Bluffton is a small town with a population of about 13,000 (but 37,000 in the area), on the coast of South Carolina just off of Hilton Head Island and near the Georgia border. The town is located on a bluff overlooking the May River in an area long known for tourism. In the old town near the river, residents will discover art and antique galleries and the Riverfront Pocket Park and Garden. The area is famous for its Bluffton oysters, and in town the oldest continuous oyster-shucking facility in South Carolina is a local attraction. Originally the town was confined to 1 square mile, but it has since then annexed over 32,000 acres for future development. The University of South Carolina Beaufort-New River campus was a welcome new addition to this area. Savannah is 18 miles away. Bluffton is located in Duval County.
What is special about Bluffton
• Charming old town on the river • Proximity to Hilton Head Island, Savannah, Beaufort and a short ride to the beautiful city of Charleston • Luxurious golf course communities • A new and rapidly developing area • Milder winters
Who will like retirement in Bluffton
Bluffton attracts a community of people who either want to live in a charming, walkable, old river town or expensive new golfing communities.
Restaurants & Cultural Scene
There are antique stores, art galleries, and museums in Bluffton (such as the Heyward House Historic Center). Nearby Hilton Head Island and Beaufort have cultural opportunities, as does nearby Savannah. The University of South Carolina-Beaufort offers part-time and continuing education opportunities.
Hilton Head Hospital is 7 miles away and Costal Carolina is 2 miles away. Beaufort Memorial is 25 miles away and Savannah Hospital is 20 miles away. Bluffton has a new Medical Park in Bluffton also.
Savannah/Hilton Head International airport (22 Miles); When compared to other communities, Bluffton is very walkable.