Welcome to The Elms of Charleston, a 55 and over community designed for the lifestyle of mature, active adults.   

                     Located in the northern part of Charleston County approximately one mile east of Exit 205 on Interstate 26 and directly off Highway 78 (University Blvd.) between Wannamaker County Park and Charleston Southern University, this conveniently situated and secluded community enables people from all areas to become neighbors and neighbors to become friends.

            The Elms of Charleston is built on the site of one of the South’s oldest and grandest plantations, The Elms. Dating to 1694 when Ralph Izard purchased land, a rich and colorful history influenced by the charm of Charleston began. Today The Elms is a 250 home community capable of expanding to approximately 325 homes. Residents experience the independence, security, and benefits associated with single-family home ownership. Detached patio homes, attached garden homes, and condominium units comprise the single level homes.

            Guided by the Laws of South Carolina and a Declaration of Covenants, Restrictions, and Easements, the Elms Homeowners Association manages the community through a resident elected volunteer Board of Directors. Residents assist in the establishment and implementation of services provided to the community through volunteer committees. A professionally licensed management company provides support and assistance to the association.

            An equally applied annual assessment, payable in various ways, provides for the upkeep and operation of various services and amenities which include

·Lawn and common area maintenance

·Power washing of homes

·Painting of exterior wooden surfaces

·Electronic controlled private entry gate

·A private clubhouse that houses a grand room, fitness center, card and game rooms, lounge, library, and kitchen

·An outdoor swimming pool

·An outdoor tennis court

·Lawn game area

·Pond area with walking path, bridges, gazebo, benches and sitting deck

·Pre-planned transportation to various functions

A full time Resident Social Director coordinates social, culture, and informational activities within the community and surrounding Charleston Area for the pleasure of residents.

            Enjoy yourself as you browse through this site. And again, Welcome!