If you’ve been trying to decide if the lake life is right for you, think no more! Bluffton’s got you covered. Bluffton, South Carolina, named Money Magazine’s “Best Place To Retire in 2015” in the Waterfront category, has a total area of 53.5 square miles. Of this land, 2.2 square miles is water, allowing you the perfect place to join the 10,000 baby boomers who retire every day.
Bluffton’s lakeside community, which reaches its peak beauty during July and August’s “dog days” of summer, is a great place to retire if you love outdoor activity. Just like the 88 million U.S. adults who engaged in recreational boating in 2013, you’ll love zipping around the water in a kayak (which 13.5 million Americans did in 2013), a speed boat, a sailboat, or maybe even just a paddleboat! And speaking of paddling, you can try out 2013’s most popular new sport, stand up paddle boarding, which combines fun and fitness to give you a great new weekend water workout. And don’t worry if that’s not your speed; you can always find a relaxing spot to fish, just like 50 million Americans do annually. (And you’ll get to catch yourself a free meal!)
Bluffton has amazing waterfront property available to buy that can put you right next to a wildlife preserve, a golf course, a lakeside resort, and more. Retiring to Bluffton is the right choice for anyone who loves the outdoors, being on the water, forming amazingly close communities, and having the kind of retirement you’ve always dreamed about. You’re guaranteed to find an amazing oasis here in Bluffton, where the taxes are low, the people are charming, and life is relaxed and simple, like it should be. After all, you’ve earned it.