What’s holding you back from making the move?


What’s holding you back from making the move?

These are the TOP 3 reasons holding people back from moving to HHI and Bluffton.

Let’s solve those problems right now together.

Grab that moving box!

Maybe the joy of summer has taken me over, but wow – things are great here!

There are so many benefits to living here. I often wonder what holds people back from making the move.  But I don’t have to wonder too much, most people tell me one of three things – which is your reason?

 “We have to sell our house back home.”  Very valid and an easy one to solve – fix what needs fixed in the house and outside, really declutter and deep clean, make your home fresh and ready for a new owner, list with a knowledgeable and active REALTOR at a good price for the current market and start packing.  If the housing market is improving in your community like it is here, you should be moving within a very short time. 

 Bluffton Homes

Fabulous home in Bluffton that sold the day it was listed, it was priced right and photographed beautifully.

With that being said, don’t expect a house in our area to be on the market long if it is priced correctly, shows well and is correctly marketed.  Our inventory is low and prices are right, homes and condos are selling quickly, some with multiple offers in just a few days of listing.  We see it every day now in beautiful Bluffton and HHI.

 Belfair Home

Lovely Belfair Home, small changes inside makes it neutral and pleasing to almost every buyer.

 Hampton Hall Homes

Gorgeous Hampton Hall Home, shows off its unique features right away in person and on line.

 

 “I need to find a job here.”  

This time of year I see everyone driving down 278 who save up their vacation days and extra money all year just to spend a week here.  Is that you? I am happy that you made it here to vacation and I hope you have a wonderful time.  My family and I made that same journey for years.  We couldn’t drive fast enough to get here and didn’t unpack anything except our bathing suits, umbrella and chairs, grabbed the bikes from the rental and headed off to the sand.  Before we knew it the week was over and we were packing to go home and thinking of returning to work.  To really enjoy the area, you need to have some time to slow down and get rid of the clock- even if just on weekends.

Finding a job might not be too tough.  In our area we have just about every job they have in other towns and in fact we may have a greater variety because of our strong tourism industry and unique communities.  If you can’t find exactly what you need here, you can easily commute to Savannah or Beaufort and come back home here and enjoy our relaxed lifestyle.  When I first moved here, I worked in Savannah.  It was about 25 minutes to work with little traffic and I was back home in no time.  My neighbors still cross the bridge and don’t mind at all. However, most jobs can be found even closer to home and many folks work out of their homes.  Or you might consider starting your own business.  With a great business incubator like the Don Ryan Center for Innovation here to assist you might be surprised what you can do.

 Jobs in Bluffton

Buckwalter Place for Innovation and new business in Bluffton

“I’m not sure that it’s the right time?” 

That is an easy one for me to help with- NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME!  If money means anything to you, now is the time to buy.  Take a look at the forecast for interest rates, they are going up – money is going to cost you more very soon.  Talk to lender and just see what the monthly payment on your favorite house or condo would be now and then again when interest rates are 5.3%. 

 

If choice means anything to you, now is the right time. Inventory is shrinking in most markets, leading to a shift from the buyer’s market to a seller’s market. I see it in the offers my buyers make every day in competition for prime properties. Take a look at our housing market, prices are steadily going up.  Even if you can pay cash the bottom line is the home is going to cost you more if you wait and the expected trend continues. The solution, make the move today so you don’t look back and say I wish I had…or so you don’t have to write a bigger check each month.

 

 

Don’t let anything hold you back from making the move to HHI/ Bluffton!  

You and I both know now is probably the very best time to buy for a long time to come.

 

 

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It’s All About the Lake!


 

How about a boat ride on the only fresh water lake in South Carolina?  I recently enjoyed a trip around the lake and can’t begin to tell you how relaxing it was.   Clear blue water and birds and beautiful scenery along with balmy breezes.

 Back in 2006 a developer that had planned on opening another golf community had a meeting with his team and decided that the women in the marketplace wanted a lake community so he decided to build one.  Well, the rest is history and the name of the community is “Hampton Lake”!

Hampton Lake

There are now over 600 homeowners enjoying a new lifestyle.    Hampton Lake is a 900 acre community with a 165 acre lake, a 340 acre nature preserve, and amenity center that looks like a 5 star resort.  There are 15 miles of shoreline, 60 boat owners, 100 kayaks, and lots of canoes.  It’s a nature lovers paradise, nature preserves, outpost campsite, and miles of greenways and blueways around the lake and the community.  There’s Lakeside Village, Doc’s boathouse, Backwater Bill’s  Restaurant, The Tackle Box,  a lazy river in the family pool, a  private adult pool and cabanas area,  spa and fitness center with indoor heated pool, tower bar and outdoor dining.  There are brand new model homes, a few resales, and  still some waterfront lots waiting for some northerners to pick out their plans and get started on their dream homes.  There’s even a Welcome Package for folks who want to try it out for a few days.

