The city of Beaufort, SC was charted in 1711 and the city enjoys a very rich history. It is one of only a handful of U. S. towns that has had its entire downtown designated an historic district by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Filled with mansions built by the wealthy plantation owners before the Civil War, Beaufort was one of the only Southern towns chosen to be occupied by Union troops, rather than destroyed. More than 50 historic structures have been identified in Beaufort, including many lovely private homes that have been beautifully restored. Special spring and fall events offer locals and visitors the opportunity to tour several private homes and gardens. Art galleries, antique shops, and modern boutiques dot the entire downtown and uptown walking districts, along with fine dining restaurants, schools and quick eateries. The moderate climate allows for enjoyment of outdoor activities almost year-round.
Lady’s Island is located just north of Beaufort and is connected by two beautiful bridges that offer some of the best views in the area. The rich land on Lady’s Island was once home to majestic indigo plantations, while local fisherman and shrimpers mined the plentiful waters. Lady’s Island has experienced significant residential and business growth. Miles of breath-taking waterfront views and easily accessible community boat ramps have contributed directly to the island’s residential growth. Many of the homes are situated on large pieces of land, and feature equestrian farms and maritime forests. Lady’s Island is surrounded by smaller island residential communities including Cat Island and Distant Island.
Cat Island is only minutes from downtown Historic Beaufort. Located on over 400 acres of natural habitat, Cat Island is a most perfect spot for real estate ownership. Owners enjoy gorgeous barrier island vistas, ancient oaks and wildlife galore. For Golfers there is the 18-hole public South Carolina National Golf Club, designed by George W. Cobb, which provides a haven for the serious golfer.
These are some of the best values on the East Coast. Fripp Island is a beautiful barrier island and a perfect haven for families and golfers alike. Our golf courses weave around the island along our 3 ½ miles of unspoiled beaches. Fripp Island is a wildlife sanctuary known for its relatively uncrowded feel.
Islands of Beaufort
Islands of Beaufort, a unique private residential community in a park-like setting, is a quiet sanctuary that reflects the enduring charm of the Lowcountry. Experience the peacefulness that you can enjoy amidst the natural environment in our neighborhood. Southern hospitality in this close knit community completes the picture. It’s ideal for retirement and a wonderful place to raise children. Most homeowners are year-round residents. The Islands of Beaufort has a country club life style without country club fees. Belle Grove club house amenities include: swimming pool, fitness center, lighted tennis courts and children’s playground. For kayaking and crabbing, everyone has access to Battery Creek from community docks.
Awarded the “Best Neighborhood Design in America” by the National Association of Home Builders, Habersham is ideally located on the water just minutes from historic Beaufort. Habersham continues the tradition of beautiful coastal towns with all of its charm and friendliness, elegant architecture, incredible natural beauty, main street marketplace, woodland and waterfront parks, nature trails, sea island amenities, boating, fishing, and swimming, nearby golf and the true experience of the genteel southern life of the Lowcountry.
Dataw Island is a gated golf community located in Beaufort, South Carolina. It is a perfect combination of gorgeous vistas, magnificent amenities and engaged residents. Real estate opportunities on Dataw Island range from efficient villas to exquisite homes with private docks. The Dataw Island Club features recently renovated Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills golf courses, a tennis center, a workout/massage facility and croquet lawns. The outstanding clubhouse overlooking the water is the center of all activity. With a full service deep-water marina, Dataw Island attracts boaters from around the world.
Experience the Nature of Lowcountry Living on Callawassie Island. Seamlessly blended into the coastal landscape, Callawassie Island is the first community in South Carolina designated as a “Community Wildlife Habitat” by the National Wildlife Federation. And there are numerous ways to enjoy these natural wonders, from kayaking the saltwater marsh or boating from our deep-water dock down the Colleton River to the Intracoastal Waterway, to catching glimpses of our abundant wildlife on long evening strolls. 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. Callawassie is proof that being secluded doesn’t mean being isolated.