Retire in the Carolinas with the BEST Internet

Choosing the right place to retire isn’t all about warm weather, water, and golf. Yes, the Carolinas have plenty of all three, but a recent survey of 2,800 retirees by ProMatura found that residents also value other qualities: access to a range of activities, amenities that enable independent living, an environment that supports physical and emotional well-being, and the ability to stay connected with others.

These North and South Carolina communities check all the boxes, including something that’s non-negotiable these days — reliable high-speed internet.

Aerial view of coastal waterway with dense trees and a boat on the water

Located near Wilmington, North Carolina, Brunswick Forest offers a comforting coastal breeze and all the amenities for active lifestyles. This award-winning community features extensive fitness and wellness center facilities, plus plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors through golfing, kayaking, and 100 miles of trails.

To help you make connections, Brunswick Forest hosts regular community events such as the annual Italian Festival to mix with neighbors and create shared memories.

When you’re not out exploring, you can rely on fast and reliable internet provided by FOCUS Broadband, with lightning speeds of up to 1 gigabit for a hassle-free experience whenever you’re online.

Another gem south of Wilmington, North Carolina, St. James Plantation spans 5,000 acres with a private beach, four championship golf courses, and plenty of shopping and entertainment.

This full-featured resort community of 3,300 residents on the Intracoastal Waterway gives you limitless opportunities to make new connections and stay busy with a neighborhood marina four outdoor and two indoor swimming pools, three parks (plus a dog park), five restaurants, clubhouses, tennis and pickleball courts, a community garden, five fitness centers, and walking trails. FOCUS Broadband provides reliable internet for when you’re at home, with blazing speeds up to 1 gigabits per second to help you stream, play, call the family, or simply check in on your tee time.

Located in western South Carolina on Lake Thurmond, part of South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast, Savannah Lakes Village gives residents the best of both worlds: incredible scenic beauty and all the amenities for an active lifestyle including hiking, biking, kayaking, golfing, tennis, gardening, hunting and fishing.

Recognized as one of America’s top 100 master-planned communities by ideal-LIVING magazine, this vibrant, private community of 2,400 residents features an on-site healthcare facility and a robust calendar of community events for interacting with your neighbors. When you’re staying in for a while, you can still stay connected online with WCTEL’s lightning-fast fiber internet up to 1 gigabits per second for entertainment or for planning your next adventure.

Situated on the shores of Lake Greenwood in western Upstate South Carolina, Stoney Point is surrounded by woodlands and teaming with wildlife, making it the perfect spot for fun and relaxation.

Surrounded by The Links at Stoney Point, one of the region’s finest golf courses, this luxury living community offers a community pool, marina, tennis courts, entertainment, restaurants, bars, and a 5-mile street loop — a perfect way to connect with your neighbors. And you can count on the fastest, most reliable internet service from WCFIBER with speeds up to one gigabit for streaming or connecting online.

Nestled in the heart of Berkeley County near historic Charleston, Cane Bay Plantation offers comfort, city accessibility and all the amenities needed for an active lifestyle. Ranked the #4 top-selling master-planned community in the nation by Real Estate Consulting, Cane Bay features a 25-mile-long trail system that connects you with all your neighbors and access to the 54,000-square-foot Cane Bay Family YMCA.

Boat and explore nearby lakes and riverways with friends old and new and then, when you’re connecting online, you can count on Home Telecom to provide incredibly fast and reliable internet service of up to one gigabit per second.

6. Nexton

Located near Charleston, South Carolina, Nexton offers everything you could want for an active lifestyle: tennis courts, a 25-meter pool with splash pad, a yoga studio, and 10 miles of walking and hiking trails. Named the National Home Builder’s Association 2021 Master Planned Community of the Year, Nexton also offers beautiful surroundings with 2,000 of its 5,000 acres preserved to protect the natural environment.

And when you’re working on an online project or just streaming your latest binge-worthy TV show, Home Telecom offers Nexton residents blazing-fast internet of up to one gigabit per second.

