Hilton Head Island has a rich history not only as a tourist destination for its weather and lovely beaches but as an eco-friendly town. With over 12 miles of beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and great weather, it’s a place where you can live life to the fullest, especially in your retirement. New active adult houses in Hilton Head Island SC are available to give you a community to call home in your golden years.
Hilton Head is a resort town that is a popular vacation destination. Its humid subtropical climate means that the summers are warm and humid, and the winters are cold. Hilton Head residents enjoy a rich quality of life, surrounded by great views. Here are a few other reasons Hilton Head makes a great place to retire:
• Opportunities to stay active: golf, tennis, fishing, bicycling, walks along the beach, and amenities within a 55+ community.
• Nature and scenery: bird watching, marine wildlife and pristine stretches of beaches.
• Waterfront lifestyle: a relaxed atmosphere, whether you’re enjoying dinner at a beachfront restaurant or sitting on your patio in your gated community.
• Green living: as the community is developed, there are rules in place to preserve the environment and protect wildlife.
Hilton Head gets above-average grades for its amenities and crime rates. The crime rate has dropped by 6% over the past year, even further reducing the crime rate. Although it does have a higher cost of living than average, the median household income is a little over $70,000. The median home price is around $446,000, but homes are appreciating at a rate of about 7% annually. About 75% of the population owns their homes, giving the island a great vibe. The median age is just over 50. Hilton Head is a popular place for retirees and seniors.
Hilton Head has a booming economy, largely due to its tourism industry. The unemployment rate on the island is about 2%, much lower than the national average. The biggest employers in the area are the restaurants, resorts and hotels, the school district and healthcare. The schools are rated fairly well, with 91% high school graduation rate, which is above the national average.
If you’re considering a move to the Hilton Head area, search our listings for active adult houses for sale Hilton Head Island SC. Let our team help you find the right home for the next chapter of your life.
Exclusive Kingston/Potomac model in pristine conditions on a beautiful wooded lot now available! Located in the dynamic community of Sun City, this wonderful open kitchen...
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Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty.
Incredible 5 bed, 4.5 bath end townhome with beautiful views of the harbour and South Carolina Yacht Club. Spacious kitchen complete with granite countertops, custom wood...
Listing courtesy of Charter One Realty.
Run, don't walk to this beautiful one-story lowcountry home situated on a professional landscaped lot. This home has an open floor plan to include a spacious kitchen, di...
Listing courtesy of Dunes Real Estate.
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