Bluffton, South Carolina

Nestled along the banks of the May River, and conveniently located between Hilton Head Island and Savannah, Georgia, you will find the beautiful and historic town of Bluffton, South Carolina.

Bluffton's rich history dates back to the Colonial Era, although it didn't get its name until the mid 1800's. As the fastest growing municipality in South Carolina, Bluffton is now known for its world class golf courses, private gated communities, as well as the many unique shops and restaurants which line the moss-shaded streets of the downtown historic district.

Located just minutes from the beaches of Hilton Head Island, and a short drive to the excitement of Savannah, GA, it's easy to see why Bluffton was named the #1 Amazing Non-Beach Getaway by Huffington Post and one of the Top Ten Places to Retire by Forbes. With its gorgeous oak trees draped in moss and the scenic views of the May River, Bluffton offers its residents some the sweetest Southern charm in all of the Lowcountry. - Read more about Old Town Bluffton

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Demographics & Quick Facts

  • 2016 Population: 16,728
  • 2010 Population: 10,748
  • Density: 326/sq. mile
  • Married Population: 55.4%
  • Households: 4,436
  • Land Area: 51.3 sq. miles
  • Water Area: 2 miles
  • Median Age: 32
  • Est. Household Income: $53,386
  • Est. Median House Value: $231,500
  • Est. Median Rent: $1,179/mo
  • Avg. Commute Time: 24.44 minutes
  • Unemployment Rate: 5.2%
  • Cost of Living: 9.10% above U.S Avg.
  • Annual Avg. Low Temp: 57.4 °F
  • Annual Avg. High Temp: 75.8 F
  • Avg. Annual Precipitation: 59.4 inches

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Bluffton is a State of Mind

There's lots to see and do in Bluffton, SC.
Places to Eat:

There are more than 220 restaurants in the Bluffton and the surrounding area.

Bluffton and Hilton Head Island are known for their many unique dining experiences from local fresh seafood, to authentic Gullah dishes, and all that Southern Comfort foods have to offer. This is one place that a foodie or anyone who enjoys lots of great culinary choices will love!

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Things to Do:

Bluffton and nearby Hilton Head are full of activities for all ages and all interests.

  • Miles of Beaches with Easy Access
  • Offshore Fishing & Sailing Charters
  • Guided Dolphin, Alligator, Nature Tours
  • Bike Trails & Walking Trails
  • Discover Arts & Culture
  • World-Class Golf Courses
  • Plenty of Tennis Courts
  • Jetski Rentals, Parasailing & More...

Parks / Boat Landings:

Looking for outdoor fun? Bluffton has many public parks and boat landings

  • Alljoy Boat Landing
  • Oyster Factory Boat Landing
  • Bluffton Public Pool
  • Buckwalter Regional Park
  • Buckwalter Trail
  • New River Trailhead Park

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Major Connecting Roads:

  • I-95 (west of Bluffton)
  • US 278 (Fording Island Road)
  • SC 170 (Okatie Road)
  • SC 46 (May River Road)
  • Bluffton Parkway

Nearby Cities / Towns:

  • Hilton Head Island (7.6 miles - 12 mins)
  • Daufuskie Island (by boat only)
  • Beaufort (29.3 miles - 43 mins)
  • Port Royal (26.9 miles - 36 mins)
  • Hardeeville (15.2 miles - 21 mins)
  • Ridgeland (28 miles - 34 mins)
  • Savannah (23.5 miles - 33 mins)
  • Tybee Island (41.2 miles - 1h 4mins)
  • Port Wentworth (21.9 miles - 29 mins)
  • Pooler (31.8 miles - 37 mins)

Nearby Major Cities:

  • Charleston, SC (91 miles - 1h 55 mins)
  • Jacksonville, FL (161 miles - 2h 28 mins)
  • Charlotte, NC (241 miles - 3h 41 mins)
  • Atlanta, GA (269 miles - 4h)
  • Myrtle Beach, SC (215 miles - 3h 43 mins)
  • Orlando. FL (301 miles - 4h 27 mins)
  • Daytona Beach, FL (255 miles - 3h 53mins)
  • Macon, GA (187 miles - 2h 28 mins)
  • Augusta, GA (126 miles - 2h 28 mins)
  • Summerville, SC (89 miles - 1h 48 mins)

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