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Living a Golf Lifestyle in Bluffton, South_Carolina

The golf near Bluffton is good and plentiful, thanks to the many new communities built in the last 20 years near here. Golf is central to many of these developments.  Bluffton is a small town on the coast of South Carolina just off of Hilton Head Island and near the Georgia border. The town is on a bluff overlooking the May River in an area long known for tourism. The town has art and antique galleries and the Riverfront Pocket Park and Garden, and is famous for its Bluffton oysters,The University of South Carolina Beaufort-New River campus was a welcome new addition to this area. Savannah is 18 miles away.

Where to Retire in Bluffton and Home Prices

The area is developing rapidly with many upscale communities aimed at retiring baby boomers and active adults 55+. Many of these new planned communities are strategically located off the new Buckwalter Parkway. reports the median home value to be $276,800 in early 2019.

What is special about Bluffton

• Charming old town on the river • Proximity to Hilton Head Island, Savannah, Beaufort and a short ride to the beautiful city of Charleston • Luxurious golf course communities • A new and rapidly developing area • Milder winters  •

What is not special about Bluffton

It’s a very small town; hot, humid summers; tourists: traffic is horrific in summer.

Climate and Physical Environment

Bluffton is located on the May River near Calibogue Sound near Hilton Head Island and the coast. The area has many wetlands and rivers.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are  antique stores, art galleries, and museums in Bluffton (such as the Heyward House Historic Center). Nearby Hilton Head Island and Beaufort have cultural opportunities, as does nearby Savannah. The University of South Carolina-Beaufort offers part-time and continuing education opportunities.


The crime rate is average.

Medical facilities

Hilton Head Hospital is 7 miles away and Costal Carolina is 2 miles away. Beaufort Memorial is 25 miles away and Savannah Hospital is 20 miles away.  Bluffton has a new Medical Park in Bluffton also.


Savannah/Hilton Head International airport (22 Miles); When compared to other communities, Bluffton is very walkable.


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