This gated South Carolina waterfront community occupies a park-like peninsula and two adjacent islands less than an hour from Hilton Head and Savannah in the historic Lowcountry city of Beaufort, with close proximity to Charleston. Islands of Beaufort lies within the Beaufort city limits, yet retains an atmosphere of tranquility and isolation enhanced by towering pines, majestic live oaks, native magnolias and scenic tidal marshes.
The development encompasses a selection of residential lots and traditionally styled single-family homes for sale along with a community clubhouse, pool and fitness center, tennis courts and other recreational amenities. Community docks provide access to fishing and kayaking on Battery Creek.
Islands of Beaufort is a small and socially active community where most homeowners are year-round residents, including families, working professionals and retirees. The property is about half an hour from the beach and 10 to 15 minutes from shops, restaurants and other conveniences in and around downtown Beaufort. Send me information now!
Gatehouse: Gated entry with electronic gate control.
Club Structure: Non-equity
Clubhouse: Designed by William Poole, Islands of Beaufort's elegant Belle Grove Clubhouse is the center of community social life and recreational activities.
Tennis: Two lighted tennis courts adjacent to the clubhouse.
Recreation: Additional recreational amenities include a children's playground, a basketball court, billiards and a network of scenic walking trails.
Golf Nearby: Nearby golf courses include the Secession Golf Club, Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island and The Legends at Parris Island, just to name a few.
Swimming and Fitness: Private fitness center and community swimming pool located at the Belle Grove Clubhouse.
Boating and Fishing: Community docks provide direct access to boating and kayaking on Battery Creek, with passage to the Atlantic Ocean via Port Royal Sound. Excellent fishing and crabbing along Battery Creek and other nearby waterways. Possible private docks at parcels with deepwater frontage. Nearby public marinas in downtown Beaufort and Port Royal.
Shopping: Supermarkets, pharmacies, banking, restaurants, and other conveniences are available minutes from the property; with additional shops, arts and crafts galleries, and the waterfront park a few more minutes away in downtown Beaufort.
Dining: The Beaufort area offers a wide range of dining options, from casual family fare and fast food to fine dining and fresh local seafood restaurants.
Area Attractions: Islands of Beaufort offers easy access to the rich cultural and historical attractions of downtown Beaufort and the Sea Islands, with beautiful Atlantic beaches half an hour away at Hunting Island State Park. The property is about 50 minutes from Savannah and Hilton Head, and 90 Minutes from Charleston.
Health Care: Beaufort Memorial Hospital, located just over 10 minutes from the development, provides 24-hour emergency care and other inpatient and outpatient services.
Lots For Sale: Homesites priced from $30,000 to $299,000, with a choice of deepwater, tidal marsh and woodland settings.
Homes For Sale: Single-family homes priced from $399,000 to $1.5 million.
Beaufort had been on our list of places to visit for some time -thanks to having seen The Big Chill countless times. We came to the area in early 2010 "just to look around" and lucked out with a realtor who took us to the Islands of Beaufort. It was instant attraction. We loved the serenity, the big live oaks with Spanish moss, the water on almost all sides, the diversity of the homes and the feeling of privacy without being alone. We also loved the proximity to downtown Beaufort and all that town has to offer. We came back several months later to "look at lots". That turned into spending the day in the community, getting invited to a Derby party hosted by one of the neighbors and there meeting most residents of the community. The next day we bought a lot, ultimately selected a builder and broke ground the following year. We moved into our new home in August 2011 and have not regretted one single aspect of our decision. IOB has felt like home from day one and we "blended" with our neighbors as if we had been here for years. Nearly all of us in IOB is a transplant so we are eager to get to know each other and plan activities year round. From progressive dinners, to wine auctions, to July 4th parades and picnics, to Yankee Swaps, there are plenty of opportunities to engage and have fun. We consider ourselves lucky beyond belief to have found this gem in the Lowcountry.
Beaufort had been on our list of places to visit for some time -thanks to having seen The Big Chill countless times. We came to the area in early 2010 "just to look around" and lucked out with a realtor who took us to the Islands of Beaufort. It was instant attraction. We loved the serenity, the big live oaks with Spanish moss, the water on almost ...
If your realtor hasn't shown you the Islands, you've missed out. We have been absolutely delighted with our home and our neighbors. Where to start? First the people have become our family. We are a socially diverse and active group. Kids can play in the streets and sell lemonade, olde farts like me gather on the docks for evening cocktails and local gossip. We have found friends to share every aspect of our interests here. Its comfortable and inclusive.
The amenities and infrastructure are all in, well maintained and the finances of the Association are solid. Fees are affordable. The Directors have managed IOB in a business-like fashion, avoiding the turmoil and financial challenges of some other Associations. We don't have a golf course or marina, but we are near dozens of courses and Beaufort is loaded with services for the boating enthusiast.
While the homes are delightfully traditional on the outside, many have been built with quite modern interiors. Porches and sidewalks, along with the beautiful setting create a walking community where you may run into folks on their front porches and end up spending the evening.
The City of Beaufort is also a wonderful hometown. Welcoming, affordable and conveiniently located. Excellent weather. A business and social environment that rates as small but sophisticated. Taken as a whole, Beaufort and the Islands, the combination is probably why we continue to see building activity of high end homes in the Islands of Beaufort even through these tough times.
If your realtor hasn't shown you the Islands, you've missed out. We have been absolutely delighted with our home and our neighbors. Where to start? First the people have become our family. We are a socially diverse and active group. Kids can play in the streets and sell lemonade, olde farts like me gather on the docks for evening cocktails and ...