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A Look at Luxury Living at Palmetto Bluff

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Mar 24, 2022

A Look at Luxury Living at Palmetto Bluff

Palmetto Bluff Membership: An Exclusive Look at the Lifestyle

Where the height of luxury meets the depths of nature, that’s where you’ll find Palmetto Bluff. 20,000 acres where the land comes first, and everything else second.

Palmetto Bluff is a tight-knit community tucked away in Bluffton, South Carolina. For decades, it’s held a reputation of being a sanctuary for peaceful and elegant living, connecting you to nature and the finer things in life.

Homeowners seeking luxury in the Lowcountry need look no further. This community offers luxury coastal homes as well as club amenities that foster an extraordinary lifestyle. Below are some of the perks available to Palmetto Bluff’s members.

Unparalleled Amenities

The Bluff places a strong emphasis on outdoor recreation and leisure. From the esteemed Palmetto Bluff Shooting Club to a private equestrian center, there’s no end in sight for the adventures to be had.

Located on 40 acres of hardwood bottom, the Shooting Club at Palmetto Bluff offers 13 sporting clay stations. An elevated and covered five-stand station, plus a wobble deck field, tallies a total of 14 shooting sites. The Wilson Lawn & Racquet Club in neighboring Wilson Village is the community's favorite spot for practicing their serve. The facility has eight Har-Tru tennis courts, six pickleball courts, two bocce courts, a basketball court, and a pro shop to meet the needs of Palmetto Bluff members.

An extensive network of riding trails traverses Palmetto Bluff’s 20,000 acres and the 173-acre Longfield Stables. Equine enthusiasts will appreciate the FEI-regulation outdoor dressage arena and five-acre turf event field. If you prefer spending your outdoor time on a fairway rather than horseback, the May River Golf Course features a Jack Nicklaus-designed course, weaving almost 7,200 yards along the banks of the May River.

Bike and hiking trails are located throughout the community, providing a scenic retreat for communing with nature. Everywhere you turn, tidal marshes and riverside views greet you — taking you through the most intimate part of the Lowcountry that few get to experience.

Land and Wildlife Conservation

Native flora and fauna are always at the forefront at Palmetto Bluff. The Conservancy team works on-site to protect the lush maritime forests and winding tidal creeks that define the spectacular geography of Palmetto Bluff. As part of this effort, the team monitors species regularly to ensure that wildlife numbers remain stable.

Across Palmetto Bluff’s 20,000 acres, the Conservancy team monitors native bat populations, as well as alligators, bald eagles, turtles, and ancient oak trees and palmettos. Tours, classes and workshops, programs, research and field trips are all available to residents and guests, introducing them to this landscape in ways large and small, structured and informal.

Due to the region's mild winters, birdwatching is particularly popular. This time of year brings peregrine falcons, yellow-rumped warblers, and blue-winged teals. Summer and spring bring summer tanagers, swallow-tailed kites, and sandhill cranes passing through on their migration.

Conservation plays a major role in the community's architecture. The location of homes and buildings on each lot is carefully chosen to reduce the impact on the natural environment. As a result, Palmetto Bluff's thousands of acres will never see more than 4,000 homes built. For Palmetto Bluff members, this means benefitting from a community that values the surrounding natural resources.

Distinguished Architecture

Homes at the Bluff are defined by spacious porches, allowing the emphasis to fall on outdoor living and making memories with neighbors. Exterior designs are inspired by early English, German, and French cultural influences. Accordingly, homes have been adapted to meet the relaxed coastal influence of the Lowcountry. Transom windows, gabled roofs, and wraparound porches exemplify Lowcountry living.

Strategic floor plans create a warm, inviting space for relaxation after a day of exploring. Several indoor-outdoor spaces ensure that residents stay connected to the nature that brought them here in the first place. Charming details such as secondary cottages ensure guests also receive the same warm welcome.

View our selection of residences to get an idea of the architectural style Palmetto Bluff members get to call home.

Legendary Service and Experiences

Palmetto Bluff embodies the community's standards throughout all of its membership venues. From dining to wellness services and community events, the service stands above the rest. At the Bluff, hospitality is everything, and the community is dedicated to its members. Simply put, its purpose is to make residents feel at home and provide them with an unmatched experience.

The Arts Initiative

Each community event is planned with the greatest detail to meet the wants and needs of its residents. Since 2018, Palmetto Bluff has hosted an Artist in Residence program, welcoming a different artist each month to the community. Creatives come to the Bluff to immerse themselves in the local culture and share their talents and wisdom with owners and guests.

This year, Artist in Residence will become a part of The Arts Initiative, a new creative program that will foster the pursuit of artistic innovation and expression through a diverse curation of artists, musicians, makers and chefs. From recording artists to local crafters, these curated experiences provide guests and residents with the chance to explore a variety of interests and passions. Stay tuned for more information about The Arts Initiative.

Some of the past Artist in Residence experiences include:

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