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Moving? Some Things to Consider

It’s a whole new year! Will this year mean a new home for you and your family? If you’re planning, or even just toying with the idea of relocating here are a few things to consider.

Moving is a stressful process, whether you’ve been in your current location a short time or have twenty years or more invested in your home. Maybe you’re a minimalist, or maybe you believe in saving absolutely everything because you never know when you might need it. Either way, you’ve got to pack it all up. Yikes. Fortunately, there are experts out there with tips that can help.

The first tip is not to put off to tomorrow what you can accomplish today – call the utilities, hire a mover or set up the rental truck if you’re the do-it-yourself type, gather boxes, and eat up the perishables in your kitchen so that you don’t have to throw out any more than necessary.

Use the tried and true method of sorting your things: keep, donate and toss. Hold that garage sale, donated to local charities, if you need to rent a dumpster and pitch what you need to. After all, do you really need that broken whatsit? Are you really going to fix it ‘one of these days’?

Then there’s the packing. Yikes. There are a few hacks there too. First, don’t empty out the dresser drawers, keep everything in them but wrap them so things don’t fall out. Keep your clothes on their hangers, it will make it easier to unpack them later, use a wardrobe box if possible. Take a photo of the back of your TV so you can easily reconnect the cables to your various devices.

Get to know your new community. Visit the Chamber of Commerce’s website, the Convention and Visitors’ Bureau’s social media pages – find out what’s going on in the area.

Most of all don’t forget to take care of YOU! Pamper yourself in little ways throughout the moving process. Whatever helps you reduce stress: that favorite coffee, meditation, yoga, long walks, whatever helps you feel better don’t put off doing it.

Contemplating moving for retirement but haven’t decided on a location? Consider Hilton Head Lakes. There’s so much to explore and enjoy here. Take a virtual tour explore our available floor plans online, check out the amenities our community has to offer and give us a call to schedule your Discovery Visit for later this year or even early next, trips start at $199 and include accommodations and area attractions. Call today to book yours: 866-396-3230

Sources: Moving.com

Hilton Head Lakes is a debt free community in South Carolina, and one of the best places to retire. It’s the perfect balance between gated community and world-class resort. Schedule a Discovery Visit today and experience Hilton Head Lakes for yourself.

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Why Chocolate for Valentine’s Day

Chocolate and Valentine’s Day just go together. Throw in a bouquet of flowers, a candlelight dinner and you have hit the Valentine’s jackpot. But did you ever wonder how chocolate came to be associated with Valentine’s Day?

As far back as the Aztecs chocolate was thought to be an aphrodisiac, and valuable enough that they used cacao beans as currency. There is some dispute as to when and how chocolate came to Europe but no dispute that it landed first in Spain. By the late 1500s chocolate was a much loved indulgence at court and by the 1840s Europe was enamored by the notion of Valentine’s Day as a holiday to celebrate romantic love. The Victorians fully embraced the holiday with elaborate cards and gifts. But where did chocolate come into play? Legend goes that we can thank Richard Cadbury.

Cadbury had recently improved his family’s chocolate making technique so as to extract pure cacao butter from whole beans, producing a more palatable drinking chocolate than most Britons had ever tasted. This process resulted in an excess amount of cocoa butter which Cadbury then used to produce many more varieties of what was then called ‘eating chocolate’. Cadbury recognized a great marketing opportunity for the new chocolates and started selling them in beautifully decorated boxes he himself designed. It is believed that he created the first heart shaped box for chocolate, a box so pretty that it could be used to hold mementos of a loved one.

So when you select that special heart shaped box of chocolates you are part of a tradition hundreds of years old. Why not start a new tradition and spend Valentine’s Day here at Hilton Head Lakes? Bring that box of chocolates, enjoy our wonderful weather, fabulous hospitality, and stroll with that special person along the beaches of the Lowcountry.

Take a virtual tour explore our available floor plans online, check out the amenities our community has to offer and give us a call to schedule your Discovery Visit for later this year or even early next, trips start at $199 and include accommodations and area attractions. Call today to book yours: 866-396-3230

Sources: History.com

Hilton Head Lakes is a debt free community in South Carolina, and one of the best places to retire. It’s the perfect balance between gated community and world-class resort. Schedule a Discovery Visit today and experience Hilton Head Lakes for yourself. 

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Spring Comes Early in the Lowcountry

It’s late January. Much of the country is coping with snow, ice, and bitter wind. Thoughts of farmer’s markets, long walks on the beach, the warmth of the sun, and the songs of birds are merely wishful thinking at this time of year. But they don’t have to be.

Here in the Lowcountry the average daytime temperature in late January is in the low 60s and nighttime seldom drops below 39 degrees. In fact, the farmers’ market in nearby Bluffton is open and you can golf on our championship course in January. January! Instead of skin chapped by icy winds, instead of shoveling snow, instead of settling for hothouse produce you could be warm and comfy here in Hilton Head Lakes.

