Bluffton South Carolina

Nestled between Interstate 95 and Hilton Head Island in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, Bluffton is the fastest-growing town in Beaufort County and one of the fastest-growing in the state. With a reputation as the last true coastal village in the South due to its premier location on the banks of the May River, Bluffton has an incredibly rich history that dates to the colonial era. Due to its historical relevance.

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Bluffton attracts many tourists every year. If you relish living in a growing area with beautiful scenery whose rich history is apparent in the town's architecture, then Bluffton may be the perfect fit for you.

The Bluffton State of Mind: Slow and Steady

Bluffton residents are proud of their slow and steady lifestyle. In fact, locals like to say they are in a Bluffton State of Mind. Taking their cues from the May River, residents embrace a sense of stability that allows them to take life as it comes without any hurry – quite the opposite of a bustling city. Bluffton’s economy may be largely based on tourism, but that doesn’t mean that the lifestyle is greatly affected by it. Residents here go about their business as they have always done, making Bluffton an ideal place for anyone desiring to live a more laid-back lifestyle. Bluffton is also a great place to raise a family. In fact, according to recent data, roughly 75 percent of Bluffton residents are married, with almost 44 percent having children under the age of 18.

Bluffton, SC’s Real Estate Market

Bluffton appeals to a wide variety of folks and, as such, there are an abundance of single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums in just about every budget for you to consider. In addition to existing homes, Bluffton’s recent population growth has encouraged several well-known national builders to develop new subdivisions and local custom builders are busier than ever. Old Town Bluffton offers charming colonial and traditional Southern-style residences if you prefer a more historic property.

Featured Neighborhoods in Bluffton

  • Shell Hall: A newer neighborhood with charming Charleston-style homes, Shell Hall enjoys a superb location off Buckwalter Parkway that’s close to schools, churches, dining, shopping and entertainment. The community boasts an idyllic Southern landscape with homes constructed around parks, lawns, and squares. Residents also have access to outstanding amenities including a 7,500 square foot clubhouse which boasts a fitness center, pool, and tennis courts. Take a look at property for sale in Shell Hall. 

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  • Hampton Lake: Ideal for those who love being on the water, Hampton Lake is a beautiful 906-acre community that is centered around a rare 227-acre freshwater lake, 7 miles of navigable waterways and 15 miles of shoreline. Residents enjoying boating, kayaking, fishing, and swimming. This award winning neighborhood (including being named America’s Best Community and landing fourth on a list by of the 100 Most Popular Communities in 2011) also boasts luxurious amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness center, dog park, spa, swim center, boathouse, fine dining and much more. Take a look at property for sale in Hampton Lake.

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  • Old Town: Old Town is the historic center of Bluffton. Residents have easy access to the May River and are within walking distance or a golf-cart ride away from some of the area’s best restaurants, independent shops, art galleries and more. Take a look at property for sale in the town of Bluffton. 

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You’ll Enjoy: A Weekend on the Green

If you’re thinking that Bluffton is comprised of nothing more than historic old buildings, think again! You may be surprised to learn that Bluffton is also quite well known by golfing enthusiasts for its many highly rated golf courses. It makes sense: the game of golf is right in line with Bluffton’s slow and steady lifestyle. The following are just a few of the excellent golf courses for you to consider if you’re ready to hit the links:

Eagle’s Pointe Golf Club: Designed by Davis Love III, this 18-hole golf course is one of the more popular courses among locals and tourists alike, and it is considered one of the most environmentally friendly courses in the area. The course progresses through oaks, pines and native coastal wetlands, making for a beautiful game filled with Lowcountry scenery.

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Crescent Pointe Golf Club: This Arnold Palmer Signature Course was named as the 2010 Golf Course of the Year by the Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association. It was also named as the 7th best course in South Carolina on the PGA’s official Facebook page. Crescent Pointe is Mr. Palmer’s only public course in the area and players are treated to stunning scenery, centuries-old oaks, generous fairways, and undulating greens.

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Pinecrest Golf Club: This course is another scenic option in the area, with two stunning lakes located at the 9th and 18th holes. Locals find this course to be a fantastic value and appreciate the central location just off the Bluffton Parkway.

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