Lady’s Island is a prime location for families interested in relocating to the coastal area of South Carolina. Lady’s Island is primarily made up of homes and businesses, but also is steeped in local heritage. Some of the notable Lady’s Island residential communities and areas include Brickyard Point, Telfair,  Newpoint, Coosaw Point, Magnolia Court, Pleasant Point, Celadon, Bluff Farm, and other residential areas.

Schools include Lady’s Island Elementary School, Lady’s Island Middle School, Coosa Elementary School, Beaufort High School as well as Beaufort Academy. Local attractions include the Lady’s Island Marina, Lady’s Island Country Club, The Sanctuary at Cat Island, the Frogmore International Airport, several public boat landings, and more. The population of Lady’s Island is a diverse collection of ages, family sizes, and income ranges. Overall, this is a great place to raise your family, retire, or plan for the future. Hometown Realty is located on Lady’s Island.


St Helena Island is more of a rural and historical area than Lady’s Island and features some very notable historical locations. This island is the largest of Beaufort’s barrier islands and offers homes and land for many different economic classes. St Helena Island was a plantation island in the early days of America and still has some prominent plantations such as Coffin Point Plantation which has become more of a residential community than a farming area. Most of the island, however, holds to its heritage as a rural island, farming tomatoes, corn, melons, as well as other favorite vegetables. Farms such as Barefoot & Dempsey allow tourists and locals to pick their own harvest of strawberries during the peak season.

The Frogmore area of St. Helena Island is also a historical landmark for visitors and tourists. Penn Center is located in this area of St. Helena Island and it’s historical and cultural significance to the African American lifestyle in the South is immense. This is the site for our nation’s first educational centers for freed slaves following the abolition of slavery. Penn Center still serves as an important educational institution for the Gullah culture, which still survives in this area of Beaufort.


Harbor Island is a Beachfront Island with prime vacation real estate locations and is located near the North Eastern shore of St. Helena Island and Northwest of Hunting Island, a wildlife and nature refuge which boasts a lovely stretch of sandy beach. Harbor Island also has a large sandy beach for sunning, swimming, exercising, or just enjoying the view.

Homes on Harbor Island are resort style homes usually in the upper middle class to an upper-class range of pricing. These homes can be permanent homes or can act as rental homes for tourists and guests interested in a beachfront location. Some of the listings are right off of the sandy beach, and some are located on the marsh side of the Island. Hometown Realty can help you with any listing you find on Harbor Island on our listing page or otherwise.


Of all of Beaufort’s Sea Islands, Fripp Island is the most heavily frequented tourist destination. Perhaps it is the wide open ocean vistas, the pro-level Ocean Creek & Ocean Point Golf Courses, the Fripp Island club, the Fripp Island Marina and the abundance of natural wildlife that makes it an ideal area. Fripp Island is just a great resort Island location for homes and rental properties.

If you would like to buy a home on Fripp Island for yourself or to offer as a rental property, Hometown Realty will help.


Dataw Island is a gem of the Beaufort barrier Islands and is an upscale housing and retirement community located off of St Helena Island and offers quality golf, clubhouse, tennis, pool, fitness center, and a multi-million dollar marina. Dataw has numerous nominations by Forbes Magazine, New Choices Magazine and Reader’s Digest as one of the best places to retire in the nation. If you are looking to retire in a Southern Island close to the beach, consider Dataw Island.  Hometown Realty can help you.