Laurel Bay is a fantastically central town located in Beaufort County just east of the Broad River. Laurel Bay was developed as a residential community for the Marine Air Station, Parris Island, and the US Navy Hospital in Beaufort.
It neighbors Beaufort, Burton, Port Royal, Ridgeland and Shell Point – a gorgeous rural community with a small population of just over 2000 permanent residents with real estate opportunities right across the spending spectrum. Both Shell Point and Laurel Bay real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Many homes are owned, but there are many folk looking to rent which makes Laurel Bay Housing in Beaufort SC a fantastic investment opportunity. This is an established, solid middle-income neighborhood with homes having been built between 1970 and 1994. New more modern homes add a fresh look and feel while benefitting from the sound foundation this type of residential area affords.
What makes Laurel Bay such an interesting investment, is the median sale price of a home last year – just over $100,000! This is an excellent opportunity for single folk, young couples and new families to get a foothold into the realty market, particularly for the privilege of living in Beaufort, South Carolina in a coastal neighborhood, with all the recreational opportunities which naturally exist within a waterfront setting.
Given its military and naval roots, a large proportion of residents are currently active in the army and navy. However, there are many locals who work in civilian jobs such as in sales and service jobs and the other most common civilian occupation amongst Laurel Bay home owners, are in executive, management, and professional occupations. Work commutes are shorter than for the average American family – with most residents only spending 15 – 30 minutes on the way to work. This is testimony to its close proximity to urban hubs such as Beaufort SC and Port Royal SC, which have everything anyone could need.
Laurel Bay is an excellent starting point if you are looking for a waterfront location away from the more crowded towns, perhaps with fewer tourists, yet close enough to benefit from great schools and expansive shopping choices. Laurel Bay lies very close to areas like Shell Point, under the broader Burton umbrella. Click along to the Burton listings and find marshfront gems on double lots in Shell Point for only $300,000 or brick homes with a fenced-in backyard for just over $100,000.
If you are looking for a wonderfully diverse neighborhood with strong nautical roots and a passion for an all-American way of life, look no further than the Laurel Bay. Russ Fielden is equally passionate about towns that lie off-the-beaten track as he is about the bigger, more well-known cities. Russ and Deb know that this is where the next big real estate development could be, making this the perfect time to claim your stake in a small town like Laurel Bay, where every-day folk like you and I live in harmony in an as-yet-undiscovered waterfront secret.