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A Day in the Life of a Palmetto Bluff Member

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Palmetto Bluff Members: A Look into the Lifestyle


Imagine waking up to a cascading canopy of natural oak trees. You can hear the sounds of the May River careening in the background, and smell the aroma of finely ground espresso slowly engulfing your waterfront home. Every morning, Palmetto Bluff members wake up to a life of luxury — and each morning their day is filled with enchanting and exciting activities.


Whether it’s social, wellness-based, or educational, Palmetto Bluff has a number of amenities and programs designed to set your day in motion.


Daybreak on the Bluff


As the day breaks, take a deep breath and let the coastal breeze wake you up. If you’re an early bird, you may decide to indulge in a private yoga session on the veranda, or participate in a group led cycling session at The Boundary fitness center. Although, you likely won’t want to miss the early morning sun peeking through the treetops at the River Road Preserve — it is truly the perfect setting for a brisk walk or run through the canopy.


Slow down by the river


Sip your coffee or tea slowly if you need a more gentle start to your day. Then, settle in on the porch for an optimal bird watching experience. To further explore your surroundings, you can go for a stroll near the riverbanks and look at all of the natural lowcountry landscapes and waterways. There are a myriad of trails and paths to explore at the River Road Preserve.


For those looking for a sense of adventure, fishing can provide a bit more excitement. Palmetto Bluff offers various aquatic outings on the May, Cooper, and New rivers. After you’ve reeled your line back in and have listened to the sounds of the water and wildlife, you can grab a delicious riverside snack. For a satisfying breakfast in Moreland Village, head to The Canteen for a savory avocado tartine.


Play a round of golf


There’s nothing like heading out for an early morning round of golf. Palmetto Bluff has a world-class course designed by the one and only Jack Nicklaus, so you’re bound to be challenged. Play a solo round to work on your “A” game, or play with friends to enjoy a bit of competitive fun and camaraderie on the May River Golf Course.


An Afternoon Dream


As the midday sun begins to spread across the sky, you might find yourself running a few errands or catching some outdoor time. There’s a wide array of water activities to try such as paddle boarding or kayaking. Due to its warm waters, the Lowcountry is a great place for paddle boarding. If you are new to the activity, you can start by taking an introductory course offered by the community.


Next, shift gears, and spend some time relaxing at Spa Montage after you cross off your to-do list. Pamper yourself with a luxurious massage or HydraFacial for a touch of self-care. Invite a couple of friends out after reveling in your personal relaxation and unwind with delicious food and lively conversation.


Try a new lunch spot


Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you can grab a glass of curated wine and a helping of fried green tomatoes at Cole’s. This Lowcountry pub has the finest collection of local brews and couples innovation with the southern comfort of homegrown produce. You’re able to see a wondrous view of the marshes while you indulge in Cole’s famous fried chicken.


Cole’s is also conveniently located a mere 10 minutes from Wilson Village — the premier neighborhood at Palmetto Bluff. This community offers a wide range of activities as well as river access that provides stunning views. There’s a plethora of dining options that are sure to please your palate and once you explore your top picks, you can tackle the rest of your afternoon, feeling refreshed and renewed.


As the first established neighborhood in Palmetto Bluff, Wilson Village provides beautifully crafted architecture and abounding views offering the optimal Lowcountry experience. Click the button below to view our homesites and learn more about our neighborhoods.


Learn something new


After having a filling lunch with friends, head over to FLOW Gallery + Workshop to gain inspiration and learn something new. Educational, artistic, and historical courses are available as well as various workshops.


Palmetto Bluff’s Art Initiative is distinctive and all encompassing as it creates a meaningful dialogue between artists and the community. Join the artist in residence for gallery hours or a workshop and let your creative juices flow.


Explore the stables


Palmetto Bluff is home to Longfield Stables, a well-renowned equestrian facility located on a 173-acre farm within the community. Palmetto Bluff members can utilize the boarding facilities and 10 miles of riding trails, in addition to full access to the spacious stables in the main and receiving barns, FEI regulation outdoor dressage arena, covered arena, training facility, and five-acre turf event field. When living in an equestrian community like Palmetto Bluff, a day is never complete without one-on-one time with your horse.


Dinner and a Nightcap


When the sun sets on the Bluff, the entertainment doesn’t stop. Palmetto Bluff is home to many fine dining restaurants, including the Canoe Club. This member favorite offers an elegant dining menu, exquisite fare, and unforgettable experiences, as well as an amazing selection of craft cocktails to wrap up your day.


If you’re heading in from the golf course, make your way to the May River Grill across the way. There, you can admire centuries-old oak trees and the May River Golf Club’s 18th hole. We recommended the citrus and herb roasted half chicken followed by a tahitian vanilla creme brûlée or espresso martini. Desserts at May River Grill are delectable and will satisfy beyond measure.


Following dinner, you may decide to return home to rest after a long day, or take a dip in the heated pools of the River House if the evening is still young. Either way, it’s sure to be an inspiring end to an eventful day.


Experience the Palmetto Bluff Lifestyle


Whether you choose a relaxed day or a lively one, Palmetto Bluff has something for everyone. For residents, there is an endless stream of options for opulence and leisure on a daily basis.


Join our community and live a life of luxury with the option to purchase a home or a homesite. To view our home listings, click the button below. The Lowcountry offers some of the most stunning natural scenery in the world, making this a luxury lifestyle worth exploring.


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