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Hampton Lake – The Ideal Place to Retire, If You’re Not Ready to Retire

Firepit-with-Family-Large-525x400You’ve worked hard—now it’s time to play hard. And Hampton Lake, SC, is the perfect place for you to relax and enjoy your retirement—especially if you want to live near nature. Why? Private. Lake. Nature Preserve. Want one more reason? The National Association of Homebuilders named Lake Hampton, “America’s Best Community & Club.” The Community’s Amenity Village is always full of energy— offering boundless options for connecting with family, friends and neighbors. Hampton Lake was rated the 4th out of 100 Most Popular Communities by TopRetirements.com in 2011. Also, Hampton Lake was named 4th among 1,263 Top Performing Communities in the Lowcountry (South Carolina) by Market Graphics Research for 2010.

You’ll always have friend’s nearby too! You will have your choice of over 700 friends. Choose what you want to do from a full social calendar including: Meet Your Neighbors Nights, boat parades, oyster roasts, an annual Fun Run and more. The social world is located at Lakeside Village, where a restaurant, pools, boathouse and other spaces allow people to connect with one another. There are several swimming options for you to choose from. Adventure Lagoon, a family-oriented resort-style pool with a lazy river, or The Cool Pool, an adults-only pool with cabanas; or Shrimp’s Puddle, a children’s play area with squirting pelicans and bubblers. Even your furry friends are welcome in this South Carolina retirement community, which is the home of Dogpaddle Park, which has an over-sized fire hydrant station, for your dog’s hydration needs.

Hampton Lake’s biggest draw is it’s 165-acre lake and its 345-acre nature preserve, which combined create over 500 acres of nature’s playground. If you want to live on the lake, most homes have easy access to boat slips, fishing, kayaking, and deck-boating. Hampton Lake includes 7 miles of navigable waterways and 15 miles of shoreline. Plus, you’re in Beaufort County, South Carolina, so your retirement community is a coastal retirement community. The town is located halfway between Hilton Head and Highway 95, so you can easily access Savannah to the South, and if you are up for a longer drive, Myrtle Beach to the North (it’s about 3-4 hours away).

Henry Chambers Waterfront Park_Beaufort SCGo camping right in your neighborhood. Hampton Lake offers The Outpost, which includes covered sites for 4-8 person tents, a picnic pavilion, fire rings, bathhouses, fishing rod stands, clothes drying racks, canoe and kayak storage and launch. Plus, you can hike and ride your bike—the nature preserve is home to over nine miles of trails and boardwalks for your use.

The surrounding area has the big city feel in a small town environment. Historic Bluffton is just miles away—along with Beaufort, where you can enjoy world-class dining, entertainment, shopping, medical facilities, and superb golf courses, including Hampton Hall, a classic course in the style of Pete Dye, or Berkeley Hall, with 36 holes of Tom Fazio designed practice and learning.

The best thing: Hampton Lake is affordable. You can buy a wooded lot for $50,000, or a finished home from $300,000-$900,000. There’s no better way to spend your hard-earned money than in a South Carolina retirment community in the heart of state, where you’ll always have a lot to do.


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