  There’s so much to do there – boats are available for members’ usage, kayaks, canoes, even a campground. There are currently over 30 Member sponsored Clubs – from  fishing, photography, history, music, golf,  and many more.  By the way, Hampton Lake owners can join the Hampton Hall Golf Club so the men are happy, too.  Of course, some of the ladies join, too.

The community is located  between Hilton Head Island and Savannah so it’s easy to get anywhere.  If you’re looking for a new place to explore call me and let me show you something new.

 

 

 

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How About a Trail Ride?


Did you know that we have horseback riding in the heart of our beautiful resort?  Sea Pines has had lots of renovations recently with a new Beach Club, Plantation Golf club and work in progress on the Harbourtown Golf Club.  But we’re not all about the beach and golf.  Sea Pines is home to Lawton Stables which was originally down in Harbourtown.  Actually Sea Pines was originally called Lawton Plantation.  There was a plantation house and 50 cabins for freed slaves as well as the stables. This was back in the 1800’s.  Many years later the stable was moved to make way for the newly planned Harbour Town golf course and now world famous lighthouse.  It is presently  located on Greenwood Drive.

Hilton Head Horse Back Riding

It’s been around for awhile but in 2008  new owners  took over and started a complete renovation.  Two new arenas were built with championship footing, the trail operations were expanded,  the paddocks and grounds were irrigated, and the animal farm was rebuilt and improved.  A beautiful Clydesdale named Harley also came to live at the stables that year.  Since then there have been continuing improvements right through 2014.  Among them a new welcome center, a new hay barn, and the new Beresford Boarding Stable.  The paddocks and pastures have also been redone to improve the living space for the trail and boarded horses.

 Hilton Head Horse Back Riding

 

The trail rides are offered seven days a week.  There are also pony rides for the younger children.  The trail rides go through the 603 acre Forest Preserve where riders can see wild flowers by Lake Thomas, herons nesting on the shores and lots of beautiful wildlife.  The first time I went through the forest preserve I couldn’t believe I was in Hilton Head.  It felt like I was up north in the country somewhere.  There’s trees and ponds, lakes for fishing and picnic areas.  The pony riders go two laps around the animal farm where you can visit goats, sheep, miniature donkeys and cows, pot bellied pigs, chickens, Shetland ponies, and even alpacas.  And don’t forget Callie the deer!

Lawton Stables is also home to the International Riding Academy (a full-time sports academy for junior equestrians) and the Wish Upon a Horse Therapeutic Riding Center, which provides free lessons to kids and adults with special needs.

Next time you’re in town make it a point to stop by the stables and maybe sign up for a trail ride.  It’s a great way to spend an hour and enjoy something different.  If you have children with you they will love it! 

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The Hilton Head Concours D’Elegance– Not Just Any Car Show!


Concours D’Elegance 

Coming to Hilton Head at the end of October, again!  Concours D’Elegance is the penultimate presentation of all kinds of vehicles.  For one week every year we are treated to an experience of automotive history, innovation and grandeur.  From the option of driving the latest creations to driving on a real track, you can achieve the experience of your dreams.  One surprise every year is outside the venue.  One year, we showed up to find and exhibit of the earliest campers.  From those designed to be pulled by horses were wagon tents, the display progressed to the earliest automotive wagons and finally to the latest ‘land yacht’.  Anyone challenged with storage options needs to see the innovative solutions these offer.  Another year we were treated to a display of military vehicles, complete with our servicemen available to explain the equipment.  For a couple of years now we have also had a wonderful display of boats.

Also outside the venue are all the newest cars presented by dealerships happy to offer a test drive.  Select your favorite brand and it will probably be there.  We’ve driven BMW, Lexus and experienced the feel of Mercedes, Porsche.  Leave your checkbook at home, unless you are ready for a new car, the folks at the event will be happy to oblige.

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81 Properties Found. Page 1 of 14.

