Rose Hill South Carolina Community Information

Rose Hill Plantation is located nearby Bluffton in South Carolina. The community is located less than 30 minutes from Hilton Head Island. There are a variety of home sites and includes some of the finest country homes in the south. Activities and amenities available in this community are plentiful and include golf, horseback riding, tennis and swimming.


The Yemassee Indians were the very first residents of Rose Hill Plantation. Sir John Colleton initially owned Rose Hill Plantation land. Later, the Kirk family purchased the land and grew cotton and indigo during the nineteenth century. James Kirk also developed a prosperous plantation he named Rose Hill. The Rose Hill Mansion was designed in 1858 and sits on 12 acres within Rose Hill Plantation. This is now a private residence, although it is open for public tours. In 1980, Rose Hill Plantation development Company purchased the property that makes up Rose Hill Plantation. Development began on the rest of the property at that time. Rose Hill Plantation was developed as a master-planned gated community. The Rose Hill Mansion is the centerpiece of the community. The house has now been added to the National Historic Register of Historic Places.

Today, Rose Hill Plantation is an exclusive community that includes over 950 home sites and homes. Rose Hill has a much-admired Equestrian Center, an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts a boat ramp and more. There are over 17 miles of paths and roads in Rose Hill Plantation. Rose Hill Plantation is a very safe community with around-the-clock security.

Things to Do

Rose Hill Plantation Mansion
The Rose Hill Mansion is quite an imposing structure. A gorgeous plantation house, the Rose Hill Mansion is a treasured place in South Carolina’s history. Guided tours of the mansion are open to the public daily.

Equestrian Activities
Rose Hill Plantation has a highly acclaimed Equestrian Center. The center consists of stables, a polo field, paddocks, miles of hiking and riding trails and over 50 acres of pasture. There are a number of events that take place at the Equestrian Center every year, including Polo for Charity, Hilton Head/Savannah Equestrian Exposition and Okatie Rotary Polo for Charity.

There is a Polo field located at the Equestrian Center. In addition to tournaments, Polo-related special events occur every year, such as Polo for Charity.

Rose Hill Social Clubs and Activities
Rose Hill Plantation has a number of social activities and clubs. Some of the community social activities include water aerobics, Social Hour, Lunch Bunch, Mah Jong, Bridge, Bocce Ball, Water Aerobics, Social Hour and Caring Neighbors. There are also golf-related groups, including Twilight Golf, the Rose Hill Golf Club and the Men and Women Golf Associations.

Rose Hill Golf Club
The Rose Hill Golf Club is located in nearby Bluffton. It is set among the Live Oaks of Rose Hill Plantation. Rose Hill offers a natural turf driving range, two practice holes, a putting green, full-service restaurant and a professionally stocked golf shop. The 18-hole course is not only breathtaking but challenging, as well.

The Tennisclub of the Low Country at Rose Hill
The Tennisclub provides world-class tennis instruction. They have programs for beginners to seasoned competitors. There are six clay courts available. Three of the courts are lit. There are also five specialized courts for juniors. A large clubhouse features a staffed pro shop, locker rooms, and covered decking. A kitchen is available for social events.

The Tennisclub offers a number of adult and youth programs including private instruction, drill and stroke clinics, cardio tennis, leagues and more. Junior programs are available for ages 3 and up.

May River
May River, a picturesque river winding through nearby Bluffton’s Old Town area, offers a variety of outdoor activities. Anglers will enjoy taking a fishing charter down the May River. Eco-tours are also available and provide ample opportunity to spot bottlenose dolphins, seabirds and great views.

Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island is the ultimate island retreat. Visitors to this family-friendly island enjoy days relaxing in the sun. The entire family will enjoy playing in the sand and surf at some of the best beaches in the country. There are numerous activities on Hilton Head, including golf, tennis, restaurants and water-related activities.


Rose Hill Plantation has a humid subtropical climate. The winters are short and very mild. On rare occasions, Rose Hill Plantation can get snow in the winters. The summers are hot and humid. There is significant rainfall year-round.

If you are considering a move to Rose Hill Plantation, contact Rita Cymbalista with Weichert Realtors Coastal Properties. Weichert Realtors Coastal Properties serves the entire Rose Hill Plantation and surrounding communities, including Hilton Head Island and Bluffton. Rita Cymbalista is one of the top realtors in the area. She has extensive knowledge of the area and can help you find the perfect home for your needs.
Rita Cymbalista
Rita Cymbalista
212 Bluffton Rd., Bluffton SC 29910