Great, thanks to Money Magazine, everyone now knows what I do! Beaufort was recently one of 6 of the best places to retire. I am not near retirement age, but I certainly chose Beaufort for many of the same reasons talked about in the article. Read the article here.
We are surrounded by so many types of water, the ocean, the marsh, the river, and the Intercoastal Waterway. We are a boater's paradise, which is how many of our visitors find us on one of their coastal trips up the ICW. Others stop along the way and hang out on one of our many sandbars for libations and social networking.
If you have ever looked at a topographical map of Beaufort County you are likely to get lost in the sea of green as we are fortunate to have some of the area's best golf courses designed by major players.
I am not a history buff either per se but I do find it quaint and charming to walk along Bay street and see buildings from the 1800s or walk along a cobblestone road that many before me have traveled. Beaufort is one of those towns that successfully has found a way to mix progression and growth with preservation of history and culture.
I thought today that I am truly fortunate that I get to live here. Many choose where they live because of their job or family. We are fortunate that we get to choose to live here because we WANT to. There is a wooden sign in a local real estate office that fits me exactly. It says, "I wasn't born in Beaufort, but I got here as soon as I could." If I ever have to leave, trust me I will go kicking and screaming.