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Get to know

Palmetto Bluff

Get to know

Palmetto Bluff

Get to know

Palmetto Bluff

Get to know

Palmetto Bluff

Get to know

Palmetto Bluff


Whether your idea of winding down involves a front porch swing and sweet tea, a slow cruise on the May River just before sunset, or a long walk that winds through pristine maritime forests, you’ll love coming home to Palmetto Bluff. Nestled between Savannah and Charleston, ours is a community that invites residents to put down roots, add new chapters to an already-rich historical record, integrate nature into everyday life, and take hold of a vacation state of mind in a more permanent way. At the Ussery Group, we share 40+ years of on-site sales experience and have produced more than $1 billion in sales, including $230 million in Palmetto Bluff in 2021 alone. We’re deeply committed to Palmetto Bluff not only because of the lifestyle and opportunities that membership has given our clients, but because several of our team members—along with many of our friends and family—live here too. Working with the Ussery Group to purchase a home or homesite in Palmetto Bluff is just the beginning. Our full-service commitment includes introductions to builders, architects, landscapers, and other vetted professionals who will ensure your transition to the Lowcountry is as seamless as possible. We look forward to welcoming you home.


Explore what makes each Palmetto Bluff neighborhood unique

Palmetto Bluff affords prospective residents the opportunity to purchase an existing property or design and build a custom home. Prior to construction, all custom homes undergo an approval process by a design review board consisting of architects, builders, and landscape architects. Residential groupings are primarily split between Town and Country settings. Read on to determine which appeals to you!

Town Living Home Palmetto Bluff


• Brick sidewalks and gas lanterns
• Front porch living
• White picket fences
• Open community parks
• Courtyards and gathering spaces
• Central post office
• Pools, fitness centers, restaurants, and activities all within walking distance

Country Living Home Palmetto Bluff


• Natural, largely undisturbed setting
• Winding driveways through protected nature curtains
• Larger acreage and sense of privacy
• Living in harmony with nature
• Architecture that respects natural environment
• Groomed walking, biking, and horseback trails
• Back porch views of marshes, rivers, lakes, golf, horse pastures, or pristine maritime forests

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“The rural Lowcountry landscape preserved”

Palmetto Bluff is a wildlife preserve community. The Palmetto Bluff Conservancy was founded in 2003 with a commitment to protect the community’s maritime forests, rivers, and tidal creeks, as well as the many species of wildlife that call these regions home. Preserving the area’s environmental integrity is paramount, which is why a full-time archaeologist and a team of on-site naturalists are counted among Palmetto Bluff’s staff. Because of the Conservancy’s dedication to conservation and green building practices, our community continues to enjoy the same pristine views of the May River that have been admired for generations. Perhaps that’s why Palmetto Bluff has been called “The last great land treasure on the East Coast.”


Exclusive access to the finest private amenities

All Palmetto Bluff property owners are also Palmetto Bluff Club Members, a designation that grants on-property access to eight highly-acclaimed restaurants, a gourmet general store, beautiful boutiques, five resort-style pools, state-of-the-art wellness centers and fitness studios, and more. How much more? Think endless trails for walking and biking, hundreds of acres of dedicated park spaces, courts for playing pickleball, bocce, basketball, and croquet, and outfitters dedicated to connecting residents with the gear they need for kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing. Your Lowcountry lifestyle awaits!

Palmetto Bluff small boat storage available to residence of the community
Palmetto Bluff Pool


A true professional

Thomas Maybank is a true professional. He was my counselor while acting as the re-sale agent of my property in Palmetto Bluff. I felt that he was always acting on my behalf and anything Thomas says is presented openly and honestly. The Ussery Group, Charter One Realty has scored a major coup adding Thomas to their firm. I recommend him without any hesitation.

– Jim B.

Made the buying process a joy

Michael Haire was great to work with in buying a home at Palmetto Bluff (PB). He asked questions and listened well to what we were looking for, and then showed us options that met or exceeded our expectations. His sense of humor and friendly side-kick Kona made the buying process a joy. Michael was a pleasure to work with, very knowledgeable and he made times available to meet with us on short notice with our tight travel schedule. We love our new PB home and would highly recommend Michael for your Lowcountry real estate needs.

