Retire in Beaufort, SC

Livability Score
48
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
12702
Median Househould Income
46915
Median Age
34
65 Years and Over
1807
Median Home Value
240800
Unemployed
230
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Dukes Barbeque of Beaufort

A True Taste of the Old South! A hidden gem that's only open Thursdays and Fridays. This is a Family owned, Truly Southern restaurant. I believe their BBQ...

2. Athenian Gardens

Stopped in for lunch. All items made in house by a lovely Greek woman. Stuffed cabbage (halupki) was delicious and the spanakopita was light and had...

3. Lazy Susan's Cafe & Creperie

One of my Yelp finds. When we got here it was busy and I was in awe with the city structure and the cafe itself. You see we had to travel through some...

4. Old Bull Tavern

This is 1 of 2 restaurants I can definitely recommend in Beaufort as a "Must Visit"! Everything on the menu is Excellent! The Duck is Cooked Perfectly! Try...

5. Griffin Market

We ate at Griffin Market for a friend's going away party and could not have had a better farewell dinner. The food here is always amazing. As usual, we...

Golf
1. Old South Golf Links

Old South is a must when we are visiting Hilton Head. Course is in great shape. During and after our round we head to the snack bar... Cindy, Tammy and...

2. Crescent Point Golf Club

Very pleased with this course compared to other local courses of this price range. We stayed in Hilton Head and didn't want to spend $100 on the high-end...

3. Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

A friend and I decided to get out of the cold, and get to a little warmer climate for New Years. After looking around on home away, I found one of the...

4. Bloody Point Golf Club and Resort

I was looking for someplace different to take my foursome on our spring golf trip. I had been thinking about Bloody Point for a few years but thought it...

5. Harbour Town Golf Links

This was a genuine 5 star experience as you would expect for a PGA Tour course. Despite the deluge in rain the day before, the course was still in pristine...

Active
1. Zipline Hilton Head

We went zip lining in Hilton head here and had a blast. I would highly recommend it. They have 8 zip lines. The first half is mostly shaded and the...

2. Bon Bicycles

We had a great experience renting from Bon bicycle. We rented 11 bikes. Everyone thing arrived on time in perfect condition. I love that they will set the...

3. Live Oac Outdoor Adventure Company

(This is a review from our visit there this summer) We visit Hilton Head Island every year for a family vacation, and we go fishing with Live Oac every...

4. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park

We walked through some of this park after eating lunch at Plums. It is a very nice park with a great view, and swings to sit on and look at the water....

5. Kayak Hilton Head

Great experience with Kayak Hilton Head and our guide, Dave. He was very knowledgeable and did his best to make it an enjoyable experience. We had a...

Arts
1. The Jazz Corner

Great experience all around and just an awesome night in HH. This is the place we book a reservation months in advance when we know we are coming back to...

2. Plaza 21 Drive In Theatre

A great little Drive-in with two screens. Very well kept and maintained. The weather is beautiful and the trees are abuzz with cicadas. The bugs are minimal...

3. Kazoobie Kazoos

The only plastic Kazoo factory in the US. Found this place by typing "museum" into the Yelp app. I realized it was close to where I was staying so what the...

4. Tybee Island Light Station and Museum

Gorgeous lighthouse and so many buildings to walk through. Entrance to climb the lighthouse includes entrance into the lightkeeper's residence, the small...

5. Thought Reader Bill Gladwell

A friend and I just saw his show tonight. It was a very small group - only 11 people. Highly entertaining! He's amazing. He was 100% right every...

Shopping
1. Beaufort Tobacco

Good cigar selection. Hookah available, knowledgable cool laid back staff. This place is a legit lounge. No loud music. TVs you can change the channel and...

2. Lulu Burgess

I love this store! Unique items that make great for gift giving and they wrap the presents :)

3. Modern Jewelers

I stopped in because I had just bought a wedding band from another jeweler and wanted to get a second opinion. The man who helped me was kind, courteous,...

4. Habersham Marketplace

A great little array of restaurants, stores & dessert spots! I have heard wonderful things about the restaurants but have yet to enjoy them. The Bible...

5. Grayco Hardware & Home

I just love coming to this store. It has everything you could possibly need and more. It's been around for years and the personal service you receive is...

Health
1. Odyssey Health Club

Odyssey is by far the cleanest, most well equipped and well staffed fitness center on Hilton Head. I've been to all of them and this gym takes the cake. The...

2. Hilton Head Health

My boyfriend and I stopped by the Indigo Spa on a recent trip to Hilton Head Island. We could not recommend this spot more! We both had the Rejuvenate...

3. Heritage Dental Spa & Salon

Come on in to see Tonya Klitzsch! She is an awesome colorist and stylist in one of the prettiest salons around. Worth the trip from Hilton Head!

4. Main Street Medical

We were in Hilton Head on vacation when my son started complaining his ears hurt. He has a long history of ear infections so we knew we needed to get him...

5. Beaufort Family Dentistry

I have been bringing my family to this office off and on for over 7yrs. They are absolutely the best staff, offer the best in customer service, well...

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