Hilton Head Island Area Information
Hilton Head Island South Carolina Area Information Hilton Head Island is one of South Carolina's most beautiful barrier islands with wide, sandy beaches and 7 ½ foot tides. It is shaped like a foot with an approximate measure of 4 miles by 12 miles. Development here is environmentally friendly with building covenants that give the island a special character. There are restrictions to set-backs, elevations, building materials, signs, colors and use. Many acres are reserved for non-development, public parks, beach access and nature preserves. Hilton Head Island is a terrific place to live and visit. There are many championship golf courses, numerous tennis clubs, several marinas, plentiful shopping, many fine and casual restaurants, arts and many other year-round activities. View Local area Links The weather is sensational and with four distinct seasons. Our winters are generally short and very mild. The spring and fall seasons are temperate - perfect for golf and just about anything. Summer is when the family vacation season swings into full gear. Every spring, Hilton Head Island hosts the PGA Tour's WORLDCOM Classic, The Heritage of Golf held at the world famous Harbourtown Golf Club. It follows the Masters, held at Augusta National, so there is always an impressive field of players. There is a wide variety of real estate from which to choose, both luxury and economical properties for year-round living and vacation-investment use. This site has plentiful information about the many possibilities so please, come and join us! The Hilton Head Area and Development The Hilton Head area includes Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Okatie, Hardeeville, Ridgeland and Daufuskie Island South Carolina. Sometime we use “Hilton Head” in this site to refer to Hilton Head Island and the surrounding areas. The growth and development of Hilton Head Island has exploded into Bluffton, the next town across the bridge. Many of the Bluffton residential planned and gated communities follow the pattern of Sea Pines Resort, the community that ‘wrote the book on building covenants and gated communities. Some people from Bluffton say that they live in “Bluffton-Hilton Head”. The retirement community of Sun City Hilton Head is 13 miles from Hilton Head! The original bridge to Hilton Head Island was built in 1950. It opened and closed every time a boat sailed down the Intracoastal Waterway from Skull Creek to Calibogue Sound. Today the Island is almost fully developed and The Town continues to make improvements. An example that is underway is the ‘Bridge to the Beach’ project that will improve bicycle and pedestrian traffic from the Charles Fraser Bridge at Broad Creek to the Forest Beach public beach access at the Coligny Circle. There will be new bike paths and bridges from the beach on both sides of Pope Avenue and a new Compass Rose Park dedicated to Sea Pines Founder Charles Fraser at the corner of Pope Avenue and New Orleans Road. Another example underway is the renovation of Mathews Drive, a mid-Island thoroughfare. This undivided two-lane road will have bike paths on both sides and will be widened to have turning lanes and landscaped medians. There will be new traffic circles at Marshland Road, Beach City Road and between Port Royal Plaza and Woodlake Villas. The Town of Bluffton, SC has come a long way since the Maye River beach and boating areas were the attraction for a small group of Southerners each summer. Today, Bluffton and Beaufort County are among the fastest growing areas in the State of South Carolina with new residential communities and commercial developments added every year. This development continues toward Hardeeville, Ridgeland, Beaufort and Savannah, Georgia. This region is part of the South Carolina low country, your future home.