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The Serenity of the Lowcountry Island Lifestyle

Do you really need to be convinced to move to a beautiful island?

Well, fine. This won’t be hard.

Why Hilton Head Island you ask?

This 12-mile Island bordered by the Atlantic Ocean is unlike most other vacation destinations. Free of neon signs, billboards, or skyscraper buildings, it’s loaded with history. Here in the South, Island life is different from any other. You will find yourself intertwined with rich history and beautiful nature throughout the Island. The Island has a profuse Gullah heritage. Hilton Head holds on to much of this culture through educational tours, galleries and exhibitions, historic plantations, etc.

Hilton Head Island is surrounded by other islands with the same historic Southern charm; Hunting Island, Fripp Island, Daufuskie Island, Tybee Island. Each island holds a unique piece of history.

The Lowcountry, or as I call it, “the slow country”, is known for its southern charm which draws people from all across the globe. The wrap around front porches with rocking chairs, signs in front of the home that say “come on in y’all!”, taking the time to say hello to everyone you see at the grocery store or at church, cooking home cooked meals for guests (and sharing with the neighbors), treating our friends (and sometimes even strangers) like family. We have been raised off of “yes sir” and “yes ma’am” since the day we could talk. Generosity, kindness, politeness, helpfulness and respect are all qualities we grew up learning from our parents and grandparents. There isn’t a true Southerner that doesn’t possess these qualities. We would give the shirt off our backs to help anyone and everyone. The Lowcountry truly is a sweet place filled with lots of kind people.

The Lowcountry imitates art. Hilton Head Island provides a blend of spectacular natural beauty with pristine white sand beaches, marshes full of Spartina grass, gently swaying palmetto trees, huge beautiful live oaks dripping with Spanish moss, incredible sunsets across the glass waterways. There are 80 miles of biking and jogging pathways throughout the entire island mostly shaded by these magnificent trees. Did I mention the coldest temperature on the Island is fifty degrees? And that’s in the peak of the winter months. During Spring and Fall you will experience perfect temperatures and beach days in November and February. 

Food. One of the main reasons people fall in love with this island is the wide variety of fresh seafood you can find just about anywhere. No matter where you eat, there’s always shrimp or oysters on the menu. And it’s the freshest you’re going to find. Probably caught just a few hours ago.

Activities. There’s plenty of fun things to do, if you enjoy the great outdoors. Golf is a huge sport. You will find some of the world’s best golf courses here on Hilton Head Island. There’s fishing charters and captains, tour boats & kayaks, parasailing, jet-skis, sunset cruises, and pretty much all things water. The Lowcountry waterways are very calm and unique. You are more than likely always guaranteed to see something incredible while out on the water. From our friendly dolphins that love to say hello or even if it’s just the spectacular sunsets the Lowcountry has to offer. Some nights the waterways will be lit up bright pink and orange. There’s nothing like it. 

So, are you ready to begin living in the sweet serenity of the Lowcountry?

Come on down, I’ll grab you a glass of iced tea, and enjoy this one-of-a-kind Lowcountry Island lifestyle.

If you’d like more information on things to do while you’re visiting the Low Country or would like to learn about real estate opportunities here on Hilton Head Island & Bluffton, SC, give Colleen Sullivan a call at 843.338.1708. 

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