Callawassie Island is where active living unfolds in leisurely Lowcountry style. Just minutes from I-95, Hilton Head, Beaufort, Bluffton, and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, this private, gated island community offers its members world-class golf, top-notch tennis, and a thriving community amid the picturesque natural surroundings of tidal marshes and lush coastal flora.
Experience Tom Fazio golf among ancient oaks and tidal marshes and enjoy your active lifestyle amid a casual community of charming friends. The natural protection of the island assures peace of mind, and you can find sailing, boating, beaches, fishing, shopping, fine dining, healthcare, and historic treasures, all within a short, easy drive.
Real estate choices in the Beaufort area are as abundant as the local wildlife, ranging from spacious mansions in the downtown historic district, to quaint cottages and beach front condominiums, to traditional residential neighborhoods. New townhomes and renovated lofts add a revitalized look to our historic downtown, and frequently feature spectacular views of our waterways and rivers.
You’ll find everything from steak to blue crab to local shrimp on area menus, with countless restaurants serving up memorable specialties ranging from rustic to refined. Festivals are among the best attractions in the Beaufort area, where a celebration is almost always underway.
Old Port Royal
The Town of Port Royal is located in the heart of South Carolina’s Lowcountry, between the Beaufort River and Battery Creek. Residents take a tremendous amount of pride in the beauty of their natural environment, typically enjoyed through an extensive network of walking trails, community beaches, boardwalks, and even a wildlife observation tower.
Port Royal aspires to preserve these natural amenities for future generations, and has spared no effort to make them accessible to all residents and visitors.
Only fifteen minutes from Beaufort, SC, the coastal paradise of Harbor Island is located on 1,400 acres of pristine wildlife sanctuary, but features three miles of white, sandy beach. With an annual average high temperature of 74 degrees, these beaches offer a secluded retreat that homeowners frequently visit to relax.
Habersham may be new, but it continues the tradition of picturesque coastal towns and exudes charm and friendliness. Awarded the “Best Neighborhood Design in America” by the National Association of Home Builders, Habersham features elegant architecture, incredible natural beauty, a thriving main street marketplace, and both woodland and waterfront parks. Residents frequently enjoy the sea island’s natural amenities through boating, fishing, swimming, and maintained nature trails.
Located just east of Beaufort, the private residential community of Dataw Island was once a prosperous Sea Island cotton plantation. Now the private, gated island offers golf, tennis, a full service marina, and excellent club facilities. The Island’s uniquely gracious homes are built to suit any preference – there are 1,100 properties, including homes directly on the golf course, marshfront homes, and waterfront homes, all carefully designed to improve the casual lifestyle and highlight the abundant natural beauty of the South Carolina Lowcountry. It’s easy to see why Dataw Island consistently ranks high in national lists of the best places to live.
This four hundred acre riverfront community enjoys a relaxed, casual lifestyle inspired by its border along the wide Coosaw River. Residents and wildlife enjoy the maritime forest and marshland that the river rolls through, as well as the tides from the St. Helena Sound. Spacious homes and homesites abound in the neighborly Coosaw community.
South Carolina’s most beautiful barrier island has become the perfect haven for both families and golfers. Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort offers a vacation or residential experience you’ll remember always, as it boasts two of the highest ranked golf courses in America and three and a half miles of uncrowded, unspoiled beaches, perfect for a leisurely stroll or a relaxing nap in the warm sun. In addition to shopping and dining, the island is full of activities for the whole family, such as biking, kayaking, swimming, tennis, and fishing.
The Islands of Beaufort
Private communities such as The Islands of Beaufort always feel fresh and new while remaining as timeless as a coastal sunrise. This neighborhood of custom-crafted homes, encompasses all of the elegance of Lowcountry living in an incredibly peaceful setting. Homeowners here enjoy Southern-style homes built around winding sidewalks, majestic live oaks, and private marshlands with breathtaking views that change on each tide.
Once part of a large Southern plantation in the 1700’s, in modern times Pinckney Retreat is a gated, coastal community of 77 distinctively beautiful homesites, which offer breathtaking views of the great salt marsh, protected and maintained antebellum gardens, and grand live oaks. Potential owners are invited to choose from exclusive custom home designs from Pinckney Retreat’s Preferred Builders or to select a homesite to serve as the backdrop for the home of your dreams.
Nestled among the Beaufort, South Carolina marshes, Overlook is a friendly community of just 127 homesites. Protected under a lush cover of oak trees, the Overlook neighborhood received a 2007 Best in American Living Award. It’s not hard to see why, with exceptional community features like walking trails, a pool, an Oyster House for events, and a 300ft long community dock.
Mossy Oaks Neighborhood
Mossy Oaks is a group of neighborhoods located between the downtown areas of Beaufort and Port Royal. Many of the homes are single story brick ranch style, and were built in the 1950s and 1960s. Since that time, smaller portions of land have been developed into the communities known as Cottage Farm, Broad Street and Ribaut Island. Mossy Oaks has always been a popular location due to its proximity to the Beaufort Memorial Hospital, downtown shopping, and the educational opportunities at the Technical College of the Lowcountry and the Beaufort branch of University of South Carolina.