Many times, when I receive inquiries from people who like to relocate to the Charleston area, they ask me about gated communities and they are surprised when I tell them that we really don't have that many choices. Especially people moving here from Florida are astonished because gated communities in that State are very common.
So, I am trying to list below those which come to mind, some are small, some are large, with different amenities and homes in various price ranges.
Seabrook Island and Kiawah Island are very upscale resort style living communities. Here is where one finds the very famous Ocean Course golf course, and many amenities such as marinas, tennis centers, horse stables, hotels and spas, shops and restaurants and everything the vacationer or the private resident needs.
Coosaw Creek Country Club is one of the nicest neighborhoods in North Charleston, and it has a golf course. In Goose Creek one finds Crowfield Plantation, which also has a golf course. At "The Hamlets", homes are located right at the golf course.
Stono Ferry in Hollywood SC is just a 45 minute drive from downtown Charleston and has beautiful homes on very large lots, a golf course and an equestrian center.