People from all over are discovering that the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton area is one of the most attractive places in the country to live, work and raise a family. Whether you’re looking for a family home in a natural setting or easy living in a villa offering concierge services, residents can find a place to call home that suits their own version of paradise. Hilton Head Island and Bluffton feature 24 secured communities, many boasting water, golf or nature views.
The average list price of a home on Hilton Head Island in 2012 was $689,000; in Bluffton it was $242,000.* More than 1,200 real estate agents with 195 firms are registered with the Multiple Listing Service of Hilton Head Island. Two professional organizations are in place to regulate and elevate area real estate and homebuilding industries as well as to assist clients with purchasing or building a home. The town of Bluffton is known for its Lowcountry charm and ease of living, bordered by the meandering May River and the town’s one-square-mile Nationally Registered Historic District. Aligned with Hilton Head Island, yet distinctive in its own right, Bluffton features the charming architectural styles of the area and offers a vibrant arts community, restaurants, world-class golf courses, family entertainment centers and a rapidly growing business community.
*2012 statistics calculated from Sold Properties listed as HOMES in the MLS of Hilton Head Island, SC. This information is not verified for authenticity or accuracy, is not guaranteed and may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.
THE GOLDEN YEARS OF RETIREMENT
As resort towns with an active lifestyle and friendly people, Hilton Head Island and Bluffton are perfect places to spend retirement. In fact, retirees ages 65 and older account for 23 percent of the area population. According to a U.S. Census study, South Carolina is ranked among the top destination states for the mature market. Factors that play an integral role in the decision to retire here include: quality healthcare, continued learning opportunities, nature, culture, subtropical weather, and the myriad opportunities for making family memories.