On Mar 27, 2012
Listed in Bluffton, Bluffton Blog, Real Estate News

You may be prone to watching the state of the local real estate market when it comes to making a decision whether or not to buy a property in Bluffton, South Carolina, but your best bet in making the right decision is actually considering the pros and cons of Bluffton living when compared with neighboring areas.

While the nature of any market in the long term is to have its share of ups and downs, the bottom line in purchasing a Bluffton property is whether or not the location is right for you when you weigh the area against surrounding towns, cities, communities, etc.

While not so long ago Bluffton was considered to be the relatively small area that is now known as historic Bluffton, Old Town Bluffton, or downtown Bluffton, a much larger area is now referred to as Bluffton. In fact, some towns that are not even called Bluffton – such as Okatie and part of Ridgeland – often now get lumped into the “Bluffton” name. So the real question is, is the so-called “greater Bluffton” area right for you, whether you are considering an investment or a location to move?

As far as investments go, despite the up and down nature of any market over the long haul, the greater Bluffton area may be right up your alley in terms of investment potential simply because the area’s reputation is continuing to grow alongside its development. More and more people are moving to the area, the area is growing outward, and throughout all the growth the area continues to be both beautiful and full of opportunities for work, play, vacation, and more.

Regarding whether Bluffton is right for you in terms of a destination for relocation to coastal South Carolina, the pros of the Bluffton area are innumerable while the cons are few and far between.

While the cons are for most people pretty much limited to intense heat and mosquitos at times, increased traffic during tourist season, and a slower pace for those who prefer fast pace living, the benefits of Bluffton living seem virtually endless. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Warm climate, including relatively mild winter
  • Quick access to the beach
  • Easy access to multiple waterways
  • Easy access to historic cities like Savannah, GA, and Charleston, SC
  • Lots of shopping, including a large number of outlets
  • A wide variety of restaurants
  • Several local universities
  • Life-long learning programs
  • Innumerable classes, seminars, workshops, clubs, meetings, and programs
  • A vast array of hospitals, medical centers, and health care options
  • Plenty of places to run, hike, bike, walk, work out, and watch or participate in other sports
  • A wide variety of ongoing events, such as seafood festivals, oyster roasts, beach walks, children’s activities, holiday events, and more
  • Innumerable job possibilities, including part-time, particularly in the tourist industry, restaurant industry, retail industry, and hospitality
  • Friendly, outgoing people
  • A wide variety of age groups, from newborns to seniors
  • An ever growing number of communities and neighborhoods with all sorts of characteristics and attributes
  • Outdoor activities galore
  • A family-friendly menu of activities, events, and happenings

This is just a small taste of the many offerings for those considering a move to Bluffton, South Carolina.

Please do not hesitate to call me on my cell phone at 843-338-2120 if you have any questions about Bluffton living or might like to take a look at some properties in the area.

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