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Bluffton SC Named to Forbes 2018 Best Places to Retire List

Each year Forbes Magazine publishes a list of the 25 Best Places to retire. Numerous criteria are considered from affordability to walkability and just about everything in between. This year we are pleased to say that Bluffton, SC made the list and received “top marks” for walkability. This is quite the honor as the editors looked at 600 cities across the country to develop their top picks.



What should you know about Bluffton? Just a little over 20 minutes from Hilton Head Lakes, Bluffton, SC has a rich history in a beautiful setting. The town is situated on a high bluff overlooking the May River, a pristine waterway that has strongly contributed to the town’s history and continued success. The community’s roots stretch back to 1718 when the Lords Proprietors carved the area into several baronies, including the Devil’s Elbow Barony that contained the future town of Bluffton. The first streets were formerly laid out during the mid-19th century and the name of Bluffton was chosen. Bluffton played a role during the Civil War, becoming a safe haven for residents fleeing Union occupation of the barrier islands and served as a headquarters for Confederate forces until 1863 when Union forces ordered its destruction. Only the town’s two churches and fifteen residences survived the bombardment.


If the rich history doesn’t grab you, there’s plenty of other reasons to fall in love with the area. Scenic river views, area festivals, a thriving arts community, six parks many of which have water access, a downtown just made for strolling and enjoying local charm… Bluffton has it all.


You can have it all too! Golf community living at Hilton Head Lakes, the charm of the Lowcountry and enjoying retirement in an area consistently named as one of the best places to retire in the country.  Call today to schedule your Discovery Visit – 866-396-3230 - or book your getaway online.


Hilton Head Lakes is a debt free community in South Carolina, and one of the best places to retire. It’s the perfect balance between gated community and world-class resort. With the addition of Realstar Builders, we’re creating homes that are built to last. Schedule a Discovery Visit today and experience Hilton Head Lakes for yourself.



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Town of Bluffton, South Carolina


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