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Living a Beach Lifestyle in Hilton Head, South_Carolina

Hilton Head at the extreme southern edge of South Carolina, is known for its beautiful beaches and fabulous golf courses. The Heritage Classic Golf Tournament is an important yearly event that takes place at one of these, Sea Pines Plantation. The Island swells to almost 300,000 people during the busy summer tourist season. The area tends to be quite exclusive and most of it comprised of planned developments, usually referred to as “plantations”

Where to Retire in Hilton Head and Home Prices

The area is developing rapidly with many upscale communities aimed at retiring baby boomers and people looking for vacation homes. Most of these new planned communities are heavily oriented towards golf. There are many surrounding towns that compete with Hilton Head for the active adult lifestyle which are also worth checking out - some of those include Bluffton, Savannah, and Beaufort.  Active adults can either live in in apartments, condos, or single family homes. 
The median home value was $409,800, in mid-2018, according to Zillow.com.  The area just off the island (toward Bluffton) is also growing rapidly and sometimes offers better deals for less money. See link above right for Hilton Head Active Communities.

What is special about Hilton Head

• Known for its "eco-friendly" development plans • Heritage Classic Golf Tournament • It’s an island – water everywhere • Exclusive gated retirement and active adult communities • Great beaches • Milder winters

What is not special about Hilton Head

It is a resort area to many especially from June thru September where island swells to 300K vacationers  Hot, humid summers with Intense development everywhere off the island towards Bluffton..

Climate and Physical Environment

Hilton Head is located at the bottom of South Carolina's coastline. The area has many harbors, wetlands and rivers. Winters are temperate and summers hot and humid, although more bearable than inland.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Hilton Head Island offers many cultural opportunities for a community its size, including plays at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, the 120 member full chorus of the Hilton Head Choral Society, and the highly-rated Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra,  among others. The Beaufort County Arts Council is very active. The island has many art galleries. Shopping is very good. Savannah is 26 miles away and tends to be the cultural center.

Crime

crime tends to be more high towards summer due to vacationers being on island and the crime tends to be theft out of cars etc...

Medical facilities

Hilton Head Hospital top rated Hospital and there are 2 other hospitals in the area..

Transportation

Hilton Head Airport is on the island. Savannah-Hilton Head Airport is 30 miles away

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