Talbird is a neighborhood in the Hilton Head Plantation community on the northern tip of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
A center for outdoor recreation and family life, the neighborhood’s land is adjacent to the coastline, with the northwestern tip located along Skull Creek, the Intracoastal Waterway that separates the island from South Carolina’s mainland, and the northeastern tip on the Atlantic Ocean.
The established Hilton Head Island Plantation’s community has a land area of approximately 4,000 acres, and includes 4,000 homes, and the Talbird homes offer some of the most brilliant views on Hilton Head Island.
The property owner’s association promotes culture and history with events, seminars, classes and excursions to nearby cultural centers, such as Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia.
Across from the neighborhood is the intracoastal waterway is the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, a national park that protects alligators, herons and other native wildlife.
- The population of Hilton Head Island is approximately 37,000 people
- The average home cost is $305,700.
- The cost of living in Hilton Head is 33 percent higher than the average in the U.S.
- Job growth is positive, and the unemployment rate is lower than the U.S. average.
Primary and secondary schools
The following area schools are near the Hilton Head Island Plantation community and Talbird neighborhood:
- Hilton Head Elementary School
- Hilton Head Middle School
- Hilton Head High School
- Hilton Head Christian Academy
- Hilton Head Heritage Academy
- Hilton Head Preparatory School
- St Francis Catholic School
The public school system has a student teacher ratio of 11:1, and the cost per student is $4,722, while the national average is $5,691.
Hilton Head Plantation Community offers the following features:
Restaurants, clubs, and golf:
Country Club of Hilton Head
The Old Fort Pub Restaurant
Bear Creek Golf Club
Oyster Reef Golf Club
Dolphin Head Golf Club
The Cypress Retirement Community
Children’s Summer Program
Children’s wading pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Skull Creek Marina
Fishing in fresh and saltwater waterways
Volunteer Support Program
Talbird Cemetery is a cemetery founded in the early 1800s located in the Talbird neighborhood of the Hilton Head Plantation community dedicated to memorializing the fallen African-American cemetery soldiers in the Civil War.
Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge
The Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge is among a group of six islands in South Carolina, open to the public. More than 67 percent of the land area is salt marsh and tidal creek, the natural habitat of the birds, plant life, raptors and deer that the preserve protects. Alligators, eagles, egrets, heron and whitetail deer are some of the more notable animals that can be viewed in the refuge, which is accessible from the William Hilton Parkway that connects Hilton Head and Pinckney islands.