The Charming Communities of the Lowcountry, Part 2: Beaufort, South Carolina
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.
Narrow, interlocking streets and centuries-old moss-draped live oak trees add to the Lowcountry charm of the city enticing visitors to stroll through the city’s history. A popular setting for the film industry (Forrest Gump, The Prince of Tides and The Big Chill to name a few), Beaufort’s welcoming charm is distinctive.
Discovered in 1514 by the Spanish with a first attempt at colonization by the French, Beaufort was eventually colonized by the English in the 1670s and chartered in 1711, making it the second-oldest city in South Carolina behind Charleston. With its roots in shipbuilding and rich in Civil War history, Beaufort is a prime Lowcountry tourist destination offering festivals and arts events including the Home Water Festival, the Shrimp Festival, the Beaufort International Film Festival, tours of historic homes and much more. The city has been ranked a top art destination by various publications including American Style Magazine (2008) and was recently named the South’s Best Small Town for 2017 by Southern Living.
Step-on guided island coach tours, boat tours and kayak tours showcase the history, heritage and natural beauty of this coastal Lowcountry community and its surrounding area. Only forty minutes from Hilton Head Lakes, this Queen of the Sea Islands embodies the Lowcountry life. When you make Hilton Head Lakes your home – or even your seasonal home-away-from-home – you open up a world of charm, history, warmth, and easy living. You become part of the Lowcountry.
Come see for yourself, schedule a Discovery Visit or Golf Getaway today. Give us a call: 866-396-3230 or click here to schedule 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 or Golf Getaway today and experience Hilton Head Lakes for yourself.
The Beaufort Visitors Center, https://www.beauftorsc.org;
The City of Beaufort, www.cityofbeaufort.org;
The Rhett House Inn, http://www.rhetthouseinn.com/history;
Southern Living Magazine, http://www.southernliving.com