Beaufort & Jasper County Communities
If you can’t find what you are looking for in real estate on Hilton Head Island, you should consider Bluffton and the surrounding SC Lowcountry areas such as Hardeeville, Beaufort, Ridgeland, Daufuskie Island, Callawassie Island or Spring Island. Bluffton SC is a short drive from Hilton Head Island, as close as 5 or 10 minutes in some cases, but no more than 20 to 25 minutes depending on where in Bluffton where you are driving from. Savannah GA is also just a short drive from Bluffton, Hardeeville and Okatie. Bluffton SC is a great half way point between Hilton Head and Savannah.
There are dozens of Plantations and Communities in Bluffton to choose from when selecting a home or condo/ villa in Bluffton or any of the surrounding areas. Bluffton has grown tremendously in the last 10 – 15 years with both new real estate being developed as well as new businesses, restaurants, golf courses, hotels, doctors and dental offices. Below are some of the many new Plantations and Communities in the Bluffton area. To receive updates on the most recent Bluffton/ off island foreclosures and Bluffton/ off island short sale homes, condos or villas for sale, contact us to be added to our mailing list.
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Bluffton Park Real Estate – Bluffton SC Homes & Townhomes for Sale
Bluffton Park is one of Bluffton’s newest single family communities. It is located off Highway 46 behind the old Piggly Wiggly on the edge of Old Town Bluffton. This single family Bluffton community is consists mostly of detached homes, but there a few rows townhomes and one story duplexes. There is a community pool for Bluffton Park residents only. The community is within walking distance to the Oscar Frazier Park and Community Center/ ball fields. And a new public elementary school is only 1 street away. Bluffton Park is also within walking distance of Old Town Bluffton, May River to restaurants, shops and bistros. Click here to see all of the Bluffton Park homes for sale.
The Crescent Real Estate – Bluffton SC Homes for Sale
The Crescent is a gated, residential golf community in Bluffton South Carolina with about 400 homes. The Crescent is 3 miles from Hilton Head Island SC on Fording Island Road / Highway 278 at the intersection Highway 46 to Old Town Bluffton and is across the street from Kitty’s Crossing shopping plaza and next to another plaza of shops and restaurants like Best Buy and Pet Co.. Kitty’s Crossing has a gas station, several restaurants, a grocery store, package store, a Holiday Inn Express Hotel and several retail shops like CVS, Starbucks, Target and Staples.
The Crescent is 540 acres of breathtaking Lowcounty landscape bordered by the Colleton River, marshes, old oaks and pine trees. The Crescent is home to the only Arnold Palmer Signature 18-hole golf course in the area that is open to the public. Click here to see all of The Crescent, Bluffton homes for sale.
The Crescent Pointe golf course features a Clubhouse, extensive practice area, water and marsh views with striking elevation changes and Arnold Palmer’s trademark beach bunkers. Golf membership plans are available, but not required to play this semi-private golf course. And the residents of The Crescent are not required to be golf club members to live in the community. It is completely optional which means it does not cost you extra just to live in the community if you are not a golfer. The same is true for Eagle’s Point, Island West and Pinecrest communities.
Eagles Pointe Real Estate – Bluffton SC Homes for Sale
The Eagle’s Pointe Golf Club & Community is located on Highway 278 in Bluffton, South Carolina, just a few miles from Hilton Head Island SC, Beaufort SC and historic downtown Savannah GA. Homes for sale in Eagle’s Pointe Plantation start at about $250,000 and range in size from 1,500 to 2,580 square feet. Click here to see all Eagle’s Pointe homes for sale.
Eagle’s Pointe Golf Club is popular among Hilton Head/ Bluffton locals as well as tourists because it too is open to the public along with the other 3 golf clubs/ courses owned by Brown Golf Management. There are several different membership options for individuals, families, seniors and golf professionals. Residents of Eagle’s Point are not required to be golf club members to live in the community. It is completely optional which means it does not cost you extra to live in this community. Memberships include full access to 3 other Bluffton golf courses, clubs and community amenities The same is true for the other 3 golf clubs owned by Brown Management; The Crescent Pointe, Island West and Pinescrest.
