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Oldfield: Where Home Feels Like a Permanent Vacation

Posted by Darle Booher on July 28, 2018
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Oldfield has been selected this month for the featured community because if offers something special – it is casual, welcoming and fun – a place that beckons buyers to make it their home. Attending the golf tournament or experiencing spring break here often turns visitors’ thoughts to the possibility of relocating to this Lowcountry paradise. Oldfield might be the perfect lifestyle match.

This community is charming and a bit of a throw-back to simpler times. Children can be seen riding their bikes and fishing in the well-stocked ponds. White fenced pastures with grazing horses create a pastoral setting at the entrance that is certain to ease one’s tension by just passing through.

The equestrian center clearly adds to the aesthetics, but also offers activities not often available. Owners can board horses and children and adults can learn to ride and care for horses. Horse and rider have priority on the bridges – no reason to be in a hurry anyway.

The tennis and fitness centers are designed to be consistent with the unpretentious feel of the community and offer a variety of activities to keep residents engaged in an active lifestyle. Classes, clinics and individual training are available to complement busy schedules and personal goals.

The community pool is tucked away, adjacent to the fitness center. Children will delight in the welcoming accessories around the pool, while adults can find a corner to catch some sun and take an afternoon nap. The indoor pool is heated, taking away the last excuse for not swimming a few laps to get in the day’s exercise, when the temperatures turn cool.

Oldfield also has a spectacular golf course designed by Greg Norman. Although golf membership is optional, the clubhouse is a center of activity. Participants can join in men’s and women’s golf groups or just come later for social gathering and lunch or dinner with friends.

The focus on nature in this community truly sets it apart. Located on the Okatie River, there are three community docks for water activities. The Outfitter’s Center has a full time Naturalist who offers classes for all ages to learn more about the environment – its wildlife and fauna – and assists in maintaining the natural beauty of the area. Just imagine, having a fishing guide ready to assist with all facets of fishing, shrimping and crabbing. No boat, no problem…he will see that all is arranged for the entire party.

Boat owners will delight in having a boat in protected dry storage on the premises when not in use, providing worry free boat ownership. For added convenience, concierge in and out of water service is also provided. The community owns kayaks that are available to the residents with additional storage provided for kayak owners.

The River House is another gathering space. It is the original home on the property that has been maintained as the southern mansion it was designed to be. On weekends and special occasions, dinners are served there. Tables are set on the veranda as diners watch the sunset colors appear and the moon rising over the river. With the 8’ of tidal change twice daily, the vista is ever-changing and ever-fascinating. Locals quickly learn to love the salt marshes and wildlife found there at low tide.

It is said that “time is measured by tides and sunsets” here in the Lowcountry. If this beckons you, you may be ready for the permanent vacation lifestyle found at Oldfield. You will not be asking what is there to do, but which things can I fit into today. Come join me and find a way to live “on vacation”.

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