In the world of uncertainty we live in today, more potential home buyers are prioritizing the safety of neighborhoods. Over the course of centuries, the Lowcountry has built upon its rich culture and developed a sense of camaraderie among residents that breeds caring, safe neighborhoods filled with like-minded people.
Southern living in general carries a certain air of togetherness, but the Lowcountry in particular is unique in this regard. The Lowcountry is much more than just a safe neighborhood; it’s a family. People here look out for one another, and there has never been a time when this is more important. Here are just a few of the reasons that the Lowcountry’s community values are so special:
- Sense of togetherness
South Carolina has looked tragedy directly in the face and still remains as close-knit as ever. People in the Lowcountry are not deterred easily, and it is this strong sense of camaraderie that has gotten the region through tough times. This resilience is palpable everywhere you go, and it’s part of the reason that so many families up North are moving to the Lowcountry.
- Vibrant community
While knowing you’re part of a safe neighborhood is comforting, it’s the one-of-a-kind personalities found all across the Lowcountry that make this region unlike any other. In a recent survey of MONEY readers, about 48% retirees reported being happier in retirement than expected. Those who are happy in retirement feel this way because they have moved to a place that reflects their own sincere and traditional values. People here love to ask you how your day is going, and if something is wrong, they’ll ask how they can help. Lowcountry residents also know a good time when they see one, and there’s never a dull moment during community get-togethers.
- Living life on the water
Perhaps a primary reason that the Lowcountry community is so special is because of how blessed residents feel to live in such a gorgeous area. The weather is always fine, which makes it perfect for both families and retirees who wish to get some exercise outdoors. Good health is crucial, and 81% of retirees cite it as the most important part of a happy retirement. Staying healthy makes everyone happy, and this joy resonates throughout the community. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends those age 65 or older to get about two hours and thirty minutes of aerobic exercise per week, and it’s never difficult to find a friend to jog or play golf with in the Lowcountry.
If you value a safe neighborhood mixed in with a little fun on the water, then the Lowcountry is the perfect place for you and your family. Take a trip down South to check out some lake homes and experience this unique slice of Americana for yourself.