Sea Pines is the heart of Hilton Head and anchors the southern most tip of this 14 mile long barrier island. Comprised of 5,200 private acres and miles of Atlantic oceanfront shoreline, tidal creeks, saltwater marshes, woodlands and a 605 acre Forest Preserve, Sea Pines is the original and largest of the Hilton Head developments. This secure, gated residential and resort community is home to 4 championship golf courses including a private country club, one of the nation’s premier tennis facilities, 15 miles of scenic bike paths, two marinas and numerous shops, restaurants and cafes. Sea Pines is also home to the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament, a favorite stop on the PGA Tour. View Current Sea Pines Real Estate Listings


Wexford is a highly acclaimed, private residential gated community located near the south end of Hilton Head. It comprises 525 acres of grand design including 24 carat golf lettered signs, copper domed street lamps and intricate hand-laid stone bridges. The community is anchored by a multi-million dollar clubhouse and a 37 acre inland harbour which fronts Broad Creek and the Intracoastal Waterway. The award-winning harbour features lock gates and more than 4 miles of concrete partition to control tidel fluctuations. Wexford is also home to an 18 hole distinctive Arnold Palmer Signature Course, championship tennis center with six courts and a well manicured croquet and bocce lawn. View Current Wexford Real Estate Listings


This 800 acre development is located at the south end of Hilton Head and combines residential living with resort vacationing. A small portion of Shipyard touches the Atlantic providing beach access at the residents only Shipyard Beach Club and the Sonesta Oceanfront Resort hotel. With 27 holes of golf separated into three distinct 9 hole courses, the world class Van Der Meer Tennis Center and miles of bike paths, Shipyard provides an excellent option for property owners desiring a smaller, secure, south end Island community.View Current Shipyard Real Estate Listings


Oceanfront Palmetto Dunes and its sister, deepwater development Shelter Cove Harbour, are centrally located in what is popularly referred to as mid-Island, equal distance between the south end of the Island (including Coligny Circle and Sea Pines) and the north end, which includes many fine shopping, dining and recreational opportunities. Palmetto Dunes and Shelter Cove Harbour are situated directly across from one another. Complimentary shuttles are available between the two areas, transporting residents and visitors from harbourfront to the beach. In addition to private and rental homes and condominiums, 2,000 acre Palmetto Dunes is also home to two, full service, four star hotels, the Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort and the Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa. Three world class golf courses, a nationally ranked tennis facility and multiple water sports and leisure activities are in abundance in Palmetto Dunes. It also has two security gates operating 24 hours a day. Access into the private residential areas, as well as the resort ares, is strictly controlled.View Current Palmetto Dunes Real Estate Listings


Forest Beach runs parallel to the Atlantic ocean on the southern end of Hilton Head. It’s an eclectic three mile residential and commercial stretch comprised of the North and South Forest Beach areas. Centered at Coligny Circle, Forest Beach is one of Hilton Head’s oldest and most unique neighborhoods. Some homes and beachside bungalows were built in the 1950s and 1960s and remain as built today. The main attraction for residents and visitors to Forest Beach is the close proximity to the sea. Each lot in the area is within 600 yards of the Atlantic While most of Hilton Head’s planned communities are gated, Forest Beach has neither gates nor private security.View Current Forest Beach Real Estate Listings


Small by comparison, with just over 630 acres, Long Cove is located off William Hilton Parkway, adjacent to Wexford on Hilton Head’s south end. Developed in 1981 and located along Broad Creek on the Intracoastal Waterway, the community was created to attract selective golfers seeking world class golf and a private club lifestyle. Anchored by a Pete Dye masterpiece, the golf course spent 30 years as a Golf Digest “Top 100 Course” and is consistently ranked a top course in South Carolina. In addition to 24 hour gated security, superb golf and the 84 slip marina, Long Cove Club comprises a Tennis Center, community gardens and children’s playground as well as year round fishing, boating and kayaking, all within the gates.View Current Long Cove Real Estate Listings


Founded in the early 1950s and one of Hilton Head’s original neighborhoods, Folly Field Beach is located on the north end of Hilton Head along the Atlantic, nestled between Port Royal and Palmetto Dunes. Oceanfront, eclectic and situated within close proximity to Hwy. 278, Folly Field is close to the commercial shopping and dining centers of Port Royal Plaza and Shelter Cove Harbour. It offers prospective owners a variety of property styles and choices. There are over 100 single family homes located in the Folly Field area, with more underway and nearly 1,700+ villas. Folly Field is also home to two of Hilton Head’s newest public beach access parks, complete with ample parking and facilities. This is a predominantly non-gated community with a few exceptions in some villa complexes.View Current Folly Field Real Estate Listings


