SPOTLIGHT on Palmetto Bluff-the ultimate Bluffton Community
If luxury can be thought of as privacy with accoutrements, Palmetto Bluff fulfills that idea. Not content to just be a development within the Town of Bluffton, Palmetto Bluff's vision should put to rest anyone's idea of a regular planned community.
Palmetto Bluff is planned to evolve into a vibrant settlement where a diverse group of people create their own legacy of living well – by connecting to themselves, their families and other people through self-discovery, sincere interactions with each other, close contact with nature, authentic roots in history and an openness to new ideas – while enjoying the best of classic Lowcountry traditions within a majestic, beautiful, stimulating and protected environment.
Note the terms within the statement- 'evolve in a vibrant settlement'- and 'self-discovery', 'sincere interactions', and 'protected environment.' That vision was written in 2001 and is applicable to this day. As soon as you turn off of Highway 46, and drive down Old Palmetto Bluff Road, you will arrive at The Greeter's entry - not the guard gate, or security gate - The Greeter's entry. You will be welcomed by a friendly but very professional person who will ask about your well-being, then ask how they may direct you to a location within Palmetto Bluff. If you're headed to the new spa within the new hotel, they will wish you well, if you are looking for the real estate office, they will express happiness that you are choosing one of the most beautiful places to live.
WHERE IS PALMETTO BLUFF
The short answer is close to Old Town Bluffton and proximate to Savannah, GA and Beaufort, SC but definitely a world away. This is not the place is you want to be close to the ocean, or on the beach, or that particular orientation. It is a place if you want peace, tranquility, and a self-enclosed community with the finest amenities - both natural and man-made.
Palmetto Bluff is not just a development with homes scattered throughout a large amount of acreage. It is, a settlement with villages that continues to evolve. Here are some homes currently on the market in Palmetto Bluff.
'The Bluff' as it's known around here, actually began over 10,000 years ago B.C. and the on-site archaeologist-yes there is one and a staff-will be happy to explain and indeed show you the remnants of oyster mounds and fragments of clay pots and bone. Much time passed and Palmetto Bluff enjoyed a storied history. You can enjoy the stories here.
THE CURRENT SETTING AND LIFESTYLE
Because of the location on the May River, water is an important aspect of life in Palmetto Bluff. Whether you live - or enjoy a weekend, week, or month - at The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, or in one of the homes in Wilson Village, you will see the beauty of the May River and Port Royal Sound. With many restaurants pleasantly sprinkled throughout the various villages, and with a general store, and equestrian area with stables,
The culture and lifestyle of Palmetto Bluff is genteel, to enjoy and appreciate nature in all its forms. The Artist in Residence Program is a wonderful way to meet and greet the various creative spirits that lend their work to this pretty landscape. The first artist, Wayne Edwards, created a magnificent treehouse in an old oak tree on the grounds close to Wilson Village with views to the sky and water without harming the tree in any way.
There are many amenities throughout this amazing 'settlement'. Please reach out to me if you'd like to make Palmetto Bluff your new home.
Culture and events is also a part of Palmetto Bluff life as evidenced by the extremely well-attended event - order your tickets now) of "Music to Your Mouth."
P.S. These are pictures, respectively, of the billiard room, the bowling alley, and the lap pool in Moreland Village.
You can find the Inn, the Canoe Club, and the stunning chapel in the first village, Wilson Village.