Cresswind at The Ponds

Embrace the Serene Beauty of Cresswind at The Ponds - An Ideal Active Adult Community in Summerville, South Carolina

For those seeking a tranquil yet vibrant setting for their active adult years, Cresswind at The Ponds, nestled in the heart of the charming town of Summerville, South Carolina, presents the perfect destination. Known affectionately as Cresswind Charleston, this community offers an idyllic blend of Southern charm, invigorating lifestyle options, and the breathtaking beauty of the historic Lowcountry landscape. This property is uniquely set around over 1000 acres of conservancy making it perfect for those who enjoy walking, bird watching, kayaking in one of the many lakes, or enjoying a golf cart ride around the many miles of trails.

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An Active, Fulfilling Lifestyle Comes Alive

Cresswind Charleston curates life to serve the interests and desires of those aged 55 and over. The community allows residents to tailor their day-to-day pace, offering a range of activities to suit all lifestyles. Start the day walking or jogging along extensive nature trails, taking in the captivating sunrise. Fill your afternoons with friendly games of tennis, pickleball, or bocce, infusing each day with excitement through every swing and toss. And as the sun dips below the horizon, unwind with serene yoga sessions by the lake under the soft glow of the evening light. With a full-time social director, the social possibilities are endless.

Uniquely Southern Homes with Modern Functionality

The design of the homes at Cresswind Charleston reflects a commitment to elegance and functionality. Built by Kolter Homes, each floorplan is one level making accessibility a priority. With many builders focusing on inventory or quick-move-in homes, Kolter differentiates their experience by allowing for a multitude of options both structurally and design. Some popular options include bonus room, expanded garages, and extended lanais. Each residence complements the surrounding landscape, featuring spacious, open layouts with modern amenities perfect for intimate family gatherings or grand celebrations with friends. Nestled among lush greenery beneath the expansive South Carolina skies, a dream home in this community is truly a sanctuary.

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Life-Enriching Amenities at Your Doorstep

More than just a place to live, Cresswind at The Ponds cultivates a fulfilling lifestyle through its impressive array of amenities. Central to the community is the expansive 12,000-square-foot clubhouse, where neighbors become lifelong friends. Facilities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga studio, art studios, and an array of social clubs offering endless recreation and relaxation opportunities. The shimmering outdoor pool serves as a refreshing sanctuary during warm summer days, while the event lawn hosts memorable community gatherings and concerts beneath the starry Carolina sky.

Community Spirit at its Finest

The essence of community runs deep in Cresswind Charleston. A well-planned calendar of events throughout the year facilitates shared experiences and strengthens the bond among residents. With hobby clubs that cater to a wide range of interests, from gardening to photography, book discussions to cooking classes, there are myriad ways for residents to engage, learn, and grow together. Holiday parties and community gatherings further add to the celebratory spirit that infuses Cresswind Charleston, making it a place where neighbors truly become extended family.

Eco-Friendly Living – Remove this section, they’re not that Eco Friendly

Cresswind Charleston understands the importance of sustainable living and has incorporated eco-friendly principles into its design. With energy-efficient homes, thoughtfully designed landscaping that reduces water usage, and a strong emphasis on preserving the natural environment, residents can take pride in being part of a community that respects and cares for nature.

Safety and Peace of Mind – Remove this section they don’t have a guard and the gates never work

Safety is a top priority at Cresswind Charleston. The community features well-lit streets, safe walking paths, and a 24/7 security presence, ensuring that residents can enjoy peace of mind in their homes and throughout the community. Emergency medical services are easily accessible, and the community’s layout ensures that all homes are near these facilities.

Some Key Differences at Cresswind Charleston

One of the key differences at Cresswind is the community size. Many of the 55-plus communities in the area are planned for well over 1000 homes. Cresswind, on the other hand, has kept the commitment to a smaller and thus more intimate community with their planned built out for around 650 homes. Another unique element is the accessibility to the amenities in the master-planned community of The Ponds. 

In addition to the outdoor amenities, this allows residents to easily walk to a pool that is open for all age groups. The historic farmhouse originally owned by the Shultz Family is still on the property and available to residents to reserve for special occasions. This is where many of the events focused for the entire community take place. Enjoy Lowcountry Oyster Roasts in the winter or the annual Independence Day Celebration in the summer. 

Every week in the spring and summer, food trucks set up for festivities and socializing. This could be great for those seeking a more expansive experience in their active adult community. With both the beauty and history of the property, residents find themselves in harmonious coexistence with nature, where every season unfolds unique experiences and opportunities for exploration.

Historic Summerville: Close to Everything, Yet Away From It All

Located in the quaint town of Summerville, Cresswind Charleston connects residents to the rich history and vibrant culture of the Lowcountry. Exploring charming boutiques, savoring traditional Southern cuisine in local restaurants, or immersing in the town’s lively arts scene are just regular aspects of life here. Moreover, the historic city of Charleston, with its cobblestone streets, beautifully preserved architecture, and bustling markets, is only a short drive away.


Stepping into Cresswind Charleston means entering a world embodying the tranquility, charm, and vitality of active adult living. Every aspect of the community—be it the unique homes, the wide variety of activities, the life-enriching amenities, award-winning social director, or the unbeatable location—has been thoughtfully designed to meet the unique needs and desires of those aged 55 and over. 

The daily blend of activity and relaxation, the close-knit community spirit, the respect for the environment, and the easy access to historical and cultural landmarks all combine to create a profoundly fulfilling lifestyle. Here, residents not only find a place to live but a place to thrive, build lasting friendships, explore nature’s wonders, and enjoy the rich tapestry of Southern living. Embrace the Cresswind way of life— a life well-lived, a life well-loved.

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