Photo of Listing #399785

136 Fort Walker Drive N, Hilton Head Island

,395,000 – 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,959 Sf

MLS # 399785


Photo of Listing #397483

70 Planters Row, Hilton Head Island

,199,000 – 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,477 Sf

MLS # 397483


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34 Ocean Point S, Hilton Head Island

,595,000 – 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 4,327 Sf

MLS # 396218


Photo of Listing #398342

5 Overlook Place, Hilton Head Island

,995,000 – 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,605 Sf

MLS # 398342


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4 Heyward Place, Hilton Head Island

,850,000 – 5 Beds, 5 Baths, 4,417 Sf

MLS # 405480


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32 Ocean Point S, Hilton Head Island

,395,000 – 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,566 Sf

MLS # 401119

Many of the owners have acquired their cars in places as odd as the basement of a brownstone to a remote barn and restored the vehicles themselves.  One such story was about a car retrieved from a basement after it had fallen through the floor of the living room.  Why it was parked in the living room, I don’t know.  Very often, there are complete pictorial histories from acquisition to the final car you see!  The owners are there to share the excitement and experience of bringing beauty to something discarded.  Often neglected pieces of our automobile history are collected and revived to their intended excellence.  While the displays are exhilarating, the people are fascinating in their knowledge and dedication.

One of my favorite sections includes the vintage cars from the earliest Fords and Packards to Pierce Arrow and Duesenberg.  These cars are exquisite!  Many of the cars date from the early 1900’s.  One year we were treated to the earliest cars that didn’t even have a steering wheel they were controlled by a single lever turning the wheels.  Originally held at Honey Horn, the event moved to Port Royal.  I really liked Honey Horn, so being a bit of a skeptic, I was undecided about the new venue.  I was very pleasantly surprised thatPort Royaloffers a wonderful and easy setting for a major car show. 

Concours D’Elegance

Saturday is always the car club day.  Muscle car enthusiasts rejoice!  Anyone who had the pleasure of owning a car from that era will certainly find the one they drove and remember who they outran.  The muscle cars will also be there on Sunday.  One year we even had original minis like the Isetta, the Messerschmitt and the original Mini Cooper. It is worth the trip to experience both days.  Even those with reluctant spouses (like me) will find the camaraderie and the experience well worth the trip.

For one week every year we are treated to an experience of automotive history, innovation and grandeur.  From the option of driving the latest creations to driving on a real track, you can achieve the experience of your dreams. 

 

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Bluffton Microbrewery The Southern Barrel Brewing Co. to open February 2015


A microbrewery in Bluffton? You bet! Bluffton does it again! If you have not seen all the growth in Bluffton you are missing out on some great stuff! From the beautiful promenade in Downtown Bluffton to the May River, Bluffton is booming!

Bluffton Brewery

The craft-brewing industry is growing all around our country and our area is about to realize that growth!  Keep your eye out for the new Microbrewing Company opening in February 2015 in Bluffton, SC.  The Southern Barrel Brewing Co. owned by Stewart Taylor will open its first location in February at Buckwalter Place in  Bluffton, SC. Aimed to make the state a destination for beer aficionados, legislation has removed the limitation on production which was a problem in the past. 

This 10,000 square foot production facility will also bring new jobs to our area. There will be an initial hiring of 10 employees with room for growth.  This facility is currently under construction. Other Lowcountry area craft-beer operations include:  Hilton Head Brewing Co., Wooden Skiff Brewing Co. on Hilton Head, and River Dog Brewing Co. in Okatie.

 Bluffton Brewery
Southern Barrel Brewing Company

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Now here is where the fun comes in.  They will have a beer garden and a Sports Tavern that will serve food as well as (you got it) beer! And visitors will be able to watch production from the Tavern. Head brew master Walter Trifari will lead production and his staff will brew lager, amber, stout, wheat and India Pale Ale, among other varieties. Visitors will be able to watch the brewing process from inside the tavern.  The tavern is being constructed from reclaimed barn wood that will be used to build the bar, furniture, walls , etc …at the brewery. Barns were built by the community and done with quality and pride. And Southern Barrel will adopt these same characteristics as a company.

Craft beer facilities are becoming more popular all over the US. On a recent visit to Denver, CO.  I realized what a large sport beer tasting had become!  Brewery hopping is what’s happening! Why they even have these large party buses called Pedal Hoppers out in Denver that you can rent and go from brewery to brewery.

 Welcome Mr. Tayler by visiting The Southern Barrell Brewing Co. and become a fan of their FaceBook page.

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Hilton Head keeps calling you home!


