Indulge in the well-preserved, natural beauty of Hilton Head Island’s breath-taking ecosystem because a friendly smile is contagious, especially when it comes from a dolphin! Whether you look up, down, right, or left, the circle of life surrounds Hilton Head Island with lush landscaping, carefree animals, and abundant sea-life. Set your watch to island time, breathe in the fresh outdoor air, and uncover nature’s finest!\

KayakIn the Water  

A scenic water excursion on a kayak, paddleboard, or boat lets you discover a habitat swimming with life! You don’t have to travel far off the coast of Hilton Head to see a loggerhead sea turtle, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, or even a huge manatee surface for a quick breath. Although a dolphin can hold its breath…

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Hilton Head AirportARRIVALS

Hilton Head Airport lands convenience with each plane that glides through the clouds and smoothly touches down on its 5000 feet of runway. Fresh air, sweetened with fragrant hibiscus plants, greets you as you step off the plane directly in the center of beautiful Hilton Head Island. You can walk to the baggage claim in less than a minute and then head outdoors to easily accessible transportation. Reservations at Hilton Head Airport’s car rental agencies or taxi and limo services transition you quickly from the air to land transportation. Most island destinations are less than a 10 to 20-minute drive, starting from the airport’s ideal location at 130 Beach City Road.

DEPARTURES

Leaving the sandy beach, golf courses, and friendly islanders…

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Hilton Head Island’s cultural landscape blossoms with new life as the warm sunbeams of spring gently coax nature to emerge from its winter slumber! This season’s biggest catch is the refreshing entertainment for residents and visitors. 

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 Dive into spring with invigorating performances and shake off the cold during the Wine and Food Festival.

 March 7-14, 2022, International Piano Competition

Spring is often heard before it is seen, as choruses of songbirds return to announce the arrival of spring, along with splendid music from the Hilton Head International Piano Competition. Budding young and talented piano players compete from March 7-14. You can experience recitals in-person or on a YouTube Channel. Children and students are free for all…

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Or, at leastMovement Mortgage we know people who have answers!  Matt Topping and Kieron O'Grady of The Lowcountry Lending Team at Movement Mortgage can answer your questions on the lending process.  They were recently named  #1 in the COUNTRY for condo lending for Movement Mortgage for the 3rd year in a row.  WOW! 

"WE LOVE CONDOS!!!  We’re also very happy to announce we have an “in-house” solution for the Fannie/Freddie Loan Level Pricing Adjustments that are just starting to take effect that allow us to offer much lower rates for most 2nd homebuyers in our market compared to other lenders. " Matt Topping.

  

If you have questions, they have answers!  Reach out to them below & check out their blog at blog.movement.com  

Matt Topping  Kieron O'Grady

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Hilton Head PupA dog may start as a pet, but their playful companionship and unconditional love soon make them a cherished family member. As you prepare to head out, your heart melts as their tender puppy eyes look up at you and silently beg to come along! Don’t shut the door on your pooch’s adventures any longer! Hilton Head Island’s sub-tropical oasis is the ultimate destination for dogs and their families. Your canine companion will leap at the chance to visit the places listed below, so prepare to spend more coastal time with your best friend.

BEACHES

In Hilton Head, your tail-wagger can jump the waves, dig in the sand, and explore the shore with you every day before 10 AM or after 5 PM. You can even unleash and use voice commands before 10 AM or after 5 PM…

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A BEACHFRONT HOME FOR SAND DOLLARS, STARFISH, and JELLYFISH 

Strolling along the soft sandy beaches in Sea Pines, Forest Beach, Palmetto Dunes, or other beaches in Hilton Head Island, you may find some buried treasures that are extremely valuable!  Low tide is an ideal time for a beach walk as the coastal beach expands and small tidal pools form. Marine life flourishes in Hilton Head’s well-protected oceanfront, and it is a natural home to sand dollars, starfish, and jellyfish, yet, as you will discover they are not quite what their names imply!  

SAND DOLLAR

Its actual value exceeds a genuine dollar because the interesting details of an eccentric sand dollar are priceless!  Close yet brief observation of this spiny skinned disk’s underside will…

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SHARK TEETH 101 AND THE ORIGIN OF SEASHELLS
Soft, glimmering sand covers Hilton Head Island’s picture-perfect beach, yet, unlike some coastal beaches, rugged, there is only a gentle sprinkling of seashells along the Atlantic shoreline beaches of Palmetto Dunes Seashells
and Forest Beach. The island is a sandbar system, and shells tend to collect plentifully towards the tips of the island. South Beach in Sea Pines or at the opposite end at Mitchellville Beach Park, Burkes Beach, and Port Royal Beach are avid seashell collector’s ultimate destinations!

Every 12 hours, as the tide washes in, it uncovers a once buried layer. Hilton Head Island’s beach renourishment and dredging to preserve the beautiful shore opens the possibilities of exciting and valuable…

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FAR FROM CRABBY: HORSESHOE CRABS, HERMIT CRABS, AND GHOST CRABS 

Hilton Head Island is a natural habitat for eleven different crabs and a few marine animals that share the crab’s name. Each refreshing walk on the beach brings discoveries that are fascinating to observe. Horseshoe crabs, hermit crabs, and ghost crabs happily reside along the shoreline, yet the only thing they have in common is their name and address.  

HORSESHOE CRABS

horse show crabsThis ancient marine animal looks frightening but is harmless.  The firm tail, called a telson, is not used for defense; its telson can flip it over or help with stability. Your nose will let you know if the horseshoe is deceased or if it is an empty shell. A juvenile will molt its outer shell, the exoskeleton, 15-16…

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Electric vehicle Cart Golf Buggies - electric vehicle png download -  1155*963 - Free Transparent Electric Vehicle png Download. - Clip Art  LibraryThe Lowcountry has caught golf cart fever. Many people are warming up to this trendy form of transportation on and off the golf course. Why not cruise on the golf cart to transform a boring short drive into something exciting? Many Hilton Head and Bluffton communities agree that golf carts are not just for golfing anymore!  

What drives the popularity in carting:  

  • Quiet and smooth ride 
  • Electric carts are environmentally friendly
  • Easy to maintain and clean 
  • Convenient for quick trips 
  • Adds variety to your nearby drives  
  • No sand or grass in your car 
  • Safe to drive with low speeds  
  • Kids think their parents and grandparents are cool! 
  • Fresh, Lowcountry air 
  • Neighborhood drive In movie nights and holiday parades

So…

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Michelle LiconaWe are excited to welcome Michelle Licona to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hilton Head Bluffton Realty!  Michelle began her love affair with real estate as a teenager while vacationing in Sea Pines on Summer break with her family. Originally from NJ, Michelle relocated to the Low Country in 2002 where she quickly establish roots in the Real Estate community. A 16 year veteran in the industry, Michelle credits her outgoing personality and ability to navigate even the most difficult circumstances to always deliver optimal results for her clients. Knowledge is power and Michelle believes there’s always something to learn. She likes keeping up with technology and applying a mix of current real estate trends and old school practices in order to achieve the…

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