And you don’t have to travel to check out everything we have to offer. Take a virtual tour and explore our available floor plans online, check out the amenities our community has to offer and give us a call to schedule your Discovery Visit, trips start at $199 and include accommodations and area attractions. Call today to book yours: 866-396-3230

Hilton Head Lakes is a debt free community in South Carolina, and one of the best places to retire. It’s the perfect balance between gated community and world-class resort. Schedule a Discovery Visit today and experience Hilton Head Lakes for yourself.

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New Year, New Beginnings, New Home

Let’s face it, 2020 has been rough. As we look ahead to the new year full of possibilities maybe you’re considering making a change. A new beginning. A new location. A new home.

Whether you are looking for a place to get away from it all, somewhere with a pleasant climate year round, a quiet and comfortable place to retire that is filled with opportunities to be active, or you are finally ready to build your dream home – Hilton Head Lakes is the place to be.

If you enjoy shopping and dining out you’ll find everything from quaint shops and casual dining to high end options and exotic cuisine. If you’re interested in being outdoors there are nature preserves, water sports opportunities and of course beaches to enjoy. Area colleges offer continuing education options while arts and music abound. There’s something for everyone at Hilton Head Lakes.

And you don’t have to travel to check out everything we have to offer. Take a virtual tour and explore our available floor plans online, check out the amenities our community has to offer and give us a call to schedule your Discovery Visit, trips start at $199 and include accommodations and area attractions. Call today to book yours: 866-396-3230

Hilton Head Lakes is a debt free community in South Carolina, and one of the best places to retire. It’s the perfect balance between gated community and world-class resort. Schedule a Discovery Visit today and experience Hilton Head Lakes for yourself. 

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Last Minute Christmas Gift – A Hilton Head Lakes Gift Card

It’s that time of year. Hustle, bustle, holiday lists, and the ever-present quandary of what to give those folks who have everything.

One thing we’ve all had this year is time on our hands. Some of us have gotten into bread making, or simply taken up baking altogether, others have learned new hobbies and crafts. Without a doubt these things make great from the heart gifts, truly things that money can’t buy because they come from the heart. Nothing says you care quite like a homemade present. But what if you’re not crafty? What if your baking skills tend to be less than scrumptious? We can help.

Did you know that you can give a Hilton Head Lakes Gift Card? That’s right! Our championship golf course offers gift cards in a variety of options through our Golf Club. The cards are digital, which means you don’t have to worry about the mail not being delivered in time for the holidays! Choose from a set amount ($10, $25 or $50); golf packages such as but not limited to: 9 Holes of Golf, 18 Holes of Golf, or a Basket of Practice Balls; golf accessories such a Hilton Head Lakes Divit Tool; or even beverage packages such as a Six Pack of Beer or Four Pack of Wine to celebrate your day on the course. Just click the Gift Cards link at the top of the webpage and shop.

Once you’ve finished shopping treat yourself to a virtual tour explore our available floor plans online, check out the amenities our community has to offer and give us a call to schedule your Discovery Visit for later this year or even early next, trips start at $199 and include accommodations and area attractions. Call today to book yours: 866-396-3230

Hilton Head Lakes is a debt free community in South Carolina, and one of the best places to retire. It’s the perfect balance between gated community and world-class resort. Schedule a Discovery Visit today and experience Hilton Head Lakes for yourself. 

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A New Home for the Holidays

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. Is your home ready?

Do you need a larger home to welcome your extended family? How about a smaller, cozy place for just the two of you? Maybe you’d like a getaway location to relax and enjoy some quiet time.

Whatever your needs, whatever phase of life you are in, you can find your dream home at Hilton Head Lakes. Let us show you what life in the Lowcountry is all about. We’re here to help you fulfill your dreams.

Explore our available floor plans online, check out the amenities our community has to offer and give us a call to schedule your Discovery Visit for later this year or even early next, trips start at $199 and include accommodations and area attractions. Call today to book yours: 866-396-3230

Hilton Head Lakes is a debt free community in South Carolina, and one of the best places to retire. It’s the perfect balance between gated community and world-class resort. Schedule a Discovery Visit today and experience Hilton Head Lakes for yourself. 

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Warm Kitchens, Warm Memories

Nothing says “home” quite like the smells of baked goodness coming from the kitchen. Our kitchens are the heart of our homes. Places where we gather to enjoy family and friends and of course great food.

Whether you are a baker of bread or cookies, enjoying filling the air with the mouthwatering aroma of a brisket or your mother’s meatloaf, the kitchen is where memories are made. Home for the holidays wouldn’t be the same without gathering in the kitchen. And not much can top a Lowcountry kitchen for warmth and goodness. After all, for centuries cooks have drawn inspiration from the bounty of the area with French and West African culinary traditions giving the area its rich flavor. Living in the Lowcountry with its hospitality, ideal climate, and rich history sets the stage for making memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime, in your kitchen and beyond.

