Dataw Island, SC (May 16, 2013) - In real estate the mantra is location, location, location. At Dataw we’re thrilled with our location and our neighbors.

Our hometown Beaufort, SC has just been named by Coastal Living Magazine the number one Happiest Seaside Towns in America. This was determined by first the reader nominations, plus all the past places Coastal Living lauded as Dream Towns. From there, they looked at the rank on the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, percentage of sunny days, healthiness of beaches, commute times, crime ratings, walkability, standard of living and financial well-being of the locals, geographic diversity, and our editors' assessment of each town's "coastal vibe." The result: an all-star list for 2013. We’re proud to be given the top honors and we agree that this is truly a very happy place to live.

The second newsworthy event in Beaufort is our wonderful American Idol contestant Candace Glover. She comes from Saint Helena Island which is only about 2 miles from Dataw Island. We’re so proud of our hometown girl and her success.

Great home values, magnificent golf, tennis, pools, fitness center, clubhouse, great neighbors and the happiest Seaside Town America. Well, it doesn’t get any better than this.
The following is what Coastal Living says about the town of Beaufort…

Beaufort sits on Port Royal Island, in a verdant curve of the Intracoastal Waterway in the heart of the Sea Islands, as it has for a little more than 300 years (making it the second-oldest city in South Carolina). It is glorious strolling here; much of the architecture remains intact, thanks in large part to the Historic Beaufort Foundation (which puts on a stunning Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens every October).

Beyond being an elegant and welcoming urban center of 12,534 locals, Beaufort is also a springboard for exploring natural environs, including Hunting Island, a 5,000-acre state park with more than three miles of pristine beach known as among the most sublime in the state. And then, as any local will tell you, there's the shrimp. And the sweet tea. And the mandevilla-perfumed breezes that imbue the slowed pace of Lowcountry life. All of it, in Beaufort.

Dataw Island
Located just east of the historic waterfront town of Beaufort, South Carolina in the heart of the Sea Islands, buyers at this secluded gated community gain access to a pair of golf courses designed by Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills, club facilities, a full service marina and unmatched recreational boating. Lots at Dataw Island begin at $35,000, with homes and villas priced from $200,000 to $3 million.

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