Bluffton

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The quaint, charming town of Bluffton is a State of Mind and truly is the Heart of the Lowcountry.

 

Just across the bridge from Hilton Head Island sits the quaint and charming town of Bluffton, South Carolina, atop a scenic bluff along the picturesque May River. Bluffton’s unique historic district is home to antebellum homes, eclectic art galleries and historic churches. Bluffton’s historic district is home to antebellum homes, art galleries, well-preserved churches and one-of-a-kind shops. Also known for its quiet small town feel, it is also a rapidly expanding community. Bluffton is located within the Beaufort County School District, which include some of South Carolina’s best schools. The relaxed lifestyle, warm sense of community and historic beauty included with living in the Lowcountry are all found in Bluffton. And Bluffton is home to some of the finest private communities in the Lowcountry, including: Colleton River Plantation, Belfair, Berkeley Hall, Hampton Hall and Hampton Lake.

  • Recognized as a “Preserve America” community by the Federal Government
    Farmers Market of Bluffton
  • Voted “Most Celebrated Farmers Market in South Carolina” by American Farmland Trust
  • Included in “Best 25 Places to Retire” by Forbes Magazine

Bluffton is located between Hilton Head Island and Interstate 95. The town’s original one square mile area, now known as Old Town, rests atop a scenic bluff along the scenic May River – hence the name “Bluffton”. Bluffton is well known for its antebellum homes, art galleries, historic churches, shopping and very popular and bustling farmers market. It has been called “The last true coastal village of the south.”

While Bluffton has reserved its charming small town feel, it is also a swiftly growing community, with an increasing number of residential communities, luxury golf course communities, shopping and restaurants. Bluffton is located within the Beaufort County School District, which boasts some of South Carolina’s best schools.

Annual Bluffton Events

  • Bluffton Village Festival – Also known as “Mayfest” the Bluffton Village Festival is an annual event that started in the spring of 1978. It gathers local artisans and musicians to showcase a variety of goods as a “celebration of Bluffton life” and local culture.
  • Christmas Parade – An annual parade that takes place at the beginning of December and features a wide variety of unique parade floats both local and regional.
  • Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival – A fall festival that consists of many events and activities including an art show, kayak tours, a 5K run, and sampling of locally harvested seafood.
  • Shag & Drag – Classic car show and live entertainment, held in June.
  • May River Cleanup – Every year hundreds of volunteers organize to help remove trash and waste from nearly 12 miles of river and to help raise awareness of the challenges facing the May River