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Moving to SC

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South Carolina is known for its smiling faces and beautiful places. Southern charm is abundant here. And property taxes are low.

The members of Hilton Head Island MLS generated $3.4 billion in property sales last year—a remarkable achievement.

According to the Economic Policy Institute, the cost of living in South Carolina is twelve percent below the national average.

Natural beauty of the sunrises and sunsets, parks and gardens, and Southern architecture greet you at every turn. The average temperature in South Carolina is about 64 degrees. The warm, sunny climate means you get to spend at least seven to eight months enjoying all the weather has to offer.

For more information: South Carolina Complete Guide

Hilton Head

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Pristine beaches, unique wildlife, and iconic golf resorts are just a few of the reasons Travel and Leisure readers named Hilton Head Island the #1 Island in the Continental U.S. Traveling the island, you’ll see Spanish moss-draped live oaks among the other abundant natural vegetation.

Besides its beauty, the island offers quality healthcare, a year-round temperate climate, stimulating culture, and grade-A dining.

It’s no wonder 2.5 million people visit the island every year and many of them decide to make it their permanent home.

Hilton Head Island has competitive real estate prices relative to its geography and a reasonably priced property tax, which make it the ideal place to call home.

For more information: Town of Hilton Head


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The town of Bluffton was just named one of the “Best Places to Retire” by both Forbes and Southern Living magazines.

Its historic churches, antebellum houses, and gorgeous scenes of wetlands give the walkable city an unmatched charm. It's close enough to larger cities so more culture, amenities, and airports are within reach.

Bluffton's warm temperatures, low cost of living, and strong economy make it a great place for families of all ages to put down roots.

For more information: Town of Bluffton

Daufuskie Island

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It’s difficult to put Daufauskie Island into words. The southernmost sea island in South Carolina and accessible only by boat, it has a timeless quality enhanced by the tranquillity of its beautiful natural habitat. No cars are allowed on the island and residents travel by golf car along the few paved roads. The island is steeped in history from its Gullah heritage to its part in the Civil War and a quiet walk around the island can yield ancient arrowheads and pottery pieces from long ago residents. The island served as the location for “The Water Is Wide,” a novel by Pat Conroy who, in his days before becoming a best-selling author, spent a year teaching the island’s children. In recent years, artisans have made their home here and their delightful galleries add to the charm of this one-of-a-kind island. With a rich culture and history, a budding arts scene and the extraordinary tranquility of a small community nestled within a natural setting, Daufauskie may be right for you.


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Beaufort County is made up of gorgeous coastal sea islands and charming towns. It’s where you can enjoy a sense of community in a culturally diverse coastal setting that treasures its history and Gullah heritage. The towns of Bluffton and Beaufort provide numerous opportunities for residents and visitors to experience restaurants serving food “fresh off the boat” and from farms on the outskirts of the towns. Both are also home to lovely antique shops, art galleries and specialty shops within their town centers. Filmmakers find the area so picturesque it’s been the backdrop for movies like Forrest Gump, The Prince of Tides, The Jungle Book, and dozens of others.