Southern Living recently included Bluffton on its list of 15 “Best Places to Retire.” The magazine focused on towns that have unique amenities, a low cost of living, opportunities for volunteering, part-time work and continued learning. Other important factors were a stable housing market, access to medical care, and an airport or train station close by.
The article ranked Bluffton No. 6, stating, “If living in Lowcountry bliss seems like your idea of a great retirement, Bluffton might be calling for you. This is a town so beautiful it was named for the view: the bluffs look onto the May River near Hilton Head. Bluffton is a walkable city that provides easy access to its historic churches, antebellum houses and the gorgeous scenery of the rivers and wetlands. Wander into galleries and antiques stores on Calhoun Street, stroll along the riverfront, or play a round of golf on one of the gorgeous courses. Social Security benefits aren’t taxed in South Carolina, and Savannah, Hilton Head Island and Charleston are all close, providing culture, amenities and airports that Bluffton residents enjoy.”