Situated on a high peninsula pointing south and splitting the Intracoastal Waterway and Broad Creek, Spanish Wells is one of Hilton Head’s most exclusive and picturesque communities. Once the site of artesian wells, where Spanish explorers stopped to fill their kegs before traveling on, today Spanish Wells Plantation offers its 200 homeowners and residents approximately 350 private acres in a breathtakingly beautiful waterfront setting. Contained and private with no through traffic, vacation rentals or resort activities, Spanish Wells is exclusively for property owners and their guests. The development includes a 9 hole golf course and tennis courts at the Spanish Wells Club, a community dock and a community swimming pool.View Current Spanish Wells Real Estate Listings


Located on the Island’s north end, just off Hwy. 278, Palmetto Hall is one of the newer, non-resort, private residential gated communities on Hilton Head. There is a traditional neighborhood feeling that centers on the Palmetto Hall Club. Palmetto Hall is comprised primarily of full time residents and no resort activities or short term rentals are permitted. Its central location near Main Street shopping, restaurants, schools, churches, the hospital and the airport make it a very convenient place to call home. In addition, Beach City Road or Matthews Drive provide easy access to the parks and recreational amenities of the Fish Haul Creek area or the beautiful Folly Field beaches.View Current Palmetto Hall Real Estate Listings


Indigo Run is conveniently located on the north end of Hilton Head. Within easy distance to the shopping, schools, churches, outstanding restaurants and the many recreational activities for which Hilton Head is known worldwide. Indigo Run’s 1,700 acres feature the private Golden Bear Golf Course and The Golf Club, both stellar Jack Nicklaus designed courses. Indigo Run is also home to a beautiful clubhouse, recreational facilities, optional golf and social memberships, exercise facilities, tennis, swimming and numerous other experiences celebrating the Lowcountry lifestyle.View Current Indigo Run Real Estate Listings


Port Royal is the only private oceanside, planned residential community on Hilton Head designed solely for residents and their guest’s enjoyment. This community also affords numerous amenities including three championship golf courses and a top flight tennis club as well as trails for walking and biking. Port Royal affords residents nearly every Lowcountry vista imaginable including fresh water lagoons, saltwater estuaries, Port Royal Sound, wide beautiful beaches on the Atlantic and emerald green golf courses.View Current Port Royal Real Estate Listings


Located on the north end of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Plantation is one of the area’s largest gated residential neighborhoods. At 4,000 acres and home to just over 10,000 Islanders, Hilton Head Plantation is situated between Port Royal Sound and the Intracoastal Waterway. With two separate entrance gates and 24 hour security, the community features an abundance of amenities and recreational opportunities for residents of all ages. With four championship golf courses, both public and private and a full slate of sporting and dining opportunities at the Country Club of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Plantation is a favorite residential and family locale. Recreational facilities include four separate equity golf clubs, tennis courts, a beach park, pools, stables and a full service marina. Breathtaking sunsets and water views are unsurpassed. Located immediately outside of the plantation’s main gates are the popular shopping, dining and entertainment areas of Main Street. Additionally, local schools, churches and medical facilities are accessible just outside the plantation’s perimeter.View Current Hilton Head Plantation Real Estate Listings


Windmill Harbour is a vibrant, 172 acre, private residential community reserved for 500 residences. Located on Hilton Head’s north end, close to the mainland bridge and adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway, the community offers gorgeous views of the Intracoastal Waterway and saltwater marshes. The primary focal point of Windmill Harbour is a 15 acre inland harbour which provides more than 75 percent of its property owners breathtaking waterviews and easy access to the sound and sea beyond. Windmill Harbour is also the home of the South Carolina Yacht Club, a 25 slip marina and lock system and an active tennis community.View Current Windmill Harbour Real Estate Listings


Off plantation is a blanket definition used to describe any property located outside of Hilton Head’s larger, gated communities. Off plantation buyers are typically motivated by savings on regime fees and less restrictive covenants. Off plantation living provides most of the amenities and lifestyle options available to the residents of planned communities and many residents find the off plantation lifestyle to be more casual and relaxed, in addition to usually providing more bang for their real estate buck./View Current Off Plantation Real Estate Listings


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