Eagles Pointe features a Davis Love III, 2012 Ryder Cup Captain designed golf course and was constructed as one of the most environmentally friendly public golf courses in the Hilton Head / Bluffton area. Other community amenities include; a jr olyimpic size pool, man-made lake, tennis, outdoor grill & covered picnic area and a 6,000 sq. ft. clubhouse with a pro shop, restaurant, changing rooms, fireplace, meeting room and open air cabanna.
Edgefield Real Estate – Bluffton SC Homes for Sale
Edgefield is still being developed, but will have a little over 320 single family homes when complete. Homes have either a wooded, landscape or a lagoon view. Edgefield is located in a wooded subdivision (Sandy Pointe) off the Buckwalter Parkway with a group of 2 other communities; Willows and Arborwood. Click here to see all Sandy Pointe, Bluffton homes for sale
Edgefield amenities include a community pool, playground and a basketball court. The annual POA fee is $570 and the average selling price of homes in Edgefield is $840,000, but prices for smaller homes in the other 3 communities located in the Sandy Pointe subdivision off the Buckwalter Parkway is between $148,000 and $196,000 .The average price per square foot is $121. These 4 communities are close to Bluffton schools, churches, shopping centers, restaurants, banks and several grocery stores. If approved, these communities will be close to a new Bluffton Sport Complex.
Sandy Pointe Real Estate – Bluffton SC Homes for Sale
Sandy Pointe is a single family Craftbuilt Homes community that can accommodate about 200 homes when it is fully developed. There are single story and 2 story home plans to choose from with either a 1 car or 2 car attached garage. Amenities include a playground, a covered community pavilion overlooking a lake, clubhouse and a pool. The common areas are professionally managed by the Coastal Community Association Management. Click here to see all Sandy Pointe, Bluffton homes for sale
Willows Real Estate – Bluffton SC Homes for Sale
The Willows community features 1 and 2 story single family homes with attached garages that surround 4 large man-made lagoons. The Willows is a small quiet community surrounded by woods with just under 200 homes that is conveniently located in the Sandy Pointe subdivision off the Buckwalter Parkway with Edgefield, Sandy Pointe and Arborwood. While these communities are surrounded by woods, they are still conveniently located near schools, churches, banks, grocery stores and shopping plazas. The Willows community amenities include a clubhouse, a pool, and an open park area with large manmade lagoons.
Arborwood Real Estate – Bluffton SC Homes for Sale
Arborwood is also a Craftbuilt Homes community, but is the smallest of the 4 communities in the Sandy Pointe subdivision off the Buckwalter Parkway with only 32 1 and 2 story single family homes. These homes have attached garages with either wooded or lagoon views. This community does not have a pool or any other amenities, but is in a great central Bluffton location.
The Farm at Buckwalter Lakes Real Estate – Bluffton SC Homes for Sale
The Farm is a large Bluffton community of economy single family detached homes and many rows of attached townhomes near the intersection of the Bluffton Parkway and the Buckwalter Parkway and the intersection of the Buckwalter Parkway and Highway 46. The 2 bedroom townhomes are priced around $75,000 and the full sized single family homes with a garage are priced around $225,000 This was a DR Horton developed community that features some of the most popular and affordable house plans.
The Farm is very popular with new/ young families because of the affordable prices and also because of its location. The Farm is close to all the Bluffton schools, several shopping plazas, grocery stores, post office, public library, parks, bike/ walking paths, Old Town Bluffton and both the Bluffton and Buckwalter Parkways. The High School, Middle School and Elementary School are all located on the Buckwalter Parkway. Being so close to the parkways and Highway 46 makes it easy for residents of The Farm to get to Hilton Head Island SC, Beaufort SC, Savannah Georgia, the Savannah-Hilton Head Airport and I-95. There is a community swimming pool and a community meeting hall that looks like an old barn. The theme for the Farm is a working crop farm and the land the Farm and other Buckwalter communities was developed on used to be tree farms for large paper companies.
