Hilton Head Island – Off Plantation Real Estate

Hilton Head is comprised of far more than just resort and golf communities. Those communities are amazing – but they’re not for everyone…Tucked behind the trees are vignette neighborhoods running along coastal creeks, unique villa communities, estates on acreage and so much more. It takes an area guide like a Real Estate Buyer’s Specialist to help navigate and educate on all the intricacies. If you’re looking for a home (or land to build a new home) in one of the “off-plantation” areas – allow us to help you get started…

Hilton Head Island – Off Plantation is simply a way of categorizing smaller scale planned communities in the Hilton Head real estate market. In many cases, these more intimate neighborhoods were designed with fewer restrictions for a more free-form style of home-ownership.

Given their often smaller size, the Property Owner’s Association (POA) can be more organic, offering community gatherings on a regular basis, high-involvement by neighbors and a close knit sense of community. Depending upon how each community was developed, annual POA dues can often be lower than the larger “plantation” communities that contribute to the maintenance of larger-scale amenities.

Comprised of everything from charming Victorian style homes to quintessential Southern architecture to modest, traditional single family residences, the homes and villas that span from the North End to the South End offer residents a unique opportunity to live in smaller, less populated neighborhoods while still savoring Island life and spectacular marsh, river and ocean views.

photo credit Hilton Head Island Tourism


Ashton Cove
Bermuda Pointe
Brighton Bay Villas
Burkes Beach
Carolina Isles
Chinaberry Ridge
Hilton Head Resort / Four Seasons
Jarvis Creek Club
Mariners Cove (Single Family & Villas)
Old House
Palmetto Bay Villas
Point Comfort
Sea Side Villas
Singleton Beach
The Preserve at Indigo Run
The Spa on Port Royal Sound
Victoria Square


A wonderful selection of Public and Private Schools exist on the Island. Visit the Beaufort County School District website to see attendance zones and get information about public “school choice.” Click for a complete list of Private Schools on Hilton Head.

Making Headlines

Hilton Head Island Voted “#1 Island in the Continental U.S.” in Travel+Leisure Magazine’s 2017 World’s Best Awards
Hilton Head Island Voted “#2 Island in the World” in Travel+Leisure Magazine’s 2017 World’s Best Awards
Beaufort County Named No. 3 in “25 Most Popular Places to Retire”
Hilton Head Island Named Among “Happiest Seaside Towns”
Coastal Discovery Museum
Coastal Discovery Museum, photo credit Hilton Head Tourism

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