Whether you’ve lived in the Lowcountry all of your life, or traveled here on vacation, you probably remember Hardeeville as the sleepy little town that served as host to travelers visiting the Island.
At one time, Hardeeville’s existence on 278 consisted of miles of trees lining both sides of the road. But as more travelers fell in love with the sights, sounds, and smells of the Lowcountry, developments began to sprawl up 278 from Hilton Head Island, through Bluffton, and now through Hardeeville.
Hardeeville is one of the fastest growing cities in the State of South Carolina. It is divided into two sections, Downtown and New River. The Downtown area, located off of exit 5 of I-95 contains the historic portions of Hardeeville. The New River area, located off of exit 8 of I-95 on 278 contains new large developments such as Hilton Head Lakes, Hampton Pointe, Hearthstone Lakes, Abbey Glen, and sections of Sun City Hilton Head.
Hardeeville is also the city that will host the Jasper County Ocean Terminal, planned to be the largest port on the East Coast. The Ocean Terminal is in phase one of development and when finished, it will be the second largest port in the US bringing with it an estimated one million jobs. This means that Hardeeville will continue to grow, properties will continue to appreciate, and new developments will continue to pop up over the next 25 years.
Hardeeville is also home to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge and Seargent Jasper Park. Both areas highlight the beauty of the Lowcountry with nature trails, picnic areas, and the lagoons of the Lowcountry. The golf course at Hilton Head Lakes, designed by Gary Player, is a public course that hosts views combining large deciduous trees with picturesque ponds covered with lily pads. It also is one of the top rated golf courses in the area.
Hardeeville living is still very affordable. New homes with a lot begin in the middle 200s and the average sale price of all homes in 2015 was around $245,000. This is an increase of 27.9% from the previous year. Historically, new developments in Hardeeville have preserved the beauty of the area by planning nature preserves and buffers within the developments.
Residents in the area are very diverse. Most, especially in the New River area, have relocated here from other areas. Located just 20 minutes from Historic Savannah and the town of Beaufort, and only 30 minutes from the beaches of Hilton Head it is convenient for both commuting and fun. Because of Hardeeville’s affordability and location, it is an attractive area to a variety of ages, backgrounds, and cultures.
If you are interested in moving to Hardeeville, contact us for more information and a tour of the area.