Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island isn't just a destination — it's a lifestyle choice for those seeking tranquility mixed with adventure.

Welcome to Hilton Head Island

A Seaside Retreat

A gem along the beautiful coast of South Carolina, Hilton Head Island offers an escape into a serene coastal paradise where lush landscapes meet pristine beaches. Known for its friendly ambiance and active lifestyle, Hilton Head Island isn't just a destination — it's a lifestyle choice for those seeking tranquility mixed with adventure. From the soft sandy shores to the manicured greens of world-class golf courses, the island provides a perfect backdrop for both relaxation and active pursuits. The community's blend of Southern charm and resort-style living makes it uniquely welcoming, offering everything from quiet, leisurely days by the ocean to vibrant festivities. It’s a popular place for vacations, retirement, and adventure.

The island's layout promotes an outdoorsy, active lifestyle where residents and visitors alike can explore scenic bike trails, walk along endless stretches of beach, or indulge in water sports. With over 12 miles of sandy beaches and an expansive network of cycling paths, it's easy to see why outdoor enthusiasts are drawn here. The local architecture, with its distinctive Lowcountry style, complements the natural terrain, making every stroll or drive visually delightful.

What to Love

  • Pristine Beaches: Twelve miles of stunning coastline are perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and beachcombing.
  • Golf Haven: Hilton Head Island is home to more than 20 championship golf courses, each offering a unique challenge with breathtaking views.
  • Vibrant Community Events: Year-round festivals and events celebrate the island's history and community spirit.
  • Outdoor Adventures: Biking, kayaking, and bird-watching excursions make the most of the natural surroundings.
  • Convenient Location: Hilton Head Island enjoys a prime location near Savannah, GA, and Charleston, SC.

Local Lifestyle

Living in Hilton Head Island means embracing the great outdoors and a slower pace of life where community and nature go hand in hand. Residents are accustomed to mornings on the golf course, afternoons sailing or fishing, and evenings dining under the stars. The community is tight-knit, with locals often gathering at markets, festivals, and concerts. The emphasis on preservation and appreciation of nature makes Hilton Head a uniquely sustainable and enjoyable place to call home.

Dining and Shopping

Hilton Head Island's dining scene is as vibrant as its landscapes, offering everything from upscale dining to casual beachside eateries. Old Oyster Factory stands out with its waterfront views and a menu of fresh, local seafood.

Skull Creek Boathouse is another favorite, known for its lively atmosphere near the water and flavorful menu of shrimp tempura rolls, coconut almond shrimp, stuffed flounder, and mahi fish tacos paired with a wine by the glass. For Italian cuisine lovers, Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana offers a sophisticated experience with authentic dishes and fine wines.

When it comes to shopping, Shelter Cove Towne Centre combines retail with recreation, featuring an array of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options, all with spectacular views of the water. Beach Market at Coligny offers a more laid-back shopping experience where you can find unique local goods and souvenirs at gift shops and check out the dining destinations.

Entertainment and Things to Do

Hilton Head Island is not just about serene landscapes; it's also a hub of activity. The RBC Heritage Golf Tournament is a highlight each April, drawing golf enthusiasts from around the world.
For food lovers, the Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival offers a taste of local delicacies each February, while the long-standing Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival in March celebrates the region's rich culinary heritage.

Hilton Head Island is renowned for its extensive network of bike paths that cover virtually every part of the island, making it a cyclist’s paradise. These well-maintained paths provide scenic routes for riders to explore the lush landscapes, coastal views, and local attractions. Whether you're looking for a leisurely ride under the canopy of live oaks or an energetic journey along the beachfront, the bike paths of Hilton Head offer a delightful and eco-friendly way to enjoy the island’s natural wonders.

Coligny Beach Park is one of Hilton Head Island's most popular destinations, renowned for its wide sandy beach. Visitors can enjoy the nearby shops and restaurants of Coligny Plaza, adding convenience and variety to their beach experience.

The island boasts more than 20 championship courses, offering challenging layouts amidst breathtaking scenic backdrops. These meticulously maintained courses are nestled within the island's stunning natural landscapes, featuring lush greens, expansive fairways, and views of the Atlantic coastline that make every round a memorable one.

Overview for Hilton Head Island, SC

38,068 people live in Hilton Head Island, where the median age is 59.1 and the average individual income is $61,752. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

59.1 years

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Around Hilton Head Island, SC

There's plenty to do around Hilton Head Island, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Spanish Wells Seafood & Produce, Jahmerican Jerk Food Truck, and Hilton Head Running Company.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.65 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.83 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.21 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.03 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.96 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.5 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Hilton Head Island, SC

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The following schools are within or nearby Hilton Head Island. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Hilton Head Island Early Childhood Center
PreK - K
No rating available
9th - 12th
Hilton Head Christian Academy
K - 12th
No rating available
Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts
PreK - 5th
Hilton Head Preparatory School
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Hilton Head Island Middle
6th - 8th
Hilton Head Island Elementary
1st - 5th
St Francis Catholic School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
7th - 12th
No rating available
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