Sun City Hilton Head
Location: Bluffton, S.C.
Estimated cost: The community offers 8,000 homes that start at $200,000.
It might not be one of the cheapest places to retire, but Bluffton does have its perks.
Located near Hilton Head Island, the family-friendly city offers water activities, charming shops and restaurants and antebellum homes. Plus, it's home to Sun City Hilton Head, which made 55places's 2017 list of the best retirement communities in the U.S.
At Sun City Hilton Head, there are multiple pools, fitness centers, golf courses, tennis courts, pickleball and more. It also has its own restaurants and more than 100 resident groups and clubs.