5 Reasons

to Retire in Hilton Head & Bluffton

While the beautiful beaches and countless activities make millions of vacationers happy every summer, it’s the great quality of life that keeps it’s growing number of full-time residents happy the rest of the year.

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Enjoying the Southern Charm…As you enter the town of Bluffton, you’re met with iconic Southern landscape at every turn. Live oaks draped in Spanish moss, hanging over narrow roads that lead to million dollar views of the May River and beyond. More than the landscape, though, it’s the small-town charm and friendly vibe that makes Bluffton feel so quintessentially Southern.

And what’s more Southern than…

Spending Time on the Water…For Lowcountry residents, water is rarely out of sight OR out of mind. From the Atlantic Ocean to the salt-water marshes and picturesque May River, there are endless options to enjoy the water. Boaters love having easy access to the Intracoastal Waterway, which can take you virtually anywhere on the East Coast, or get you to the Atlantic in a matter of minutes. The variety of waterways also make it popular with fishermen and watersport enthusiasts alike.

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Credit: Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Visitors & Convention Bureau

In addition to the abundance of options on the water, there are also plenty of choices when you feel like staying on dry land and…

Getting Out on the Course…With courses by legendary designers like Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, and Robert Trent Jones, and the only annual PGA stop in South Carolina, it’s hard to overstate just how great the Hilton Head and Bluffton area is for golfers. And thanks to the mild winters, residents have nearly the entire year to play the more than 30 championship courses.

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Credit: The Sea Pines Resort

Of course, after all of that golf, you’ll have to find time to relax…

Taking It Easy on the Beach…While most people associate going to the beach with the summer, fall is the season of choice for most locals to enjoy the island’s white sandy beaches. The temperatures are a little milder, the ocean is still warm, and the vacation crowds have eased, making it feel at times like it’s your own private retreat.

Regardless of the season, though, Hilton Head’s beaches are among the most popular in the country. That’s why residents here frequently find themselves…

Credit: Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Visitors & Convention Bureau

Entertaining Visitors…Consider this fair warning, you will have no shortage of friends and family who want to visit you once you move to the Lowcountry. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to entertain everyone, from the grandchildren to the lifelong friends. After all, there’s a reason why millions of people from all over the world vacation in the area each year.

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