Wednesday, February 3, 2021 / by Sonya Reiselt
February is one of the slower tourist months of the year for the Lowcountry due to both cooler weather and fewer events than other months throughout the year. But this doesn’t stop the locals from enjoying life to the fullest and taking advantage of everything living in the Lowcountry has to offer! If you’re looking for a change and hoping to buy a home somewhere new, look no further. There are few places in the state, or country for that matter, that are as mystifying as living in the various communities in the Lowcountry!
What is the Lowcountry?
The Lowcountry is primarily comprised of the towns and islands in Beaufort, Jasper, Colleton, and Hampton counties. You’ll know you’re looking for houses in the Lowcountry the minute you get there due to the iconic and breathtaking live oaks, Spanish mosses, and saltwater, and vast marshlands, all surrounding the various communities’ large, elegant, classic antebellum and postbellum homes. Lying between the Atlantic Ocean and the Savannah River, it is surrounded by water and includes a few of the nation’s most iconic islands, including the internationally known, Hilton Head. Simply put, nothing beats the beauty that lies within the Lowcountry.
The Ideal Weather and Climate
When you live in the Lowcountry, you’ll know when you’re in the thick of summer due to humid days and ideal evenings. The memories made by families throughout summers around the Lowcountry will undoubtedly be full of ice cream and beaches. As for the rest of the year, the fall and winter months are just about as comfortable as you can get. Throughout the coolest winter months, residents can rely on the high temperatures averaging in the ’60s.
Residents are Surrounded by Nature
Some of the most impressive state parks in all of South Carolina reside within the Lowcountry. The parks are full of hiking trails, breathtaking beaches, ocean fishing, boating, bird watching, and so much more. Your family will soon become experts on how to take advantage of enjoying the nature surrounding you but while you’re new to the area, there are also wonderful nature tours, both by foot and by boat, in almost every community (especially the island towns!).
Speaking of nature, it can’t be stated enough how peaceful it is to live in an area that is surrounded by beaches. Any direction you go, you’ll be within just a couple of miles of the water and, even if you can’t visit the beach on a daily basis, the salty air will continuously remind you that you live in a true oasis.
It’s the Best of Both Worlds
You won’t find a big-city vibe anywhere within the Lowcountry, yet you’ll have every amenity a big city has to offer. Towns such as Beaufort, Bluffton, and Hilton Head have vibrant downtowns full of award-winning and world-class restaurants, high-end and locally owned boutiques, and entertainment destinations. And we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the cultural aspect of living here as well. The entire state of South Carolina is rich in culture and the Lowcountry/Charleston area is no exception! Within the area, residents are exposed to a variety of museums, renowned art galleries, award-winning universities, and an endless number of festivals. In fact, you can find a major festival just about every month in the Lowcountry! All of these amenities are just a short drive for anyone who lives here while still being able to enjoy the pace and generosity of a small-town lifestyle.
And Don’t Forget About the Unlimited Fresh, Traditional Food
No matter the season, you will find locally sourced seafood and produce everywhere you go. From mouth-water peaches and barbeque to oysters, crab, and shrimp caught in your own backyard, you’ll never run out of ideas for a home-cooked meal. Most restaurants have seafood caught that very day!
While there are many wonderful reasons to live anywhere within South Carolina, it’s no question that the qualities coastal living has to offer are unparalleled compared to the rest. So, take a chance and get ready to live in paradise!
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