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Why Families Choose to Live in Hilton Head Plantation

family hilton head plantationEleven exclusive communities can be found on Hilton Head Island, each one offering a unique way of living, spectacular views, and distinct homes. No matter what’s important to you in choosing where to call home (or where to have a vacation home), the plantations of Hilton Head all provide an environment just waiting for you.

One of the largest and most family oriented communities is Hilton Head Plantation. Home to approximately 10,000 people, the plantation encompasses almost 4,000 acres including a beach, lakes and lagoons, and a vast array of amenities and community features.

Why Families Choose to Buy Hilton Head Plantation Real Estate

  • Safety
    “Security Personnel patrol 72 miles of roads and amenity areas, respond to and complete reports on lost, missing, and stolen property, respond to medical emergencies, inspect homes of residents who are away, animal control, monitor and respond to fire and burglar alarms, jump-start vehicles, assist residents who are locked out of home or auto, provide gas for stranded vehicles, provide security checks of commercial areas after closing, and conduct health and comfort checks for the elderly.” Learn more about the security of Hilton Head Plantation here.
  • 3 parks
  • Swimming Pool
  • 2 miles of walking beach located in the Dolphin Head Recreation Area
  • 2 ConservanciesWhooping Crane Pond Conservancy and the Cypress Conservancy
  • Lakes and Lagoons – The POA maintains a number of lakes and lagoons throughout the Plantation. The primary purpose of these bodies of water is Storm Water Management. They alsohave secondary benefits such as wildlife habitat, aesthetics, and fishing.
  • Bluff Walk – A .9 mile, one-way recreational leisure path.

Hilton Head Plantation has many more things that attract people who want to live the family oriented lifestyle including 4 golf courses to play with family and friends, 2 Har Tru tennis courts, 2 bocce ball courts, and 3 shuffleboard courts.

There are 3 clubhouses and acres of unspoiled open space, plus many other recreational amenities for use by the residents.

Learn more about the 11 Plantations on Hilton Head Island.

My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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Why Hilton Head Island Beach is Named #1

Islanders Beach Park - Hilton Head Island

Islanders Beach Park – Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island is known for a variety of things like being family friendly, the perfect retirement spot, and of course our twelve miles of white sandy beaches. Recently an article was published in Parents Magazine listing Hilton Head Island FIRST on the list of best beaches!

The introduction to the article states:

A trip to the beach never feels like a family-vacation compromise – the kids want to go as much as you do. But what are the shore bets? We combed thousands of beaches looking for clean water and low rates of closings. Once we narrowed the list to 100 or so, we factored in other deal-breakers, like lifeguards and restrooms, then turned our attention to the fun, low-cost attractions, nature activities, and family vibe of the rest of the town. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to visit for the day or stay for the week, these pics provide the perfect combo of land and sea. Bon voyage!

Listed #1 is Hilton Head Island, South Carolina! Here’s what Parents had to say about our area:

Oceanfront Fun – You can’t really go wrong with any of Hilton Head Island’s 12-plus miles of white-sand beaches. “Driessen Beach and Islanders Beach parks are particularly good choices for families because they also have playgrounds and picnic shelters,” says Steve Riley, town manager.

Your Guide to the 12 Miles of Hilton Head Island Beaches

While you’ll probably spot tiny ocean critters, sea-turtle nests, or even dolphins at any of the beaches, Driessen Beach’s wooden boardwalk actually takes you over a tidal marsh and sand dunes, so it’s home to the most creatures. On the other side of the island, don’t miss the candy-striped lighthouse (it’s a manageable 114 steps to the top) in the Harbour Town area.

Inland Hot Spots – With few streetlights (so you can easily see the stars!) and rules prohibiting neon sighs and buildings over five stories tall, Hilton Head has retained its Southern charm. Check out The Sandbox, a children’s museum with a pretend plane, bank, and supermarket cafe; it appeals most to kids 6 and under ($6 admission for kids and adults, free for babies under 1). School-age kids will have a blast at the Coastal Discovery Museum, which offers scavenger hunts, costumes, and a butterfly exhibit (free admission; hour-long guides tours, $10 for adults, $5 for children).

