The Retreat At Summerville

950 Travelers Boulevard, Summerville, SC 29485

Based on 42 reviews

Services and Housing Options

Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite

Estimated Pricing

Estimated $3,373

The Retreat At Summerville Description

The Retreat At Summerville is located 2.1 miles from Centerville, a very small town with a population of 5,288. Other nearby cities and towns include Ladson, Summerville, Sangaree and Goose Creek. The community is in a middle class neighborhood where the average income is $66,952, 51% of the country has a higher median income.

This community provides Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Respite Care and has Studio and Suite apartments available. Studio apartments start at an estimated $3,373 a month, while the average cost of Independent Living is $3,392 in Summerville, $3,266 in SC, and $3,394 in the United States. These prices are estimated. The Retreat At Summerville is a member of a larger group of communities called Phoenix Senior Living. The Retreat At Summerville is ranked 7 out of 9 communities in Summerville and is ranked 259 out of 370 communities in SC.

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Parent Organization Videos


personal care

respite care

personalized care


assistance with dressing and undressing

daily wellness checks


medication monitoring

medication management

assistance with grooming


daily events and activities

variety of activities



private dining room

executive chef


personal laundry and linen service

complimentary transportation for group activities

salon services

daily housekeeping


activity rooms

all utilities included

free wi-fi

cable tv


warm, cozy fireside seating

emergency call systems in resident’s rooms


non-denominational church services every sunday

Healthcare Near The Retreat At Summerville

The Retreat At Summerville is close to a wide range of health providers including hospitals, pharmacies and dentists. The closest hospital is Palmetto Behavioral Health - Summerville which is 0.4 miles away, but there are also other hospitals in the area including Summerville Medical Center, and Trident Medical Center. Pharmacies close by are CVS Pharmacy which is 0.2 miles away, Walgreens, and CVS. Have to go to the dentist? Options include Dr. Cox which is 5.7 miles away, Solomon Dentistry, and Carolina Family Dentistry.

Surrounding Area

The Retreat At Summerville is also close to a range of restaurants, culture, shopping and parks. Looking to go out to eat or order takeout? Order pizza at Capannos Pizza, a sandwich at Philly's or Mexican at Centro El Americano. Love the arts? Head on over to Hanahan Amphitheater, Goose Creek High School Auditorium, or North Charleston Performing Arts Caenter. Enjoy shopping? Spend some time at Northwoods Mall, North Rivers Market, or Citadel Mall. Looking for a park to relax at? Enjoy the outdoors at Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site, future park, or Summerville.


Weather in the area consists of an average of 167 days of rain, 0 days of snow and 196 days of sun and the total precipitation is around 1.3 inches a year. The region reaches a high of 86°F in the summer and 52°F in the winter, with an average temp of 70.5°F throughout the year. The average humidity is 70.2%, with max winds averaging around 8.6 mph.

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General Staff Rating
Based on 11 total reviews
Care Staff Rating
Based on 11 total reviews
Food Staff Rating
Based on 3 total reviews
Cleanliness Rating
Based on 1 total reviews
Activities and Services Rating
Based on 3 total reviews
Carlynne Hernandez

1.0 rating

These are photos of a SADLY bad case of lack of maintenance. Once a probably pleasant Facility has degraded into a place I couldn’t let my Mother stay in. Issues are say the least. My Mother (92 yrs of age) asked for the drains to be checked as they weren’t draining correctly. She was told by the maintenance man that he checked them and they were fine. Upon arrival my husband checked them. See by photos they were full of debris, including a bandage, caulking and excessive hair. Disgusting I’m at a loss as to WHAT EXACTLY he checked ? Then she stopped eating the meals as she found them unacceptable...they refused to reduce the cost of meals from her bill and charged her $387 for food she didn’t eat these Cottages are rented by elderly people...are they truly expected to rake and clean these back gardens...the leaves are a foot deep...the mold on the patio walls are a health hazard I tried to add more photos and three short videos. But I can’t seem to accomplish that ? No I am not interested in a discussion with any manager for excuses of poor management and maintenance. Her request for my email is denied. I’m not interested in any contact. I’m just thankful we were able to get my Mother out of there. The videos show plugged up rain gutters causing rotted roof edges. Leaves blown out of the gutters ONLY BECAUSE my husband asked them to unplug the gutters because they were causing excess rain to fall in buckets over doorways...then left on the porch for a 92 yr old woman to sweep away...does Management truly want me to go on I have videos of those gutters and rainfall.Do your job for these people. They deserve better service and respect for what they are paying. Before anyone rents one of those aware MOST of them are empty for a reason.

Alyssa Salisbury

5.0 rating

Wonderful community! Family like atmosphere!

Katherine Weaver

5.0 rating

Great community with caring and loving staff that care for the residents on a daily basis.

