The “Lowcountry” is a fascinating geographic and cultural region located along the magnificence of coastal South Carolina.
With an expanse of history to match a vast and complex natural beauty, the Lowcountry is renowned for its unique heritage. Although agriculture remains an important component of the broader economy, tourism is the current dominant economic driving-force. Three main factors attract millions of visitors and thousands of new residents annually: communal amenities, cultural sites and natural features.
Look no further than Hilton Head Island to understand why the Lowcountry remains one of the most popular leisure destinations in the United States. While the Sea Islands reveal just how perfectly suited the coastal areas are for a permanent Lowcountry lifestyle, it is the historic town of Beaufort where history and lifestyle merge in a perfect display of Southern heritage.
Of all historical colonial cities of the Lowcountry region, Beaufort SC retains the most Southern charm and architecturally unique experience. As a waterfront city, Beaufort presents the perfect expression of stately mansions and picturesque cottages, ancient oak trees, and good old-fashioned neighborly atmosphere. For those seeking a waterfront home with an expansive panorama or perhaps one of the more historic downtown property, even a family home in a friendly neighborhood to call home, Beaufort SC will not disappoint.
It stands to reason then, that broadly speaking, South Carolina Coastal Lowcountry is one of the most sought after real estate locations in the United States. The serene environment coupled with miles of clean sandy beaches of Atlantic Ocean, provides the perfect natural landscape contrasting pristine coastline, rivers, marshes and rugged mountains. Sturdy oak trees, hundreds of years old, shade wide clean streets and lush green parks. A perfect example of experiencing that Lowcountry feeling of having stepped back in time is the private community of Islands of Beaufort, where the neighborhood is a friendly tree-lined country-setting along the shores of Battery Creek, yet within minutes of the exquisite shops of downtown Beaufort.
Architectural heritage of the mansions of the Southern plantations can be found in all Lowcountry community developments. Original examples sit comfortably side-by-side modern homes built in similar Lowcountry style with great pride. Most of the homes are carefully hidden within deep recesses of enviably large properties, waiting to be discovered, eager to tell their own story through uniquely Southern designs and craftsmanship.
An important practical feature of Lowcountry houses is the typically elevated design sporting wide wrap-around verandas. Perfectly suited for coastal areas, these homes stand above damp ground while maximising shady recesses to keep the house cool in summertime. The warm, humid air of the Southern climate has influenced the size of rooms resulting in high ceilings and wide airy hallways. Big windows and doors coupled with tall ceilings result in a light and bright interior with plenty of cross-ventilation.
Perhaps you’ve recently enjoyed a vacation in the Lowcountry, and long to make it your permanent home. You have visited and viewed and strolled and contemplated. Too many choices! Would you like to buy a new home or one which needs a loving touch? Do you prefer a marsh view or oceanfront? Help is at hand! Two of the most knowledgeable locals – whether you are seeking a new home to move right into, or advice with buying a home which needs renovation work, Russ and Debb Fielden are here for you! Offering a valuable, unique service to clients throughout the Lowcountry, is the Real Estate of Southern Coast Reality. What are you waiting for? This is the perfect opportunity to own a piece of prime real estate in the charming and ageless Lowcountry.