3 of Hilton Head Island’s Guided Tours

For dinner, try the Harbour Town Grill (its kids’ menu features everything from pizza to grilled salmon) and stay in theat end of the island afterward for Gregg Russell’s evening sing-alongs. “He plays guitar, teaches the crowd silly songs, and then the kids can volunteer to belt out their favorite tune,” says Allison Burns, of Atlanta, who has vacationed in Hilton Head with her husband and 6-year-old daughter for the last four years. “It’s a sweet way to end the night.”

Castles in the Sand – Many resorts have recently been renovated. You’ll get the most space for the money at Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort, located in Palmetto Dunes, a quite coastal area that doesn’t have a public-beach access point, so there’s plenty of space for hotel guests. At more then 530 square feet, Omni’s deluxe rooms are about one third larger than others on the island, and include a kitchen area with a mini fridge, a microwave, cabinets to store snacks, and a dining table. A new family pool starts at just a few inches deep, and The Ocean Tides spa features unique treatments, such as bamboo massage. (Rooms with two queen beds start at $169 per night; omnihotels.com.)

If you’re torn between staying at a resort or renting a house, consider a villa at Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort, also in Palmetto Dunes. Each villa has a full kitchen, separate sleeping area for the kids, and many activities ranging from Goofy bingo to wildlife tours that are led by a naturalist. (Villas start at $261 per night; disneybeachresorts.com.) To be close to Islanders Beach Park, stay at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. Its jam-packed schedule of family events includes nature walks, potato-sack races, and poolside movies. (Rooms with two queen beds in the Sunsational Savings package start at $275 per night. The fourth night is free; westinhiltonheadisland.com.)

If you’ve been to Hilton Head Island on vacation, where did you stay? What do you have to say about our area?

My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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3 Firworks Celebrations for July 4th in Hilton Head Island

fireworksThe 4th of July holiday is such a fantastic time to be in Hilton Head Island! Picture fireworks, festivities, music and so much more to celebrate our independence and the summer itself.

This year our area has three fireworks displays for you that will be enjoyed whether you’re here on a family vacation, romantic getaway, or are one of our residents!

1. Shelter Cove Harbour
This free and family friendly 4th of July celebration takes place at Shelter Cove Harbour during our annual signature summer event, Harbourfest, which occurs June through August. At dusk on the 4th, you’ll see an extravagant display of fireworks over the harbor and you can even take a guided kayak tour to see the fireworks from a unique point of view! Shannon Tanner, a staple at Harbourfest since 1988, will be performing a variety of patriotic selections at 6:30pm and 8:00pm.

During HarbourFest, Shelter Cove features live entertainment seven nights a week, plus unforgettable food, arts and crafts from an array of vendors, bouncy houses, fireworks on Tuesdays and even more fun activities.

2. For live, outside entertainment, visit any of these three restaurants on the water, starting at 6:00pm:

The fireworks start at 9:30 and will be launched from a barge in the Intracoastal Waterway/Skull Creek. There will be food and drinks at all three locations, so they ask that you do not bring coolers.

3. Harbour Town
Harbour Town will have a variety of festivities including children’s activities, live music, food and drinks, and of course fireworks! The fireworks will begin about 9:15 (dusk) from a barge in Calibogue Sound. There is a $5.00 gate fee to enter the resort (unless you are a resident or guest staying on the resort) and a free shuttle service will be offered between Harbour Town and various parking lots in the Sea Pines Resort. Again, no coolers, please.

If you’ll be here in Hilton Head Island on vacation or are not familiar with the area, town ordinances prohibit the launch or discharge of fireworks within town limits and specifically from the beach.

How do you plan on celebrating the 4th of July this year?

My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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