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A Premier Retirement Community in Charleston With a Downtown Vibe

Learn about all there is to do near our retirement community in Charleston.

Downtown Charleston

Local and Surrounding Area

Kempton of Charleston is the first luxury assisted living community to be located on the peninsula. Nestled in historic downtown, Kempton is close to everything that this desirable zip code has to offer. The Kempton lifestyle offers residents everything that they need under one roof, and our proximity to the cultural offerings of Charleston, including dining, shopping and recreation venues, allows for continued enjoyment of the downtown scene – all while Kempton provides the care and support needed to enjoy it.

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Historic Downtown Charleston

Discover the heart of Charleston’s charm just a few minutes from Kempton of Charleston. For older adults with discerning tastes, the historic downtown area offers a world of culinary delights and cultural experiences.

Dining Delights

Savor the finest Southern cuisine at renowned restaurants like Husk, 82 Queen and Poogan’s Porch. Indulge in classics like shrimp and grits, buttermilk fried chicken and she-crab soup.

Cultural Treasures

Enjoy the Charleston Symphony Orchestra’s classical melodies, catch a show at the Dock Street Theatre or explore the city’s history on guided walking tours.

Shopping Galore

King Street’s boutiques and art galleries await your visit for unique souvenirs, handcrafted jewelry and stylish apparel.

Waterfront Parks in Charleston

When you call Kempton of Charleston home, you’ll have access to some of the most picturesque waterfront parks in the city. These serene escapes are perfect for older adults looking to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Charleston.

Joe Riley Waterfront Park

Joe Riley Waterfront Park is a tranquil oasis along the Charleston Harbor. Stroll along the iconic Pineapple Fountain, take in breathtaking harbor views and feel the gentle sea breeze. It’s an ideal spot for a leisurely walk, a peaceful afternoon of people-watching or simply basking in the serenity of the waterfront.

Riverfront Park

Riverfront Park offers a serene retreat along the Cooper River. This park boasts lush green spaces, walking trails and shaded picnic areas. It’s a peaceful haven where you can connect with nature, birdwatch or unwind with a good book while enjoying the calming waterside ambiance.


Neighborhoods Across the Peninsula

Explore the charming neighborhoods that grace Charleston’s historic peninsula, all conveniently accessible from Kempton of Charleston. Each neighborhood offers its unique character and attractions.


Ansonborough, a gem on the peninsula, exudes historic elegance. Stroll along its tree-lined streets, marvel at the beautiful historic homes and embrace the timeless atmosphere. This neighborhood is a haven for history enthusiasts, offering a glimpse into Charleston’s storied past. Enjoy leisurely walks, discover quaint shops and savor the unique charm of Ansonborough.

Westside and Hampton Park Terrace

Westside and Hampton Park Terrace offer a vibrant blend of history and contemporary life. These neighborhoods are known for their proximity to Hampton Park, a lush green space perfect for picnics and leisurely afternoons. Residents can explore local art galleries, dine at trendy eateries and engage with a dynamic community atmosphere that combines history with a modern flair.

At Kempton of Charleston, we offer more than premier senior living care – we offer a gateway to Charleston’s finest. Immerse yourself in the city’s rich culture and enjoy the best it has to offer while receiving the care and support you deserve.

Contact us today to learn how you can discover Charleston.

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Kempton of Charleston

194 Spring Street
Charleston, SC 29403