Fern Lakes Real Estate – Bluffton SC Homes for Sale
Fern Lakes is one of Bluffton’s mature communities which feature traditional style single family homes that vary significantly in size/ shape of exterior, layout and square footage when compared to the newly developed track home communities that only offer a few floor plan and exterior variations. Fern Lake homes for sale range from around $239,000 for 3 bedrooms/ 2 bathrooms to $343,000 fo 4 bedrooms/ 3 bathrooms and can accommodate up to 95 homes.
The Fern Lakes contains 91 single family homes on large lots that surround a large manmade lake and have beautiful lake views. The community is located off Burnt Church Rd, not far from Highway 278 and in walking distance of the Michael C. Riley Elementary School. Community amenities include; a pool, playground, a boat & RV/ camper storage lot and many homes have private pools and fishing docks on the lake.
Heritage Lakes Real Estate – Bluffton SC Homes for Sale
Heritage Lakes is a residential community of single family homes built along a series of man-made lakes surrounded by woods and wetlands. This community of 235 home sites is located off the Bluffton Parkway, behind several large commercial tracts of land on Highway 278 and is just a mile or 10 minutes away from the Hilton Head Island SC bridge. There is easy access to all of Bluffton’s restaurants and shops.
Most of Heritage Lake’s homes are 1 story with a bonus room above the garage, but there are a few 2 story homes. Lot sizes range from 4/10 to ½ acre and have a wooded and/ or lagoon view decorated with oak and pine trees throughout the community making it a great place for relaxing walks. There is no community pool, but Heritage Lakes has many outdoorsy type amenities. There is a large conservancy buffer area on the west side of the community, a boat & RV/ camper storage lot, the lagoons are stocked with bass, shellcracker and brim which makes for a great fishing spot and also attracts several types of wading birds.
Hidden Lakes Real Estate – Bluffton SC Homes for Sale
The Hidden Lakes community is located off Simmonsville Road by the Bluffton Parkway intersection. Hidden Lakes is a Centex planned community that is built around several man-made lakes. Currently Hidden Lakes has over 187 single family homes, both 1 and 2 story and floor plans with 2 to 4 bedrooms. Homes are priced between $173,000 and $243,000.
Residents from young families to retirees enjoy the community amenities and activities such as; lakes and ponds stocked with fish and turtles, a clubhouse, pool, fishing dock, a pavilion and bike/ walking trails. This community is also located close to schools, churches, grocery stores, shopping plazas, parks and is within walking distance to Red Cedar Elementary School. Community activities include; summer parties by the pool, neighborhood wide garage sales, crime-watch meetings and other community events.
Island West Real Estate – Bluffton SC Homes for Sale
Island West is a small, multi-generational, gated neighborhood built alongside the Island West Golf Club/ Course which was designed by 1979 Masters Champion and 1984 U.S. Open Champion Fuzzy Zoeller and architect Clyde Johnston.
The Island West Golf Club is popular among Hilton Head and Bluffton locals as well as tourists because it too is open to the public along with the other 3 golf clubs/ courses owned by Brown Golf Management (The Crescent, Eagles Pointe and Pinecrest). There are several different membership options for individuals, families, seniors and golf professionals. Memberships include full access to 3 other Bluffton golf courses/ clubs and community amenities; The Crescent Pointe, Eagles Pointe and Pinescrest. However, residents of Island West are not required to be golf club members to live in the community. It is completely optional which means it does not cost you extra just to live in this community if you are not a golfer The same is true for The Crescent, Eagle’s Point and Pinecrest.
Island West residents enjoy country club amenities without the expense or hassle of maintenance. In addition to golf, amenities include; a junior Olympic size pool, tennis courts, basketball court, a playground and a 4,000 square foot clubhouse with a meeting room, kitchen, lending library and fully equipped fitness center. Island West homes are priced in the $300,000’s.
