Deep-water? We'll see....

Real Estate Agent with (Ballenger Realty) 27941

St Helena IslandI've been waiting patiently these last few months for a local surveyor to get out to a beautiful waterfront listing of mine, so we can confirm once and for all if this property is true deep water, or just very, very excellent tidal creek.

In the Beaufort MLS, a  creek or river must be 3 feet at low tide to advertise as deep water.

About 10 years ago, I had the depth measured, and it was literally an inch or so shy of deepwater. A lot can change in 10 years, though, especially in the fast moving creeks of the Lowcountry, where tides travel at about 9 mph, and tide swings between high and low tide are a dramatic 9-10 feet.

Suffice it to say, creeks and rivers change over time.

Obviously, to be able to market this gorgeous property as Deep water.


Although, if the surveyor comes back with a tidal creek designation, it's not the end of the world.

This 9-plus acre tract on St. Helena Island  has almost 400 feet of fronttage on Village Creek. This property has the potential to be subdivied into five lots, with three on the water, and two interiors.

This parcel is less than 20 minutes to downtown Beaufort, and about 10 minutes from the beaches of Hunting Island State Park.

This property sold for $525,000 back in 2005, so an asking price of $425,000 is still a bargain.

The owner has authorized me to encourage prospective buyers to disregard the asking price, and don't be shy about making an offer.

Let me know if you have additional questions.


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