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Hilton Head Vacation Rentals
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Things to Do on Hilton Head
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One thing that separates Hilton Head Island from other vacation destinations is that it is a liveable resort. Visitors to the Island enjoy the comfort and tranquility of residential settings while locals live free of the typical tourist traffic and congestion found at larger destinations. Add to that the sandy beaches, championship golf courses, great local seafood, and year round outdoor activities and you can see why the South Carolina Lowcountry is a great place to live, work, and play.
Hilton Head Real Estate, Communities, and Homes for Sale
If you're planning to relocate to the area, be sure to check out our real estate community guides for both Hilton Head and Bluffton. Each features information, photos, and videos for dozens of residential communities. Then search through our Hilton Head real estate and Bluffton real estate listings to find your ideal home, condo, or homesite.
Hilton Head Rentals and Travel Guide
If you're planning a vacation on Hilton Head Island, we have your complete Hilton Head travel guide. Our vacation rental guides features information, videos, and photos on hundreds of rental villa and condo complexes in Sea Pines, Palmetto Dunes, Folly Field, Forest Beach, and Shipyard. You can also search thousands of Hilton Head rentals, sorting by criteria such as oceanfront rental homes or villas, pet friendly rentals, and more.
Things to Do In Hilton Head Island
Whether you're a local or here on a family vacation, we also have an extensive section of Things to do in Hilton Head Island that includes beaches, golf courses, shopping, restaurants, bike rentals, and local services. We also have a section on Hilton Head bike paths that shows all of the major public access bike routes on the Island.
World Class Destination Resort
While Hilton Head dates back to 1663 when Captain William Hilton came upon the headland at Port Royal Sound, it wasn't until 1956 that it began to take shape as the destination resort that it is today. The first step in the process was allowing vehicle traffic on the island with the completion of the James F. Byrnes bridge. With cars, trucks, and construction vehicles no having easy access, Charles Fraser was able to realize his vision of a master planned resort community that integrated itself with the local surroundings rather than clear cutting and building. With that, Sea Pines Plantation was born.
It's the vision of Charles Fraser that makes Hilton Head unique from many other resort communities. Whether its homes, businesses, or local infrastructure strict regulations ensure that structures are built to blend in with the environment. For example, when building a new home there are strict guidelines on cutting down mature trees or encroaching upon wetlands. That's why when you travel through the local communities that most homes are nestled within mature oak and pine trees. In addition, each residential community is required to set aside land for the preservation of local flora and fauna.
Residential development continued through the 1960's and 1970's and saw the establishment of Hilton Head Plantation, Port Royal Plantation, Palmetto Dunes, and Shipyard Plantation. Along with the beaches, Hilton Head became know for its world class golf courses developed by such noted course architects Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Geaorge Fazio, and Robert Trent Jones.
Phil Schembra believes that to be in the profession of sales, you must be an expert in your chosen field and it pays to specialize. It is because of this philosophy he sought to corner a niche market. In 1976, he arrived on Hilton Head Island to sell real estate exclusively in Palmetto Dunes for Phi...
Brighton Builders, a local home builder in the Hilton Head and Bluffton area found a creative approach to help out some of the South Carolina Flood Victims. Shortly after the horrific events took place, Ben Kennedy, Owner of Brighton Builders, announced "We are building and donating two tiny homes t...
The evening of October 3rd, was the start to horrific flooding that affected many in South Carolina. After the events unfolded, the town of Bluffton and Hilton Head collected water and paper supplies to help all of the flood victims. The community asked anyone to drop off bottled water and all types...
Home Builders Honor Premier Builder of the Year Members of the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association (HBA) joined together Friday, October 16, 2015 at the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island for the Sixteenth Annual LightHouse Awards Gala where they continued their tradition of honoring the area;...
The Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors contributed to the water and paper good drive for our neighbors to the north. As area residents, Realtors, affiliates, and tourists came to drop off items, everyone was heart felt by the amount of contributions and sympathetic to the situation. Hilton Hea...
Annual LightHouse Awards Recognizes Lowcountry’s Finest Builders Hilton Head Island, October 16, 2015 – More than 250 people attended the sixteenth annual LightHouse Awards gala to learn who judges selected as the Lowcountry’s most talented builders. The awards gala, which is put on by the Hil...