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Lowcountry Spotlight

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One of the many attributes of the marvelous South Carolina Lowcountry that visitors and new residents of the area find fascinating is the area’s history.

You can stroll down the lanes of large and small communities, drop into a fifty-year-old restaurant or spend a few hours inside a 177-year-old home. Once in this residence you will experience the culture and history of Bluffton, from inside one of the few structures left standing after the end of the Civil War.

For those who enjoy ‘feeling’ history, visiting some of the historic sites in Bluffton and on Hilton Head Island, the experience is sometimes a bit surreal, like being transported back in time 100, 200 or even 300 years.

Now let your imagination run a little wild and envision living in a

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sun city hilton head entry gate, south carolina

Renovations to the common areas in Sun City continue just as the Lowcountry begins to have that nip of Fall in the air. This is the time of year when residents begin considering a move before the holidays arrive. Some need more space and others begin to downsize. In either situation, there are a few items to consider when choosing real estate on the north side or the south side of Sun City.

Which Is The Right Choice For Me?

The original neighborhoods on the south side of Highway 278 are very established with mature landscaping and many of the amenities available to all residents. The north side is a bit newer and the houses have updated floor plans and styles.

Some of the considerations include homeowner dues, taxes and home amenities that

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 Events 2019

We love "Winter" in the Low Country!  There are so many things to do and see this time of year.  We've complied together some of the local events that are not to be missed.

Click the Events Below for Times & Locations

  • 19th Annual Low Country Home & Garden DETAILS
  • Historic Bluffton Town Party DETAILS
  • The Gullah Market at Honey Horn DETAILS
  • Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival DETAILS
  • Hilton Head Island St. Patrick's Day Parade DETAILS
  • Skull Creek Dockside / Boathouse Full Moon Party DETAILS
  • Harbour Town Spring Fest Sea Pines DETAILS
  • Southern Womens Show DETAILS
  • Annual Taste of Bluffton DETAILS
  • RBC Heritage PGA Tour DETAILS
  • Tybee Island Wine Festival DETAILS

Explore, Enjoy & have Fun!

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When Del Webb dubbed the nearly ten-thousand-acre development nestled between the borders of Beaufort and Jasper Counties in the South Carolina Lowcountry Sun City, he was right on.

To summarize an amalgamation of resources into a simple definition, a ‘city is distinguished from other human settlements by its relatively great size, but also by its functions and activities’.

Inside the borders of this unique development there is so much going on that it would take several posts to this blog to do justice in describing them all. Just to enumerate the larger amenities creates an impressive list:

  • Three golf courses (two full-length, one executive):
    • Argent Lakes
    • Hidden Cypress
    • Okatie Creek
  • A twenty-acre lake (Lake Somerset)
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lowcountry shrimp boil

Lowcountry dining has been an experience in healthy, nourishing, fresh foods for as far back as human history in the South Carolina Lowcountry can be traced, 8,000 BC.

shrimp and grits, lowcountry cuisineShrimp and Grits, probably the most popular and most consumed dish of the Lowcountry, has been being prepared in much the same way since the mid sixteenth century when it was introduced to the European settlers by the South Carolina coastal tribes of Native Americans.

We are not exactly sure when Native Americans devised the making of Grits from corn, but we do know that Indians were growing maize (an ancestor of modern corn) in South Carolina long before Vasquez de Ayllon, an official in Hispaniola, settled five-hundred colonists on the coast in 1526

Shrimp has been in the

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moss creek entry sign

When you first research living in South Carolina’s Lowcountry you are immediately confronted with the amazing number and diversity of activities available to residents and visitors. Trip Advisor lists twenty-five. Well some of them are not for everyone, like extreme watersports.

water jet pack, near Moss Creek, SCThe extreme activity depicted on the right is called Water Jetpack Riding and yes, it is available as a recreation activity in the Bluffton-Hilton Head Island area. Not within the confines of the Moss Creek community but within a twenty-minute drive.

The amazing thing about Moss Creek is that within the borders of this one-thousand-acre gated community are so many of the sports, interests and pastimes sought after by people of every age group and background.

I will

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HavPalmetto Bluff, SCe you experienced the pristine beauty of Palmetto Bluff? Do you love good music? Dont' miss the last event in the Summer Concert Series at Palmetto Bluff.  This event is fun for all ages, and takes place in Moreland Village with the beauftiful May River as the backdrop.

When: Tuesday August 7th, Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Concert begins at 6:30 p.m.

Who: Levon

How much?: $25 per car (load 'em up!) at the gate. Proceeds benefit Family Promise of Beaufort County, whose mission is to provide temporary shelter, family stability and permanent housing solutions for homeless families with children by mobilizing community resources. 

Bring your own chairs or a blanket to spread out on. And, your favorite Tuesday night date! Food and beverages will

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Sensing History

One of the most powerful experiences of being a northerner transplanted to the Lowcountry is the sensation that history is somehow merged into and an integral part of our everyday activities.

This may be due to the fact that there are remnants of yesterdays throughout the Lowcountry, that we pass every day, and researching those remnants is so available that a question as to a church, building or a tree can be answered before one puts one’s head on their pillow for the night

Old Town Bluffton is one of those mixed environments that entice the observer to learn more.

Bluffton is a lot older than one thinks

I, of course, was driven to take my discovery efforts back to the very beginnings of Bluffton being populated and

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belfair south carolina, entry sign

Throughout the Southeast United States developers have incorporated the term ‘Plantation’ in the names of communities they create. This conjures up in the minds of the potential residents, visions of all the comfort, luxury and genteel ways during the Antebellum period.

Although many municipal governments throughout the south have passed legislation limiting the use of ‘plantation’ in the name of a community, inserting it is quite a common practice

So, it is a pleasure to describe a splendid community that before the War of 1812, was actually a working, thriving plantation - Belfair Plantation.

Legitimate Plantation Origins

Belfair had its beginnings as a plantation a year before the British invaded our shores in their attempt to re-inject

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A Concept Becomes A Reality!

In 2002, Toll Brothers launched the ambitious development of Hampton Hall on the 1,000 plus acres in Bluffton, off what is now Buckwalter Parkway.

Their plan called for almost one thousand homes on magnificently landscaped grounds surrounding an 18-hole golf course designed by Pete Dye, with its own clubhouse featuring all the amenities and facilities a golfer could wish for.

But the planners wanted to offer more than just a golf community to families of all ages and size, it was important to offer activities for diverse tastes and age groups.

Thus, the master plan included, within the development, a 17-acre Community Life Common featuring an activity center situated on a lake; a health and fitness center with

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