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Community Insight: Colleton River Plantation

Posted by Darle Booher on December 4, 2016
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Recently, I realized that many of my Pelican Briefs featuring local communities were written some time ago. In an effort to update, I am starting a new series entitled My Favorite Things about… While the things I mentioned in previous articles are very much true today, I thought it would be fun to approach the many community options buyers have from a different perspective.

Across the many gated communities and neighborhoods in the Hilton Head/Bluffton areas, the people who live here are truly the best asset. They are welcoming to newcomers and to all who choose to be part of the amazing Lowcountry. This is the first in the series and I hope you will follow with me. There will be a click thru for additional information about each featured community.

My Favorite Things about Colleton River Plantation

With the hustle and bustle of daily life, the three mile drive through the woods into Colleton River is not only beautiful, but very relaxing. There is no doubt you are entering a special place.

The tree canopy is exceptional and includes spectacular specimen live oaks draped in moss, beautiful hardwoods, and southern magnolias. The maintenance of the grounds is impeccable with colorful flowering plants throughout the plantation all year.

Colleton River is located on a remarkable parcel of land. On one side, it is bounded by the Chechessee River, and on the other by the Colleton River. With 7 miles of shoreline, the twice daily 8’ tides bring constant change to the outstanding natural beauty of the area. No matter where you live in this community, there are a multitude of incredible vistas in open areas to be shared by all.

For example, the Dye Clubhouse has views to the Chechessee River and 10 holes of the Dye Course. While much of the land used for the golf course could have brought millions of dollars in revenue as home sites, these landscapes are enjoyed by everyone. It is a great place to see pastel sunrises early in the morning or to watch a rising moon while dining al fresco on the deck after sunset.

The Nick Clubhouse has its special features as well. It is ideally situated to capture brilliantly colored sunsets over the signature 16-18th holes of the Nicklaus Course and the Colleton River. The fitness center is attached to this club and shares these amazing views. For those less enthusiastic about working out, they may find the panorama an encouragement to getting regular exercise. A variety of formal and informal dining areas throughout the Nick make this location a perfect choice for meetings, activities, and socializing.

The Stan Smith designed tennis center is nearby where members can participate in clinics, private lessons, social games and competition. The community pool is adjacent for fun, sun, and water aerobics classes for men and women.

The community dock is located on the Colleton River. There is storage for kayaks, an improved facility for outdoor events, and it has become a gathering place for members and guests to share a bottle of wine and snacks as the sun magically sets over the water. At times, dolphins can be seen swimming up to the dock. Pelicans and ospreys fly by while spectators watch and listen for the evening calls birds make to each other before roosting at the day’s end.

While there is much more to say, I have promised myself that I would share only the highlights, not tell everything special all at once.

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