Interview With New Residents
About five or six years ago I met Don & Sheri Linscott who were from the Atlanta area and were looking for a second home close to the beach that they could make use of as well as rent on the weekly market. After purchasing a condo in the Forest Beach area that became a successful rental property they decided to sell it and purchase what would become their retirement home in Hilton Head Plantation. With home prices nearly half of what they were at the peak of the market and interest rates at historic lows they decided to make a purchase and rent it out for a year or so while why they worked on selling their home in Atlanta.
Once their home sold and the tenants vacated, they remodeled the home to fit their needs and began making the transition to living permanently on Hilton Head. What struck me almost immediately was how quickly they became involved in the community; going to festivals, parades, making new friends, playing tennis, biking, going to the beach, photography and the list goes on and on. Since we are friends on Facebook I could see their posts on how they were enjoying themselves and so after nearly a year of full time residence I thought I would sit down with Don & Sheri and see what their overall thoughts were on moving to Hilton Head.
Homes for Sale in Hilton Head Plantation to
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25 Properties Found. Page 1 of 9.
,000 – 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,800 Sf
MLS # 405968
,000 – 5 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,594 Sf
MLS # 402434
,000 – 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,638 Sf
MLS # 399521
What made you consider purchasing property on Hilton Head?
Hilton Head Island has been a favorite destination for our family year after year. We have always loved the beautiful landscaping, beaches, restaurants, and recreation. We often wondered if we would enjoy it as much as a permanent residence. As a vacation spot Hilton Head is hard to beat but what would it be like to live there? We had many questions and some concerns about establishing permanent residence on the island. However, unexpected events prompted us to give island life a try and we relocated there in the summer of 2013.
What were your concerns about moving permanently to Hilton Head?
Would this be a place we would enjoy living even though we were away from our family? We didn’t want to regret our move by living in a neighborhood that was not desirable. Since this time, I have found out that just about every neighborhood on HHI, is a great one, according to all that I have met.
Another concern was downsizing from our large home to a smaller home here on the Island. We unloaded a lot of furniture to family and friends and put the rest in a storage unit until we decided what was needed. We were able to generously give many items away and decided we would rather live in a smaller home on a beautiful Island than be surrounded by ‘things’ in a large home we no longer needed.
Is Hilton Head Island affordable?
We feel like it is, of course, we choose not to buy a huge home. We didn’t want to work a full time job to be able to afford our home. We are still a few years from full retirement but we are happy with our decision.
Does Hilton Head Island keep you socially engaged? Are there things to do that could match metro Atlanta? Were you able to meet new friends?
We can honestly say that HHI far exceeds the social aspect. We both play tennis and have met so many people on the tennis court. Our plantation has a club for every activity you possibly could think of. When I read the monthly pamphlet of what was going on in our neighborhood, I wonder if I will ever be able to do most of those items. We activated a calendar just for our socials.
We have two English Mastiffs and we can take our dogs to any restaurant that has outside seating. The island is very dog friendly. You can take your dogs to the beach if they are under voice control during the winter months and after 5 pm during the summer months. The island life for humans or dogs is awesome!
Our activities are tennis, photography, bird watching, gardening, reading, biking, trying new restaurants, spending time with our family and our dogs, walking, jogging, concerts, theatre, entertaining our guests on the island and socializing with our new friends.
Right outside the gates of our planation there are top notch restaurants, hair and nail salon, drug store, bars, grocery store, financial advisor, shopping, doctor, dentist, lawyers, tennis courts, swimming pools, biking paths, golfing, beaching, forestry, boating, kayaking, yoga, country club, fishing, an historic fort and beautiful scenery within walking or biking distance. In fact we bicycle to most of these activities when the weather is nice. We feel safe in our community as well. We believe our neighborhood is the best for the value on the island. WE LOVE OUR PLANTATION! The island has a north and a south end, we live on the north end and truly love it, because we can get off the island quickly, since we frequent the airport. If HHI doesn’t have what you are looking for as shopping, then off island has some nice places as well.
Hilton Head Plantation Homes for Sale
Hilton Head Plantation Homes for Sale
44 Properties Found. Page 1 of 15.
,195,000 – 5 Beds, 5 Baths, 8,745 Sf
MLS # 394215
,999,000 – 6 Beds, 6 Baths, 8,200 Sf
MLS # 396322
,920,000 – 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 5,726 Sf
MLS # 402447
The locals are so nice. Very friendly and nobody gets in a hurry on the island. We have met so many people. We are still new to the island and probably have met as many people that we knew in Atlanta plus some. There are a variety of activities so you will have different people in different groups. The more activities you enjoy, the more people you will meet.
Living on an Island, are there top notch Dr.’s and hospitals?
We have used HHI hospital ER and several of the island Dr.’s. We are very pleased so far with all of their care. Being an active community, it is an attractive area for any medical profession. Beaufort is 40 minutes away and we have used their hospital surgical center as well and were impressed. There are a lot of medical personnel in Savannah and Charleston as well.
We rarely leave the island other than work and visiting family but when we do, there are some great places to adventure nearby: Savannah, Bluffton, Charleston, Isle of Palms, and Beaufort to name a few.
If you want to live in a place where there is plenty to do or little as you want, this island is for you!
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