As the Southeast's leading life care retirement community, Bishop Gadsden has more than 450 residents and 300 employees that shape the vibrant character and active lifestyle on our 70-acre campus. We are located on James Island, just 10 minutes from downtown Charleston. While we have first-class facilities in an amazing city, it is the people, relationships and friendships that make us who we are today.
Founded in 1850 through the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina, Bishop Gadsden is the state's only non-profit, church sponsored life care retirement community. We welcome everyone, regardless of faith background.
Our state-of-the art community is recognized nationally for its architectural design and community service commitment. Additionally, Bishop Gadsden has been continually noted for our financial stability. In 2009, Fitch Ratings affirmed our "BBB" credit rating, noting that out of about 2,000 Continuing Care Retirement Communities in the United States, only 152 of them were rated by Fitch.