Featured in New York Times, Southern Living, and National Geographic Adventure, Beaufort, SC is a gem of the Lowcountry. With a stunning history, picturesque landscapes, antebellum homes, and a very unique ecology, it’s no wonder so many people visit Beaufort and eventually call it home.

Beaufort Accolades

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Voted as one of 52 Places to Go in 2016 – New York Times
Voted one of the 9 Best Places to Retire in America – Business Advice Source
Voted one of SC’s Most Charming Towns – Vogue
Voted as one of 50 Best Small Towns in America – Newsmax
Voted as one of 50 Most Beautiful Towns in America – Country Living
10 Best Small Towns with Big Adventure – USA Today
The 30 Most Architecturally Impressive Small Towns in America
Warm Weather Destination in the Winter – The Today Show

Historic Downtown Beaufort offers visitors and residents spectacular views of sunsets and sunrises while enjoying the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. There are many shops, restaurants, and art galleries for people to explore throughout downtown.

There is a plethora of opportunity for history seekers, including, historic carriage tours, self-guided museum tours, van tours, walking tours, running tours, and people can take to the water by choosing a kayak tour!

Additionally, Beaufort is home to the University of South Carolina Beaufort and the Technical College of the Lowcountry. Both institutions offer terrific opportunities for furthering your education!


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