Moving somewhere new (even if it’s not brand new to you) can be both exciting and stressful – and relocating to Bluffton, SC is no exception. However, there’s no need to fret. Known for striking the perfect balance between an active lifestyle and leisurely pursuits, fine Bluffton communities like Oldfield, Colleton River, Berkeley Hall, and Belfair have a way of welcoming newcomers with open arms. Based on our decades of collective experience within each of these communities, here are a few tips that will help make your transition into Lowcountry living as seamless as possible.
Explore the Area
If you aren’t familiar with Bluffton’s top private communities, you’re in for a treat. The amenities are world-class, ranging from pristine golf courses to fine dining to outfitting shops stocked with outdoor gear. The businesses and boutiques that lie outside the gates are top notch as well, with Bluffton’s central location allowing locals to live in close proximity to grocery stores, shopping malls, medical facilities, and more. You can also look forward to exploring nearby destinations like Hilton Head Island, Charleston, and Savannah. The opportunities are endless!
Connect with the Community
Even if you’ve only briefly visited the Lowcountry, you’ve likely noticed that local residents exude a warm and welcoming spirit. Southern hospitality reaches a whole new level in Bluffton. Festivals, community events, markets filled with local art and food, groups based on hobbies and interests, and casual conversations on the front porch abound. The Lowcountry lifestyle promotes fellowship and togetherness, so you have a lot to look forward to. Click here to begin filling out your social calendar with exciting events upon arrival!
Create a New Routine
The difference between feeling established and unsettled often lies in establishing a routine – and the best thing about “routine” life in the Lowcountry is that it always feels exceptional. Here, daily rhythms revolve around nature, community, and exploration. Sip your morning coffee on a private dock, take an afternoon walk or bike ride amid miles of scenic nature trails, or plan a golden hour expedition on the water by kayak, boat, or paddleboard. Bottom line? The best way to feel like you’re a part of the Lowcountry is to get out and explore it!
Find Your Favorites
Think about where you live now. Do you frequent a certain coffee shop that makes your latte with just the right level of sweetness? Does the waitress at your favorite restaurant know your order by heart? Relationships and preferences like these develop over time, and forming new connections with local Lowcountry spots is something to look forward to. Check out a few of our favorite Bluffton eateries here, and enjoy the process of finding your new go-to locales as time goes on.
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At the Ussery Group, it’s both our job and our passion to help people transition seamlessly into life in the Lowcountry. To stay in the know and receive insider information about Bluffton’s finest communities, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter below. If you’re ready to make the move but haven’t found your dream home, let’s connect! Give us a call at 843-757-7712 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This riverfront home is crafted with intentional detail and a classic Lowcountry feel. With five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, this estate is perfect for a family looking to enjoy the luxurious amenities of Oldfield.
Live the Lowcountry lifestyle in this beautifully designed home. With features like a screened lanai, new built-in grill, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, and more, this three-bedroom, four-bathroom home beckons future owners to enjoy the finer things in life.