Real Estate Specialist, Mark Lynch, wanted you to hear a first-hand account of why people always return to Hilton Head Island so he asked his new assistant to tell us about coming back to Hilton Head:

Hilton Head rising tide


– Blog by Mark Lynch’s Assistant, Cynthia “CJ” Johnson

“After leaving Hilton Head for a year and moving to Florida, I could hardly wait to return to the Island.  Driving over the bridge was like coming home where I belong!  The beauty of the Island is just amazing.  All the beautiful trees and landscape can’t be found anywhere else I have ever lived.

I soon discovered that Fall is officially here.  The Pumpkin Man had arrived on Hilton Head Island with his great choice of pumpkins of all sizes for Halloween and Fall decorations.

 But, better than that, October and November bring us the weather all Islanders wait for all year.  The days are usually beautiful and warm; great for a day on the beach.   The nights have that Fall chill in the air to remind us that we do have seasons on Hilton Head – just no snow to shovel!  Not ever; not even in the middle of winter.

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15 Properties Found. Page 1 of 5.

Photo of Listing #401233

13 Harbourside Lane, Hilton Head Island

,000 – 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,647 Sf

MLS # 401233


Photo of Listing #401312

77 Ocean Lane, Hilton Head Island

,000 – 1 Beds, 1 Baths, 862 Sf

MLS # 401312


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20 Queens Folly Road, Hilton Head Island

,000 – 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,342 Sf

MLS # 402822

After the boxes were unpacked, the first thing I did was head to the beach!  Here are a few pictures I took of my friends the seagulls.  The beach is quieter this time of year, and the gulls are hungrier.  They all looked at me like they were wondering why I didn’t have at least a potato chip to give them. Pelicans soared overhead and a pod of Dolphins swam by to welcome me home.

Hilton Head Beach and seagull

Also, visiting all my favorite restaurants was high on my list of things to do- and getting together with old friends and work colleagues.  San Miguel’s for their beautiful Shelter Cove Harbour views (and their Sangria!), Ombra, that was a new experience for me and a friend from New York.   An excellent restaurant and a great place to celebrate that her villa that had been listed with Dunes Real Estate had just sold!  Daniel’s at Coligny is a very unique dining experience and was always a custom with wonderful friends from Kansas City who own a home in Palmetto Hall (purchased from Dunes, of course).  They just happened to be in town the week after I arrived, so the Daniel’s custom continues.

But, the best part was returning to Dunes Real Estate.  This is my third time around with Dunes in my career, but this time I’M HERE TO STAY! They say “the third time is a charm”.  It’s a pleasure to be working with Mark Lynch and all my old friends at Dunes – even though they are calling me “the new girl”! 

CJ at Dunes Real Estate

If you want to experience the wonderful Hilton Head lifestyle, call us at Dunes Real Estate, or better yet, come visit and see for yourself what a delightful place Hilton Head Island is.  It will get in your blood…just ask me, I can tell you firsthand.  Once you leave, it will always call you back!”                                                                                                    

           Cynthia “CJ” Johnson           Assistant to Mark Lynch         Dunes Real Estate

 

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Octoberfest in Bluffton, South Carolina


There’s a nip in the air, it’s kinda rainy and gloomy, everything in the stores are pumpkin flavored…yup, it’s fall for sure! And what does fall mean? October! And what does October mean? Octoberfest in Bluffton!

Bluffton SC Octoberfest

This year the event is set for Saturday, Nov. 1st., in old town Bluffton. Soon, Calhoun Street will be filled with 190 of the world’s best stouts, ales, lagers, and pilsners from 60 breweries from around the world. Some of the participates are from right here, such as Hilton Head Brewing Company and River Dog Brewery. But some are international from Germany, France, and England.
 
There will also be some great bands playing this year. The Chiggers, a lowcountry classic rock/ country band will be playing from 2-4 pm. And OCD will be headlining from 4-8, playing all your favorites from the 1960s to today’s hits. Surely, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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7 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2.

Photo of Listing #404412

25 Shults Road, Bluffton

,900 – 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,662 Sf

MLS # 404412


Photo of Listing #401943

15 Dustin Loop, Bluffton

,900 – 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,231 Sf

MLS # 401943


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42 Dustin Loop, Bluffton

,000 – 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,231 Sf

MLS # 401163


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208 Goethe Road, Bluffton

,000 – 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,900 Sf

MLS # 401430


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1 Hickory Trace, Bluffton

,000 – 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,904 Sf

MLS # 396478


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72 9th Ave, Bluffton

,000 – 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,051 Sf

MLS # 401910

Of course, what’s beer without some good food to enjoy with it? There will be food tents galore, sharing the best of the mouthwatering foods from around Bluffton and Hilton Head. Participants include: The Lodge, Melly Mels, Chocolates and Sweets, Firehouse Nuts, Whole Foods, and even Craft Beer Push Pops.

