Assisted Living in North Charleston

21 Communities

Ashley Landing Assisted Living

4550 Great Oak Drive, North Charleston, SC
$$$$
5 reviews
Ashley Landing Assisted Living is a modern, 100-bed facility located just minutes from shopping, entertainment and medical services in North Charleston, South Carolina. The food, the caring attitude of the staff, the on-site beauty salon and the pet-friendly policy all receive high marks from residents and their loved ones. Regular praise is also heaped on the cozy, homelike ambiance, where residents enjoy activities such as checkers, bingo and religious services. This facili... (read more)
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Life Care Center of Charleston

2600 Elms Plantation Boulevard, North Charleston, SC
$$$$
3 reviews
The Life Care Center of Charleston is located in North Charleston, South Carolina, near Cypress Gardens and many historic attractions including the H.L. Hunley, a lost submarine of the Civil War. The facility gets high marks from visitors for its nice staff and for the residents' rooms, which have private bathrooms. Family members comment positively on the food, describing it as home-like, and appreciate the shuttle service provided by this facility. They also note the well-k... (read more)
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Somerby of Mount Pleasant

3100 Tradition Circle, Mount Pleasant, SC
$$$$
18 reviews
Somerby of Mount Pleasant offers both assisted living and individualized care for tenants struggling with memory loss. Nestled just off the coast in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, this facility provides its tenants with shuttle access to shopping, doctors' appointments and various field trips. Visitors mention that residents in this community can choose from either regular or deluxe rooms – which include extra square footage and space for more furniture – or villas for more ... (read more)
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Brookdale Charleston

2030 Charlie Hall Blvd, Charleston, SC
$$$$
18 reviews
Brookdale Charleston is an assisted living and memory care facility situated near the Carolina Bay. The facility gets high marks for offering residents live musical performances, arts and crafts classes, bingo tournaments and movie nights. Residents enjoy staying in shape and active with chair exercise classes, walking in the neighborhood and gardening in the backyard that’s filled with numerous flowers and plants. Families appreciate that their family members are served a va... (read more)
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The Crossings at West Ashley

1925 Essex Farms Drive, Charleston, SC
$$$$
1 review
Nestled in Northwest Charleston, The Crossings at West Ashley is an senior care provider offering assisted living, independent living and memory care for residents. Featuring a variety of room and housing options, including one- and two-bedroom apartments and companion suites, this facility allows residents to feel comfortable. Residents and visitors have consistently commented on how well maintained the rooms and facilities are and have remarked on the friendliness of staff.... (read more)
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Royal Oaks

950 Travelers Blvd, Summerville, SC
$$$$
17 reviews
Royal Oaks is a senior living community located in Summerville, North Carolina, near Interstate 26 with close access to Azalea Park and Sculpture Garden and Summerville Farmer's Market. Friends and family members give positive reviews to the facility's caring and compassionate staff, who they say make an extra effort to help residents feel at home and welcome. Guests continually compliment the community's charming resident rooms and clean atmosphere. Royal Oaks is also commen... (read more)
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Palmettos of Charleston

1900 Ashley Crossing Drive, Charleston, SC
$$$$
6 reviews
Palmettos of Charleston is a senior living community located near three major highways with convenient access to shopping venues, historic attractions and parks. Visitors and loved ones applaud the facility's welcoming and knowledgeable staff, clean environment and attractive grounds. The community also receives favorable reviews for its wide range of social activities, such as shopping and lunch outings, festive parties, games and exercise classes. Palmettos of Charleston of... (read more)
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The Crossings at Wescott Plantation

5130 Wescott Blvd., Summerville, SC
$$$$
4 reviews
The Crossings at Westcott Plantation is located in Summerville, South Carolina, close to The Golf Club At Westcott Plantation and eight miles from the Medical University of South Carolina hospital. The facility receives praise from visitors for its cleanliness, and reviewers commend the staff, calling them kind and knowledgeable. Family members describe the facility's apartment-style rooms as amazing, citing the private balconies, kitchens, and living rooms. Residents appreci... (read more)
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Summit Place of Daniel Island

