Bluffton, The Last True Coastal Village Of The South
Nestled in the southern tip of South Carolina, 12 miles west of Hilton Head Island, SC and 20 miles northeast of Savannah, GA, Bluffton is easily accessible from Intrastate Highways 46, 170, 287 and Interstate 95. The area of Bluffton offers a small town feel while its location adjacent to Hilton Head Island provides luxury amenities, fine dining, shopping, and even more pro-level golfing. The natural landscape and pristine environment meshes perfectly with the great cultural pride of Bluffton residents.
Local Bluffton History
The town mottow, "Bluffton is a State Of Mind", well represents the work ethic, determination, dedication, and welcoming attitude residents demonstrate. The area was first settled in 1718, and the pleasant breezes, perfect climate, easy water access and high ground offered an escape from many of the unhealthy conditions lower ground settlements expereienced. American History buffs will enjoy seeing the historical sites and landmarkers, including the "Bluffton Movement". In 1844, planters around Bluffton were angered by tariffs imposed by the Federal Government, which made th egoods they imported from abroad excessively expensive. Out of the discontent, the "Bluffton Movement" was born, and incensed planters gathered beneath what became known as the "Secession Oak" and thus the secessionist movement was born. Only sixteen years later, south Carolina became the first state to secede form the Union, and the Civil War was born.
The Area of Bluffton
Until recently, Bluffton was a town of one square mile, but has Hilton Head Island grew and expanded, Bluffton begin to benefit as well with the growing number of people wanting to be near Hilton Head Island, but still enjoy the closeness and charm of a small town. Bluffton currently covers about 35 square miles of land.
The original one square mile is now known as "Old Town", and is the area where most of the historical preservation, landmarks, and tours take place. There are also four primary annexed tracts of land, the Shults Tract, The Palmetto Bluff Tract, the Buckwalter Tract, and the Jones Estate, as well as a number of auxiliary annexations, including Bluffton Village, Village at Verdier, Shultz-Goethe Road Area, and Willow Run. Many of the annexed and auxiliary annexations feature newer neighborhoods with shopping, dining, golf, parks, recreation, and commercial businesses, but the small town feel of the original Bluffton is still preserved and maintained through careful city planning.
When you relocate to Bluffton, SC, your children will attend schools that are part of the Beaufort County School District. The local public schools include: Bluffton Elementary School, M.C. Riley elementary School, Okatie Elementary School, Prichardvill eElementary School, Red Cedar Elementary School, Bluffton Middle School, H.E. McCracken Middle School, Bluffton High School. Private Schools are: May River Montessori School, Cross Episcopal School, St. Gregory Catholic School, Thomas Heyward Academy, Hilton Head Preparatory, Hilton Head Christian Academy, and Heritage Academy. There are also higher and continuing education options in the area; should you wish you learn more about the area schools, simply contact your Bluffton area real esate expert, Robbie Bunting.
Welcome Home To Bluffton, SC
When you are ready to make your dream a reality, feel free to search Bluffton homes for sale, browse Bluffton communities and neighborhoods and request a showing. To learn even more about the Bluffton, SC area, simply contact me, Robbie Bunting, your expert Bluffton real estate agent.