Palmetto Bluff is a vibrant human settlement surrounded by wilderness teeming with wildlife, unspoiled rivers and salt marshes, and the sounds and smells of nature unpolluted by civilization.
As the largest remaining waterfront property on the East coast, Palmetto Bluff is evolving as a residential community and conservation preserve. Of the original 20,000 acre tract, 6,500 acres were set aside as a managed forest and since that time an additional 734 acres have been put under a conservation easement.
The community of Palmetto Bluff is characterized by extensive nature preserves, river access and walking trails, a vibrant Village center, and an elegant inn and spa managed by Auberge Resorts.
The residential real estate offerings at Palmetto Bluff are as diverse as the land itself and are categorized as "Town" or "Country" in character. The former will consist of a series of residential Villages, where neighbors live closely by choice, and walk or bike to nearby facilities. The creation of Wilson Village was the culmination of extensive studies of the characteristics and synergy of Southern waterfront towns, such as Beaufort, Charleston and Savannah.
"Country" properties consist of larger homesites, (some up to 30 acres) which lie outside the Village areas and emphasize privacy, natural surroundings and - to the extent desired - seclusion. Yet all are within a five to eight-minute drive to recreation, shopping, dining and other facilities.
The variety of real estate properties types provides a diversity rarely found in residential communities. Whether you prefer "Town" or "Country", both provide access to some of the finest recreational facilities and the opportunity to explore the brilliant natural setting that gives Palmetto Bluff its distinctive spirit.
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Acreage: 20,000 acres (8,000 hectares)
Club Structure: Private
Golf: The May River Golf Club features 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, golf house, grillroom and bar, and a pro shop.
Equestrian: Longfield Stables offers diversified activities for property owners of all equestrian disciplines while preserving and complimenting the Lowcountry landscape setting. A total area of approximately 173 acres has been dedicated to the main equestrian area, hayfields pastures and cross country practice area. The facility includes a covered arena with a riding surface dimension of 130' x 250', an outdoor dressage arena with a riding surface dimension of 66' x 198' (Olympic Size), a 5-acre turf event field available for schooling horses and special events, a 24-stall main barn, and a 14-stall receiving barn, both featuring oversized 12'9" x 14' stalls with Rubber Mat Systems installed for comfort and safety.
Marine Life: The waters around Palmetto Bluff teem with life. There are large numbers of bottle-nosed dolphin in the area that can often be seen "strand feeding." Sportfish such as Tarpon, Red Drum, Flounder and Spotted Sea Trout are prevalent at various times of the year. These same tidal rivers contain healthy populations of blue crabs and shrimp, and even the occasional manatee is sighted.
The Inn & Spa at Palmetto Bluff: From the 50 sumptuously appointed private guest cottages and the incomparable May River views to extraordinary cuisine, unparalleled amenities and the inimitable Auberge spa experience itself, The Inn & Spa at Palmetto Bluff effortlessly blends the sophistication of one of the world’s finest small hotel operators with the timeless charm and grace of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Named by Travel + Leisure readers as the “#1 Best Resort in the Continental US and Canada” and “#14 Best in the World.”
The Village: A waterfront village inspired by Southern coastal towns. The village features restaurants, a bookstore/bakery/coffee shop, and soon a fine selection of boutique retail establishments.
Trail System: An intricate trail system allows residents to reach their destinations by bicycle, foot, boat, horseback, golf cart or automobile. Certainly the most distinctive of these trails are the waterways, which provide access to all parts of the property.
Nature Programs: Nature and wildlife specialists offer interactive classes and seminars about the wide variety of the island's flora and fauna including monthly lectures on astronomy, archeology, history and local culture.
Wilson Landing: The boating and social center situated between the May River and the inland water trail. It features a 260-foot dock, a Boatyard storage building, a Ship's Store, a Canoe and Kayak Club, fitness center, swimming pool, and yoga and movement studios.
Wilson Lawn & Raquet Club: The expansive Palmetto Bluff Club facility includes eight Har-Tru tennis courts, two croquet lawns, two bocce courts, four courtside shelters, and a 2,715-square-foot Pro Shop and pavilion. The campus blends wonderfully into its natural surroundings.
Canoe Club Pool & Fitness: The Canoe Club Pool and Fitness Center features a casual dining restaurant offering a variety of fresh seafood and local specialties; docks with access to the May River and the Palmetto Bluff Water Trail; family-friendly pool facilities including a main pool with lanes, a smaller recreational pool, a hot tub and a kiddie pool; a fitness center with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight equipment; a movement studio for exercise and yoga and Pilates classes; men’s and women's locker rooms; and a “game deck” for table tennis, pool, checkers, chess, and foosball.
Properties For Sale: The residential neighborhoods at Palmetto Bluff are as diverse as the land itself and range in size from 1/3 acre to 15-acre family compounds. Fairway, village, equestrian, marsh and river lots available from $110,000 to $3 million; Cottages from $625,000; Homes from $640,000 to $6.5 million.