Located on beautiful Lake Greenwood in Upstate South Carolina, the neighborhood of Grand Harbor offers an award-winning golf course designed by Davis Love III, yachting, and an authentic sense of community. Enjoy all the comforts of gracious living and numerous activities including a marina with waterfront dining, an equestrian facility, tennis, fitness, clubhouse dining and a beautiful aquatic center.

And when it’s time to relax at home, connect with blazing speeds of up to one gigabit per second, powered by WCFIBER

Perched on the shores of beautiful Lake Keowee in South Carolina’s Appalachian Foothills, The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards offers an iconic mountain resort with incredible recreational opportunities including an 18-hole Tom Fazio golf course, a park, trails, pool, lighted tennis courts, a full-service marina, and equestrian center.

Recognized as a Best Golf Community and Best Equestrian Community, this tight-knit neighborhood features plenty of opportunities to connect with your neighbors at the clubhouse, wellness center, and restaurant with picturesque views in every direction. For online shopping, gaming, or streaming when you return home, Upcountry Fiber gives you the connection speed you need at up to 1 gigabit per second.

Just 10 minutes from downtown Wilmington, North Carolina, Compass Pointe is a private, resort-style community with 2,200 secluded acres of coastal pinelands, palmetto trees, and waterways, including a premier golf and country club.

To support your active lifestyle, Compass Pointe features swimming pools and a lazy river, stocked ponds, sidewalks for walking and bicycling, a dog park, a wellness center/spa, and tennis and pickleball courts. Stay connected with friends through neighborhood clubs and field trips, and connect with others easily online too with FOCUS Broadband’s fiber internet service. Speeds of up to one gigabit per second mean you can call the family, chat with friends, or sit back and stream a show all without fear of slow internet or connection interruption.

10. Waterford

Situated on 17 miles of North Carolina’s freshwater shoreline just 10 minutes from Wilmington, Waterford is a beautiful planned and gated community with 19 neighborhoods. Do you like the water? Every homesite is located on one of the many finger lakes and creeks running throughout the community. Stay active on the beach volleyball court, tennis center, and 12 miles of natural trails, or step out for nearby shopping and dining.

And you’ll never have to worry about slow internet speeds with FOCUS Broadband’s always-on fiber internet. Connection speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second give you the best internet you’ll find anywhere, even in a big city.

Location is key to choosing your dream retirement home, but so are other factors such as quality of life and close connections with friends right next door and far away. These Carolina communities offer activity-rich environments to help you enjoy your retirement years to the fullest — as well as the fiber infrastructure to keep you connected with the rest of the world.

Communities or Neighborhoods Featured Above

Leland, North Carolina
An award-winning community situated near the one of the southernmost coasts of North Carolina yet surrounded by woodland and nature trails, you won’t be disappointed by what Brunswick Forest has to offer.
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Brunswick Forest (NC)

Leland, North Carolina
An award-winning community situated near the one of the southernmost coasts of North Carolina yet surrounded by woodland and nature trails, you won’t be disappointed by what Brunswick Forest has to offer.
Aerial view of Stoney Point - a charming neighborhood of houses, green space and thick trees beyond that, and the water on the horizon at dusk
Greenwood, South Carolina
Surrounded by one of the finest golf courses in the Lakelands of South Carolina, Stoney Point offers luxury living on beautiful Lake Greenwood with great amenities and a true community feeling.
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Stoney Point (SC)

Greenwood, South Carolina
Surrounded by one of the finest golf courses in the Lakelands of South Carolina, Stoney Point offers luxury living on beautiful Lake Greenwood with great amenities and a true community feeling.
Outline of South Carolina with map dot marking Cane Bay's location
Summerville, South Carolina
Cane Bay Plantation was ranked the #4 top-selling master-planned community in the nation by Real Estate Consulting in 2021. This community takes care of your basic needs while still offering the best of a quiet, country life.

Cane Bay Plantation (SC)

Summerville, South Carolina
Cane Bay Plantation was ranked the #4 top-selling master-planned community in the nation by Real Estate Consulting in 2021. This community takes care of your basic needs while still offering the best of a quiet, country life.