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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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Get to Know Hilton Head Island, SC

Though only twelve miles long and five miles wide, Hilton Head Island manages to pack a lot in—real natural beauty, world-class golf, award winning restaurants, quality shopping, elegant homes, and friendly locals characterize this community.

Charming plantation communities are balanced with extensive wilderness areas to create a home that invites habitation while protecting the natural features that make this place so special. Strict building codes aim to preserve the surroundings, chain stores and the like are less commercialized and much of the local signage is low to the ground, minimizing clutter.

Hilton Head’s northern end—near the bridge to the mainland—is more residential than the resort orientated southern end. Windmill Harbor along the Intracoastal Waterway has lovely homes that reference historic Charleston style architecture, and the award winning South Carolina Yacht Club. A superb waterfront sports center also caters to residents. Peaceful Spanish Wells faces Broad Creek and has streets lined in moss-draped ancient oaks. Many Spanish Wells homes have private docks, and the community also sports a private golf course and club.

Hilton Head Plantation is one of the islands largest residential neighborhoods, and it sits between Port Royal Sound and the Intracoastal Waterway. Four top-notch golf courses, a recreation center, several tennis courts, swimming pools, boating facilities, and miles of bike and jogging trails keep residents healthy and happy, and there are two lovely nature conservancies within the community as well.

Seabrook Farms has garden space, and there are over two miles of clean white beach to enjoy. On the subject of beaches, Hilton Head has over 6 miles of soft white sand, and locals enjoy a wide range of water sports, attested to by the number of boats in the island’s ten marinas. Cruises and tours take you up close to dolphins and other wildlife, and kayakers often enjoy a peaceful trip along the region’s wildlife rich inland waterways.

Hilton Head is well equipped for recreation in general, with several top-notch tennis facilities, recreation centers, and swimming pools, and a high number of sport fields and wilderness parks for a region of this size. Biking, horseback riding, and hiking trails crisscross the island and enable residents to get up close to herons, egrets, wood ducks, Carolina chickadees, jays, bluebirds, and yellow-rumped warblers, not to mention turtles, white-tail deer and small brown rabbits!

Renowned across the country for the caliber of its golf courses, Hilton Head was named one of the nations “Top Ten” best destinations by Golf Digest. With over 20 courses in the immediate vicinity, it will take you a while to experience all there is to enjoy here.

A popular holiday destination that sees an average 2 million visitors annually, Hilton Head has many world class resorts, sophisticated restaurants, and upscale shopping areas alongside family friendly seafood joints, funky specialty stores, and fun open air markets. There is a good local history museum and a family fun center, and a varied range of community events and festivals each year.

LOCATION
Beautiful Hilton Head Island is just off the southern coast of South Carolina and is part of Beaufort County. Highway-278 (locally known as the William Hilton Parkway,) runs down most of the island and connects it to the mainland. About 18 miles west of the island, SH-278 intersects with I-95, a major coastal interstate. I-95 journeys south to Savannah, Georgia (about 40 miles from Hilton Head) before traveling through Georgia to Florida and down into Miami. I-95 north travels to Florence and into North Carolina and beyond. Bluffton is about 6 miles from Hilton Head, and is just off SH-278, and Beaufort, the County seat, is about 35 miles away.

TRANSPORTATION/AIRPORTS
Thanks to its popularity as a holiday spot, Hilton Head Island is extremely accessible. The 12 mile island has its own centrally located regional airport, and the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is only about 45 minutes away by car. With 53 flights daily to 16 major cities across the southern, central, and eastern states, this larger airport connects locals and visitors alike to national and international centers.

The Lowcountry Regional Transportation Authority operates a bus service throughout Beaufort County and surrounding counties, linking Hilton Head and Bluffton with Beaufort and other Lowcountry towns and centers. The LRTA also has a dial-a-ride service, offers transport to those on Medicaid, and coordinates vanpooling. Amtrak operates out of Savannah, with trains traveling to major east coast centers.

With 10 marinas on the island, it’s not hard to enjoy the water in a big way. Many residents own their own water craft, but a variety of powerboats and waverunners can also be rented at several of the marinas. Charter companies offer tours to see outlying islands, dolphins and more, and kayaks and waterskiing gear can also be rented. The County completed the relatively new Cross Island Parkway in 1999, designed to alleviate traffic during the summer peak-season. The Parkway is paid for by toll, and residents can use a ‘Palmetto Pass,’ which saves them 50% on the cost.

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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Guide to the 4 Golf Courses in Hilton Head Plantation

Hilton Head Plantation, a luxury gated community located in beautiful Hilton Head Island, is proud to house four different golf courses that entice every golf enthusiast from the completely inexperienced to the novice of all novices.  Ranging in difficulty, pars, and scenic views, any one of the four would be a wonderful way to spend a morning, afternoon, or entire day.  After all, what’s better than spending time outdoors, especially in an area that just calls for fun and relaxation?

Dolphin Head Golf Club
As a member of Dolphin Head Golf Club, you are offered a challenging and exceptional golf experience for all skill levels.  The first design by Gary Player, it was the first course in the Hilton Head area and was opened in 1974, making it Hilton Head Plantation’s first golf course.  What’s more is that golf isn’t the only fun you’ll be having here, as members also enjoy a variety of social activities and special dining events.

How’s this for luxury – phones are located at both nine and the eighteenth holes with a posted menu so golfers can place an order ahead of time to help the speed of play.  The menu offers hot and cold sandwiches, hot dogs, soups, salads, and plenty of beverage options including the ice and water dispenser and coffee!

Bear Creek Golf Club
The Bear Creek Golf Club offers members a different kind of convenience and a warm community atmosphere where there are no tee times, no reservation requirements, no fees for carts or for range balls, and there is no tipping!  All golfing abilities for men, women, singles, and couples are welcome, and be sure to have your camera’s ready on this course as you never know what sort of wildlife may be sharing your tee time!

Rees Jones designed Bear Creek in 1978 and it has been completely renovated and revamped in 2005.  You do not need to own a Hilton Head Plantation property to play this course.

Country Club of Hilton Head
The golf course at Country Club of Hilton Head is situated along historic “Skull Creek” and is an 18-hole Rees Jones design.  It was chosen as the local qualifying site for both the 1999 and 2005 U.S. Opens and presents a challenging but fair layout with five sets of tees.  The course has distinct scenic views among a stately pine forest, salt water marshes, and fresh water lagoons, with 14 doglegs and water on almost every hole.

On this course, you’ll also find a practice driving range, a practice putting green, a practice chipping and bunker green, private lessons from PGA Professionals Chip Pellerin and Jeff Picus, a beverage cart service, a full-service golf shop, and Cobra and Titleist sets available for rent.

Oyster Reef Golf Club
This breathtaking, 18 hole championship golf course is surrounded by winding lagoons, lush vegetation, and scenic views of Hilton Head Island.  Oyster Reef Golf Club, also designed by Rees Jones, combines a variety of skill levels ranging from 7,014 yards from the championship tees, to 5,288 yards from the forward tees.

Opened in 1982, this course has been voted one of the Top 20 courses in the Carolinas and was most recently awarded Low Country Golf Course Owners Association “2006 Golf Club of the Year”.  Oyster Reef Golf Club has also been named as one of the “Top 75 U.S. Golf Resorts” by Golf Digest and was named as the favorite course of Hilton Head Island golfers by The Island Packet newspaper.

Which one of the golf courses in Hilton Head Plantation is going to be your favorite?

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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