living communities, but without a doubt one of the more important are reviews. To arrive at our top communities, we considered the reviews left on our site as well as those left on sites with authority such as Facebook and Google. We then consulted the South Carolina Department of Health and removed those centers that had outstanding violations or citations.  

There is a wide range of prices, the average monthly cost is $2,300 for assisted living. Folks with Alzheimer’s or skilled nursing needs will require facilities with higher levels of care, which cost considerably more. Many communities include meals, basic amenities, and assistance with Activities of Daily Living (grooming, bathing, eating, hygiene, and medication management). Make sure you understand what is included

Top Rated South Carolina Senior Living Facilities

4.85 stars

4.85/5 Average Rating of Facilities
600 Total Reviews

The Phoenix at Greer

715 S Buncombe Rd
Greer SC 29650

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.9/5 Average Rating
41 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about The Phoenix at Greer:

Beautiful Facility, caring and compassionate staff, love working with these dedicated professionals.

-Rhonda Hughes

The Blake at Baxter Village

522 6th Baxter Crossing
Fort Mill SC 29708

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.7/5 Average Rating
19 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about The Blake at Baxter Village:

I interviewed and visited 5 different facilities for my mom. After an extensive evaluation of what was best for my mom, I chose The Blake at Baxter. I could not have made a better choice. Everyone that works there is pleasant, caring and goes above and beyond to make mom happy. I highly recommend.

-Ann Lacarter

Dominion Senior Living at Patrick Square

100 Pershing Ave.
Clemson SC 29631

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
26 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Dominion Senior Living at Patrick Square:

This assisted living is not even comparable to other facilities. Staff, management, and food are held to a high standard. Residents are cared for as actual family. Very faith based!

-Chloe Woodmansee

Myrtle Beach Manor

9547 Highway 17
North Myrtle Beach SC 29572

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.9/5 Average Rating
24 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Myrtle Beach Manor:

My 90 year old Grandmother has recently had to make some big changes in her life. My family and I are grateful for all of the support that the staff at Myrtle Beach Manor Rehab Facility and Assisted Living have given us. All the way from the administrative, to nutrition, nursing and tech staff have all been helpful in guiding us to make the best decisions for my Grandmother. Dorothy and Carolyn have gone above and beyond to make sure the transition from hospital to rehab and now to assisted living has been as smooth as possible for her. My Grandmother has always been independent and stubborn, this new home and staff are allowing her to be the same independent and feisty woman we love. It is also going to give her the ability to be more social. The past few weeks have held a lot of changes for my Grandmother and we believe it has all gone much smoother than expected thanks to the knowledgeable and helpful staff at Myrtle Beach Manor.

-Michelle Kirkley

The Gables on Pelham Assisted Living

1306 Pelham Rd
Greenville, SC 29615

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Nursing Home

4.5 stars

4.6/5 Average Rating
13 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about The Gables on Pelham:

My mother has been here for 6 years. It has been a blessing to us as my mother absolutely LOVES it here. The facility and staff are always very nice and helpful to her. The leadership team is awesome! From the Executive Director, Assistant Director, Activity Coordinator, Housekeeping, and Maintenance guys, all are always willing to help if situations arise. They always have an “open door” policy for family members which means a lot. KUDOS and thanks for making a difference in my mother’s quality of life at this point of her life. I would recommend this place to any family member looking for a parent(s).

-Pam Parker

Emerald Gardens

201 Overland Dr
Greenwood SC 29646

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.7/5 Average Rating
17 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Emerald Gardens:

My mom has been a resident at Emerald Gardens for two years. She has had excellent care and made many friends with the staff. Recently I’ve had the opportunity to see just how kind, compassionate, caring and efficient they are. My mom had some health issues from mid November until the end of December when she was able to return home as she calls it. I had numerous concerns/questions and issues to resolve. Cynethia Allison, Resident Care Director and Michael Patterson, Executive Director made this go smoothly for her and our family. I really can’t say enough good things about their professionalism combined with care and compassion. I would highly recommend Emerald Gardens ASL to anyone looking for a family atmosphere for their loved one. They truly care!

-Linda Jones

Lake Wylie Retirement and Assisted Living

4877 Charlotte Hwy
Lake Wylie SC 29710

Living Types Available: Assisted Living

4.5 stars

4.5/5 Average Rating
19 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Lake Wylie Retirement and Assisted Living:

My father is so happy here. The food is wonderful. He loves his apartment. Kim, the health and wellness director is fantastic and helpful. My dad is loved and well taken care of. He fell twice and I immediately got a call. The only reason I didnt give 5 stars is due to their policy on our not being able to go into my fathers apartment. But I do somewhat understand that they have the residents health in mind. However, everyone is vaccinated. They do allow visitors to come and visit inside if given 24 hour notice. My dad likes it here.

-Beth Kane

Maple Brook Terrace Retirement Community

150 Verdin Rd Greenville SC 29607

Living Types Available: Independent Living

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
22 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Maple Brook Terrace:

I could not imagine being more happy in any other community. We have been spoiled as the first residents. I recommend it without any reservation.

-Susie B. Smith

Home Care Assistance – the Grand Strand

Areas Served: Pawleys Island and surrounding locations

Living Types Available: Home Care

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
25 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Home Care Assistance – the Grand Strand:

I have an older friend who had been quite independent and was suddenly hospitalized and in need of full time care. We live hundreds of miles and many hours apart. Home Care Assistance was suggested and I am so thankful that we connected. Joy Sanders and her team of health care providers have been there 24X7 to be sure that my friend received the support and care that he needed over the past nearly two years. Being so far away was further complicated by the Corona 19 virus and although we were unable to visit, Joy and her health care providers were in constant contact with us. It was comforting to know that even though we could not be there he was treated like family and being given the care that he needed.

-Stanley Alster

St. Gabriel of Murrells Inlet

699 Prince Creek Pkwy
Murrells Inlet SC 29576

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
5 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about St. Gabriel of Murrells Inlet:

My mother lives at St Gabriel. She loves living there!

-Claudette Perkins

More Highly Rated SC Senior Living & Care Facilities

Carolina Gardens at York

Harmony at Five Forks

Anderson Oaks Assisted Living

Complete Homecare of America

Portside at Grande Dunes

Wellmore of Tega Cay

The Manor

The Inverness at Spartanburg

Carolina Gardens at Lexington Assisted Living

Brookdale West Ashley

The Legacy at Southpointe Drive

Fairview Park

Carolina Gardens at Rock Hill

Spring Park Assisted Living & Memory Care

Oakleaf Village of Lexington