Luxury Senior Living Underway for Kiawah Island!

Luxury Senior Living Underway for Kiawah Island!

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There’s no better place to retire than on the stunning shores of Kiawah Island. Not only does science prove the ocean provides immeasurable health benefits both mentally and physically, but we all know the feelings of peace and calm we get when we arrive on the Island. Now, with the announcement of a luxury senior living facility in Freshfields Village, you can fully immerse yourself in Kiawah in every chapter of your life.

The 200-unit community for seniors aged 55+ will consist of club residences for independent living, assisted living units, and memory care units. Big Rock Partners, an industry leader in new-generation senior living, has collaborated with Kiawah Partners to bring this world-class facility to life. Big Rock has opened two similar senior living communities in the past year. Its communities, set in other prime locations and with resort-style amenities, offer a rental alternative to traditional continuing care retirement communities that require upfront entrance fees.

The as-of-yet unnamed community, estimated to cost $125 million, will be built overlooking the lake next to Freshfields Village, a town-center style mix of shopping, dining, and businesses, and across from the Andell Inn.

“When we took over Kiawah Partners five years ago, we held a number of town meetings to get to know the residents on the Island and hear their wishes for Kiawah’s future,” says partner at Kiawah Partners, Chris Randolph. “Senior living was one of the greatest interests the residents expressed.”

“There are current Kiawah homeowners who are aging, who want to downsize, and require higher degrees of service levels,” Randolph explained, when asked why residents were interested in senior living options. “They don’t want to lose touch with their social circles by moving off the Island. Senior living on Kiawah allows them to keep their ties to the Island, and for many, to the Kiawah Island Club.”

Randolph says he and his partners immediately began exploring the idea, but would not move forward until they found the perfect partner. They are confident they’ve found the right developer in Big Rock Partners, led by Senior Managing Partner Richard Ackerman.

With plans to break ground in the first half of 2019, Kiawah Partners and Big Rock Partners have assembled a best-in-class design and architecture team, including architects at LS3P, landscape architects at SGA Architecture, general contractor Balfour Beatty, and the Kiawah Partners design and development team. Life Care Services, an LCS Company, will manage the new community upon completion.

The community will have its own movie facility, multiple pools, a state-of-the-art fitness facility with a yoga studio, and multiple food and beverage options.