– Bill and Deb Horst

Personality and superior character

As one of the original members of the Palmetto Bluff real estate team and the longest serving member of that team, few if any know Palmetto Bluff and Palmetto Bluff real estate as well as Keene Reese. We surely benefitted from his depth of knowledge and excellent relationships when we purchased and developed our Palmetto Bluff homesite. Keene’s wonderful personality and superior character added to our very favorable experience. We certainly intend to involve Keene in our next Low Country transaction.

– Melanie and Lyles Glenn

Knowledge of PB and the area is unsurpassed

We purchased our house at Palmetto Bluff eight years ago with the help of Thomas Maybank. He has been a dear friend ever since. His knowledge of PB and the area is unsurpassed and as we are not full-time residents, we rely on him often. His real estate experience and guidance helped us find the perfect home at Palmetto Bluff. When we looked at houses for sale on a whim eight years ago, we didn’t expect to find such a magical place. Buying our house was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. Thanks for everything, Thomas!

– David and Geri G.

Very informative, no pressure and excellent service

It is rare in today’s world that we have the privilege of working with a realtor with as much honesty and integrity as Keene. We worked with Keene to find the perfect building lot on Palmetto Bluff and he exceeded our expectations. Very informative, no pressure and excellent service.

– Richard and Judy Cedrone

High quality real estate professional

We have worked with Michael Haire on three property transactions. He is by far the most professional, helpful real estate professional we have ever encountered. He has earned our trust and proven himself to be an invaluable partner. We strongly recommend anyone looking for a high quality real estate professional to select Michael to help them with their real estate needs.

– Chris and Sara Dubie

Great knowledge of Palmetto Bluff real estate

We had the privilege of dealing with Thomas Maybank over the course of the last 10 years and found him to be a consummate real estate professional. He has exhibited the following traits, which has earned great confidence with us: great knowledge of Palmetto Bluff real estate and transaction history, excellent communication skills, and a sense of urgency in responding to inquiries. Finally, what sets him apart from other real estate agents is his utmost integrity—which is very important to us. We will be happy to recommend Thomas to anyone who has real estate needs in the Bluffton area, as we have done with many of our friends.

– Jamie and Henry H.

A tremendous resource

Keene was a tremendous resource who we relied upon to help us acquire an amazing property in Palmetto Bluff. His guidance and insights were invaluable, a true professional.

– Denise Loft and Brian Culbert

We found the perfect home

We wandered into Michael Haire’s office unannounced and without any plan to leave California and move to Palmetto Bluff. Fast forward just a few months, and we were back for a “visit”. Michael’s knowledge of the community and his ability to assess and respond to what we liked and didn’t like as we toured homes made the buying experience easy. His dry sense of humor made it fun. With his help, we found the perfect home and closed escrow painlessly, despite doing so long distance. He is a consummate professional, a great guy and the best broker we’ve ever worked with anywhere.

– Carol and Harlan Wendell

We visited Palmetto Bluff for an afternoon in the winter of 2011. While our children played at the treehouse across from RT’s, we met Thomas and his wife, Liz. Thomas and I stayed in contact and a few months later he helped us find the perfect lot for our family in South Wilson. Over the years we have become great friends with the Maybank’s; we think the world of them and their children. We have heard it said, “it is much easier to do a good deal when you are dealing with a good person.” Accordingly, we would highly recommend Thomas and his team to anyone considering a new home in the lowcountry.

– Kris and Matt Kovalcik

We bought a lot in River Road (Palmetto Bluff) and just couldn’t come to grips with leaving Cincinnati, so after 1 1/2 years, we decided to sell it. Within 5 weeks, Thomas had 2 firm offers and we sold it for more than we paid for it! That’s all you have to know to understand Thomas’ abilities – plus he’s a really nice guy! He always makes himself available to answer any questions and is very patient. We would definitely recommend Charter One and Thomas!

– Kim Wolter


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