If you are like most people who live on the East Coast, you love the Atlantic Ocean. You love the smell of the fresh sea air, the sounds of the waves, and the feel of the sand between your toes. Why not live there year-round? Head south to South Carolina to enjoy mild year round temperatures. A beautiful place to live is on Fripp Island at the bottom of South Carolina.
Fripp Island is a beautiful 6 square mile island in the very southern portion of South Carolina. It is mainly a tourist destination, but also home permanently to about 1000 people, but swells to about 5000 during summer months and tourists flock here. Living on Fripp Island is almost like having your own private island, in the Winter. Even in the Summer it is not that crowded. There is plenty of room to spread out on the beach.
Due to the year-round mild climate, residents can golf, bicycle, jog, walk, or even bird watch. Take long leisurely walks along the beach, and collect shells. Take a chair, sit by the water and read a good book. You can even do some surf fishing, paint, or catch a beautiful sunrise.
It is more of a retirement type of living, as it is a quiet area, that is really best appreciated for its natural habitat and conservation of the area. There is one elementary school on the island, so if families move there, they can attend it. However the rest of the schools are located off the island, but a short distance away. It is a private gated community. Everything is owned and operated by the community, including the eight restaurants, two golf courses, the marina, swimming pools, tennis courts, as well as outdoor activity needs, like bicycles, kayaks, mopeds, golf carts, and stand up paddle boards, available to rent. If you need to to get groceries, or other shopping needs, or doctors, you will have to leave your oasis and head over to Beaufort. It is only a short 40 minute drive. Beautiful Charleston is only a 2 1/2 hour drive away as well. As mentioned earlier, this is a beautiful quiet place to live and escape the harsh realities of the real world. It is a privately owned community, where everyone knows each other. Most people have their own golf carts to use for their transportation while on the island.
There is only one real estate company on the island itself, but you can find other realtors in the nearby vicinity to help you with your search as well. They will be able to tell you everything you need to know about the community. Many fripp island homes for sale beaufort sc are not cheap as it is an exclusive community. You can expect to pay anywhere from about $400,000 up to $3,000,000, depending on your needs and wants. But what more could you ask for in quiet community living on the ocean.
If you need to to get groceries, or other shopping needs, or doctors, you will have to leave your oasis and head over to Beaufort. It is only a short 40 minute drive. Beautiful Charleston is only a 2 1/2 hour drive away as well. As mentioned earlier, this is a beautiful quiet place to live and escape the harsh realities of the real world. It is a privately owned community, where everyone knows each other.