(St. Helena Island, SC) – Dataw Island has been named one of the top 10 “Best Retirement Communities in South Carolina” by Best Retirement Destinations. The island community located between Charleston and Savannah near Beaufort, S.C. placed third in the state with the results appearing in the online magazine’s March issue.

Five criteria were used to determine the rankings including residential options, visual appeal, recreational activities, social networking opportunities, and safety and security. Dataw Island received a score of 96 percent in the top 10 survey.

“We’re honored to be recognized by Best Retirement Communities as one of the finest places to retire in South Carolina,” said Ted Bartlett, general manager and chief operating officer of Dataw Island Club. “It is our goal to continue to expand on this award by providing one of the best lifestyle options available not only in South Carolina, but also in the Southeast.”

Dataw Island also ranked among the top 10 in the following categories in South Carolina: Best Retirement Island Communities (5th), Best Retirement Active Lifestyles Communities (5th), Best Retirement Golf Communities (7th) and Best Retirement Beach and Waterfront Living Communities (10th).

About Dataw Island
Located just outside of the antebellum town of Beaufort, S.C., Dataw Island combines a life of privacy and luxury. Recognized as one of the top coastal residential communities in the Southeast, this secluded 870-acre gated community offers residents the best in South Carolina Lowcountry living. Adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway and lush marshes, the Dataw community provides residents with the finest amenities in the southeast; two of the finest golf courses, eight Har-Tru tennis courts, championship croquet lawns, indoor and outdoor pools, community and fitness center, boat marina and a wide selection of dining options. For more information, contact Dataw Island at (866) 683-2829.

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