Bluffton, South Carolina has quickly become one of the fastest growing cities in the southern United States. One of the main factors contributing to Bluffton's growth is its ideal proximity to Hilton Head Island. Every visitor that come onto Hilton Head Island via car, bus or truck has to drive through Bluffton. Since the average priced home on Hilton Head is over a half a million dollars, many investors have looked to Bluffton, South Carolina. The future for Bluffton looks promising as more commercial projects get approved each month. New schools, roads and residential developments continue to bring new buyers everyday.
Dozens of off-island plantation communities surround Hilton Head Island in neighboring Bluffton, Okatie, and Beaufort. While they still offer the privacy and luxury of plantation living, off-island residential communities can be less expensive and frequently alot more space per acreage per lot than other Hilton Head Island plantation homesites.
Condos, homes, cottages, vacation rentals, and for-sale homesites are all available. Views include salt marshes, lagoons, lakes, and golf courses or the nearby Okatie, May, and Colleton rivers. Some townhomes and condominiums can be purchased for as low as $100,000 and new single-family homes begin around $150,000 (price minimums unheard of on the Island). Homesites may sell for $70,000, and can include up to five acres of land as well as shaded, well-manicured landscaping similar to that of Island plantations.
The close proximity to Hilton Head Island’s amenities is part of the package with off-island living. More, these communities are all closer to the busier Savannah, GA, Beaufort, SC, and Charleston, SC areas. And though Island schools are few, many more are located in Bluffton, Beaufort, and Okatie. Intimate, secluded home and family-dense neighborhoods combine to offer both privacy and social activities for these affordable yet luxurious areas.
Bluffton Real Estate Communities:
Belfair - Belfair Plantation stretches over a thousand acres. It’s a private golfing neighborhood with 24-hour security gates and two 18-hole golf championship courses.
Berkley Hall - Berkley Hall Plantation home owners enjoy Berkley Hall's private golf and tennis facilities while also enjoying a state of the art clubhouse.
Colleton River - Colleton River Plantation offers two clubhouses, private golf, tennis and beautiful views of the Colleton River throughout the entire Plantation.
The Crescent - The Crescent community is home to an Arnold Palmer golf course. The community also features a large pool, tennis courts, clubhouse, and fitness center.
Eagle's Pointe - Eagle's Pointe is home to a Davis Love III designed golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts and a 7.5 mile lake with a nature trail.
Hampton Lake - Hampton Lake is one of the only lake communities in the Hilton Head - Bluffton area. Many well known local builders have model homes for potential buyers to preview.
Moss Creek - Moss Creek Plantation is home to 36 holes of golf, 7 tennis courts, a horse stable , swimming pool, children's playground and freshwater fishing.
Rose Hill - Rose Hill Plantation has a polo field, large estate size homes, a former golf course turned nature preserve and a large community pool.
Sun City - Sun City Hilton Head is an active senior community that has homes, villas and town homes for seniors over the age of 55. More activities here than most regular communities.
Westbury Park - Westbury Park Community is conviently located in the middle of Bluffton and right off of Hwy. 278. Charming layout and community pool makes this a great place to reside.