OCTOBERFEST IN BLUFFTON
 
And with great beer comes great responsibility. The officials want to make sure that safety is included in the festival. There will be a  Shuttle Service for a Round trip for . Shuttle tickets are now available for this year’s Bluffton Beer Fest while supplies last.  Host shuttle locations include: The Lodge on Hilton Head, Fat Patties in Beaufort and The Bier Haus of Savannah. A limited number of 42 shuttle tickets are available for sale only at each shuttle location. So if you want to be sure of your reservation, book your ticket in advance.

OCTOBERFEST IN BLUFFTON
The Festival cost for entry,  with some of the proceeds benefiting Palmetto Animal League. Some of the sponsors of the event include: River Dog Brewery, Enmark, Custom Audio Video, Vineyard 55, Captain Woody’s, Corks Wine Bar of Bluffton, Fat Patties, The Lodge, and Beir Haus of Savannah.
 
So get our your beer stein and lederhosen, it’s time for some craft beer fun!
 
For more information go to:
http://blufftonbeerfest.com/ 

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Newest members of the Hilton Head family! An open letter to Mike, Rachel & the Kids…


The newest members of the Hilton Head family! “I’m thrilled you guys have a beach getaway that you can call your own. “

Hilton Head Bike Rental

My most memorable vacation was when I was 10 years old and my family embarked on our annual summer vacation to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

We stayed in a motel right on the beach with a big pool overlooking the ocean.  Needless to say, we were at the beach every day and all day!  We went to family restaurants, the arcade & boardwalk, we had funnel cakes & ice cream, my father played golf, we rented bikes, played tennis, built sand castles, and had the most memorable vacation of my life.

 I truly believe that the vacation to Myrtle Beach when I was 10 years old formulated my passion to live at the beach as an adult and I feel incredibly fortunate to live and work on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, the best beach destination on the East Coast!

Your kids will never ever forget your trips to the beach with mom & dad.  They’ll remember little things like walking over to Coligny Plaza for Rita’s Ice or NY City Pizza for Hilton Head’s best pizza!  They’ll remember playing in the calm waves of the ocean at South Forest Beach while listening to the music at the Tiki Hut!

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15 Properties Found. Page 1 of 5.

Photo of Listing #401233

13 Harbourside Lane, Hilton Head Island

,000 – 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,647 Sf

MLS # 401233


Photo of Listing #401312

77 Ocean Lane, Hilton Head Island

,000 – 1 Beds, 1 Baths, 862 Sf

MLS # 401312


Photo of Listing #402822

20 Queens Folly Road, Hilton Head Island

,000 – 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,342 Sf

MLS # 402822

Flying Kites Hilton Head Beach

There are many things you all will do as a young family which the kids will never forget like going to a movie at the 1-screen Coligny Theatre which was built in the 1950s.  As they get older they may become involved with golf and/or tennis.  From your new beach villa, you could walk to the Van der Meer Tennis Center for kids’ group tennis lessons or just to hit the ball around.

In my first life I was a tennis teaching professional, played college tennis, have won a few tennis tournaments, and have played tennis with many celebrities over the years.  But, my most memorable moment on the tennis court was the very first time I played tennis when I was 10 years old during our family trip to the beach.

Hilton Head Tennis

It’s funny; most folks equate a rainy day as being negative.  Every once in a while when it rains on Hilton Head Island, I hear people say ‘it’s even beautiful here when it rains’!

 Once again, welcome to Hilton Head Island!  Get ready for a great ride with a lifetime of memories!”

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Palmetto Dunes Property Owners Association


 Investing in the Community of Palmetto Dunes

What’s the old adage?  When you are lucky enough to live by the sea, you are lucky enough.  On Hilton Head, we are the beneficiaries of land planning designed to capitalize on our lush semi-tropical environment.  Our land planners understood the benefit of maximizing enjoyment of the dense tree canopy and wide beaches.  Our roads were designed to enhance your journey.  We truly are the beneficiaries of responsible developers.

Palmetto Dunes Capital Improvements

The original developers built the infrastructure.  Now, as it ages, the property owners associations must determine the best means of maintaining and replacing it when necessary.  Several years ago, homeowners associations began implementing Community Enhancement Fees.  The fee was designed to cover the costs of capital improvements and avert assessments to the current owners at the time the improvements were required.  The thought is that the community enhancement fee is paid by all owners, not just the owners at the time repairs and replacements are necessary.