Meadowbrook & Traditions at Old Carolina Golf Club Real Estate – Bluffton SC Homes for Sale
The Old Carolina Golf Club/ Course is a public 9 hole course in Bluffton South Carolina that is located off Highway 278 at the Buck Island Rd intersection across the street from Belfair Plantation and 2 minutes from the Bluffton Parkway on Buck Island Rd. The Old Carolina pro shop, clubhouse and restaurant is also open to the public. As you drive down Old Carolina’s driveway lined with old oak trees toward the original horse barn, you can feel the charm of the location’s past. The Old Carolina golf course features gently rolling hills, marsh, water & other hazards,a 145-slope rating and well-bunkered greens, making Old Carolina one of the toughest and most challenging golf courses in the Hilton Head/ Bluffton area. The Old Carolina Golf Club also features a large driving range and two putting greens for practice or lessons.
Veteran golf course designer Clyde Johnston took what was once a privately owned horse farm and created an outstanding, challenging, quality golf course. Hence the name Meadowbrook, one of two private, gated single family home communities built around the Old Carolina Golf Course. Meadowbrook is a DR Horton Community with 37 homes, a community pool, tennis courts and a playground that is restricted for Old Carolina residents only.
The Traditions at Old Carolina Golf Club is a 2nd private, gated single family home community with 115 homesites, its own entrance, a community pool, tennis, special arrangement for golf privileges at the Old Carolina Golf Club/ Course. The single-family homes at the Traditions start at $239,900 which appeal to young families as well as retired couples. Bluffton restaurants, grocery stores, banks, doctors/ dentists, shopping centers (including the Tanger Outlets) are just minutes away. Hilton Head Island, Beaufort and Savannah GA are also just a short drive from The Traditions Community.
Pine Ridge Real Estate – Bluffton SC Homes for Sale
Pine Ridge is a non-gated residential community located off the Buckwalter Parkway with about 300 single family homes when fully developed. There are 1 and 2 story homes with varying 3 – 5 bedroom and 2 – 3.5 bathroom floor plans, sq. footage and lot size that are selling for $127,000 to $252,000. There is no community pool or clubhouse, but Pine Ridge does have nature trails, lakes, and a park with playground. This and it close proximity to the Bluffton schools, churches and shopping centers has made it a popular choice for new growing families.
Pinecrest Real Estate – Bluffton SC Homes for Sale
Pinecrest is a single family home community with a public golf club/ course that is located in an ideal Bluffton SC area, on both sides of the newly completed Bluffton Parkway where the Bluffton Parkway intersects with the Buckwalter Parkway and has easy access to Bluffton’s public schools, churches, multiple shopping centers, numerous restaurants, access points to Highway 278, Highway 170/ Okatie Highway and is within easy reach of historic Old Town Bluffton on Highway/ Scenic Rt 46 which also accesses Highway 278 to Hilton Head Island SC and 170/ Okatie Highway to downtown historic Savannah GA.
A new feature unique to Pinecrest is a golf cart tunnel that runs under the parkway by the Clubhouse making safe access for golfers, joggers, and cyclists. The Pinecrest community has 3 neighborhoods, each has a different price point and demographic in mind which is one of several features that makes the Pinecrest community appealing to everyone. The Crossings features executive homes with lagoon and golf course views of the Pinecrest Country Club fairways for young professionals or full time retirees. The Woodlands contains moderately priced midsized 1 and 2 story homes with forest or fairway views aimed at new and growing families. And the Gables features smaller patio homes with fully maintained front yards that are easy to keep up for permanent residents/ owners or part-time rental tenants or retirees.
Pinecrest is a Centex Homes master planned community that can have up to 450 homes when fully developed. There is an active POA (Pinecrest POA., Inc.) that is in charge of maintaining the community center and additional community amenities, which includes a pool, fitness center, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a playground. The Pinecrest community center has plenty of parking space, a covered pavilion, swimming and wading pools, tennis courts and a well-equipped playground.
The Pinecrest Golf Club & Course is open to the public and privately owned and managed separately by Brown Management which keeps the POA fee reasonable for the non-golfer residents. However there are several different membership options available for residents who do want a membership. (plans available for individuals, families, seniors and golf professionals). Memberships include full access to 3 other Bluffton golf courses, clubs and community amenities; The Crescent Pointe, Eagle’s Pointe and Island West. All four of these Bluffton golf courses are also open to the public making them popular among the locals and visitors.
