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It’s the holidays! The aroma of holiday baking fills the air, festive decorations greet the eye, and familiar songs are heard everywhere you go. Whether you prefer the convenience of an artificial tree or the tradition – and scent! – of a fresh cut tree, chances are you will be bringing live plants into your home to brighten up your surroundings.
Is this your first Thanksgiving in the Lowcountry? Maybe you can’t be here physically but you’re here in spirit, dreaming of the mild weather and all the southern charm that makes this region so special. Whether you’re here or away, why not infuse your Thanksgiving with a taste of the Lowcountry? We have some menu items to suggest and have gathered up the recipes for you.
The new amenities center and golf course clubhouse are under construction and progressing nicely at Hilton Head Lakes. In the planning stages for some time, development and construction of both facilities is currently underway.
Hilton Head Lakes is located amid several charming communities in the Lowcountry. So far we have featured Bluffton, South Carolina and Beaufort, South Carolina. This week our focus is on Hardeeville, South Carolina. Founded in 1911, the City of Hardeeville is a charming, friendly town with deep roots in the timber industry and located on the Lowcountry coastal plain and bordered by the beautiful Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
Hilton Head Lakes is located amid several charming communities in the Lowcountry. Last week we featured Bluffton, South Carolina. This week our focus is on Beaufort, South Carolina. Located on Port Royal Island in the heart of the coastal Sea Islands, Beaufort is known for its antebellum mansions and downtown historic district.
Hilton Head Lakes is located amid several charming communities in the Lowcountry. One of those is Bluffton, South Carolina. Located in Beaufort County – the southernmost county in South Carolina – the town of Bluffton was established in 1825. Situated on a high bluff overlooking the May River, a pristine waterway that has strongly contributed to the town’s history and success, Bluffton embodies Lowcountry charm.
You are years away from retiring but you’re starting to think about it, to dream a little about the ideal home. If you’ve ever thought of building your dream home, it’s worth taking another look at the possibility of building that dream retirement home before you retire.
Retirement. It’s one milestone that everyone looks forward to at some point in their life. Usually during the chaos of life when you’re shuttling back and forth to work. It’s a time to slow down and enjoy life without the stress of career and kids. So, what does this laid-back milestone hold for most? Trends show that many people migrate to warmer climates during this phase of life.
Winter is coming. We all know it. In the northern parts of the country we might even fear it a little. Dealing with the harshness of winter – shoveling snow, scraping ice and those heating bills – can be more than a little frustrating. You don’t have to put up with what Old Man Winter dishes out, you have a choice.
South Carolina is a golfer’s dream. Weather is rarely a discouraging factor for golf here in the Lowcountry. There’s just enough change of season to appreciate the difference but not enough to keep you off the links. Even in January the average high is 60 degrees and the average low is only 39. It only gets better from there.
When you just aren’t ready to say good-bye to the warmth of Summer and the chill rain of Autumn is simply not your cup of tea, it’s time to consider a visit or even a relocation to the South Carolina Lowcountry. Things don’t begin to cool off down here until November and even then, the average temperature is 71 degrees F.
As summer fades away and the days become cooler it’s time to think about readying your garden for its end of season nap. Did you know? September and October are the best time to get your garden ready for next year’s growing season.
There is a lot to consider when choosing a retirement home and the location is one factor that can make all the difference. At Hilton Head Lakes, you have both outstanding, quality homes and a fabulous location.
What are the benefits of golf course living at Hilton Head Lakes? As if our 18-hole championship, Tommy Fazio designed course wasn’t enough to convince you that golf course community living is beneficial, we’ve come up with a few other tidbits to entice you:
Mid to late summer can simply be too hot for outdoor gardening, yet you still long to enjoy the lovely blooms that summer days bring.
What should you retire to South Carolina’s Lowcountry? So many reasons! Here are just a few: Forbes regularly lists South Carolina as one of the 25 Best Places to Retire and one of 25 Great Places to Follow Your Passion in Retirement. The mild climate is fabulous all year long. You can always find something to do, or relax and enjoy having nothing to do. You can breathe.
What and where is the Lowcountry? In terms of geography, it is the southern corner of South Carolina predominately composed for four counties: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper. In terms of living it is the breath-taking coastline, sea islands, marshes, swamps and countryside. It is an area rich in history and southern hospitality.
Tired of the bustle and hustle? Do you long for the peace and beauty of nature, a comfortable climate, and a slower pace? According to Livability.com there are eight great reasons to relocate to South Carolina.
