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There are many great places to live in the Lowcountry, but few are as lovely and idyllic as Palmetto Bluff. A thriving gated community, Palmetto Bluff is home to picturesque neighborhoods, Southern hospitality, and exciting outdoor activities. If you’re considering moving to Palmetto Bluff—or just want to see what life is like—here are some of the highlights of living in this incredible coastal community.

Work out at the Fitness Centers

Keeping up with your physical fitness is not a hard task while living in Palmetto Bluff. The neighborhood has six different fitness facilities that have everything you need for an active lifestyle, including state-of-the-art equipment and top-notch personal trainers who can help you meet your goals. For those who prefer working out outside, there are a plethora of opportunities for running, hiking, cycling, and other outdoor activities to help keep you active in this beautiful community. No matter which Palmetto Bluff neighborhood you live in, there are great opportunities to stay active and fit close by.

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Hike on a trail at the Nature Preserve

There are plenty of trails for hiking, biking, walking, and horseback riding that are perfect for families or groups of friends looking to get outside and enjoy nature in Palmetto Bluff. At the top of our list is the River Road Preserve which is located right in Palmetto Bluff. This 120-acre riverfront park is protected in a conservation easement with the North American Land Trust and allows members to enjoy unparalleled beauty right in their own backyard. Other popular preserves to visit in the vicinity include Victoria Bluff Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area and Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. Each locale provides a unique experience—Victoria Bluff has over 1,100 acres of trails under a canopy of trees, and Pinckney Island is a protected area full of unbridled coastal wildlife. A wide variety of wildlife can be seen at each location as well, including wild turkey, aquatic birds, and white-tailed deer. With miles of trails in and around Palmetto Bluff, you’ll never be short on experiences in nature!

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Stable Your Horse at Longfield Stables

Nestled in the heart of Palmetto Bluff, Longfield Stables is a full-service equestrian center that offers boarding services to Palmetto Bluff members. The luxe, spacious stalls provide room for even the loftiest four-legged friends, and with 10 miles of trails to choose from, owners will find opportunities galore to saddle up and enjoy the Lowcountry. The club also hosts competitive shows and events for resident horse enthusiasts to showcase their abilities.

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Explore the May River

If you want to enjoy a day on the water, Wilson’s Landing provides opportunities for both beginners and experienced water sport enthusiasts. Top-quality boats can be reserved in four-hour blocks, allowing ample time to explore the beautiful May River. Next door to Wilson’s Landing is the Canoe Club and Outside Palmetto Bluff, which offers kayak and canoe rentals, dolphin tours, and stand up paddleboard rentals. A public dock is conveniently located nearby, which makes it easy to meet up with friends boating to the Bluff for the day from Hilton Head or other neighboring communities.

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Shop and Eat in Wilson Village

From charming shops and restaurants to independent boutiques and art galleries, Wilson Village is a wonderful place to walk around, shop, and dine with friends and family. A local favorite is RT’s Market, which has been serving up fresh gourmet food and friendly service for years. The market offers a mix of grocery essentials and prepared foods that are made daily on-site. At River House, diners can enjoy exquisite land-and-water-to-table inspired Lowcountry cuisine. For special occasions visit Octagon, an award-winning restaurant located in the Montage Palmetto Bluff that serves up prime beef tartare, caviar, king salmon rillette, and other fine fare. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Buffalo’s is the place to go for delicious Italian dining. In the mood for a refreshing treat the whole family will enjoy? Don’t miss Melt, an ice cream shop that serves up floats, sundaes, and scoops of southern specialty flavors. If you are up for some shopping, Palmetto Bluff has many boutiques offering everything from clothing to artisanal goods. There’s always something exciting happening at Wilson Village!

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Does the Palmetto Bluff lifestyle sound like one you’d love to enjoy on a permanent basis? Properties move extremely quickly in this highly-desired community, so be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest listings in your inbox as soon as they become available. For more information about living in Palmetto Bluff, please email us or give us a call at 843-815-8637. We look forward to hearing from you!