The low country or “Lowcountry” as it is also known is a geographic and cultural region situated along South Carolina's coast. Included are the South Carolina Sea Islands and the name is associated with being near or at sea level. Most commonly accepted counties within the lowcountry boundary are Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper.
This low country region currently generates enormous economic wealth from tourism, partly because of its well-preserved historic and agricultural heritage and as well as its various prime coastal locations. Drawing from Southern, European, African, Caribbean, and Native American roots, the architecture, food and way of life hanker back to those genteel days of yore. Charleston and Beaufort particularly draw visitors and locals alike to their museums and monuments. Of the four counties within the low country boundary, Beaufort remains the finest example of the unique lowcountry architectural style primarily generated in the 1700’s and exquisitely reflected in both plantation mansions and worker cottages found in the historic district of downtown Beaufort SC, known affectionately as the “Old Point”.
With a waterfront location, charming boulevard and quaint oak-lined streets of the downtown, Beaufort SC is a stately reflection of that old-fashioned Southern charm that has visitors returning again and again. Mirroring the popularity of return visitors is the Beaufort SC realty market which benefits from this South Carolina coastal area being one of the most sought after real estate locations in the United States. Historically, culturally, artistically, gastronomically, architecturally, communally and environmentally anyone looking for a place to begin raising a family or retiring would be hard pressed to find a better alternative.
Many houses in the low country realty portfolio of Beaufort SC have been restored and thoroughly modernised offering excellent real estate possibilities. There are periodically fixer upper homes for sale, and here a prospective client would benefit from working with an low country realty agent who has local market knowledge and who can assist with renovation advice. Whether buying, building or remodelling, you should have the necessary information at your fingertips. It is vital to have a network of trusty sources as you begin your search for a new home, or perhaps a character-filled home in need of your special touch.
Low country homes fit perfectly into its surrounds, where these gorgeous antebellum architectural delights reflect the natural beauty of unsurpassed coastal living. This is an area famous for warm weather, gentle waterways and protected wildlife. A perfect marriage of natural vistas enjoyed from the cleverly designed low country properties with wrap-around verandas and distinguished large picture windows has given this unique Beaufort area and its magnificent Sea Islands a distinctly Southern feel. Although each individual community retains its very own personality and particular amenity preferences, there are undoubtedly commonalities to be found in this low country region – grace, charm and Southern hospitality is a given, as well as coveted architectural designs, and the all-important variety of outdoor amenities for young and old.
Take a day trip from just about anywhere in the eastern part of the United States to see just what is available in the housing market of Beaufort SC. In this often once-in-a-lifetime undertaking, South Coast Realty would be honoured to assist with all your low country realty Beaufort SC needs. Whether you need advice on finding the correct suppliers or hiring certified workmen, Russ Fielden and his wife Deb, who is a born and bred low country local, relish the opportunity to assist new clients with advice on all aspects of low country realty in Beaufort SC.
Looking for the perfect home, home site, acreage, investment, or commercial property in the perfect place? Chances are you'll want to start by checking the six individual area pages linked below. Those pages will have area information and links to neighborhoods and their property listings. Then when you have some questions, just give Deb or Russ a call.
Deb Fielden | Ladys Island Local
Beaufort is blessed with more pristine waterfront than any other area along the South East coast. The defining terms for our waterfront as noted in the property listings are as follows;