Hilton Head: A Paradise Waits for Retired Seniors in South Carolina

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David Hucks
David Huckshttps://myrtlebeachsc.com
David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at MyrtleBeachSC.com

South Carolina has a lot going for it. It doesn’t usually get cold in the winter. You can also spend some time there and recharge your batteries. Life moves a little slower, and there’s not so much stress. That’s why many seniors like South Carolina and Hilton Head in particular. We’ll discuss it in the following article. If you’re a retired senior living in the Northeast or the Midwest, you might consider moving and escaping the cold for good.

The Beaches

You can find luxury homes for sale in Sun City, Hilton Head, if you look. You will find Sun City in South Carolina’s Lowcountry region.

It’s a retirement community that has age restrictions. You can’t get in till you’re 55 or older. At that point, you might check out the area and what this community offers.

Whether you find a spot in Sun City or elsewhere around Hilton Head, you’ll probably love the beaches. You can find some tranquil public ones in the area and some private ones as well.

Beaufort and Jasper counties have some excellent ones. You can walk along the beach during the morning before it gets too hot and collect some colorful shells and sea glass. You can also walk on the beach in the evening when the moon comes out.

You might even luck out and find a doubloon if the weather tosses up some wreckage from the sea bottom. Pirates once patrolled the waters around these parts, and some of their ships went down with all their booty on board. Think about your amazement if you find an artifact from a bygone time.

The Food

It’s hard not to bring up the food when you visit Hilton Head. You can get great Lowcountry fare everywhere you go. The biscuits and gravy should put some meat on your bones. The grits also remain a popular breakfast favorite.

You can have a seafood feast in this area too. You can find fresh fish in many places, and also lobster, crab, and octopus. You can also try local delicacies like fried okra, jalapeno cornbread, and Carolina-style BBQ. The thin, sweet sauce goes well on pork ribs, brisket, hot links, and more.

The Landmarks and Museums

If you live around Hilton Head, you can also check out some museums and landmarks. For instance, you might visit the Coastal Discovery Museum. There, you will find a butterfly house with many colorful species living harmoniously. You can walk along the trail by the marshes and see many seabirds as well.

The Harbor Town Lighthouse impresses many residents and visitors. It is an active lighthouse but also a museum. There, you can look out and see the Heritage Golf Tournament that takes place every year. It is a prestigious event, and the lighthouse marks the course’s 18th hole.

The lighthouse symbolizes Hilton Head, and you will see it on many hats, shirts, and other souvenirs. It stands proudly against the sky and signals to ships on the water nightly.

The Outdoor Events

Seniors who buy homes in the Hilton Head area can also enjoy an athletic outdoor lifestyle if they like. Golf dominates in these parts. You can find several championship-caliber courses, so if you enjoy hitting the links, this might seem like paradise.

You can work on your drives at the range before tackling one of the pay-to-play courses. You can also get a membership if someone invites you and you have the money.

You can play tennis by yourself or with a partner. You can play pickleball, the new sensation that all ages enjoy. You can swim, either in your own pool or a communal one. If you are a strong swimmer, you can also use the ocean like your own private pool. Watch the riptide if you do that, though.

You can walk in the local parks or ride a bike around. If you own a dog, you should enjoy the many dog parks.

It’s Romantic

Some homes in the area have fireplaces or outdoor fire pits. Some have hot tubs. You can spend some time soaking or snuggling up with your spouse or significant other by the fire on the rare chilly nights. It does get just a bit cold in the winter, though nothing like the Northern states experience.

You and your spouse or partner should love living there in retirement. You can also move to Hilton Head and check out the local dating scene.

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