Relocating to the Lowcountry
Life on Hilton Head Island is filled with sunny days, beautiful sandy beaches, pristine golf courses and top notch cuisine. However, it may surprise you that there is so much more! Home to quality healthcare, education, culture, art, leisure and excitement, this is the ideal place to call home. The quality of life here is second-to-none. Hilton Head Island has it’s own unique culture, unlike anywhere else.
Bluffton, SC a once-small mainland town, is the one of the fastest growing towns in America! Bluffton is very different from Hilton Head Island – bordering beautiful coastline of the Colleton and May River’s, there is a plethora of outdoor activity including gorgeous walks through nature preserves, boating, fishing, and more! Old Town Bluffton features great art and historic churches, and museums, as well as exquisite restaurants and live music all around. Whether living or visiting, you can’t help but feel the vibe touted as “A Bluffton State of Mind.”
This area is safe and family-friendly with very little crime. A myriad of educational options exist for children or adults with a love of lifelong learning. Both public and private schools are available to young students, and The University of South Carolina-Beaufort’s Hilton Head Island Campus and the Technical College of the Lowcountry provide higher education for the area. Museums, art boutiques, spas and unique shopping can be found throughout Beaufort county, as can adrenaline-pumping sports such as surfing, beach volleyball and wake boarding. Hilton Head and Bluffton also boast a lively nightlife with restaurants, bars and nightclubs throughout the area.
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Before you move
Moving day can be exciting and hectic, so taking care of a few points prior to the big move can save some stress in the long run. First, double check your new address. Not only will you need this information for your change of address, updated drivers license, car and voter registration, but you will need to be sure your mover has the correct address. Make sure the address is visible from the street as well so your mover can find it. Next, get those changes of address updated. You will want to contact the utility companies so services are available upon move in. Knowing and understanding the use of the main circuit breaker, main water shutoff valve, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers can prevent headaches and emergencies in the future. Finally, changing the locks secures your new home.
Scheduling your move
Planning ahead when hiring a mover can save time, money and distress. Comparing several moving companies and reading customer reviews ensures the best price and service. Scheduling your move a month or more in advance can also ensure you get the best times, rates and available days. The 1st, 15th and 30th of the month are usually in high demand and may cost more, so avoiding these days is best. Finally, removing clutter before a move means less to move – more money saved – and less mess to clean up after the move.
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