320 Seven Farms Drive, Charleston, SC
$$$$
16 reviews
Situated south of the Mark Clark Expressway in South Carolina, Summit Place of Daniel Island gets high marks from family members for its professional and personable staff and peaceful environment. This facility is conveniently located in Charleston for outings to nearby stores, shopping areas and restaurants. Visitors note the clean rooms and outdoor area as well as the inclusion of physical activities for persons with disabilities. Family members note the variety of activiti... (read more)
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The Palms of Mt. Pleasant

937 Bowman Road, Mount Pleasant, SC
$$$$
24 reviews
The Palms of Mt. Pleasant is a senior living facility located in South Carolina and close to two major highways, shopping venues and medical centers. The community offers residents a wealth of amenities, including scheduled transportation, all-day dining, laundry/housekeeping and an on-site beauty/barber shop. Visitors and residents give the facility high marks for its friendly staff, spacious apartments, appetizing meals and clean atmosphere. The Palms of Mt. Pleasant also r... (read more)
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At A Glance

There are 21 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in North Charleston is $2,852 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in North Charleston

North Charleston is part of the Charleston metropolitan area and has experienced strong, steady growth since its incorporation in 1972, with a senior population of just 9.4 percent. This city has two assisted living facilities for seniors, but there are another 18 in surrounding areas. The South Carolina's Department of Health and Environmental Control regulates these facilities,  officially known as community residential care facilities that provide residents with assistance with personal care and other daily living activities.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in North Charleston

  • North Charleston has a particularly favorable climate for seniors who enjoy outdoor activities. Its comfort rating is 83 on a scale of 1 to 100, which is based on the total number of sunny days with low humidity during the year. The temperature range in North Charleston is typical for South Carolina, with an average low of 37 degrees in January and an average high of 91 degrees in July.
  • The cost of living in North Charleston is about six percent below the national average. However, housing is 24 percent below the national average, which accounts for the low overall cost of living. The cost of groceries, healthcare and utilities are all significantly above the national average in North Charleston, so seniors will need to budget more carefully than in most other cities.
  • North Charleston has a high crime rate for both violent and property crimes, which will require seniors to be especially careful when going on day trips and running errands. The annual rate of violent crimes in North Charleston is 9 per thousand people, compared to an average of 5.02 for all of South Carolina. The annual rate of property crimes is 56.28 per thousand people in North Charleston, with the average for South Carolina being 32.44.
  • CARTA is the regional public transit system for the Charleston metroplex, with Route 11 serving North Charleston. Seniors 55 and older pay less than half the standard fare during non-peak hours and less than that if they also qualify as low-income passengers. CARTA holds Senior Free Days occasionally, which allows all seniors to ride for free.
  • The North Charleston Senior Center on Dorchester Road hosts a full schedule of activities, including games, entertainment, social events and fitness classes. It also holds regular outings, including lunch, local trips and out-of-town trips. Additional services available at this senior center include wellness checks and other community services.
  • The North Charleston area is home to world-class medical facilities, including MUSC Health, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


Paying for Assisted Living in North Charleston

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in South Carolina

$5,150.00 Mount Pleasant
$4,000.00 US
$3,706.00 Summerville
$3,595.00 Beaufort
$3,355.00 Charleston
$2,852.00 North Charleston
$2,500.00 Eutawville

Assisted Living costs in North Charleston start around $2,852 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

It’s important to note that assisted living rates in North Charleston and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in North Charleston

South Carolina uses a Medicaid waiver program called the Community Choices Waiver to provide seniors with financial aid for assisted living. This program also includes related services such as assistance with daily living activities.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in South Carolina page.

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in South Carolina page.


Free Assisted Living Resources in North Charleston

North Charleston and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in North Charleston

North Charleston-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in South Carolina are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in South Carolina page for more information about these laws.