Lowcountry properties benefit from the superb location that is the coastal region of South Carolina.
The low country or “Lowcountry” is associated with being near or at sea level, which in Beaufort SC means enjoying the Atlantic Ocean’s vast magnificence as it perfectly offsets lush marshlands and freshwater rivers. Whether choosing lowcountry realty that is positioned on deep water, marshfront or oceanfront sites, the relationship between the low country environment and the Southern lifestyle is both valuable and valued.
Deep water is defined locally as five feet at mean low tide with access to the Intracoastal Waterway and/or the ocean. The term deep water with limited access means that there is three feet at the dock but the channel has less at low tide in some areas. Lowcountry realty found on deep water lots is located directly on the banks of a deep water estuary or waterway. Many have a dock for mooring, fishing, boating and kayaking and outdoor living.
Some of South Carolina’s most picturesque real estate lies along the Intracoastal Waterway. One example of a prime deep water location within Beaufort city limits is right in the heart of historic Beaufort SC - at Spanish Point. Beaufort remains a consistent favourite among real estate buyers, with its strong representation of well-known and well-loved lowcountry antebellum architectural style. This large homesite enjoys over 170 feet of river frontage with permits for a deep water dock with two boat lift. Spanish Point is a premier neighborhood, and with good reason. To find a deep water home in a historic neighborhood of a city the calibre of Beaufort SC is very rare. Alternatively, if low country cottage style appeals, look no further than the ever popular Fuller Street Cottages.
The Low country of Beaufort South Carolina consists of the main island of Port Royal Island connecting multiple smaller islands, creating an intricate Intracoastal Waterway that includes marshes with oyster reefs, mud banks and graceful aquatic ever-green grass-fields. Beaufort SC utilizes marshland for the full lowcountry spectrum of house styles – from cottages to condos. For example, many of the condos with the best marsh views can be found on the back side of the beach islands of Harbor and Fripp and Dataw.
What better combination than a fantastic view from a wraparound balcony built the lowcountry way, which is relaxed while maintaining that all-important a sense of style? Take in the inspirational views of the Atlantic Ocean from your home in Beaufort on Fripp and Harbor Islands – the only Beaufort lowcountry oceanfront communities. Harbor Island SC is 12 miles from downtown Beaufort and Fripp Island SC is 19 miles from town. These beautiful beach settings continue to make a perfect lifestyle choice for growing a young family or slowing down into retirement.
Lowcountry realty reflects the authenticity and ethos of its inhabitants, by encouraging a relaxed, natural way of life where quality is welcomed far more than quantity. The splendor that is the low country is reflected throughout the property choices. It is not necessary to buy a mansion or a deep water home or even look at oceanfrontage. Many tucked away lowcountry cottages are exquisite masterpieces of lifestyle appreciation, where each house is designed to encourage the experience of the natural beauty of the setting. Want to know more? Two local experts are eager to share their Lowcountry realty knowledge with you. With so many different locations and houses available, it would be a shame to miss out on a good deal – call Russ and Deb Fielden before you make that final life-changing decision of property and community investment. You won’t be sorry you did!