Find the warmth of your dream kitchen in our Hilton Head Lakes community. Explore our available floor plans online, check out the amenities our community has to offer and give us a call to schedule your Discovery Visit for later this year or even early next, trips start at $199 and include accommodations and area attractions. Call today to book yours: 866-396-3230

Hilton Head Lakes is a debt free community in South Carolina, and one of the best places to retire. It’s the perfect balance between gated community and world-class resort. Schedule a Discovery Visit today and experience Hilton Head Lakes for yourself. 

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History Buffs Enjoy Life at Hilton Head Lakes

When you live at Hilton Head Lakes there are a wealth of opportunities to explore. Outdoor activities including our 18-hole championship golf course, nature preserves, nearby beaches, charming communities, friendly neighborhoods and of course, a rich history.

If you enjoy history, this is the place for you. Everywhere you turn you’ll find a rich historical base going back to well before the Revolutionary War.

During October the Zion Cemetery and Barnyard offers a costumed tour of the cemetery where you will visit the graves of Revolutionary War heroes and learn about the contributions to and history of the Revolutionary War in the area.

Interested in Civil War history? Tour Fort Mitchell, the remains of a coastal defense battery that was erected in 1862 to protect Port Royal from incursions from Confederate gunboats. If military history isn’t exactly your thing but the Civil War period interests you, explore the Gullah heritage of the area. Gullah Heritage Trail Tours will take you to ten native islander neighborhoods established during the Civil War. The Gullah culture, though born of isolation and slavery, thrived on the US East Coast sea islands from pre-Civil War times until today, and nowhere more prominently than on Hilton Head Island, SC.

Surround yourself with history, enjoy life that moves at a laid-back pace. Become part of Hilton Head Lakes.

Explore our available floor plans online, check out the amenities our community has to offer and give us a call to schedule your Discovery Visit for later this year or even early next, trips start at $199 and include accommodations and area attractions. Call today to book yours: 866-396-3230

Hilton Head Lakes is a debt free community in South Carolina, and one of the best places to retire. It’s the perfect balance between gated community and world-class resort. Schedule a Discovery Visit today and experience Hilton Head Lakes for yourself. 

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October Wanderings in the Lowcounty

While the rest of the country is starting to feel the chilly hand of mid-fall in anticipation of winter and outdoor activities are winding down, here at Hilton Head Lakes the call of the outdoors remains strong. In fact, one of the best times to visit is October. The heat of summer has faded away yet temperatures still easily climb to a pleasant 78 degrees in the daytime.

No need to bundle up as you browse farmers’ markets in surrounding communities from Downtown Bluffton to Port Royal and beyond, stroll along the beaches, enjoy trail rides through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve or visit the Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum. One of the joys of living at Hilton Head Lakes is the wonderful climate all year round. You can still experience all four seasons without any of them being harsh and uncomfortable. What could be better?

You owe it to yourself to spend time in the Lowcountry, especially at this time of year. Comfortably stroll through historical districts in charming communities, enjoy fine or casual dining whichever suits your mood. Some things may still have limited hours or be closed but our Lowcountry hospitality never closes.

Explore our available floor plans online, check out the amenities our community has to offer and give us a call to schedule your Discovery Visit for later this year or even early next, trips start at $199 and include accommodations and area attractions. Call today to book yours: 866-396-3230

Hilton Head Lakes is a debt free community in South Carolina, and one of the best places to retire. It’s the perfect balance between gated community and world-class resort. Schedule a Discovery Visit today and experience Hilton Head Lakes for yourself. 

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It’s About Community

Life in the Lowcountry, it’s more than good food and walks on the beach. It’s community.

 

Hilton Head Lakes is a community that goes beyond golf course living. Whether you build your new home here or chose one of our move in ready homes, you’ll be opening up a world of warmth and charm.

 

The area offers something for everyone: outdoor adventures and sports opportunities from hiking through are parks and nature preserves to water sports; a rich history to explore from the earliest settles to the Civil War and Reconstruction; fine dining and the arts; continuing education and charming shops. Whatever you’re looking for you’ll find it in the Lowcountry.

 

Add all that to a mild climate and you’ll be wondering what took you so long to find this place? Give us a call, we’re here to answer all your questions and help you find the perfect home.

 

Explore our available floor plans, check out the amenities our community has to offer and give us a call to schedule your Discovery Visit for later this year or even early next, trips start at $199 and include accommodations and area attractions. Call today to book yours: 866-396-3230

 

Hilton Head Lakes is a debt free community in South Carolina, and one of the best places to retire. It’s the perfect balance between gated community and world-class resort. Schedule a Discovery Visit today and experience Hilton Head Lakes for yourself.