Who We Are


Considered a pioneer in the Hilton Head Island area, John Reed, and his company, played a significant role in its development beginning in the early 1970s. Then, Hilton Head remained an undiscovered and unknown location of which John Reed played a vital role in its transformation to a premiere destination with global acclaim.

Today, The Reed Group is touted as one of the Lowcountry’s most innovative, trusted and creative developers with an unparalleled commitment to excellence. These core values echo in all facets of The Reed Group’s endeavors.

Their five flagship communities in Colleton River, Belfair, Berkeley Hall, Hampton Hall and Hampton Lake occupy more than 5,200 acres and have garnered many industry awards and honors. They stand as a testament to those core values that have become hallmarks of a Reed community.

With more than three decades of innovation and an unparalleled commitment to excellence, Reed Development will build on those achievements. New projects are slated for portions of its 8,000 acre land holdings, in both Jasper and Beaufort County. These opportunities will help write the next chapter (and next 40 years)—promising to be as inspiring and fulfilling as the first 40 years.

Named “America’s Best” Community & Club, Hampton Lake real estate development offers a casual, relaxed way of life centered around a 165-acre freshwater fishing and boating lake…and incredible resort-like amenities for the whole family to enjoy.

Ideally located within 25 minutes of Hilton Head Island and Beaufort, South Carolina, and Savannah, GA, more than 800 families are already enjoying the fun outdoor lifestyle in one of the most dynamic Clubs and private real estate communities anywhere.

There’s also more living real estate options at price points unmatched in the region. Wooded homesites from the low $100s; waterfront homesites from the $180s. Home/homesite packages from the high $300s to $1M+.

A Partnership with Nature

Bold, inventive, visionary: the Hampton Lake master plan commits to “sustainable development” by caring for significant water and woodland resources while building this high quality community. As you explore your new home, notice how your environment is protected.

Preservation — Hampton Preserve is 340 acres of permanently protected forest, offering rare wildlife habitat and open space recreation, accessed by trails and boardwalks.

Creation of new habitat —The 182-acre Hampton Lake is a productive freshwater complex with a central basin, creeks, coves, and 15 miles of shoreline. This new body of water promises to be a significant fishery and refuge for waterfowl.

Restoration — Development transformed hundreds of acres of unproductive plantation pine fields into lake and new wetland habitats. In Hampton Preserve, former ditches, once used to dry out wetlands, were dammed, restoring natural water conditions.

Management — Hampton Lake is monitored and maintained as a premier bass fishery. The community also welcomes research projects by schools and conservation groups.

What People are Saying About Us:

“We came down to visit on their Ownership Experience and were immediately blown away by the quality of the amenities offered. We found everything we were looking for in a community and a home for this stage of our life.”

Brian & Laura M. Hampton Lake residents since 2017

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