A Region of Explosive Growth In the Heart of the Lowcountry
This region is known not only for its breathtaking beauty and lifestyle, but also for the incredible growth it has experienced over the last few decades-growth that promises to provide a steady stream of potential customers, employees, and resources.
Beaufort County, SC
Beaufort County - World-Renowned with a Booming Population
Over the last decade, Beaufort County has been the fastest growing county in South Carolina, as well as one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. The county's population climbed 63%, from 86,425 to 137,849 between 1990 and 2005. Even more impressively, in the southern portion of the county where Buckwalter lies, the population increased by an incredible 73%. With the number of new residential developments already approved, the population figures for southern Beaufort County are expected to triple in the next two decades.
All of this is not surprising in light of the extraordinary lifestyle, natural beauty, and small-town Southern hospitality that define this world-renowned region. Visitors flock here from around the world for four seasons of fun, relaxation, and a world of activities. Be it world-class golf, beautiful beaches, incredible nature experiences, great boating, shopping that rivals the best found anywhere, historic sites, a flourishing cultural community, or a vast array of dining options, Beaufort County offers it all - for residents and tourists alike.
BLUFFTON - A Growing Success Story
Bluffton is the fastest growing town in the fastest growing county of South Carolina and has positioned itself well to handle explosive growth. In 1998, the town was comprised of just one square mile and 800 residents. Through aggressive land annexation, Bluffton has grown to over 32,500 acres (50 square miles) to become South Carolina's fourth largest town in geographic area. U.S. Census Bureau statistics forecast a population of 45,000 within the Town boundaries of Bluffton alone over the next 20-25 years.
CareCore National, Buckwalter Place
As Hilton Head Island approaches build-out, Bluffton works diligently to set the framework for a burgeoning population and a positive business climate that has resulted in a solid vision for a diverse, well-balanced community. Water, sewer, power and telecommunications needs have all been successfully addressed.
As such, the Town is well positioned to handle the influx of people, homes, and businesses. Most of the infrastructure is in place, the pace of progress is healthy, and all the economic forecasts point to considerable success.
It is no wonder that in the Winter 2008 edition of Southern Business and Development, Beaufort/Bluffton was named the #1 small town to operate a business and retire in the South.
Conceptual Masterplan - Okatie Regional Park