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What’s New in the Lowcountry?

Hilton Head Island A new trolley service will be up and running this summer. It is sure to be a hit with passengers with its range of features. There will be Wi-Fi, an area for strollers and wheelchairs, mobile apps, bicycle racks, GPS tracking and air conditioning! Shelter Cove, Park Plaza and Coligny Beach are some of the convenient stops, but drivers will allow …

HGTV “Homes with History” Feature

It may be surprising that a real estate agent would watch HGTV as buyers shop for homes and designers bring new life to outdated homes, but I admit to being caught up in some of their programs when I am recharging. My husband refers to it as “a busman’s holiday”, which I assume means that the bus driver continues that service with his family …

The Waddell Mariculture Center

I am an avid fan of our local paper, the Island Packet. I often read an article that reminds me of reasons why I am here and why I love living in the Lowcountry. This was one of those weeks… The Waddell Mariculture Center has been protecting our waters since it took its first water and soil samples in 1979. Located on the Colleton …

Day Trip to Daufuskie Island

Daufuskie Island is a true gem in local heritage and culture. Tucked between Savannah and Hilton Head Island, access is only available by boat. There are several ways to get there even if you don’t have your own boat and I recommend you put a visit on your family “to do” list. Consider the Island Artisans and History Tour available through Outside Hilton Head. …

Bluffton, a State of Mind?

This question comes to mind because of the growing size and popularity of this special and somewhat quirky community. A few weeks ago, David Lauderdale, an editor and writer for the Island Packet, reviewed this question in an article he wrote. I loved the article and wanted to share some things with you. He begins by telling us that the soul of Bluffton is …

Lowcountry Summers – All About Fun, Sun and Water

While it is true that we have spectacular beaches on Hilton Head Island loved by locals and visitors alike, summers here in the Lowcountry offer so much more. Let’s look at some things that make life especially fun during the warm summer season. We are fortunate to be surrounded by rivers, estuaries and sounds which provide amazing beauty and wildlife. Kayaking is a relaxing …

Oldfield: Where Home Feels Like a Permanent Vacation

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 …

Inspired Learning

Often, when people retire, they look forward to a life of leisure. Playing golf and tennis, getting in the best shape of their lives, leisurely trolling through the waterways, and fishing or shrimping when the notion strikes are a few favorites, but the reality is that most have a need for more. Some will volunteer and others will find a fun, part-time job for …

Riverbend – A World Apart…

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 …