Surrounded by pristine water, miles of undisturbed marsh and woodlands abounding with wildlife, the South Carolina Lowcountry has long drawn the adventurous to its shores.
Beaufort is the second oldest city in South Carolina. The old port town of Beaufort is the gracious center of the picturesque Lowcountry. Historic homes dating from as early as 1717, and the grandiose mansions built in the pre-Civil War era have been carefully restored. Beaufort's downtown neighborhood is a National Historic district.
Register and several homes have been designated as National Historic Landmarks. In the years between 1790 and 1860, when Sea Island cotton produced families of great wealth and influence, many of Beaufort's finest homes were built.
In terms of educational and medical services, restaurants and entertainment, recreation, history and culture, Beaufort offers much more than one expects from a county with approximately 86,425 residents. The exciting and varied opportunities offered by the area's expanding economy provide a variety of lifestyles for both the permanent and part-time resident.