Hilton Head, South Carolina Real Estate and Community InformationHilton Head, also referred to as Hilton Head Island is a resort town located in South Carolina, Beaufort County. The community also occupies the 29925, 29926 and, 29928 zip codes.
The island boasts 12 miles of beachfront property and is a popular destination for vacations. The year-round residential population, according to the United States 2014 Census is 39,420.
The economy is strong in Hilton Head, especially during the vacation season when the population swells dramatically. Contributing to the economy are the more than ten companies that employ more than 200 people. The employment opportunities are strong throughout the island and continue to grow.
The community of Hilton Head is one of the top 25 bicycle-friendly communities in the country. The town has been awarded the Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community from the League of American Bicyclists.
The island was connected to the mainland with the construction of the James F. Byrnes Bridge in 1956 and vehicular traffic brought greater access to the community.
The beginning of Hilton Head as a vacation resort began in 1956 when the Sea Pines Resort was constructed. Other developments soon followed and the community became known for its spectacular golf courses. The Heritage Golf Classic was first played in Sea Pines in 1969 and since then Hilton Head has been a regular stop on the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Tour. Hilton Head was incorporated in 1983 and Hilton Head Island officially became a town.
Families also have the opportunity to choose one of several charter schools for their children’s education.
There are five private schools on the island, several religion based, offering an alternative to public school education.
Parks and Recreation
Attractions, Activities and Events
Hilton Head is home to a variety of annual events and includes Community Festival, Celebrity Golf Tournament, Chili Cook-off, Harbor Fest, the Festival of Lights and a variety of parades celebrating holidays and neighborhoods. Residents will also enjoy alligator and wildlife boat tours, sports clinics, horseback trail rides, fishing instruction and music festivals.
Homes are located on the beach or with beach access. The neighborhoods are well planned and well maintained and residents will find many amenities available within each neighborhood. The neighborhoods are tree lined and residents of all ages interact. Each community is designed to offer southern charm while highlighting the beauty of the surrounding landscape. There are also neighborhoods that support special activities such as golf, boating and fishing, as well as specific lifestyles such as families with children, professionals with no children and retirees.
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