Sawmill Forest Real Estate – Bluffton SC Homes for Sale
Sawmill Forest is a mature family friendly Bluffton South Carolina community located off Highway 278 at the Burnt Church Rd traffic light, just behind Home Depot, Grayco and is bordered by manmade lagoons and wetland nature preserves on the other side. There are 130 traditional style single family homes in Sawmill Forest, many of which have large front porches and/ or screened in back porches. The community is managed by the High Tide Associates and features the following community amenities; a pool, clubhouse with a playground, exercise facility and a boat / RV storage lot. Homes in Sawmill Forest are selling for under $100,000 (2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, aprox. 1,260 sq. ft.) and $146,000 to $188,000 (3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, aprox. 1,512 sq. ft.).
Shell Hall Real Estate – Bluffton SC Homes for Sale
Shell Hall is a traditional “Southern Style” Bluffton SC community of single family homes that are intentionally placed close to the street with detached garages facing the rear of the property to promote a sense of neighborhood and draw attention to the custom homes. There are 264 homesites in various sizes throughout the community. Homes in Shell Hall reflect a variety of traditional styles while complementing the other homes in the community rather than competing against each other.
Shell Hall offers residents options unlike any other community in the Bluffton/ Hilton Head area by allowing residents to choose their own builder and to have an outbuilding added to their property that can be used for many things. It can be used as a home office, playroom, hobby shop, or mother-in-law suite. Shell Hall combines traditional southern values with custom craftsmanship blending homes into the natural environment, parks, squares, lawns and open areas in the community. The streets are narrow and shaded by the trees that line the connecting streets and alleys to avoid congestion, slow down traffic, encourage walking & bicycling traffic and make it easy to get from any one place to another within the community. Shell Hall has a style that sets it apart from other new developments in being a new “old” community.
Shell Hall has created a community that is inviting, safe and convenient to walk or ride your bike to many Bluffton destinations. Being located off the Buckwalter Parkway in the center of Bluffton’s many master planned communities, Shell Hall is within reach of many schools, churches, medical centers, shopping centers, grocery stores and restaurants. The schools are close enough so that many students can bike or walk to school. It is also within walking distance to the Buckwalter Community Park, featuring a sports pavilion, community center, baseball and soccer fields, playgrounds and open spaces.
There is a vast array of amenities at Shell Hall, including a 7,500 sq. ft. clubhouse with a croquet lawn, fitness center, zero entry pool, junior Olympic size pool, spa, Har-Tru™ tennis courts, bocce ball courts, playgrounds, walking trails and 32 Acres of natural wetland preserve and several pocket parks.
University Park Real Estate – Bluffton SC Homes & Townhomes for Sale
University Park, a DR Horton community, is located in Bluffton, SC on the Beaufort/ Jasper County line, right next door to USCB – The University of South Carolina Beaufort campus and across the road from a Super Walmart, Publix grocery store and a shopping center, all in walking or biking distance. The community is minutes from I 95, Hardeeville, about 20 minutes to Savannah, GA and 30 minutes to Beaufrort, Hilton Head Island and its white sandy beaches.
There are 276 total residences with 3 – 4 rows of 114 townhomes in the front of the community and 162 single family homes with front porches, upper porches, detached garages and driveways behind the residences. University Park amenities include a community park, playground, a sand volley ball court, a basketball court, a zero entry community pool & fitness center, across from a gazebo that overlooks a large lagoon with a fountain. There are several other lagoons throughout the community as well All the residences have small front yards that the HOA takes care of the maintenance for.
Victoria Bluff Real Estate – Bluffton SC Homes for Sale
Victoria Bluff Heritage Preserve is a 977 acre preserve off Sawmill Creek Road and is still mostly uncleared timberland and wildlife refuge. There are 2 community types in Victoria Bluff Heritage Preserve that is located just minutes from Hilton Head Island SC. There are a few unpaved roads off of Sawmill Creek Road, with simple older homes as well as a few modern extravagant homes. Some of the larger tracts of land have personal stables. Currently 1, 2 & 3 bedroom homes are listed in the low $300,000’s and the larger 4, 5 & 6 bedroom homes are listed between $390,000 to $780,000. There is no POA and there are no community owned amenities, but the preserve provides an excellent place for bird watching as well as many other species that call the Heritage Preserve home, white-tailed deer, fox and gray squirrels can also be observed.
