Seniors Set Their Sites On Bluffton

UnknownBluffton is a Lowcountry town in Beaufort County, South Carolina with a population right at 13,000. It is the southernmost coastal county in the state. Senior travelers will find the scenic town on a high bluff overlooking the May River, a pristine waterway that has strongly contributed to the town’s history and continued success.

Bluffton is only a ten minute drive to Hilton Head Island. Originally settled in 1825 as a summer resort for wealthy rice and cotton plantation owners, historic Bluffton features a host of awesome antebellum homes like the Rose Hiill Mansion.

Senior visitors will find attractive bed and breakfasts, historic churches (The Church of the Cross), charming boutiques, appealing fishing tours and whale watching, the May River Theater, the May River Gallery and fine dining with authentic southern food.


Seniors Enjoy Old Town

Bluffton is widely known for its eclectic Old Town District with natural views of the May River. Be sure to watch the video link focusing on historic downtown Bluffton. It is a loaded site with lots to explore. Bluffton has been called “the last true coastal village of the South”.

There is a lot of early history in and around Bluffton. Back in 1842 Bluffton became a hotbed of separatist sentiment. Two years later 1844 the Bluffton Movement, a protest against federal taxes, gave birth to the secession movement and led South Carolina to be the first state to leave the Union.

Bluffton has lots of museums and galleries to keep senior visitors interested. There is one area called a “Gallery Without Walls” in Old Town Bluffton. I think my wife and I might just head there first.


Seniors Find An Amazing Non-Beach Getaway

The town has gorgeous antebellum homes, historic churches and all kinds of artisan shops and a variety of restaurants. But note, Bluffton is anything but calm and quiet. It was named #1 for Amazing Non-­Beach Getaways by Huffington Post. That’s really no surprise with all the gorgeous old oak trees draped in moss and the scenic views of the May River.

The “official town homepage” has more for senior visitors to consider, including some extra special dining, lodging and a super Farmer’s Market. Scroll down to the large bucket of crab and touch the Discover Bluffton button. Now take the Magical History Tour of Bluffton with an explorer map to aid your walking tour.

So set your sights for Bluffton, a town that has it’s own unique style and laid back atmosphere. Visitors discover that it is a place to play, shop, dine and to spend a few days taking in all the amenities. -jeb

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