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Things to do in Beaufort

If you are looking for the very best things to do in Beaufort, SC, you have come to the right place! Locals and visitors alike can enjoy one of the Lowcountry’s iconic towns with wide eyes considering all the beauty, history, and activity available. Read on to discover our list of things you absolutely must see and do.

Things To Do In Beaufort: Go Back In Time

To learn about this historic city's 450-year past, visit the Beaufort History Museum located in the Arsenal (built in 1798) in the heart of downtown Beaufort. 

The Exhibit Hall features artifacts, photos, documents and displays telling the story of the Beaufort area. Docents relate a detailed history of Beaufort's founding residents and how they helped shape America starting from the

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Natalie BurnsideCharter One Realty is pleased to announce that Natalie Burnside has joined the company as an Agent, partnering with Allison Cobb and The Cobb Group. Natalie and her team pride themselves on providing a seamless real estate experience where their clients’ needs come first. Teamed with The Cobb Group at Charter One Realty, Natalie and her team bring over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and real estate in the Coastal Lowcountry. Natalie has joined the company at their Promenade office located in Bluffton, SC and can be reached at 843.295.1178 or by email at

Originally from the Midwest, Natalie’s professional background includes property management, homeowner association administration, banking and financial

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Your home speaks to you, but what is it saying to your potential buyer? 

One of the best, proven methods to faster sales is a process known as "staging." Staging a home for sale is not a new concept, but it is a practice that has gained steam with our more challenging market.

In any market, there are two simple rules to follow to assure a quick sale: price it well and make it stand out. Whatever the asking price, its appearance should be flawless. 

Tune in as Ric Hollifield and Daniella Squicquero discuss the importance of staging with professional interior designer and stager, Virginia Rhodes of Sea Island Staging.

By staging a home prior to marketing it for sale, you're allowing potential buyers to see the scale and intimacy of the

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Hilton Head Island Real Estate Update - July 2019 

Hello Friends!

We're bringing you the latest updates on the Hilton Head and Bluffton real estate market through July 2019. Grab a seat! Here's what we're covering:

  • New listings of homes and villas
  • Closed sales
  • Median sales price
  • Percentage of list price received
  • Days on the market
  • Neighborhood activity shifts

For the 12 months spanning August 2018 through July 2019, pending sales in the Hilton Head region were up 4.5 percent overall and the median sales price was up 3.2 percent. Market-wide, inventory levels were up 0.4 percent equating to 5.0 months supply for single-family homes and 4.7 months supply for condos. 


Hilton Head Homes

Key Metrics July 2018
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Harbour Town Lighthouse

When you envision gorgeous landmarks of the Lowcountry, a few things are sure to cross your mind. Swaying spartina grass, mossy oaks and the Hilton Head Lighthouse rank high on that list! 

Locals know this landmark as the Harbour Town Lighthouse; a visit to our island must include a trip to explore this towering, striped structure.


The History of The Harbour Town Lighthouse

Did you know the first Hilton Head Lighthouse was not the iconic landmark we see today? The Harbour Town Lighthouse was built by Charles Fraser as a tribute to the original constructed in 1863 with the help of Union Troops.

When Hilton Head Island was just a logging camp, Charles envisioned developing the area into a community centered around nature and the

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Spanish Moss Trail

It’s time to head to Beaufort, South Carolina and experience the eye-poppingly gorgeous Spanish Moss Trail. Think you and the family might enjoy an authentically southern bicycle or hiking trail? There is no shortage of stunning locations to wow outdoor enthusiasts here in the Lowcountry, but the Spanish Moss Trail ranks right up there with the best of them for so many reasons. Its 10+ miles of paved trail winds beautifully between the historic towns of Beaufort and Port Royal.  


The History of The Spanish Moss Trail

The trail was originally carved out of Lowcountry wilderness in 1870 by the Magnolia Line Railroad. After the railroad closed operations in 2003, the Beaufort-Jasper Water Authority acquired the right-of-way to use the trail

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Things to do in Bluffton

Looking for things to do in Bluffton, SC this summer? Whether you are visiting on vacation, new to town or a long-time resident looking for something new, we’ve gathered seven of our favorite activities right here for you. 

So, what is there to do in Bluffton? Let us take the guesswork out of your next outing and guide you to some of our most beloved locales.

Things to do in Bluffton: Get Outside

There is no shortage of gorgeous scenes in and around town. One of the most beautiful places to enjoy the outdoors is Old Town Bluffton. Home to two parks and endless history, these blocks are home to gorgeous architecture, great restaurants, and two public parks. 

You will want to see Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center, built as a summer

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Palmetto Dunes Resort

It’s no secret that Palmetto Dunes Resort on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina is one of the top vacation spots in the country! With summer winding down, now is the perfect time to take your family on a trip they’ll never forget.

How come Palmetto Dunes is so loved? Well, it basically has everything! Recently named as one of Today’s 19 best US Resorts, their endless amenities are wrapped in a gorgeous ocean-side setting. It’s hard to imagine anything better. But it does get better! Warm, sunny weather, luxurious accommodations, a family-friendly atmosphere plus activities and experiences for your gang to enjoy making this the next stop on your bucket list.

What can your family do at Palmetto Dunes Resort?

For the links-lovers, you must

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Hilton Head Restaurants

Whether you're a long-time resident or just visiting for a weekend, finding the best Hilton Head restaurants is an absolute must! The flavors of the Lowcountry and beyond are prepared with care and expertise on our beloved island.

Because there are endless choices for every meal of the day, we've gathered our top three must-try restaurants on Hilton Head Island.

Reader beware, you're about to become very hungry! Join us on a tour of Hilton Head restaurants we know you are sure to love.

Hudson's On The Docks

No trip to Hilton Head Island is complete with sun, sand and the enjoyment of one of the delicious Hilton head waterfront restaurants our island boasts. While there are so many we truly love, our top pick is the iconic Hudson's on the

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Back To School Supply Drive


The Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors is holding a Realtor wide school supply drive in the Lowcountry. Please help us support our local schools through participation. We will gladly accept your donated items at any one of our Charter One Realty offices in the Lowcountry.

Donations needed before August 9, 2019.

Supplies Needed:

  • Glue Sticks
  • #2 Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Composition Paper
  • Index Cards
  • Marble Composition Book
  • Graph Paper
  • Pocket Folders
  • 2GB Flash Drive
  • Ear Buds
  • Facial Tissues
  • Wet Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Paper Towels
  • Zipper Seal 1 qt. or 1 gal. Bags

Drop-Off Locations:

South Office, Hilton Head Island: 843-785-4460
North Office, Hilton Head Island: 843-681-3307
Beach Market Office,

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