The 1st community is a pine-saw palmetto flatwoods community that is dominated by longleaf and slash pine in the overstory and saw palmetto in the understory. In addition to saw palmetto, other evergreen species such as galberry and fetterbush occur and form dense thickets. The other community type located on the preserve is the mainland maritime forest. This community is adjacent to the saltwater creeks and is widely populated by live oak, cabbage palm, and slash pine. The understory is somewhat sparse with saw palmetto being the primary vegetation. Victoria Bluff Heritage Preserve also has about 35 wet depressions ranging from one tenth of an acre to 60 acres. These depressions are closed drainage systems with no outflow of water. They provide habitat for the rare plant pond spice. This aromatic shrub is found from North Carolina to Georgia. Fire played a major role in shaping the species that developed on the preserve. Historically, fires would have been frequent and kept the understory clear of invading shrubby vegetation. These open conditions favor many rare species like pond spice. The invasion of subdivisions and homes around Victoria Bluff Heritage Preserve has made controlled burning difficult. Preserve managers are working to mimic lightning caused fires by conducted controlled burns in fire adapted communities.
The Villages at Lake Linden Real Estate – Bluffton SC Homes & Townhomes for Sale
Located on Burnt Church Rd, The Villages at Lake Linden is a single family home community in Bluffton, South Carolina. The Villages at Lake Linden is close to the Tanger Outlets malls and numerous shopping centers on Highway 278, Old Town Bluffton off Highway 46, the Bluffton Parkway and is within walking distance of Michael C. Riley Elementary School.
There are 208 homes & 60 condos in a separate section called The Garden Homes. The annual HOA fee is $560. Residents of the Garden Homes pay an additional monthly regime fee for landscaping, pest control, termite bond, trash and insurance. The homes are both 1 and 2 stories that are built around a large manmade lake. 3 and 4 bedroom homes at Lake Linden are priced between $170,000 an $200,000. Community amenities include a recreation center with a pool & pool house, a tennis court, sand volley ball court, a playground and air rated fresh water lagoons throughout the community for fishing & kayaking. Residents also have access to gated boat & RV parking that is subject to availability.
Westbury Park Real Estate – Bluffton SC Homes & Townhomes for Sale
Westbury Park is a gated community of 350 Charleston and Traditional Style single family homes, townhomes and apartments with garage & parking behind the properties. Westbury Park is centrally located on Highway 278 in Bluffton, South Carolina close to several shopping centers and large department/ grocery stores, banks, medical facilities, and both Bluffton public and private schools. There is a commercial center just outside the front gate with banks, medical offices, and other businesses that faces Highway 278 at the Buck Island intersection about 5 – 6 miles from Hilton Head Island SC.
Most of the homes in this traditional style community feature large, sprawling front porches perfect for a rocking chair and neighborly conversations, many with stately columns, and quaint picket fences. There are also a lot of extra finishing touches in and outside the homes that give Westbury Park a majestic yet small town feel reminiscent of Charleston’s yesteryear with lots of privacy; street lamps, oak-lined streets, lakes with fountains and elegant squares. Tile or hardwood floor entry ways, crown molding, wainscoting, custom countertops, state of the art appliances, garden tubs with a separate shower, roomy closets and lots of storage space are just a few of interior upgrades featured in Westbury Park homes.
Community amenities include a pool, fitness center, lakes, overnight security and front yard lawn maintenance.
Westbury Park homes are a combination of Traditional and Charleston style arch, detached garages with a finished room above and the parking is located behind the homes to encourage a friendly/ neighborly lifestyle. The annual HOA fees are $1400. Most homes in Westbury Park are listed between $180,000 and $250,000.