1 Eagle Pointe Drive, Bluffton, South Carolina 29909
Gated Eagle's Pointe is an All Ages Golf Community in South Carolina's Lowcountry and Has a Lake, a Restaurant, Tree Lined Streets and Single Family Homes
Situated close to Highway 278 and I-95, Eagle's Pointe is in Bluffton along the southern South Carolina coast. Centex broke ground on this all ages community in 1998 and finished building around 2005.
Most of the 249 single family properties in Eagle's Pointe surround a lake and are in turn surrounded by woods and golf course fairways. Many homes have a water view. Resales boast approximately 1,490 to 2,580 square feet, as many as three bedrooms, three baths, cathedral ceilings, a fireplace, granite countertops and an attached two or three car garage. Exteriors feature a pitched roof, a recessed entry, brick and/or pastel-colored vinyl siding, plantation shutters and a nicely landscaped yard. Lanes are lined with new and mature oak trees, maple trees and elm trees.
Prices start in the mid-$200,000s (current homes for sale are priced from the $300,000s). Please verify this with a Realtor as prices change over time. Owners pay a yearly POA fee and an initiation fee.
The Davis Love III-designed golf course stretches over 6,738 acres of pine, wetland, and lagoons. Its 6,000 square foot clubhouse has a pro-shop and a restaurant. Eagle's Pointe residents also have access to a junior Olympic size pool, a pavilion with a fireplace, and two hard surface tennis courts.
Bluffton's Old Town district is packed with vintage buildings, galleries, and views of the May River. The city supports the May River Theatre, the Society of Bluffton Artists and hosts a yearly village fair, a classic car show, an arts and seafood festival and more. Bike paths, nature trails, parks, and boat docks are a few of the civic facilities. The nearby Hunting Island State Park has campgrounds and picnic areas.
There is no Bluffton hospital, but Hilton Head Hospital is just eight miles away and is accredited.
Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures are in the 30s, 40s and 50s. On average, the area receives 52 inches of rain per year.
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Francisco de Gordillo explored the present-day South Carolina coast during 1521 but was unable to establish a town. The French also failed to colonize in 1562. The English settled here in 1670, but they moved on to Charleston when the conditions worsened. The two Carolinas split officially in 1729. The state was the first to leave the Union during the Civil War.
South Carolina was once primarily agricultural and still grows peanuts, watermelons, peaches and tobacco. Today, though, it is mostly known for its textile mills. Wood products, asbestos, steel, pulp and chemicals are particularly important. A commercial tea plantation, and the only one in America, lies on an island 20 miles South of Charleston.
Top attractions include Fort Sumter, which is a national monument, the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, the Cypress Gardens (located in Charleston), Hilton Head resorts, the Cowpens National Battlefield, the Botanical Gardens and the Riverbanks Zoo.
Population - 4,961,018
Persons 65 years old and over - 16%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 85%
Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ - 25%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 5%
White persons, not Hispanic - 64%
Median household income - $45,483
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Designed for Aging
Many new retirement developments are being "designed for aging." What does this mean? While baby boomers have every intention of staying active during their retirement years, living with design elements that make one's living space more accommodating is also a good idea. In homes designed for aging, the home has just one story. The path from the master bedroom to the bathroom is short, well-defined and well-lit. Door handles are levers instead of knobs. All thresholds are flush. Toilets are a few inches higher. Bathroom floors are made from a no-slip material. In a well-designed home, these are just a few of the features specifically incorporated for aging bodies.
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