Daufuskie Island - A departure from civilization

Real Estate Agent with Cora Bett Thomas

Daufuskie Island is a wonderful world of its own.  Accessible only by ferry, Daufuskie is situated between the southern most tip of Hilton Head Island and the river entrance to Savannah, GA. 

DaufmailThe factors that influence whether Daufuskie is the place where you would like to consider calling home are similar to those involved in making a sound real estate decision anywhere...with a few unique considerations.  Daufuskians are, by necessity, entrepreneurial. An island location forces residents to find innovative ways to secure amenities. "How would I get my FedEx deliveries?" One resident solved this by starting a delivery service. "Where would Spot get his shot?" An island vet offers regular clinics.  By understanding the trade-off of seclusion for convenience, it is not difficult to realize that Daufuskie is suited for a special group of like-minded individuals.  Relative to nearby Hilton Head Island, Daufuskie offers reasonable lot prices.  However, there are additional considerations to take in mind if choosing to build on Daufuskie.  Building costs will be significantly higher on Daufuskie simply due to its remote location.  











Currently there are around 1080 full and part-time residents on Daufuskie.  As well, there is current talk, affected by looming zoning decisions, which could increase the commercial and tourist activity on the island.


The five distinct communities on the island:

  • Haig Point - One of the top five golf communities in America
  • Melrose - Private community offering equestrian facilities, golf, tennis and ocean views
  • Oak Ridge & Bloody Point - The most southern tip of South Carolina. Villas and developer ocean-front sites; near the Breathe Spa & resort
  • Historic District - Off-development property with stunning live oaks and unspoiled southern charm

Without question, Daufuskie is a rare haven offering some of the most picturesque views off the Carolina Coast.  While not the place for everyone, with proper understanding and expectations this fun little island could be just what your looking for. 


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