Carlynne Hernandez

1.0 rating

Shirley Embry

5.0 rating

My parents are living at the Retreat at Summerville. I am extremely pleased with the care they are receiving. The staff is caring, respectful, and responsive. Thank you for taking care of my mom and dad.Sincerely Gene Embry

Dan Gage

5.0 rating

My mom has been a resident of the memory care facility here for about a year. We have been very happy with the facility and the care. They have done a great job through COVID of trying to keep us informed on how mom is doing.

McHales Online

5.0 rating

Clean and caring staff.

Becky Harris

5.0 rating

I believe it is so important for our Senior Citizens to feel valued and to enjoy their retirement years. Royal Oaks does an amazing job of keeping their “retirees” involved with varied activities and most importantly their families and the Summerville community. Job well done!!

Reese Randall

5.0 rating

Wonderful staff, great environment!

jerry wilkerson

1.0 rating


Julie Midleton

1.0 rating

I visited my great Aunt at Royal Oaks in Summerville on Tuesday Sept 24, 2019. I went and ate dinner with her. She is on memory care. I noticed there were about 22 residents and only 3 staff members. In which one was sitting at the table on her phone, heavy set black lady. One of the staff members were yelling at the residents, aggressively. Also I noticed a resident sitting at one of the tables with TWO BLACK EYES !!! A HUGE KNOT ON HER FOREHEAD & nobody was assisting her. She had a cup in her hand, which was empty. I plan on talking with my family to get my great aunt out of there ASAP, my aunt isn't getting the proper care that she needs.

Mike Sterling

5.0 rating

Had a family member who stayed there for awhile, definitely one of the better places in the low country.

brian freeman

1.0 rating

My mother is a disabled veteran who lives in the assisted living at Royal Oaks. She has been without hot water for 3 weeks. When we called to complain, Jackie the facility manager told us that "hot water is not a basic human right". We are appalled at this place!

AJ Krakower

5.0 rating

Great Facility, Strong Workers, and somewhere you can have your parents live knowing they will be taken care of!

Elliot Danish

5.0 rating

Royal Oaks senior living is a place that is not only affordable, but the staff there adds onto the charm. Still, that's a drastic understatement. The staff is experienced and knows each and every one of their residents very intimately. I can't talk for the corporate-level (I just don't have any experience with them) but the Royal Oaks in Summerville has a staff that has a conscious, a heart, and the experience to take care of you or loved ones. Even the activities blow me away (e.g., local emergency personnel showing up in dress uniforms for Valetine's Day dance, food truck rodeos that also support the Alzheimer's Association, making liaison with local VA Reps to visit and help veterans side-by-side at their location, and it's only getting better!).

Merritt Segars

5.0 rating

As a community partner of Royal Oaks, I have thoroughly enjoyed working with their staff for the past year. They are caring, compassionate, helpful, and do a wonderful job with the residents! As you walk in the front doors, you immediately get a warm feeling in the quaint atmosphere that’s provided. I would definitely recommend this place to others who are looking for independent/assisted living or memory care for their loved one.

Danielle Diaz

1.0 rating

This place is NOT somewhere I would recommend taking your loved ones. The staff is extremely uncaring and RUDE. They do not take the time to care for the seniors. They don’t have the proper training and I’ve witnessed staff grab, pull and tug on these fragile women's/men’s arms. If some of them have trouble eating there food, they won’t assist them and will let them go without eating if it means more work for them. Same goes for bathroom assistance also. They do everything for show, to get your money and their money. Shame on them. PSA: Provide care for others the way you would want to be cared for!! It may be you someday. And karma is REAL. For all those nasty staff members who have no heart for what they do!

Tammy Baumbach

5.0 rating

Can’t understand the recent not so good reviews. Our family moved our Mom into Royal Oaks in Summerville SC in April of this year. I have been very pleased with the staff and the care she receives both have been great. My Mom is always telling me how nice the staff is. The residents seem happy. My experience has been that the Facility Director Jackie goes above and beyond for the residents! Like I said, very confused by the more recent not so good reviews. They don’t reflect at all what I have experienced. I would absolutely recommend Royal Oaks

Shannon Polny

5.0 rating

Working in many facilities, I find the management and staff to be responsive to care needs of their community. They have a love for senior care that shows in a loving environment ; where residents are encouraged to form friendships in their home, find unique opportunities for senior dignity to shine and are educated on community resources for their residents best support to age in place.

Marvin Davis

4.0 rating

Management is awesome


11.7 miles away


Liberty Square
18.6 miles away


Aquarium Wharf/MaritimeCenter
18.7 miles away


Cruise Ship Terminal
19.0 miles away


Waterfront Park
19.1 miles away


Bus Stops

EPIC Center

14.0 miles away



0.2 miles away


1.0 miles away

Walmart Supercenter

1.3 miles away

Walmart Neighborhood Market

2.0 miles away

Piggly Wiggly

4.2 miles away



4.6 miles away

Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union

4.9 miles away

MeadWestvaco Land Sales

5.4 miles away

First Federal Bank

7.5 miles away


7.5 miles away

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