Beaufort, SC, and the surrounding Lowcountry has some marvelous options available for buyers seeking a home near South Carolina's greens and fairways.
Take, for instance, Dataw Island and Callawassie island, two a well-groomed communities offering a nice country club lifestyle. Of these two communities, Dataw is closer to downtown Beaufort, just minutes east, on St. Helena Island. Of the 120 homes currently on the market on Dataw, asking prices range from just under $160,000, up to more than $2 million. Dataw Island features some of the best waterfront property available in Beaufort, and two Pete Dye golf courses.
Callawassie Island has 27 holes of golf, designed by Tom Fazio. Currently, There are currently 16 homes on the market, with asking prices ranging from $255,000 to $845,000.
Spring Island and Brays Island are two pricier golf community options for Lowcountry buyers. Spring Island may be the single most beautiful developed island in the Lowcountry, and is located adjacent to Callawassie Island. In fact, Callawssie and Spring share the same guard house and entrance. Brays Island, located west of Beaufort near Interstate 95, also features a hunting preserve. Both of these communities are very private.
Fripp Island also features two beautiful golf courses, although the larger attraction at Fripp is certainly the three miles of beaches.
We always recommend you conduct due diligence before buying anywhere, but especially in a situation where there is an equity membership involved. These can be tricky, because in most of these cases, the owner of the membership must keep paying dues until he/she is able to sell the membership.
Also, every community has individual guidelines regarding associated fees, some of which are paid at the closing table, and some of which are paid after closing.
In many of these communities, there may be different memberships, from golf to social. There may be different membership dues for improved property, versys dues applying to vacant homesites.
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