So you’re thinking about coming to the lowcountry and Hilton Head Lakes, maybe to retire or maybe to make it your vacation home. You’ve heard that the living is easy but you wonder if it might be so laid-back it’s too boring for you. Well, life here might very well be laid-back and for some chasing sunsets is about as active as they get but it doesn’t have to be that way. There’s a lot to see and do!
Golf has a deep tradition in the lowcountry. In fact, the first Golf Club in America was established in 1786 in Charleston, South Carolina.
Life moves at a different pace in the lowcountry. Living on the water has its own rhythm, an ebb and flow like that of the tide. But that doesn’t mean there is nothing to do. If you’re not one to enjoy your day by simply relaxing on the porch or patio, Hilton Head Lakes and the surrounding region offer plenty of options to explore and enjoy life in the lowcountry.
Looking to add a splash of color to your patio or porch? Not sure where to begin? Consider containers. Many of South Carolina's iconic plants can be successfully grown in pots and today's garden centers have many lovely containers to choose from in all shapes and sizes.
Hilton Head Island is a popular tourist destination with more than 2.5 million visitors annually. Over the past few years the island has steadily become a popular place to call home. Currently more than 39,000 people call this small island home – and many are currently looking for Hilton Head Island homes to buy.
With each New Year comes the exciting promise of change. So many things to look forward to! So if your change for this new year is to buy a new home, look no further. If you’re on the prowl to find homes for sale in South Carolina, we’ve got you covered.
Retirement. It’s one milestone that everyone looks forward to at some point in their life. Usually during the chaos of life when you’re shuttling back and forth to work. It’s a time to slow down and enjoy life without the stress of career and kids. So what does this laid back milestone hold for most? Trends show that many people migrate to warmer climates during this phase of life.
In observation of Veterans Day today, our blog celebrates the selfless and profound individuals who’ve put their lives on the line to fight for our great nation.
Homes in Hilton Head SC are in high demand – trends show that it’s one of the fastest growing real estate markets in the US. There are currently more than 479 homes for sale, but before you make plans to purchase, see why many people are choosing to buy homes outside of Hilton Head.
Fishing is one of America’s favorite past times – approximately 37.4 million people report fishing as a favorite recreational activity. From rivers and ponds, to lakes and oceans, when it comes to Hilton Head fishing, there’s a mix of it all.
Lowcountry real estate is in demand. What was once the best kept secret of the south is now a sought out location. So what is the lowcountry and what makes it great? Let us tell you …
It’s no secret that the real estate market fluctuates, making property investments risky. Trends have shown that investing in lakefront real estate can offer a bit more stability and a higher potential for success.
There’s nothing more scenic than watching a deer gracefully trot through your back yard or witnessing a momma bunny and her adorable little babies as they hop around. On the flip side, there’s also nothing more frustrating than repairing the damage these cute little critters can cause.
The first step to building your new lowcounty home is selecting the perfect piece of land. The phrase "building from the ground up" couldn't be more true when it comes to building a home. The lot you select is a critical component to your dream home.
There’s nothing quite as exciting as choosing a home – especially building a new home. Watching an empty lot transform into your very own residence is incredibly exciting. One of the most exciting aspects of building a new house is selecting the floorplan.
No matter which generation you identify with, whether you’re a baby boomer or a millennial, when it comes to buying, building or renting a home – you have a certain set of criteria in mind for your new digs. The difference is the criteria each age group has in mind – for example, baby boomers are going to look for different features than millennials.
Summer is the perfect time to showcase your beautiful home with detailed landscaping and lawn care. We’ve put together some tips that will save your garden, lawn and flowers and make your home the envy of all the neighbors!
Are you a golf lover? Or do you just enjoy the view of lush green fairways? Either way, our Golf Side Collection features floor plans to fit every budget. Spacious floor plans and beautiful views are all part of the Golf Side Collection at Hilton Head Lakes.
When it comes to retirement – finding the perfect time can be challenging. There’s no universal age or guidelines for retirement, so it can be tricky to find the right time for you and your family.
Last week we presented the pros and cons of building and buying. If you decided that building a home is what you want – we’ve got tips and tricks to keep you sane throughout the entire process. It’s no secret that building a home can be stressful – so that’s why we’re here to help you stress less, and get the most out of the process.
A new home brings much joy – but with it comes many options and decisions. Which is a better fit for you? Building a home, or buying a home? We’ve put together some tips to help you make an informed decision. Let us break it down for you, there are obvious perks to each option. If you build your next home, you have more flexibility to customize. If you buy a home, you can move in and settle quicker.
In honor of Halloween - we decided to put together a blog about how people around the world recognize and celebrate Halloween.