Riverbend is located on the banks of the Okatie River, a tidal estuary where man and nature share the rich bounties of the Carolina coastal area. Homesites overlook the river, spring-fed lagoons and protected wetland areas.
The center of Riverbend is The Lodge, a community center with expansive windows and verandas to enjoy the stunning views to the river. Daily activities encourage new friendships in a casual setting. It is an ideal gathering place for neighborhood get-togethers and can also be used for residents’ private functions or special events. Southern charm and hospitality – this is the perfect place for discovering both.
On the river side of The Lodge, there is a large community pool, walking trails, and a community dock reaching out into the marshes. Owners can crab, fish, and kayak from here while enjoying the many species of birds and other Lowcountry wildlife. Having morning coffee or a glass of wine by the river is a good way to enjoy fabulous sunrises and sunsets.
As Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Lose yourself in nature and find peace.” High tide is spectacular, especially when there is a blue-nosed dolphin feeding in the river. Those in sync with the habitat will relish watching a bald eagle soar above, an osprey swooping towards the water to feed the young, or herons and egrets fishing for a meal in the marshes when the tide has gone out. This is just the beginning of the fauna and wildlife discoveries to come.
Founded by Sun City, Riverbend is a separate, gated community with custom homes on larger lots for upscale living. However, residents here enjoy the benefit of low fees and have full access to the wonderful amenities and active lifestyle of Sun City Hilton Head as part of their ownership. Golf, tennis, theater, fitness, pickle ball, bocce ball, dog park, walking trails, clubs, and much, much more are only a golf cart ride away. There is truly something for everyone.
While Riverbend is a world apart, it enjoys proximity to Hilton Head Island activities and its world-famous beaches. Old Town Bluffton and Beaufort are 20-30 minutes away, both fun communities to enjoy galleries, boutiques, and diverse restaurants. For interesting day trips or overnight ventures, the historic and captivating cities of Savannah and Charleston are nearby.