A little over a week ago, I was contacted by a high school friend in Pennsylvania who is planning a move to our area sometime next year. Not clear on exactly where they wanted to be, they embarked on a 4-day adventure to see what spoke to their souls. Beaufort, Charleston, Bluffton, Hilton Head… they were all included in the tour. Not a “formal” tour mind you; just a get-in-the-car-and-see-where-it-takes-us kind of exploration process that landed them solidly in… Bluffton.
So before they flew back up North, we were able to show them a few home options in neighborhoods closer to the Old Town Bluffton area, where they, like many, found themselves drawn to the creative energy, scenic beauty (have you ever stood under a majestic live oak bathed in Spanish Moss and sunlight?), restaurants, shops and overall local scene. They quickly realized that everything they love (including golf and boating) was accessible in this little town by the May River. We lunched at The Cottage on Calhoun Street, peeked at the Farmer’s Market and were given countless reminders of why we love this area. They shared conversations they had with “locals”; folks who have also hailed from elsewhere but have wrapped their hearts around their new hometown, eager to communicate their enthusiasm and insider tips with the “newbies”. Feels good to know that our joy is shared and that we can in turn share it with others.
That’s how our little piece of paradise is growing into quite a revered destination… and for those ready to escape whatever holds your soul hostage, c’mon down ya’ll!