In the heart of the Lowcountry of South Carolina, lies Beaufort County. Within this county seat, gently resting between the Beaufort River and Battery Creek is the small island community of Port Royal.
The island of Port Royal, at the head of the Port Royal Sound on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, is one of numerous Sea Islands with Beaufort as principal town. A leisurely ten minute drive from Downtown Beaufort SC will take you to the historic Town of Port Royal at the southern tip of Port Royal Island which is about 13 miles long and 7 miles wide. The official Town Of Port Royal, extending west of Ribaut Road to the southern area of Port Royal Island, forms part of the “backbone” of Beaufort SC realty along with four other main areas: Beaufort, Mossy Oaks, Port Royal, Burton, and Lady's Island.
Originally a fishing village, Port Royal retains a quaint laid-back atmosphere of old, even as it evolves into a modern oasis of peace and quiet. Port Royal SC real estate has been in growth mode in recent years, accumulating acreage along Paris Avenue, and up into the Shell Point area. This development has been critical to the success of communities like Wright's Point, Picket Fences, Willow Point, Old Shell Point, and Carolina Village. Redevelopment of land along the deepwater of Battery Creek, where homes sell for around $1 million, particularly positions this small town as a leader in New Urbanism. Port Royal real estate growth happens with due cognisance of any possible negative impact on the natural environment. This is a town very proud of its accessibility to the great outdoors through walking trails, a community beach, boardwalk popular for sightseeing and fishing, and observation tower for watching birds and dolphins. For those fortunate enough to have already snapped up one of the Port Royal homes for sale, and who now permanently enjoy this natural nautical wonderland, the Intracoastal Waterway becomes a playground for all types of water sport. Fishing, too, remains a favourite activity alongside boating. Whether using large or small craft, being out on the water allows for up-close-and-personal experiences of the vast ocean or calm tidal creeks which make. Living this waterfront lifestyle can be a reality in the delightful Wright's Point Plantation where gorgeous homes begin to retail from $400,000. Situated in a central location, neatly tucked away from any hustle and bustle, this remains a favorite location.
The Village at Port Royal has been constructed as a walking neighborhood following the lead of cities like Charleston, Beaufort and Savannah. To generate a wholesome sense of community, residential and commercial activities are integrated; neighbors know each other and children can walk to school. This remains one of the most attractive and unique areas in Beaufort. To see possible available properties here or elsewhere on this island, access the Port Royal real estate page on our website, or visit us, Deb and Russ Fielden, just across the bridge on Lady’s Island for a chat about the exquisite landscape of natural beauty which forms a backdrop to any Port Royal investment. It would be a pleasure to introduce you to the magnificent Intracoastal Waterway which forms as the Atlantic Ocean meets fresh water streams and mysterious marshes.
Use the search box above for property for sale in Port Royal. Use the neighborhood links in the sidebar to the right to learn about some of the specific neighborhoods in the Port Royal area and property for sale in each neighborhood.