In 2006 the CE fee was originally implemented in Palmetto Dunes at ¼ of 1%.  To date .5 million has been collected.  Beginning January 1, 2015 Palmetto Dunes will increase the Community Enhancement fee to ½ of 1% of the selling price of a property in Palmetto Dunes. In their newsletter they said, “The Community Enhancement Fees have been established to help give us the necessary funds to maintain, improve and enhance the infrastructure of Palmetto Dunes and to continually beautify our award-winning community. It is collected and paid (by the purchaser) at time of all real estate closings.”   

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38 Properties Found. Page 1 of 7.

Photo of Listing #402468

75 Ocean Lane, Hilton Head Island

,000 – 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,171 Sf

MLS # 402468


Photo of Listing #405721

2 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island

,000 – 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,315 Sf

MLS # 405721


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1 Ocean Lane, Hilton Head Island

,000 – 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,232 Sf

MLS # 393591


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76 Ocean Lane, Hilton Head Island

,000 – 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,488 Sf

MLS # 404739


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47 Ocean Lane, Hilton Head Island

,000 – 1 Beds, 2 Baths, 985 Sf

MLS # 402120


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65 Ocean Lane, Hilton Head Island

,900 – 1 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,019 Sf

MLS # 398235

So, how has the Palmetto Dunes Property Owners Association been using the CE funds and what are plans for future improvements?  To date, they are in process of updating each of the 18 beach access walks, installed 2 fishing and kayak docks and installed cameras and fiber optic.  They have created bicycle/leisure paths in the community, evident as you traverse Queens Folly Road. They have constructed the new guard house on Queens Folly Road, to be manned at night.

Palmetto Dunes Guard Gate

What’s on the horizon?  There are 12 bridges in Palmetto Dunes, all of which are nearing the end of their useful life. The bridges will be replaced with enhanced versions.  (Aren’t you glad they have the Community Enhancement Fee?  Imagine if the current homeowners were paying for these bridges?)    In order to maintain and improve the integrity of this special resort the bridges will have a dedicated pathway, separate from vehicular traffic, for leisure use.  The bridges will be landscaped and have lighting.  Those on the main roads will have more enhancements than those in the neighborhoods.  Also, there will be dedicated mixed use leisure pathways on both sides of Queens Folly from Highway 278 to the Marriott.  The concept is to separate pedestrian and leisure traffic from vehicular traffic.

In the works is a long range plan for the lagoon system.  You were already lucky enough, now you are lucky enough to live where the POA is looking to the future. 

 

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Bluffton Christmas Parade


Bluffton Christmas Parade

I had some family down from New England thispast weekend and they always get a kick out of the Bluffton Christmas Parade which we attended last Saturday. It epitomizes the character of Bluffton and how Bluffton has evolved over the past decade. It had only been a year or so since my family had visited and they were shocked at how Downtown Bluffton has exploded with new restaurants, shops and galleries.

Nevertheless, the parade was the highlight of family’s visit. We always meet our friends in front of Scott’s Meats & Sippin’ Cow Café. Scott’s Meats starts the morning out with grilled hot dogs & brats and locally caught fried fish that my father went on and on about! Our friends set up tables on the sidewalk filled with homemade breakfast sandwiches and a lot of treats for the kids.  If you search hard enough, you might even find adult beverages to help celebrate the season. The eclectic nature of the parade will undoubtedly entertain you! The parade began with the impressive US Marine marching band and transitioned into a mixture of private business owner’s floats, charitable groups and too many more to mention here.

Homes for Sale in Old Town Bluffton

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25 Shults Road, Bluffton

,900 – 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,662 Sf

MLS # 404412


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15 Dustin Loop, Bluffton

,900 – 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,231 Sf

MLS # 401943


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42 Dustin Loop, Bluffton

,000 – 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,231 Sf

MLS # 401163


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208 Goethe Road, Bluffton

,000 – 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,900 Sf

MLS # 401430


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1 Hickory Trace, Bluffton

,000 – 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,904 Sf

MLS # 396478


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72 9th Ave, Bluffton

,000 – 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,051 Sf

MLS # 401910

Monster Truck Bluffton Christmas Parade

The hit of the parade was the Monster Truck that my kids and their friends were so excited to roll their candy under the massive wheels and watch it CRUSH it! So, if you’ve never experienced the Bluffton Christmas Parade, make sure to put it on the calendar for next year! 

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