Bluffton, SC Real Estate News

By Stacey Macioszek
(Cora Bett Thomas)
First, let me say this is one issue most real estate agents wish to brush under the rug when the topic arises.  However, there is simply no denying the fact that there needs to be improvement within the local area's public school system.  The two issues of the greatest concern for the Bluffton area schools are the relatively low PACT test scores and overcrowding.  The good news is there are steps being taken to both raise test scores and to reduce the overcrowding in hopes of making the area schools some of the best in the state.  Second, any parent knows good education starts at home.  The local schools currently provide the curriculum and staff to offer quality education to anyone who wishes to take advantage of it.  It is up to the parents to not only be directly involved with their ...
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By Diane Bell, Hilton Head Real Estate, Bluffton
(Charter 1 Real Estate, Hilton Head, Bluffton, SC)
    For anyone interested in taking a look back at one of South Carolina's most historical little towns, Bluffton is an interesting community.  It offers a look at old South Carolina including a view of antebellum homes and many unique artsy and innovatinve shops.  Located just across the bridge from Hilton Head, Bluffton is now one of the fastest growing areas in the entire United States. Located on a scenic bluff that overlooks the May River, Bluffton was originally an important distribution center that provided the avenue to ship products all over the southeast.  The beginnings of Bluffton trace back almost 150 years.  In the 18th and 19th centuries, wealthy cotton and rice planters brought their families to the bluffs of the May River to escape the oppressive summer heat from their ...
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By Stacey Macioszek
(Cora Bett Thomas)
The ten things I love most about Bluffton, in no particular order:1.    The weather - While a 100 degree scorcher in August is a sizable challenge for my natural curls, a few 70 degree days in January is a fair trade-off.2.    The local shrimp and oysters - Coming from a culinary background, I feel I have adequate experience to say the area shrimp and oysters rank as some of the best in the world.3.    The third Friday on Calhoun St. - The third Friday of each month the town closes off the streets and we have a casual block party, of sorts.  The food vendors, funky art galleries, live music and plenty of interesting people are the things which make Old Town Bluffton special.4.    The people - Bluffton is a wonderfully diverse community.  You will meet people from all over the world who ...
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By Diane Bell, Hilton Head Real Estate, Bluffton
(Charter 1 Real Estate, Hilton Head, Bluffton, SC)
Polo in Bluffton, South Carolina?  Definitely!  The  bi-annual Polo Match is held at Rose Hill Plantation and this year's event will take place on April 29th in Bluffton.   The spring theme will be "Bluffton's Biggest Picnic" and celebrates the art of the picnic.  Some of the fun events include tailgate parties, gourmet box lunches, awards for best picnic displays and live jazz music. This is the 14th semi-annual polo match and all proceeds will go to local charities in the communities of Bluffton, Hilton Head and Okatee. The event is partnered with the Bluffton and Okatee Rotary Clubs. Gates open at 12PM, Match time is 2PM.  For information call:  843-815-POLO. If you're visiting the Hilton Head and Bluffton areas during this time, it might be a lot of fun to come and visit this unique...
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Travel + Leisure Golf's annual list of the best places to live-and live well have placed five Bluffton area golf communities in the top 100, with Palmetto Bluff achieving the No. 2 spot. Belfair, Berkely Hall, Colleton River and nearby Spring Island also made the list.  The criteria for the ranking focused on the quality of the course and amenities as well as the current real estate market and property investment.  David Lott, Publisher of GolfCourseHome.net feels that the top-tier communities realize that caddie programs, multi-season recreation options for all ages and upgraded dinning and spa amenities are practically essential.  "Ten years ago no one knew who a golf community's chef was", says Lott.  The article also touches on the current fact that a softer housing market makes it ...
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By Diane Bell, Hilton Head Real Estate, Bluffton
(Charter 1 Real Estate, Hilton Head, Bluffton, SC)
Featured is a lovely 4 Bedroom Maryland model in the conveniently located Pinecrest Subdivision on Buckwalter Parkway. This home is loaded with over $50,000 of upgrades and is situated on a most picturesque, private and quiet golf course oriented site. Screened porch plus huge fenced backyard offers the finest in leisurely lowcountry living.  Pinecrest is a brand new Centex community that is conveniently located within walking distance to the new Bluffton School Campus.  Community ameneties include an olympic sized swimming pool, tennis courts, golf course and club house.  This home is offered at $346,000 and is in excellent move-in condition. 
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