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Lowcountry Life: Hilton Head Plantation Style

Posted by Darle Booher on July 28, 2018
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Hilton Head Island offers a wide selection of neighborhood choices. When someone wants the island life, a residential neighborhood, and low property owner fees, Hilton Head Plantation immediately comes to mind. The 2017 annual fees are $1,376, inclusive of many amenities and full-time security at two gate accesses.

It is located at the north end of the island, just out of the resort hustle and bustle, but a short drive to island beaches and other resort activities. Alternately, by exiting the back gate on Squire Pope Road, owners can quickly enjoy some outstanding restaurants and have easy access to mainland and Old Town Bluffton shopping. One might say it offers an ideal location for people who look forward to the best offerings of both areas.

The natural beauty is outstanding! Bike over to Dolphin Head Point and enjoy a walk on the Pine Island sandy beach along Port Royal Sound. Sailboats, shrimp boats with outstretched nets, dolphins, and numerous shore birds are likely to be seen on the two-mile round trip outing. The beach is pet friendly for well-behaved canines.

For a different vista, head the other direction on the walkway southward along the sound. The pathway follows just under the bluff line, so both walkers and waterfront homeowners can enjoy the amazing views at the same time.

Recently, the community pool was rebuilt to include a zero entry, lazy river, splash pads, cabanas and updated bathhouses – all in a beautiful setting at the Spring Lake Recreation Center. It was also enhanced with an attractive and spacious pavilion where owners can have social gatherings at a delightful indoor/outdoor venue, fully equipped with an efficient kitchen, and at a very affordable cost for private functions.

There are hours of walking/biking trails throughout the community where residents can greet neighbors in passing and see beautiful golf courses, lagoons with egrets and herons, attractive homes, and spectacular woodlands. A daily exercise program here can be met with enthusiastic expectations.

There are four golf clubs from which to choose, offering a variety of membership opportunities. Community tennis is readily available at Spring Lake Tennis with clinics, lessons, interclub opportunities and USTA teams. These a la carte menus for memberships are ideal for many buyers who want to relocate to this island paradise.

If gardening is the game, plots are available at Seabrook Farm for growing vegetables, flowers and herbs by joining the Farmers Club. The homegrown produce can be purchased from the local market growers. Members can share their common interests at social events and club meetings.

Whooping Crane Conservatory is a 127-acre park that is home to a variety of birds and animals of the region. Nature trails and boardwalks meander into the forest and wetlands, with benches throughout to quietly observe nature.

The Skull Creek Marina, located on the intra-coastal waterway, provides convenient access to rivers, sounds and the Atlantic. Boat slips are available for purchase or rent.

Multiple clubs, classes and social events round out this community. With so much to offer, it is easy to see why Hilton Head Plantation is a “must consider” for many newcomers to the Lowcountry.

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