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Daufuskie Island, South Carolina Information
Daufuskie Island, SC is located in the southern tip of Beaufort County, one hour west of Savannah, GA and less than 3 miles east of Hilton Head Island, SC. Daufuskie Island is a traqual retreat from the typical city tourist area of Hilton Head and it has become very popular with fantastic local bands and music lovers. When you buy Daufuskie Island homes for sale, you will get to enjoy a small town island liefstyle that has been undistrumbed by large commercial businesses or touristy attractions; with Daufuskie Island real estate, you own a truly peaceful bit of heaven on Earth.
The Local History
Though only 8 square miles, Daufuskie Island is over flowing with rich history. The area played a big role in Pre Revolutionary War times, and was the site of a skirmish known as the "Daufuskie Fight" during the Yamasee War of 1715 to 1717. There are also Civil War events memoralized, including fight sites, runaway slave routes to freedom, and rich historical tributes to the descendants of freed slaves that stayed and settled in the Daufuskie Islands. For any history buff, Daufuskie Island is a secret treasure.
Daufuskie Island Areas
There are five major areas of Daufuskie Island. Haig Point club is located to the northeast and is an upscale, private member owned residentail club. To the south is the Daufuskie Resort and Breathe Spa, which offers premier golf and tennis to its residents and guests. On the south eastern part of the island is Oak Ridge which offers oceanfront Daufuskie Island real estate living, and Bloody Point, a priate community offering luxury amenities through th eDaufuskie Island Resort and Breathe Spa. The west part of Daufuskie Island is known as the Historic District, and offers historic tours and boat transportation to Hilton Head island, Bluffton and Savannah. There is also the beautiful Bloddy Point Lighthouse as well as beautiful waterfront homes with private docks and unincorporated land available.
There are three golf courses on Daufuskie Island, the Bloddy Point course designed by Tom Weiskopf and Ja Morrih, the Melrose Golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus and the Haig Point Signature Course and the Haig Point Osprey course both designed by Rees Jones.
The Local Schools
Daufuskie Island is part of the Beaufort county public school system, and the schools your children would attend are Daufuskie Island School, Hilton Head Middle School and Hilton Head High School. Daufuskie Island School, grades k-5, is a modern facility that currently only has 17 students and has significant community involvement and support. The small classrooms and outstanding teachers make the local school more of an extention of home rather than "just" school. Your child will experience an exceptional educational foundation that prepares them for middle school, high school, college and beyond. Students grades 6-12 attend the outstanding Beaufort county public middle and high schools located in Hilton Head. They will take a school bus to the boat at Melrose Ladin and travel about 45 minutes by boat to Skull Creek on Hilton Head, where they are then picked up by buys and taken to the Hilton Head school campuses. Though the entire trip is about an horu and 10 minutes each morning and afternoon, kids often get their homeworkd done or nap during the boat ride. It is quite an unquie opportunity and learning experience.
Welcome Home To Daufuskie Island
When you are ready to make your dream a reality, feel free to search Daufuskie Island homes for sale, browse Daufuskie Island communities and neighborhoods and request a Daufuskie Buyers Guide. To learn even more about the Daufuskie area, simply contact me, Robbie Bunting, your expert Daufuskie real estate agent.