The 3 top reasons Hilton Head Island (and Bluffton) are better than major cities
1. Do you remember what it was like to be young?
As we age we tend to find comfort in repetition. We get up at the same time, go to work at the same time, etc. From a professional standpoint, this is great for efficiency but in some ways robs us of our youth. What I mean is, it is void of excitement. We all have a kid inside of us and for many, being a kid was full of excitement; i.e. we couldn’t wait to see what we were going to do next, where we were going or who we might meet. The joy of exploring the world and new things was a given. Then somewhere along the way we went to college, got a job, maybe even had a family and life seemed to take on a monotonous routine. But what if you lived in a place where things continuously evolved? Where things to do and places to go seemed endless? Where new people were continuously coming or going form the area and the supply of both never seemed to end? What I’m describing is not in some far off fairy tale, it’s right here in the Low Country on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton.
Many of you know the obvious reason to move to the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton area; miles upon miles of beautiful beaches, world class golf and tennis, phenomenal fishing, unbelievable shops and restaurants and more. But did you know that these things are continually changing for the better? As more people discover this area paradise more want to live here and the higher the demand the more businesses and entrepreneurs create new and better things that add to the experience. The list of upgrades to the area and new things to do would go on for pages but it is something that doesn’t exist in most major cities. Many cities have grown too large to efficiently do the things Hilton Head Island and Bluffton can due to their smaller size. As a result, things can be efficiently modified and made better while at the same time growing in popularity and exposure. Can you think of a better way to continually improve? There is always a new adventure for you and your loved ones to do and if one doesn’t make it you can be certain another one will pop up to take its place. Even after 23 years of living here the thrill and excitement of hearing of the next new restaurant, golf course, activity or event never ceases to amaze me. Where turnover maybe a detriment in some areas, it is one of the things that sets the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton areas apart from others and makes it such a desirable place to live.
2. Location, Location, Location
The location of the Low Country; at the southern most portion of South Carolina, offers a superb tropical climate year round. Temperatures in the winter average in the mid-upper 50’s and the summer in the low-mid 90’s. While some areas further south maybe warmer in the winter, if you would like to enjoy four seasons this is an area you can’t afford to miss out on.
Hilton head Island and Bluffton is also centrally located along the East Coast making them readily accessible within a days car ride from most major cities east of the Mississippi. In addition, two airports; one on Hilton Head Island as well as the Savannah/Hilton Head Regional Airport provide air transportation for those wanting to get here asap. The fact we are located in the middle of 5 large cities; Atlanta, Charlotte, Charleston, Savannah and Jacksonville and all within a 5 hour drive makes it easy to get away for short trips and enjoy other places. While these places are a treat to visit, the best thing is you always get to come home to one of the most desirable spots in the country. To understand the last reason, and possibly most important reason, of why this area is so desirable continue on to number three.
3. A unique culture
For anyone that understands a culture and how they happen, evolve and continue to thrive you will understand why the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton real estate markets continues to appreciate at a higher rate than most of the country. There are not a lot of native islanders and the vast majority of people living in the area are from somewhere else. This in itself leads to a wide array of unique people all living in the same place for the same reasons. When people have a common belief about the place they live the potential for cohesiveness significantly improves and that is exactly what has happened with the culture of this area. You might be saying to yourself ‘An eclectic mix of people is found in every city, so what makes this area so different?’ The answer is simple, in other areas you often find people segregated by various criteria, be it culturally, financially, or something else. Due to its limited size; many people on Hilton Head Island and Bluffton congregate together. While sitting at a local watering hole you may have a Fortune 50 executive on one side and a 40-year hourly employee on the other yet all of you are enjoying living the Low Country lifestyle. Due to the areas smaller size you quickly meet others who enjoy doing similar things that you do and since everyone here seems to know everyone else, you are quickly introduced to others and before you know it you have so many lunch or dinner parties to attend you find you need to take time off from them as it becomes a job of sorts. The Low Country has a unique way of getting people to leave the social caste system behind and bringing everyone together. Where most cities and countries struggle to accomplish this type of cohesiveness, this area considers it to be a given. That’s why once you live here long enough you learn the meaning of the local phrase “just another day in paradise.”
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